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CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting® at Keys Med Spa

After a certain age, it may seem like no amount of diet and exercise can eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in trouble areas. What if you could reduce these bulges by 20 to 25 percent through a simple in-office procedure that doesn’t involve surgery or downtime?

Keys Med Spa patients are getting great results with CoolSculpting, an FDA-approved treatment developed by scientists at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital. This innovative technology uses powerful and patented cooling technology to freeze away fat, shrinking abdomens, thighs, arms, flanks, and under the chin. We have the pictures to prove it!

Dr. George Peterson and CoolSculpting Master Technicians Donna and Daniela offer customized CoolSculpting treatment plans to help you achieve a sculpted look. We invite you to learn more about this innovative, and proven non-invasive procedure, please call us at 305-587-9183 to schedule your free consultation.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. It destroys fat cells by freezing them; a procedure termed cryolipolysis.

Studies into this innovative technology came about when scientists learned that children who would hold popsicles in their mouths would have dimples from reduced fat in the inside of their cheeks . It turns out that fat cells are sensitive to cold. At precisely controlled temperatures, cold kills fat cells without affecting the skin, muscles and other tissue. CoolSculpting effectively targets, freezes and destroy permanently. If you are one of the millions of people who struggle with stubborn fat, then CoolSculpting can help you.

CoolSculpting is a completely non-invasive treatment. It involves no surgery and no needles. The procedure is quick —35 to 60 minutes per area depending on the size and number of areas being treated. At Keys Med Spa we have two machines and can treat multiple zones simultaneously (DualSculpting) so you can get on with your day.

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Does CoolSculpting Work? 

Yes. With over 6 million treatment cycles performed worldwide, CoolSculpting is the most proven technology in the non-invasive fat reduction marketplace. Not only are our patients thrilled with their results and are walking proof of the treatment’s efficacy, but research backs up the procedure’s effectiveness.

CoolSculpting manufacturer Allergan’s two in-depth studies found that the procedure resulted in 20 to 25 percent fat reduction in treated areas. A 2015 analysis of 19 studies, published in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that people lost an average of 15 to 30 percent of the fat volume in the areas treated.

Findings of over 70 peer-reviewed clinical publications, reported that CoolSculpting does not pose medically concerning side effects and that minor side effects are mild and brief.

Best of all, the results of CoolSculpting are permanent when combined with a balanced diet and exercise. Once killed and eliminated, fat cells are gone for good, never to return again.

CoolSculpting: The Procedure

When you come for your CoolSculpting procedure at Keys Med Spa, your treatment plan will be reviewed. While sitting comfortably, an applicator is positioned on the treatment area and suction is turned on. As the area begins to cool, it feels like an ice pack has been applied to your skin. The skin may initially sting but after a few minutes, the area becomes numb. You are then free to read, listen to music, watch a show or take a nap. Once the treatment is complete, the applicator is removed and the technician gently massages the area for several minutes.

As the skin and underlying tissue return to normal temperature, you may feel a lingering numbness in the area, or a mild tingling sensation. For most people, these sensations last for less than an hour, but some people feel the tingling for a few weeks as the fat cells are naturally eliminated by the body. Some people experience mild soreness in the area, similar to what they might feel after an intense physical workout.

If you’ve arranged for several areas to be treated with CoolSculpting, the process may be repeated. After treatment is complete, you are free to return to work or your typical routine.

Who are the best candidates for Coolscuplting?

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you are within 20 or 30 pounds of your ideal weight and are in good health, but are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat. If you want sleeker contours in some areas of your body and would like a non-invasive procedure without downtime, CoolSculpting could be the perfect solution for you.

While CoolSculpting is not intended as a treatment for overall weight loss, many of our larger patients appreciate its ability to make different areas on their body more comfortable. Reducing fat around the neck or at the “bra roll” helps clothing fit more comfortably and eases movement.

Get the Best Key West CoolSculpting in Florida

Because Keys Med Spa is passionate about our patients’ results, our technicians have attended the highest training offered by Allergan. As graduates of CoolSculpting University Master’s Program, Donna and Daniela have learned techniques to provide highly customized treatment plans for clients with diverse needs and goals. Working together, they share expertise to maximize the patient experience and provide the most effective Coolsculpting service in Key West and the Keys.

Find out how Keys Med Spa can help you and call 305-587-9183 to schedule your free consultation or reach out to us online.

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CoolSculpting FAQs

The full effects of CoolSculpting appear gradually, over a period of weeks, as the treated fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body. Most patients see the most dramatic results between two and three months after the treatment.

After four months, when the effect of the treatment is complete, you might choose to repeat it on some areas. A second CoolSculpting procedure will eliminate another 20 to 25 percent of the fat volume in the treated area. Or, if it is clear from the start that a particular area needs more dramatic reduction, Donna or Daniela might recommend that you repeat the procedure after four to six weeks.

Yes. CoolSculpting results are permanent. The fat cells eliminated with CoolSculpting are gone forever, and with healthy eating and exercise habits, the reduced areas will retain their sleeker shape.

Typically, there are no side effects from treatment. However, some patients feel a tingling sensation or numbness in the treated area and the skin may become slightly flushed for up to an hour after treatment. For some people, the tingling sensation lasts longer, as the fat cells are eliminated in the weeks after the procedure.

CoolSculpting can be used to reduce subcutaneous fat (directly beneath the skin) on most areas of the body.”If we can pinch it, we can treat it.” It is most commonly used to eliminate excess fat around the waistline and on the thighs, upper arms and “love handles” . We’ve also had great success treating bra-line bulges and double chins using CoolSculpting.

A treatment takes 35 minutes to 1 hour per area depending on which applicator is chosen. We have two CoolSculpting machines, so we are able to treat two different areas at the same time, speeding up the process so you can get on with your day.

There is no downtime after CoolSculpting, which is one of the reasons it has become so popular. After treatments, you can return directly to work and normal activities.

No damage is done to the skin, organs or any other tissue. Coolsculpting is the only treatment for destroying fat by freezing it. It is FDA-approved and has been tested for over 10 years for safety and efficacy.

The destroyed fat cells are processed out of the body naturally through digestion, metabolization and the lymphatic drainage system.

CoolSculpting helps to tighten the skin, so loose skin is generally not an issue after successive treatments. In fact, CoolSculpting is FDA-approved as a skin-tightening treatment for the chin area in cases where excess fat is also present.

The typical candidate for CoolSculpting may need one or two treatments. Please schedule a free consultation with us so we can determine exactly what it will take to get the results you are looking for. We are upfront in our pricing, honest in our assessments and work to provide the best discounts and promotions for our clients.

Yes, we often have same-day availability for appointments.

Because this is a non-invasive procedure performed in the office rather than in a hospital or surgery center, costs can be lower than other methods of treating unwanted fat. We have various financing options, including 0 percent interest payment plans. Please schedule a free consult with us to find out how we can make your treatments as affordable as possible.

Yes, CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment to smooth out irregularities from liposuction or another surgical procedure that has left abnormal fat pockets. CoolSculpting can correct these uneven areas permanently.

Liposuction is an effective method of fat reduction because fat is physically removed from the body. It is an invasive procedure, however, and typically requires anesthesia, surgical incisions which result in scars, and several months of recovery time. CoolSculpting does not have any of these drawbacks and has been proven to be effective in permanently eliminating body fat without adverse risks. This is why so many patients find CoolSculpting to be the more practical choice.