Coolsculpting Is Here!

CoolsculptingMany of you have called us here at Maine Laser Skin Care asking if we have, or when we will be getting, the most proven non-invasive fat removal and body contouring technology, namely Coolsculpting.  Now I can proudly announce that Coolsculpting is here in our Augusta office!

Coolsculpting has been around for the past several years, and I have been monitoring this process to make sure that it is safe, effective, and with high patient satisfaction.  The answer is ‘yes’ on all counts!

Male-CloseUpTreatment-CoolCore-MediumOver 1-million Coolsculpting procedures have been performed worldwide to date to safely and effectively sculpt troublesome areas of fat that persist despite vigorous attempts at diet and exercise.  As many of us know, we can be our own harshest critics, especially when looking in the mirror.

One of the themes of Coolsculpting is “fear no mirror” because this procedure can shape areas of stubborn fat without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime.  Additionally, Coolsculpting is FDA-cleared as safe and effective, and is considered the #1 Body Sculpting Procedure by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

What happens when you lose weight with diet and exercise?  During natural weight loss, the volume of the fat cells decrease, but the number of actual fat cells never changes.

coolsculpting_illustrationIn other words, the fat cells themselves get thinner, but they seldom leave the body.  They just stick around, only this time they take up slightly less space.

Therefore, if you gain weight again, the deflated fat cells simply reinstall with the newly-acquired fat.  In many cases, even if you achieve a significant amount of total body weight loss through your best efforts at diet and exercise, stubborn fat areas still may persist.

How does Coolsculpting help to eliminate these congregations of fat cells?  This technology works by delivering precisely-controlled cooling to target the fat cells under the skin while not affecting the skin itself.

The fat within the fat cells is frozen and crystallized.  Then, these fat crystals pierce the fat cells, causing them to die.

In the next several weeks following the treatment, your body will naturally remove the fat and eliminate the fat cells.  Then, the treated fat cells are gone, and they are gone for good this time.

The fat elimination process also begins right away, and visual changes can be seen as early as 3 weeks after the first treatment, but the most dramatic results are seen after 1-3 months.  Your clothes will fit better, and you will look and feel better too.

rsz_b&a_front_womanThis is one-of-a-kind process that will eliminate stubborn fat pockets for good, and the results will be long-lasting.  However, it is still important to maintain your regular diet and exercise program.

The biggest question now is this: is Coolsculpting right for you?  This question can be answered with a free, confidential consultation.

rsz_b&a_side_womanJust call us at (207) 873-2158 to schedule your free consultation.  The sooner you set that appointment up, the sooner you’ll see the remarkable results of this technology first hand.

In the next several blog posts, I will answer more questions we are receiving about this exciting, safe, and effective treatment for those problem areas we all hate.  As always, I aim to bring the latest and best cutting-edge aesthetic technologies to the people of central Maine so we can all look better and feel better too.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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