Will CoolSculpting® Treatment Tighten My Skin?
Most people are familiar with CoolSculpting treatment for reducing stubborn fat deposits in areas like the stomach, arms, thighs, and buttocks. But can this treatment also tighten and tone the skin?
While new studies suggest CoolSculpting can improve tissue elasticity, it is not necessarily a comprehensive solution for skin tightening. Below, board-certified physician Dr. Natalia Levinskaya discusses the capabilities of CoolSculpting and how Rejuvenation Wellness Center helps patients achieve their desired cosmetic results. Call to set up a consultation in Plainview, NY, and learn more about our custom treatment plans.
How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is a popular fat reduction procedure that uses controlled cooling to damage stubborn fat cells in specific areas. The damaged cells are then naturally processed by the body. People love this technology because it slims down problem areas without the need for plastic surgery or long recovery times.
Additional benefits of CoolSculpting include:
Fat reduction: CoolSculpting can remove up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area.
Skin tightening: In addition to fat reduction, CoolSculpting also helps improve tissue elasticity, resulting in tighter and smoother skin.
Minimal discomfort: CoolSculpting is typically well-tolerated and not considered painful. Some people feel a little pulling and tugging at the treatment site, but these sensations quickly subside.
Long-lasting results: Fat cells destroyed by CoolSculpting treatment do not come back. Of course, patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent future weight gain.
Personalized treatment plans: The number of sessions and treatment areas vary from person to person. We create custom treatment plans at Rejuvenation Wellness Center to ensure optimal results.
What causes loose skin?
Collagen and elastin are two proteins that provide structure and firmness to the skin. When we are young, our bodies produce these proteins in abundance. But as we age, our skin produces less and less of these essential proteins. This loss of elasticity causes the skin to sag and appear loose.
Another reason for loose skin is weight fluctuations. When people gain and lose a lot of weight quickly, their skin does not have time to "bounce back" or adjust. Excess skin due to rapid weight loss is often more noticeable and can range from moderate to severe.
Should I get CoolSculpting for skin tightening?
Patients should understand that CoolSculpting is mainly designed for fat reduction. While some studies find that treatment does improve tissue elasticity, it does not produce the same results as plastic surgery. Patients with a moderate to severe amount of skin laxity may be better candidates for a body lift or another surgical procedure.
During a consultation in Plainview, NY, Dr. Levinskaya and our team members at Rejuvenation Wellness Center will assess your unique case and help decide if CoolSculpting is the best treatment for loose or lax skin. A consultation may involve a discussion of your medical history and physical exam to ensure your candidacy.
Contour your curves with CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting treatment does provide a wide variety of benefits, but it is not the best solution for every patient. If you are interested in this procedure and finding out if it is right for you, contact Rejuvenation Wellness Center to consult with Dr. Natalia Levinskaya. Our trained team in Plainview, NY can review your options and answer any questions you may have about CoolSculpting.