Avail Dermatology

The Skin Spa of Avail Dermatology Among First to Offer CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™

CoolSculpting™, an innovative technology that freezes away unwanted fat, is now available at The Skin Spa of Avail Dermatology, making it one of the first medical practices in South Atlanta to offer this breakthrough in non-invasive fat reduction.

“CoolSculpting is an exciting new procedure that is non-invasive and has shown significant results in clinical studies for removing fat without the potential risks and downtime of invasive procedures,” said Trisha Kennedy, MSN, FNP-BC, NP-C. The procedure is very effective on resistant localized areas such as back fat, love handles and the isolated belly fat.”

Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body thereby inducing a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. Based on science developed by the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass., in the United States, this breakthrough is based on a vast body of research that demonstrates that fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively, painlessly and permanently destroyed. Starting several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called “apoptosis” and begin to shrink and disappear. The body proceeds to naturally and gradually eliminate the cooled fat cells, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.

Unlike many other methods of fat reduction, the CoolSculpting procedure involves no needles, surgery or downtime. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area thereby specifically targeting fat. An average procedure lasts between one to two hours. Patients can have additional procedures for more pronounced effects if they desire. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.