According to consumer surveys from the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, about 85% of people who are considering cosmetic procedures are concerned with excess amounts of body fat. About 70% are bothered by excess skin under the chin or neck, and about 60% complain about sagging and tired-looking facial skin. Considering the volume of people who want to see a change in their appearance, it’s no surprise that the cosmetic industry keeps creating solutions. For those who don’t want to deal with the hassle and downtime associated with surgery, an exciting non-surgical option for body contouring is a procedure called CoolSculpting®.
What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure for getting rid of stubborn fat. Just like liposuction, it can be used to eliminate submental fat, which is also called a double chin. This treatment was also approved for getting rid of fat in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen. The device destroys the submental fat. Essentially, it is like neck liposuction without the surgery.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® is considered to be an effective alternative to liposuction. The difference is that CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical procedure. Instead of removing fat cells from the body like liposuction, it uses a technique called cryolipolysis, which literally translates to “freezing cells to death.” This treatment destroys fat cells by causing them to rupture, which it does without causing damage to surrounding skin and tissue. The procedure’s ability to freeze fat cells sparks a process called apoptosis, which is the body’s method of metabolizing and getting rid of the dead fat cells.
What are the Benefits?
The vast majority of patients who have undergone a CoolSculpting® treatment report seeing a significant improvement in the quality of their appearance. To put it simply, they look and feel much better. To learn more about how this amazing treatment can be used in the neck area, consult our team at New Image Body Sculpting in Glendale. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!