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CoolSculpting

Everyone, no matter how much they exercise or watch what they eat, has pockets of fat that are as stubborn as a two-year-old in the midst of a tantrum. You can be at your ideal weight yet those pockets refuse to move on. You know where they are — the abdomen, thighs, even your bra line. But you can put the deep freeze on that unwanted fat with CoolSculpting at Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center. No scalpels. No needles. CoolSculpting in completely non-invasive and FDA approved. And the fat cells it removes are gone for good.
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What is CoolSculpting?

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CoolSculpting was developed by a pair of Harvard scientists originally studying the effect of eating popsicles on the development of dimples in children. It turned out the cold killed the fat cells and created dimples, which appear when there is an absence of fat in the cheeks. From there, the scientists decided to apply the same thinking to fat pockets in adults. CoolSculpting was the result.

The concept behind CoolSculpting is simple — fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than other tissue cells, so deliver controlled freezing into targeted fat pockets and kill the fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. This freezing crystallizes 20 to 25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area. Those cells die and are flushed from the body naturally.


How does CoolSculpting work?

In a CoolSculpting session, a member of our team positions the CoolSculpting panels over the treatment area. The panels then deliver light suction to the skin and underlying tissue, drawing the skin and underlying fat up between two cooling panels. Next, the temperature is set to the freezing point of the fat cells, and this controlled degree of cooling is delivered into the tissue between the panels. The fat cells are crystallized and gradually die, and the body flushes them away using the lymphatic system. Once those fat cells are gone, the remaining fat cells condense into a thinner fat layer.We repeat this process several times across the target area to cover it entirely. All in all, a session takes from one to three hours, depending on the size of the treatment area.


Would CoolSculpting be right for me?

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All of us have stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. That’s what CoolSculpting addresses. But it is not a weight-loss procedure. Patients need to be at or near their ideal weight to have the procedure.

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting to freeze and eliminate up to a quarter of the fat in these areas:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Double chin
  • Back fat
  • Bra line fat
  • Flanks
  • Underneath the buttocks

Brilliant DistinctionsGood candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

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CoolSculpting Treatment

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You can reshape your body! We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

CoolSculpting is totally non-invasive. As the skin is drawn up between the cooling panels there is a slight pulling sensation. Once the cooling is applied you will feel a few minutes of intense cold. Most people don’t equate this with pain, and the sensation passes as the area becomes numb for the remainder of the application to that area. The procedure doesn’t demand any action on your part; our patients read, watch videos, work on their laptops, or even take a nap during their sessions.


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Is there any downtime after my CoolSculpting Session?

Patients sometimes feel some slight tingling across the application area after their session. We massage the area for two to three minutes to help relieve numbness. After that, you can get back to your regular activities immediately. There is not any downtime with CoolSculpting, which makes its fat reduction all the more remarkable.

How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?

This depends on you. Each area treated requires around one hour. CoolSculpting kills from 20 to 25 percent of the fat in the treatment area. Patients can opt to treat an area more than once, but the results aren’t as dramatic the second time.

When will I see results?

CoolSculpting results are not immediate; it takes time for the body to shed the dead fat cells. As the body begins to discard these cells you will begin to see changes. Some patients begin to see changes after around three weeks, but the most dramatic results will show themselves after about two months. The body will continue to shed more fat cells for up to six months after your session.

Is CoolSculpting Permanent?

The fat cells crystallized through CoolSculpting are gone for good. That fat reduction is permanent. Of course, if you gain weight you can rebuild fat, but it tends to rebuild elsewhere before it returns to the treatment sites.

Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

Results and patient experience may vary.

Review for Callender Dermatology and Cosmetic Center: Although I’m a long-time customer of Callender Cosmetic Center, this was my first experience with Cool Sculpt. I was very nervous about the procedure but Keisha and the PA were great. They made sure I was comfortable and checked in on me frequently. This is an excellent Dermatology/Cosmetic Center, I highly recommend this practice, they are very professional, but also very kind & caring with their patients. – Jenelle

Valerie D. Callender MD | Callender Dermatology & Cosmetic Center | Glenn Dale, MD

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

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