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CoolSculpting a Noninvasive Alternative to Liposuction

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CoolSculpting ArticleOne of the most common cosmetic concerns that we hear about at our three locations of ReNue is stubborn body fat. Clients find that even with extreme dieting and exercise they can't rid of "trouble spots" where fat naturally accumulates because of age, genetics or hormones.

Also many people do not want the surgical pain, prolonged recovery and infection risks of liposuction. It turns out that areas like our "muffin tops" have very poor natural circulation, poor lymphatic drainage and a certain type of fat that is almost impossible to eliminate once it collects.

At ReNue Airdrie, we offer a non-invasive solution called CoolSculpting® for our clients. This innovative treatment uses intense cold to reduce fat in convenient sessions that require no downtime.

About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is one of the most incredible innovations ever developed out of Harvard University. Researchers developed this advanced fat-reduction system after discovering that fat cells die at a higher temperature than other body tissues. What this means is that as you cool a treatment area, you destroy fat cells while leaving surrounding tissues completely unharmed.

This process is called Cryolipolysis and is one of the biggest scientific discoveries since the invention of the laser.

The CoolSculpting system takes advantage of this science by delivering intense cold to targeted areas of a person's body from the outside without a single incision or injection.

The cold damages the fat cells, which eventually die off and are flushed out of the body by our lymphatic system.

This means results develop gradually and naturally over a three- to sixmonth period. A single treatment session results in a fat reduction of about 20 per cent.

Treatment Areas

CoolSculpting helps people target specific areas of fat accumulation, but is not meant for major weight loss.

The best candidates are those near their ideal weights but with trouble spots they'd like to contour. CoolSculpting is approved for fat reduction in the: abdomen "muffin top,' flanks "side saddles," lower back, "bra bulge" on the upper back, hips, thighs, upper arms.

Your Treatment

Dr. McWhirter or a member of his medical team applies a skin applicator in the area where you'd like to melt away fat.

The hand-piece uses vacuum suction to gently pull the bulges between two cooling plates. Most patients describe the treatments as just mildly uncomfortable, akin to the cold and numbing sensation of holding an ice pack against the skin.

Treating a single area takes about an hour, but you can treat multiple areas in one session.

There is no recovery time but there can be some mild swelling, tingling, redness, or bruising that typically fades within a few days.

Most patients see results with a single treatment, but multiple sessions are typically needed.

Over the months that follow a treatment, fat gradually melts away, leaving slimmer contours behind and it carries none of the anesthetic complications, post-operative pain and infection risks of traditional liposuction.

For even better results we always recommend a lymphatic drainage massage, a Glisodin detox and slimming program, and of course a balance of good diet and exercise.

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