What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is #1 in the world for non-surgical fat reduction. It does not involve exercise or dieting and there is little to no downtime. For those interesting in getting CoolSculpting in Albuquerque, the treatment is safe, effective, and long lasting! CoolSculpting is FDA-approved in 9 areas of the body to reduce fat.
How Does CoolSculpting work?
Harvard scientists discovered that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than surrounding tissues. The idea that cold can target fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
Why choose AlluraDerm for CoolSculpting®?
- AlluraDerm MD Med Spa is the FIRST and ONLY practice in New Mexico that achieved Diamond status, the highest level achievable for CoolSculpting, 3 years in a row!
- AlluraDerm MD Med Spa is the #1 PROVIDER of CoolSculpting in New Mexico for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021! We have done more CoolSculpting than anyone in the state.
- AlluraDerm MD Med Spa is one of the first in New Mexico to use CoolSculpting and DualSculpting®
- Our CoolSculpting Specialists have been trained by the CoolSculpting University and are amongst the most experienced in the state.
- Our CoolSculpting Specialist has been with AlluraDerm since it opened in 2007. Consistent results come from consistent staff. CoolSculpting is 30% technology, 70% technique.
We have consistently provided safe and effective results. Why would you go anywhere else? Our office is located in Albuquerque.
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What areas can CoolSculpting treat?
If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it! CoolSculpting is FDA approved for fat freezing in 9 areas!
CoolSculpting Before and After
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What to expect with your CoolSculpting treatment
When you come to AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, the TOP provider for CoolSculpting in New Mexico, you will be assessed by our CoolSculpting Specialist to see if CoolSculpting is right for you. Then, our CoolSculpting Specialist will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Additional sessions may be required to achieve optimal results. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body and your goals.
Before you start any treatment, our physician will assess the area and your medical history to see if CoolSculpting is appropriate for you, so you will obtain a safe and effective treatment.
During the procedure, you should be in and out of our office within a few hours to freeze your fat away, depending on the area being treated. During your appointment, a hand-held vacuum applicator is used to draw the skin and fat between two cooling panels. You might experience a pulling sensation and mild cold feeling in the targeted area.
Unlike with surgical procedures, there’s little to no downtime with CoolSculpting — most people are able to return to their normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting procedure with no recovery period required.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends on the number of areas that need to be treated, the amount of fat in the areas that need to be treated, and your body contour. CoolSculpting is 30% technology and 70% technique. Since each person’s body is unique, it is difficult to say without an individual consultation.
During the treatment, our CoolSculpting specialist can assess the size and number of applicators that will be required to produce a beautiful contoured appearance. The number and size of applicators will determine the cost. However, the more applicators that are purchased, the lower the cost of the treatment. At AlluraDerm, we never compete on price. We are the #1 provider in New Mexico for CoolSculpting because of referrals from our satisfied patients. (click here to see why choose AlluraDerm for CoolSculpting)
CoolSculpting has a policy for Minimum Advertised Price per treatment. For example, the applicator for under the chin has a Minimum Advertised Price of $750. However, peer-reviewed published studies show that 2 sessions are required for results. Moreover, in clinical practice, a percentage of patients require more than 1 applicator in each session to produce a contoured jawline.
Similarly, CoolSculpting sets the Minimum Advertised Prices for small abdominal applicators being $600 and large abdominal applicators being $1,200. Although a small number of patients require 1-2 applicators, the majority of patients require more.
Since it is important to taper the treatment from the problem area to the normal area to provide a contoured outcome, the expertise of CoolSculpting is extremely important. Although we are never the cheapest, we are the best. Hence, we provide more CoolSculpting than anyone else in the state!
Frequently Asked Questions
QUESTION: Are the results permanent?
ANSWER: If the area is treated by a qualified CoolSculpting provider, the fat cells undergo programmed cell death or apoptosis. Once the fat cells are gone, they never come back.
QUESTION: Am I a good candidate?
ANSWER: Patients with excess fat in areas like the abdomen, neck, arms, inner thighs, back, and chest can benefit from this treatment. It is quite effective for belly fat, love handles, and many other regions. If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it. However, not all bulges are the same and the tissue surrounding the bulge and the patient’s medical condition is just as important as the bulge itself.
At AlluraDerm, all patients will undergo a thorough medical questionnaire and a medical examination by our physician to ensure that CoolSculpting is right for you before you undergo treatment. Each treatment is tailored to your body so it looks natural and contoured.
It is often said that CoolSculpting is 30% technology and 70% technique to create desirable results. AlluraDerm is the TOP provider of CoolSculpting in the state because we consistently produce good results.
QUESTION: What is the difference between CoolSculpting and liposuction?
CoolSculpting is the #1 in the world for non-surgical fat reduction. When you freeze fat away, there are no scars, no anesthesia is needed, and there is little to no downtime. Most patients are able to go straight back to work after treatment. Liposuction is considered to be a minimally invasive surgery. Although there are no large scars, there are small scars for the liposuction cannula to be inserted.
Most patients will require compression garments or bandaging and will not be able to return to work immediately after the procedure. Although liposuction is generally performed under local anesthesia, the risk of local anesthesia overdose in large areas has been reported.
The result of both procedures is the long-term removal of fat cells from the body and not for weight loss. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. Also, CoolSculpting has been FDA-approved to mention skin tightening has occurred after the fat cells are removed in specific treatment areas.
QUESTION: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
ANSWER: At AlluraDerm, we are one of the first in the state to offer 2 machines that will reduce your treatment time. We are also one of the first in the state to purchase the new applicators which reduces the treatment time even further.
The length of your CoolSculpting session depends on the number of applicators you require for your customized treatment. The session can be as short as an hour and as long as the entire day. Additional sessions may be scheduled to reach an optimal outcome. Most often, only 1 to 2 sessions are adequate to produce optimal results.
QUESTION: What does it feel like?
ANSWER: Depending on the applicator used, if suction is involved, there is usually a slight tugging sensation as the fat bulge is pulled into the applicator. As the cooling begins, there is the feeling of intense cold that goes away quickly. This is because coldness numbs the area.
Thereafter, you can read, watch videos, work on your laptop or even take a nap. At AlluraDerm, we are equipped with a large screen HDTV so you can binge-watch the shows you have been missing out on while we slim and contour your body.
QUESTION: Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
ANSWER: The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for 9 areas in the body! The flank (love handles), abdomen, thigh (thigh gap, saddleback and knee), banana roll, submental (double chin), submandibular area (jawline), arm, bra bulge, upper arms. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
QUESTION: Are there any side effects?
ANSWER: 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.
Although CoolSculpting is very safe, it is a medical procedure. AlluraDerm will ALWAYS have a physician in-house whenever a CoolSculpting is performed. 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.
QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
ANSWER: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive. There are no scars, no bandages, no dressings. Patients typically return to work after their CoolSculpting session. However, there is usually some swelling and mild aching. Hence, you should not plan on running a marathon or doing the iron man or the iron horse after your CoolSculpting session.
QUESTION: When will I see results?
ANSWER: You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. Your body will still flush out fat cells and continue to do so for up to 6 months after treatment.
QUESTION: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
ANSWER: CoolSculpting removes your fat cells without pills, diets or exercise. There is no need to adopt new diet or exercise habits. However, most patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves once they have seen the results of 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.
QUESTION: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
ANSWER: 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.1
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.
Results and patient experience may vary. While CoolSculpting is safe, some rare side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, only your CoolSculpting provider can help you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you. Our CoolSculpting specialist, in our Albuquerque location, can help you learn more about CoolSculpting and what to expect.
Arranging a consultation
At AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, we frequently perform CoolSculpting for Albuquerque patients to achieve effective body sculpting and contouring. During a consultation with Dr. Lam, you will be able to ask any questions you may have.
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