Cool Advantage: A Faster Way to Reduce Love Handles, Belly Pouches, and Muffin Tops
Sometimes exercise isn’t enough to get rid of a bulge that makes your clothes fit less well—and makes you uncomfortable with your appearance. Whether to reduce the muffin top spilling over the top of their jeans, love handles that make them think twice about putting on a swim suit, or a belly pouch that makes pencil skirts or close fitting trousers embarrassing, many people have already discovered the satisfying results of non-invasive CoolSculpting.
Recently Esana acquired the latest advance in CoolSculpting, the CoolAdvantage applicator, which makes the procedure both quicker and less uncomfortable for the patient. To review how CoolSculpting works: Since fat cells are full of lipids, they crystalize faster than other cells so they can be cooled to a natural death, with no damage to nerves, tissues, muscles, or surrounding skin.
You get started with an initial consult to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Most candidates are fit, but can pinch an inch or two in a stubborn area of excess fat that exercise or diet doesn’t reduce. At the beginning of the session, a gel pad is placed over the target area to protect the skin. The applicator is secured to the area, while you comfortably relax, read, or watch a video.
The device gently pulls the fat into the cooling panels. You may feel a firm tug or pinch—then intense cold or tingling as the fat cells are cooled. The original device is about size of a cup—the CoolAdvantage applicator is a larger bowl shape that allows more tissue to be suctioned into the device and treated. The new applicator also reduces the treatment time from an hour to about 35 minutes per area.
After the treatment, you may experience some temporary redness, bruising, or numbness. The procedure has no down time. You can return to work or even to the gym immediately after.
Over a one to three months, the dead fat cells are eliminated from the body, and the overall fat layer is visibly reduced. Each session reduces the fat layer about 20 to 25%. Depending on your fat reduction goals, you may wish to have a second session 2-3 months after the first.
“Our patients love the results they get with CoolSculpting,” says Dr. Pan. “CoolAdvantage is just one more way Esana is staying on the forefront of technology. We want to make sure our patients have access to the latest, high-quality and tested advances that help them look their best.”