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Can CoolSculpting Get Rid of My C-Section Pouch?

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Ella Fedonenko

Following childbirth (whether naturally or via cesarean section), many women are left with stubborn fat deposits, especially in the lower stomach area. CoolSculpting is an effective non-invasive procedure designed to reduce or eliminate unwanted fat, so increasing numbers of women consider CoolSculpting after childbirth. There are, however, certain factors that must be taken into consideration before CoolSculpting can be recommended.

Post-Childbirth Recovery

General medical opinion is that it’s best to wait six months following childbirth before undergoing any cosmetic procedures, including non-invasive ones. This gives your body the time to fully recover from the significant changes that it undergoes during pregnancy and will also give your body the opportunity to lose much of the fat gained during pregnancy naturally.

Post-Breastfeeding Recovery

Pregnancy and childbirth are not the only causes of stress to your body – breastfeeding also involves significant changes to your metabolism and brings with it major changes in the way that your body manages fat, which is, of course, needed to produce nutritious milk when breastfeeding. We recommend waiting a further three to six months after stopping breastfeeding before considering CoolSculpting.

C-Sections and CoolSculpting

Cesarean births require additional recovery time – typically in the four to six weeks range, but often result in a flabby pouch forming above the C-section scar. This pouch normally reduces over time but may never totally disappear. The pouch is partly due to excess skin, the natural result of your pregnancy, but is primarily due to excess fat deposits.

Some women are able to reduce or even eliminate this pouch through diet and exercise; others may not be so fortunate.

The good news is that CoolSculpting is able to reduce this pouch in most cases substantially. You’ll need to be evaluated by a medically qualified CoolSculpting practitioner, who will be able to advise you if you’re a good candidate for fat reduction using CoolSculpting. 

Treatment Timeline

Multiple CoolSculpting treatments are required in almost all cases. Each procedure removes up to 25% of fat cells in the area being treated, so multiple sessions are usually needed to achieve maximum fat removal. Fat cells in the treated area will be naturally eliminated from the body in the weeks and months that follow. 

Weight Loss and CoolSculpting

There’s one area where CoolSculpting cannot help – although the procedure is an effective way to reduce or eliminate subcutaneous fat in many parts of the body, it is not intended to be used as a way to lose weight. This is primarily because CoolSculpting can only address fat deposits that lay close to the skin – the same fat deposits that cause the majority of cosmetic issues. CoolSculpting cannot affect other fat deposits, such as the visceral fat deposits that surround abdominal organs deeper inside the body. For this reason, CoolSculpting should not be considered a substitute for exercise and eating a healthy diet.

Quality of Results

If you decide to proceed with CoolSculpting, you will need to pay attention to the practitioner’s skill and experience – getting a natural and symmetrical “look” actually requires considerable skill on the part of the person performing the procedure. It’s unfortunately quite possible to be left with “lumpy” uneven skin after treatment if the practitioner is inexperienced or the procedure is rushed. So, do your homework before deciding where to go.

Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care’s medical professionals are qualified and highly experienced in the application of CoolSculpting. We can provide you with expert advice on how best to use CoolSculpting to address your particular concerns and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about using the procedure to address belly pouches or unwanted fat in other areas. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

 

How CoolSculpting Can Reduce Double Chin Fat

Posted on April 9, 2021 by Ella Fedonenko

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-reduction technique that relies on the fact that fat cells are more sensitive to low temperatures than other skin cells. By lowering the skin temperature to near freezing, it’s possible to damage (and ultimately kill off) subcutaneous fat cells while leaving surrounding skin cells undamaged.

The Chin Area

The chin area is one of the body parts that traditionally resist weight loss – it’s not possible to target this area directly through exercise. For many people, fat deposits in this area are particularly stubborn.

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the area being treated is squeezed between two cooling pads. These pads cool adjacent skin to the precise temperature at which fat cells can be damaged; suction is also used to maximize the cooling effect. The area under the chin and jawline is very well placed to facilitate the efficient use of CoolSculpting pads, as the skin can easily be manipulated to isolate undesired fat deposits.

Treatment Timeline

Each CoolSculpting treatment is capable of removing up to 25% of the fat cells in the treated area – for this reason, multiple sessions will normally be performed. Results are not seen immediately following treatment – individual damaged fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body in the weeks and months following treatment. Although this has the advantage of making any fat loss look natural, it does mean that the benefits of CoolSculpting sessions will take some time to become fully apparent. 

Permanency of Results

CoolSculpting works by damaging and ultimately killing off a certain percentage of unwanted fat cells in the area being treated. Fat cells, once killed, are not replaced, and hence fat loss achieved through the use of CoolSculpting is permanent. This does not mean, however, that it’s impossible to regain fat after successful treatment. Although CoolSculpting kills off fat cells, it’s not possible (or even desirable) to kill all fat cells in any given area. 

A single CoolSculpting treatment only affects up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area, and hence many fat cells will remain, even after multiple treatments. These remaining fat cells are quite capable of increasing in size if you continue to eat a poor diet or if you avoid general exercise after treatment.

Skillful Practitioners

Using the CoolSculpting procedure to achieve natural-looking results requires considerable skill on the part of the practitioner. The CoolSculpting pads allow fat to be eliminated, but the precise positioning and use of the cooling pads is crucial to achieving efficient fat loss while ensuring that the overall contours of the body remain balanced and attractive. Massaging the treated areas is also part of each CoolSculpting session and further aids in achieving well-balanced fat loss.

Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care is medically qualified and highly experienced in the application of CoolSculpting. We can provide you with expert advice on how best to use CoolSculpting to address your particular concerns and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

 

Can I Get CoolSculpting If I Have Diabetes?

Posted on March 23, 2021 by Ella Fedonenko

CoolSculpting enables permanent fat loss in selective areas of the body, using a non-invasive (non-surgical) procedure that is safe, convenient, and effective. CoolSculpting uses carefully controlled and monitored cooling pads to damage unwanted fat cells selectively, after which they’re naturally eliminated from the body. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of the procedure is that the body does not regenerate that fat cells, so fat loss through the procedure is permanent. Consequently, the technique is fast becoming one of our most popular procedures.

We’ve heard some concerns that CoolSculpting may not be appropriate for all potential patients, particularly those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. 

The first thing to state clearly is that CoolSculpting is a cosmetic procedure intended to allow unwanted fat deposits to be reduced or eliminated. It is not advertised as a weight-loss technique. You should not consider CoolSculpting as an effective way to lose weight, reduce cholesterol, or have any other health-related benefits. Given that CoolSculpting does not have health-related benefits, the question remains as to whether it can have any adverse health-related effects.

Intrinsically Safe

CoolSculpting removes fat by selectively cooling fat cells to the specific temperature at which they begin to freeze. As fat cells start to solidify, they are damaged, causing them to die, after which they are naturally eliminated from the body over the days and weeks following treatment. The cooling process is carefully designed to avoid damaging any other cells in the body – this is possible because fat cells are particularly sensitive to temperature and because they are affected by temperatures that other body cells can tolerate without damage. A major plus with CoolSculpting is the way it uses the body’s natural processes to remove unwanted fat cells.

CoolSculpting with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-approved for use on the chin, abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, as well as for fat deposits on the back and sides of the chest. It’s also widely used in other body areas, such as ankles and knees. The FDA approval does not exclude patients with diabetes from having access to CoolSculpting.

There are several accounts in the literature that document the use of CoolSculpting on patients with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, describing the successful use of the procedure. There, however, have been concerns expressed that the cryolipolysis that forms the basis of the CoolSculpting procedure can theoretically contribute to metabolic syndrome, which is one of the contributors to type 2 diabetes. We don’t believe that this represents a significant factor in the vast majority of cases – loss of body fat from CoolSculpting is more likely to result in metabolic benefits.

CoolSculpting with Insulin Pumps

CoolSculpting might interfere with the use of insulin pumps – consequently, we would recommend avoiding performing CoolSculpting procedure on body areas where insulin pumps are used. 

CoolSculpting Side-Effects

In many cases, diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugar levels are more likely to suffer damage to the tiny blood vessels near the skin surface. Therefore, diabetics are somewhat more likely to suffer temporary bruising as a result of the CoolSculpting procedure. 

Medical Supervision

The one conclusion that you should draw from these potential problems is the need to ensure that you only undertake CoolSculpting after having discussed all potential issues with a doctor who is also thoroughly familiar with the procedure. Do not assume that every doctor will have this experience, and certainly do not assume that every CoolSculpting practitioner is qualified to give you medical advice. You may find that it’s relatively rare to find a medically qualified doctor who is also experienced with CoolSculpting; as a diabetic, you absolutely need to pay special attention to this problem.

Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care are highly experienced – we can provide you with expert advice on how best to use CoolSculpting to address your particular situation, including diabetes. We have extensive experience with a wide variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals, combining different procedures when appropriate. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

 

Is CoolSculpting Safe for Removing Unwanted Fat?

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Ella Fedonenko

We’ve written several blog pieces covering the many advantages that CoolSculpting offers as a safe and effective way to remove fat selectively. Some readers have expressed concerns about how safe the CoolSculpting procedure is, so we’re concentrating on that subject today.

Non-Invasive

The most significant advantage that CoolSculpting offers is that it is entirely non-invasive, meaning that CoolSculpting is not a surgical procedure. It doesn’t require that patients are anesthetized, and consequently, no recovery period is needed after treatment before one can resume normal activities. 

Intrinsically Safe

CoolSculpting removes fat by selectively cooling fat cells to the specific temperature at which they begin to freeze. As fat cells start to solidify, they are damaged, causing them to die, after which they are naturally eliminated from the body over the days and weeks following treatment.

The cooling process is carefully designed to avoid damaging any other cells in the body – this is possible because fat cells are particularly sensitive to temperature, and because they are affected by temperatures that other body cells can tolerate without damage. 

Careful Monitoring

The CoolSculpting procedure uses carefully designed propriety equipment that ensures that the fat cells are targeted quickly and efficiently, minimizing your exposure to cold temperatures, and reducing discomfort to the bare minimum.

The CoolSculpting practitioner is responsible for carefully monitoring the process, and ensuring that the body’s skin, nerves, and muscles are unaffected by the cold temperature used during CoolSculpting procedures. 

Natural Fat Elimination

After the fat cells are killed by cooling, they collapse and are removed from the body through the natural processes that the body uses to remove dead cells. The CoolSculpting procedure “leverages” the normal functioning of the body, and avoids introducing any foreign substances into the body.

This dramatically reduces the chance of patients developing adverse side effects during or after CoolSculpting treatment and results in it being classified as one of the safest cosmetic procedures. 

FDA Cleared

The FDA has officially cleared CoolSculpting for treating excess fat under the chin and jawline, on the thighs, abdomen, and love handles, as well as on the upper arms, beneath the buttocks, on the back, and between the armpits and bra. It’s also approved for use in reducing the appearance of lax skin around the jaw and neck.

Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care can provide you with expert advice on how best to use CoolSculpting to address your particular concerns, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure. We have extensive experience with a wide variety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

We can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your goals, combining different procedures when appropriate. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

 

What Areas of the Body Can You Target With CoolSculpting?

Posted on April 30, 2020 by Ella Fedonenko

The CoolSculpting procedure is an effective way to remove unwanted fat deposits by cooling them down to the point where fat cells are permanently killed off. Fat cells are more temperature-sensitive than other body cells and can be eliminated by cold temperatures without damaging your skin

There are two technical problems that CoolSculpting addresses – firstly, to limit the parts of the body being cooled to just the areas that contain excess fat, and secondly to cool the fat cells being targeted to the very precise cold temperature required during treatment. 

CoolSculpting achieves this by squeezing excess fat between two pads maintained at the desired temperature, and by using suction to pull fat cells into closer contact with the pads, to maximize the effectiveness of the process. 

Due to the need to effectively thermally isolate the treatment area from the rest of the body, CoolSculpting is limited to use on certain parts of the body. 

So, which parts of the body can be treated using CoolSculpting?  

If you can pinch the area with your fingers, then it’s likely CoolSculpting can be used effectively on that area. Fortunately, most people’s unwanted body fat is generally located in the same areas and can be particularly effective when used on the body parts listed below.

Double Chins

It’s relatively easy to isolate fat located within the loose skin under the chin, an area that is famously difficult to target through diet or exercise. CoolSculpting cooling pads are actually available in several sizes and shapes, to aid in treating smaller areas effectively, and a special “mini” applicator is specially designed for use under the chin.

Flanks 

“Love Handles” on the sides of the waist respond extremely well to CoolSculpting and are one of the most popular treatment areas. Plus, you can take care of both sides of the body at the same time to maintain a symmetrical profile.

Upper Arms

CoolSculpting can effectively address excess fat underneath the arms. It is particularly effective when used to reduce accumulations of excess fat around the upper arms. It can also help address situations where the fat is unevenly distributed, or “lumpy.” A specialized CoolSculpting applicator is available for this area too.

Abdomen

This is perhaps the most common usage for CoolSculpting, especially because most of us accumulate fat here, and because it’s also not easy to target through diet or exercise. It’s common to require multiple sessions to take care of excess fat in the stomach region.

Thighs

CoolSculpting can be used effectively on both inner and outer thighs, even though fat deposits in both areas are not typically the same type. It’s relatively simple to isolate excess fat on the outer thighs, but fat on the inner thighs can also generally be treated effectively with the use of a specialized CoolSculpting applicator.

Buttocks

Any fat pouches beneath the buttocks can be targeted using CoolSculpting to smooth out the area and improve the overall contours of the upper legs.

Breasts

CoolSculpting has found use for men who wish to reduce or eliminate unwanted fat deposits in the chest area. It’s also for women who have developed unwanted fat beneath their breasts.

Learn More About CoolSculpting at Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care is a top-rated aesthetic center in Los Angeles. We have provided over 5,000 CoolSculpting treatments and have earned high-satisfaction rates among our clients. 

Learn more about how CoolSculpting can be used to target specific body- areas by contacting us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation today!

 

4 Reasons Why CoolSculpting Is Better Than Liposuction

Posted on February 27, 2020 by Ella Fedonenko

While neither Liposuction nor CoolSculpting is considered to be effective weight loss techniques, both provide the ability to selectively remove localized deposits of excess fat.

In both cases, fat cells will be permanently removed from treated areas, but neither procedure can prevent fat from subsequent accumulation or redistribution to other areas of the body.

Liposuction can be an effective technique for localized fat removal, but it comes with a lengthy list of negatives, including cost, pain and discomfort, lengthy recovery times, frequent substandard results, and some quite significant associated health risks and complications.

CoolSculpting is a more modern technique and offers far fewer risks and is a more cost-effective, non-invasive way to effect fat removal. It does not involve incisions or injections, in contrast to liposuction. Here are the key advantages of CoolSculpting over Liposuction. 

CoolSculpting Is More Effective

CoolSculpting is particularly effective on the belly, the side-area between the ribs and hips, the inner and outer thighs and beneath the chin. Liposuction, in comparison, can be used in more areas and may be more effective at removing larger accumulations of fat. 

The results from liposuction may take several months to become apparent, while CoolSculpting typically produces visible results in a matter of a few weeks.

Neither procedure is effective at removing the loose or lax skin that can result from extensive fat reduction.

CoolSculpting Is Much Safer 

Liposuction is an invasive surgical technique that typically requires the use of a general anesthetic. Side effects can include blood clots, swelling, bruising, infection, reactions to the anesthetic, persistent changes in skin sensitivity, and lengthy recovery times. Its use is strongly discouraged if you suffer from breathing or circulation problems.

In contrast, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that can be performed over the course of several sessions. It does not involve anesthetic, although local pain relief may be provided during the procedure. Side effects can include mild bruising or tenderness but are typically short-lived. 

In the hands of a skilled practitioner, CoolSculpting typically results in more natural symmetrical body contours. It is undoubtedly true that liposuction carries a far greater risk of serious side effects.

CoolSculpting Requires No Recovery Period

Due to its invasive nature, recovering from liposuction typically takes several days, during which you’ll be recommended to avoid work and other activities. CoolSculpting, in contrast, requires basically no recovery time – the non-invasive nature of the procedure can result in mild bruising, but avoids all risks associated with invasive surgery. 

CoolSculpting Is Way More Convenient 

CoolSculpting procedures normally take few hours, hence it’s far easier to incorporate them into your normal schedule. Accomplishing fat reduction over several sessions can also result in a more gradual and hence, natural-looking result.

The surgical nature of the liposuction procedure requires far more involved planning but is normally accomplished in a single visit. This does, however, remove the ability to gauge results and adjust the treatment after an initial session.

Choosing CoolSculpting with Your Laser Skin Care

Your Laser Skin Care is highly experienced in providing CoolSculpting, as well as a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic techniques. We’re happy to provide advice on the best way to tackle your cosmetic challenges, and can typically offer several options to allow you to choose the most suitable treatment, or combination of treatments, for your particular situation.

Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.

 

The Difference Between CoolSculpting and Losing Weight

Posted on December 9, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko

The CoolSculpting procedure is an effective way to target and eliminate fat in various areas of the body, but it’s important to understand that the treatment is not intended to achieve the same results as losing weight from say, diet or exercise.  

The Role of Fat Cells

Fat cells exist to store excess energy in the body, expanding and storing any extra calories in the form of fat, and allowing the same fat to be burned later when the body needs more energy than is being supplied from food. Interestingly the number of fat cells in our bodies remains essentially constant after adolescence; individual fat cells will expand or contract as fat is stored or burned, but the body neither creates nor destroys the fat cells themselves. 

Results of Weight Loss

As the total number of fat cells remains the same, losing weight will shrink the fat cells throughout your body. For overweight people, losing weight is always highly recommended, bringing a multitude of health benefits and reducing your chances of developing many different health problems. 

Unfortunately, you can’t easily control which parts of your body will benefit from this reduction. While some people attempt to use targeted exercises to focus weight-loss on specific areas, you can’t guarantee which areas of your body will lose weight. You may well end up losing weight from parts of your body that you’d rather not, while not losing weight from parts that you’d like to. 

If you have a propensity to accumulate fat in particular areas, you will undoubtedly gain weight in the same areas if you lose weight and then subsequently regain it. Exactly where we accumulate fat depends on several factors – partly on the types of food or drink that we regularly consume, partly due to genetic (inherited) factors, and partly due to the types of exercises we routinely perform.

Results of the CoolSculpting Procedure

The CoolSculpting procedure offers a completely different way to reduce or eliminate fat cells in specific parts of the body. It’s important to note that CoolSculpting is not an effective way to lose weight, but it does give you the ability to target fat cells in specific parts of your body while leaving fat cells in other parts of your body unaffected. 

CoolSculpting achieves this result by using precisely controlled cold temperature pads to freeze fat cells in the targeted area, resulting in the cells being damaged. The body subsequently processes these damaged cells (and the fat they contain) and eliminates them from the body. 

Fat cells removed by CoolSculpting are not replaced by the body, resulting in long-term fat reduction in the treated areas. Any subsequent weight gain will be distributed between the remaining fat cells in the body. 

A single CoolSculpting treatment can remove up to 25% of the fat cells in a specific area, giving visible results in the days and weeks following treatment. Multiple treatments may also be used to achieve still greater reductions.

CoolSculpting in Los Angeles

Performing the CoolSculpting procedure requires a highly skilled practitioner – not only to apply the cooling pads in the safest and most effective manner but also to achieve aesthetically balanced and natural-looking results. As in many other cosmetic procedures, you should pay particular attention to choosing the right person to perform your treatment. 

Your Laser Skin Care can answer your questions and show you how CoolSculpting can help achieve your goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or check out our CoolSculpting consultation checklist. We have extensive experience with CoolSculpting in Los Angeles and many other types of cosmetic procedures.