Who Are the Best Candidates for CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a unique body contouring method that can help restore confidence in your appearance and contribute towards a slimmer waist, flatter stomach, sculpted legs, or other body goals you’ve set for yourself. But how do you know if the procedure is right for you? A full consultation with a qualified provider can help you make the final decision. Germain Dermatology is home to our certified, highly experienced CoolSculpting® specialists. When it comes to CoolSculpting® in Charleston, SC, we uphold to ensure each patient receives the best possible care.

That means every patient works directly with our CoolSculpting® specialists to develop a customized treatment plan and discuss realistic expectations.

If you are clinically overweight or more than 30 pounds from your goal weight, CoolSculpting may not be the best choice for you. It is intended to reduce small pockets, resistant pockets of fat, rather than large volumes. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, it’s not a weight loss solution. It’s also not an alternative to healthy eating and exercise.

The treatment works best for people who are in good overall shape, with just a few small bulges of pinchable fat, perhaps due to aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. CoolSculpting® is good for addressing bra fat, belly fat, love handles, double chin, thigh fat, arms, and knees.

Skin quality should also be considered. If you’re hoping to improve the appearance of moderate to severely lax or excess skin, CoolSculpting® may not be the most beneficial treatment.

The CoolSculpting® applicator allows fat cells to be cooled in a precise, controlled manner, while leaving surrounding skin, tissue, and muscle unscathed. This frozen fat is flushed out for good through the lymphatic system in the following months. Adding to that, there are a number of other perks to CoolSculpting®. There is little to no downtime involved, the treatment is virtually painless, and there are fewer risks associated with CoolSculpting® when compared to traditional fat reduction surgeries like liposuction.

Germain Dermatology has administered more than 5,000 CoolSculpting® treatments to date, earning the title of No. 1 practice in South Carolina from manufacturer Zeltiq. To find out more about CoolSculpting® in the Charleston area, call 1-844-SC-CHILL to reach us directly or request a consultation online.