Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, and Newtown Square Area Men and Women Can Freeze Away Fat
Discover a safe, noninvasive alternative to liposuction. Freeze your fat away today!
CoolSculpting®, available to Philadelphia, Newtown Square, and Bryn Mawr area patients at Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa, is the only FDA-cleared, nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to safely and effectively freeze away unwanted fat. Developed by Harvard scientists, the CoolSculpting® procedure contours the body without surgery or downtime for proven, noticeable, and lasting results!
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
Doctors have long known that some children develop dimples in their cheeks from eating popsicles. CoolSculpting® works on the same principle; Cryolipolysis® works because fat cells are more easily damaged by low temperatures than other body tissues.
Developed by renowned scientists Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of The Wellman Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Cryolipolysis® uses controlled cooling to modify the fat's temperature to just above freezing. The procedure targets only fat cells in the superficial fat layer closest to the skin. The lipids in these fat cells crystallize as a result, causing the fat cells to die. The body then carries off the dead cells over the course of two to four months, leaving you with less fat and a more sculpted appearance.
What Can I Expect During My CoolSculpting® Treatment?
Once the area to be treated is mapped out, a gel sheet is applied. This ensures safe contact between the skin and the CoolSculpting® device. You will feel a sucking sensation as the skin is suctioned between the two cooling plates. You may feel the cold for a few minutes before the skin becomes numb.
One session requires one hour and is virtually painless. You can read, check e-mail, watch a movie, or simply rest during the procedure. Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa was the first in the Philadelphia area to DualSculpting. Using two CoolSculpting® handpieces, two areas can be treated at the same time, reducing treatment time in half—one hour versus two hours!
The new CoolSmooth™ handpiece treats "non-pinchable" fat and is excellent for reducing the "saddle-bag" area on the outer thighs. The CoolSmooth™ handpiece is also very effective for treating belly fat. It does not require the use of suction and lies gently on top of the treatment area. One session with the CoolSmooth™ handpiece requires two hours.
After a CoolSculpting® treatment at Cirillo Cosmetic, we conclude your session with Z WavePro therapy, in which non-invasive, high-energy radial shockwaves stimulate your body's production of collagen for smoother, more elastic, and tightened skin. The treatment is virtually painless with no downtime. Studies also show that a shockwave treatment performed directly after Cryolipolysis® and subsequent shockwave treatments weekly for four weeks can nearly double the amount of fat reduction to be achieved.
The high-energy radial shockwaves consist of two different parts – a positive pressure pulse and a comparatively small tensile wave component. The positive pressure pulse squeezes the surrounding tissue and breaks the grid structure of the molecules (this is similar to squeezing a ball, the length of the object is decreasing). The tensile wave leads to a collapse of the gas bubbles within the fat structures (cavitation), which re-expand after the high-energy radial shockwaves and thus, leads to destabilization of the fat structures (this is similar to stretching a rubber band, the length of the object is increasing). ZWavePro ultimately results in a mechanical and biochemical lipolysis (destruction of the fat cell).
What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting®?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is most commonly performed on love handles, belly fat, bra/back fat, and inner and outer thigh fat. Additional sessions may further enhance your results. We will create an individualized treatment plan tailored just for you.
Does It Require Downtime?
No! The CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is completely nonsurgical. There are no incisions, suction hoses, needles, or scars! Most clients return to normal activities immediately.
How Long Until I See Results?
Full results of your CoolSculpting® procedure are seen approximately two to four months after your treatment.
Will I Lose Weight with CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss device. The fat cells that are removed by CoolSculpting® never come back. However, if you gain weight, your body is smart and will store the excess fat in other fat cells. There is no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. However, there is no better treatment than CoolSculpting® for those stubborn areas of fat!
How Long Will CoolSculpitng® Results Last?
A CoolSculpting® procedure at Philadelphia's Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa permanently reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas. Once the fat cells are gone, they're gone for good. Results from the CoolSculpting® procedure are lasting. Whether or not you weigh less, you'll be thinner and your clothes will fit, feel, and look better.
Get Thin the Cool Way!
- Nonsurgical, safe removal of stubborn fat.
- FDA-cleared, patented fat reduction.
- Developed by Harvard scientists.
- Freezes fat cells without damaging skin.
- Proven results in clinical studies.
- Permanent reduction of body fat.