How many sessions of CoolSculpting are needed to see results?

CoolSculpting was officially launched in 2010, and since then thousands of treatments have been performed worldwide. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that is fast, effective, and achieves measureable results that last. It gets rid of fat cells by freezing them away,and requires little or no downtime. Are you wondering how many sessions of CoolSculpting are needed to see results? Let’s take a look.

Facts about CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is a FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that freezes fat cells, using a system of controlled cooling known as cryolipolysis. It is indicated for use on the flanks and abdomen.

How it works
The CoolSculpting applicator suctions in the skin and fat in the targeted area. The cold crystallizes the fat cells, as they are more susceptible to cold than the surrounding tissues. The cells are then broken down, and ultimately eliminated by the body over the following months.

How many sessions of CoolSculpting do you need to see results?
It typically takes 1-2 sessions to achieve optimal outcomes with CoolSculpting, but that is not always the case. Some people may require more treatments based on their individual needs. The number of sessions needed will be influenced by the size of the fatty areas being contoured, and the extent of the improvement desired.

After each session, patients generally experience between 15-30% reduction in the fat bulge that was treated. Results can be seen after 3-4 weeks, but it may take up to 4 months to see the full results.

CoolSculpting body reshaping treatment is available in New Haven, Connecticut at the Langdon Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Guilford. Call us today at 844-551-9880, to book a consultation with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Langdon.

How does Laser Lipo body contouring work?

does Laser Lipo work

Body contouring was traditionally done with liposuction, but thanks to the marvels of laser technology,laser lipo and other innovative body contouring techniques are now available. Laser lipo works quickly and there is minimal downtime when compared to traditional liposuction. But how does laser lipo work?

Laser Lipo

Laser lipo is a non-invasive procedure that is used to trim unwanted fat and restructure the body. It targets and reshapes specific regions of the body where you have stubborn fat that is difficult to lose. This makes it very helpful for sculpting areas such as the thighs, arms, flanks, and abdomen. Patients generally notice results after the first session.

How does laser lipo work

The area to be treated is generally filled with a tumescent solution, which shrinks the blood vessels, numbs the area, and makes it easier to target the fat cells. The fiber-optic laser is inserted via tiny incisions. The laser emits different wavelengths of energy, and the heat melts the fat, causing the fat cells to deflate. The fatty deposits are released into the body and later flushed out by the lymphatic system.

The surrounding tissues are not affected during the procedure, therefore bruising is minimal, and recovery takes place in a day or so. Laser lipo also helps to stimulate the production of collagen, and this has the long term effect of tightening the skin.

Laser lipo is available at the Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD. Beaux also serves the Washington, DC, and greater Baltimore areas. So if you would like to try laser lipo for a more beautiful you, call 301-880-7022 today. During your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nia Banks, she will explain how laser lipo works, so you can make an informed decision about the procedure.

Non-Ablative Body Contouring Laser Treatment

Cosmetic lasers have dramatically increased the precision and outcomes of cosmetic treatments.  There are many different types of cosmetic lasers, including the ablative laser, and the non ablative laser. The ablative laser is more powerful and invasive, while the non-ablative laser is minimally invasive, but still manages to  produce effective results.

Non-ablative lasers

Non-ablative lasers generally emit a lower level of energy than the ablative lasers. The ablative options blast away the entire surface of the skin, while non-ablative lasers treat specific zones. This ensures that healing can take place at a much faster rate, as there are healthy segments of skin tissue that can start the healing process quickly.

Non-ablative lasers can be used to carry out a range of cosmetic functions including skin rejuvenation and body contouring. There are fewer side effects associated with the use of the non ablative laser, due to the low energy output.

Alma vShape- Non-ablative body contouring                          

The vShape body contouring device by Alma Lasers is an effective non-ablative laser. vShape utilizes pixel radio frequency technology, to perform body tightening and fat reduction for the face and body. It can be used to resurface the skin to reduce wrinkles and blemishes, treat photo damaged skin, shrink pores, soften acne scars, and more.

The pixel RF technology treats only a small portion of the skin, about 20%, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. The zones of untreated skin are able to start the repair process for the area that has been treated, and this speeds up the entire recovery, so that there is little downtime after treatment.

The vShape roller tip makes small microscopic injury channels in the skin. As the roller moves up and down the surface of the skin, it stimulates the skin cells. This has the two-fold effect of remodeling the collagen, (which helps to tighten the skin over time), and encouraging new cell growth.

The vShape is safe for use on all skin types, and is FDA cleared for the treatment of wrinkles and rhytids. It is also cleared for the treatment of cellulite.  It generally takes about 3-4 treatments to achieve optimal results. After skin rejuvenation treatment some redness and flaking will occur. This can last anywhere from 3 to 7 days.

In terms of results, patients can expect their skin to feel tighter, and the texture, will be noticeably smoother. The Alma vShape is a non-ablative laser that can be used to effectively tone and tighten the skin.