Does CoolSculpting Tighten Skin?

Does CoolSculpting Tighten Skin?

Prospective fat-freezing patients want to know, does CoolSculpting tighten skin? This is a common question providers hear at consultations. Many people want to know if the popular body contouring treatment will help reduce excess skin in the treatment area. After fat reduction treatments, like liposuction, some people struggle significantly with excess, sagging skin. Thankfully, new research shows that CoolSculpting does the opposite.

The new FDA clearance shows that CoolSculpting improves the appearance of lax tissue in the submental region and reduces stubborn neck and chin fat. This treatment provides people with a double solution to a double chin.

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Clinical Evidence That CoolSculpting Tightens Skin

New clinical studies prove that CoolSculpting tightens skins. In one of the new studies, “Cryolipolysis and skin tightening,” The research shows that scientists evaluate CoolSculpting before and after images, finding a “noticeable skin tightening shown in clinical photographs.”

More proof is also found in patient survey data where patients were asked to assess changes to their skin texture and laxity after a CoolSculpting treatment. The study stated that both patients and investigators noted, “consistent improvement in skin texture and laxity for treatments to the outer thighs, abdomen, arms, and back.”

The study concluded, “consistent improvement in skin texture, laxity, and cellulite” results “after cryolipolysis.”

In the “Study to Evaluate Non-Invasive Subcutaneous Fat Reduction in the Submental Area Using Cryolipolysis,” patients received CoolSculpting to the submental region (the chin and neck area.) Of those patients, “77%… showed improved appearance of lax tissue and 75%… reported their chin looked more toned following treatment.”

CoolSculpting is FDA-Cleared to Tighten Skin

The academic findings won CoolSculpting its newest FDA clearance. According to a press release from Allergan, the makers of CoolSculpting, this treatment is the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to gain FDA clearance to improve the appearance of skin laxity in conjunction with submental fat or double chin treatments.

Am I the Right CoolSculpting Candidate?

Amazing as CoolSculpting sounds, thanks to its newest FDA clearance for improving skin laxity, this treatment is not suitable for everyone. The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is a healthy, active adult who struggles with diet and exercise-resistant fat in problem areas like the neck and chin region.

The best way to find out if you are the proper fat-freezing candidate is to schedule a no-obligation consultation with a reputable medical spa. During the consultation, you can speak in person with a knowledgeable treatment specialist. They can evaluate your body and determine if this popular treatment is proper for you.

CoolSculpting + Skin Tightening Near Me

If you want to learn more about the skin tightening benefits of the CoolSculpting treatment, contact Laser + Skin Institute. Schedule a complimentary consultation and learn how fat reduction treatments can improve skin laxity. Call us at 973-635-5050 to schedule your consultation or reach out to us online.


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Stubborn Fat | Understanding Diet and Exercise Resistant Fat

Stubborn Fat | Understanding Diet and Exercise Resistant Fat

Getting rid of stubborn fat is not as simple as some people may think. It can be extremely difficult. Our bodies are complex. There are many factors beyond the supposed “calories in, calories out” ideal that affect our weight. Gender, genetics, and even hormones can influence how and where our body collects weight. Those factors can also dictate how our body responds to diet and exercise.

Learn more about stubborn fat and discover why some fat resists healthy living, also how you can quickly rid yourself of stubborn fat for good.

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The Biology of Body Shape

Genetics, gender, and hormones are just a few factors determining the number of fat cells in our bodies and where they tend to collect. Once an individual reaches adulthood, the number of fat cells and their placement becomes fixed. Lifestyle can influence how much fat is stored in those fat cells, but it will not change the number of fat cells.

For many women, the body distributes more fat cells to the lower body. This fat distribution is to help prepare the female body for pregnancy. For men, the body distributes more fat in the upper part of the body. Not only does the body spread more fat to certain areas, but it also determines what fat cells will resist diet and exercise.

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The Physiology of Stubborn Fat

Fat cells have two receptors. They are the Alpha-2 and Beta-2 receptors. The Alpha-2 receptors tell cells to store fat for later use. Beta-2 receptors tell them to break down and release fat for immediate use. Fat cells have either more Alpha-2 or Beta-2 receptors. If the fat cell has more Alpha-2, it will be more likely to resist diet and exercise. If it has more Beta-2, it will respond more efficiently to diet and exercise by burning fat quickly.

Unfortunately, the body areas with more fat cell distribution tend to have fat cells with more Alpha-2 receptors. For those people, their body not only stores more fat cells in the stomach area, but that the belly fat is predisposed to resist diet and exercise. The greater presence of Alpha-2 in those fat cells means getting rid of stubborn belly fat is nearly impossible for those individuals, no matter how much they diet or exercise.

Fat Reduction Options for Stubborn Fat Bulges

Fortunately, fat reduction treatments exist for people struggling with diet and exercise-resistant bulges. Liposuction and CoolSculpting offer safe, effective ways to eliminate persistent fat from problem areas like the stomach and thighs. Fat reduction treatments do not make the fat cells release fat. Instead, the treatments remove the entire fat cells entirely from the body. This process reduces the number of fat cells in a given area, leading to a drastic and noticeable reduction in fat.

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Fat Reduction Treatments for Stubborn Fat Near Me

If you live in the Chatham, NJ area and want to learn more about fat reduction treatments, contact Laser + Skin Institute. We provide patients with easy ways to eliminate fat cells and sculpt a sexy, attractive physique. Call us at 973-635-5050 to schedule a free consultation or reach out to us online to learn how to eliminate stubborn fat.


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