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Cool Sculpting Can Melt Your Fat AwayCoolsculpting can actually sculpt the body without surgery and with no downtime. After the Coolsculpting treatment, fat cells gradually shrink and then they completely disappear in just a few months. By applying the treatment applicator to very specific body bulges, it is easy to slim down the waist, abdomen, lower back, and thighs in just one hour per area.

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta,led by Dr. Kathleen Smith, is a premier facility providing the best in dermatological CoolSculpting certification badgetreatments, now offers the non-surgical body shaping Cool Sculpting™. Patients in Atlanta and Decatur, GA, who wish to enhance their appearance without having to undergo a surgical procedure with a plastic surgeon, may receive this non-surgical treatment at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta. All CoolSculpting practices undergo a certification process to guarantee the highest standards of care and treatment. Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta have earned the CoolSculpting Certified Practice endorsement.

Dr. Smith has more than two decades of experience in aesthetic procedures, and provides innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive techniques for patients who wish to achieve the same results they would with a cosmetic surgeon, but without having to undergo surgery.

Coolsculpting Overview

Coolsculpting is a unique, non-surgical treatment to reduce excess fat deposits from specific areas of the body. People who suffer from stubborn fat pockets that do not reduce with diet or exercise have the option to choose a procedure with a plastic surgeon or go for an innovative non-surgical option that can achieve similar results without surgery. Coolsculpting procedure is designed for such patients who are unable or unwilling to opt for plastic surgery, and yet wish to achieve a smoother and leaner body contour.

Coolsculpting technology is revolutionary in the sense that it adopts a radically different treatment approach from most other non-surgical fat reduction treatments. Laser, thermal and ultrasound based treatments essentially employ heat energy to get rid of unwanted fat pockets. A cosmetic surgeon would use invasive methods to remove excess fat tissue through incisions in the body. Coolsculpting technology makes use of a completely non-invasive fat freezing technology that freezes away targeted fat cells to their death, and eventual removal from the body in a natural manner.

Cost of Non-surgical Procedures

A surgical procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon would typically cost more than a non-surgical procedure that is designed to achieve similar results without surgery. Most non-surgical procedures are performed without any need for general or even local anesthesia or IV sedation. This reduces the overall cost because the fee of anesthesiologist is not involved. Similarly, a plastic surgery procedure will cost more because of the intricate surgery, skills and resources involved in the procedure. The surgeon’s fee may be significantly high, depending on his or her experience, reputation and demand from the patients.

Coolsculpting procedure, on the other hand, may be performed by a qualified expert who is not necessarily a plastic surgeon. The procedure is safe and without any significant side effects and risks that are typically associated with a surgery. Like most non-surgical procedures, Coolsculpting can be performed in under an hour. Due to the relatively shorter length of the procedure and lesser resources involved, the overall cost comes down. A non-surgical treatment would normally not require an overnight stay at the facility, which again reduces the cost.

Average Cost of Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting cost may vary from one practice to another and from one location to another to some extent. For instance, the cost of the procedure at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, GA will be different from the cost at a practice based in Manhattan, NYC or Beverly Hills, CA.

The cost of Coolsculpting can also vary from one patient to another at the same practice because of the following factors:

Extent of Treatment

Some patients may require limited Coolsculpting treatment in just one area of the body. The abdominal area, hips or thighs are commonly affected areas where a patient may need to reduce excess fat deposits. Focused treatment in just a single area of concern will typically cost lower than extensive treatment required in multiple areas. The patient’s unique needs, body shape, and anatomy, and personal aesthetic goals will determine the scale of treatment needed.

As part of the pre-treatment preparation for the Coolsculpting process, Dr. Smith recommends conducting a metabolic evaluation to help ensure that the greatest amount of fat deposits that don’t respond to diet and exercise can be destroyed. In order to maximize metabolic activity, she advises B12 injections to boost energy along with diet medication such as  Belviq xr, Contrave or Orlistat as necessary. The supplements are also a great way to maintain and enhance the results between treatments.

Number of Treatment Sessions

A patient may be able to achieve the desired aesthetic goals in just a single treatment of Coolsculpting. This will bring down the cost of treatment. However, some patients may need multiple treatment sessions to achieve more thorough and longer lasting results. The cost of treatment will be in proportion to the number of treatment sessions a patient needs.

The physician and staff at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta have all been trained and certified to perform Coolsculpting treatments. The device is completely safe and comfortable to use. During the treatment, patients lie comfortably with the Coolsculpting plate positioned in the treatment area. Treatment time is about 1 hour and during that time patients can read, talk on the phone or take a nap!

Patients at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta in Decatur, GA are all raving about the fantastic results they are achieving with Coolsculpting. It takes about 3 to 4 months to achieve the maximum results. Dr. Smith and her aestheticians have patients come from all over the metro Atlanta area including Marietta, Sandy Springs, Tucker, North Druid Hills, Conyers, Lawrenceville and Smyrna.

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