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As we grow older, our skin begins to show the signs of sun, lifestyle, and aging. The face and neck are exposed to the sun more than any other body part, causing these areas to age more quickly. Many of us are seeking a non-surgical or minimally-invasive solution to help with our aging concerns, because surgery can be costly, risky, and often requires significant time for healing.

CoolLipo (laser-assisted lipolysis) is a new, minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. CoolLipo works to break up and removes fat cells in areas such as the chin, neck, and jowls, or areas with loose skin such as the arms. In addition, the CoolLipo system causes collagen to contract, which tightens the skin, an effect not seen with standard liposuction.

Benefits

  • Gentle fat disruption and removal technique for small areas
  • Treats areas that are difficult for conventional liposuction
  • Less invasive than a neck or face lift
  • May be performed under local anesthesia only
  • Short procedure in our office
  • Safe with minimal bruising and side effects
  • Minimal downtime post-procedure

How long does the CoolLipo procedure take?

This will depend on the area being treated, but the average time is 1 hour.

How long will it take for the treated areas to heal?

The healing time varies from person to person; small incisions should heal within days, and patients often have minimal, if any, bruising.

When can I resume normal activities?

This largely depends on the specific body area you are having the CoolLipo procedure performed on. If you are having a chin/neck CoolLipo procedure, you can resume work after a long weekend, and slowly move back into your regular exercise routine. If you are having larger areas treated, it will take longer.

How long before I notice results?

You should see results within 1 week post-procedure, and will also notice a continual improvement of skin texture and tightness in the treated area 2-6 months post-procedure.

Can the CoolLipo laser treatment be performed on my abdomen, hips or other larger body parts?

The CoolLipo laser utilizes a special suction hand-piece which allows the physician to remove fat and tighten the skin simultaneously. This makes CoolLipo the ultimate choice for treating larger areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, legs and arms.

Is the procedure performed under general anesthesia?

This depends on the areas being treated and the physician’s preferences. In most situations, the CoolLipo procedure is performed under local anesthesia only.

Why should I choose CoolLipo laser treatment over other similar laser-assisted lipolysis procedures?

CoolLipo’s unique 1320 nanometer wavelength provides proven skin tightening and lifting benefits, in addition to fat removal. The 1320 wavelength has been proven to be safe with all skin types from very fair to dark skin.

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