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CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment today. Millions of people worldwide have invested in CoolSculpting® and found it to be an excellent non-surgical alternative to liposuction and other fat-reducing solutions. Prospective patients may have questions about the procedure, and we will answer some of them in this blog.

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Does CoolSculpting® Work?

Yes, CoolSculpting® works. The results of treatments have also been demonstrated to last for a significant amount of time. The actual procedure is quick, virtually painless, and requires no downtime. Given these frankly incredible results, it is not surprising that some people might doubt such a process.

Several outside sources support these claims. There are reviews in scientific literature focusing on CoolSculpting®, and there are plenty of before and after pictures that demonstrate the effectiveness of the technique.
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CoolSculpting® in Scientific Literature

The medical community has investigated the cryolipolysis process to scientifically determine whether CoolSculpting® is safe and effective. You may wonder:

  • Is CoolSculpting® safe?
  • Does CoolSculpting® hurt?
  • Will I be happy with my results?

Independent investigators concluded that CoolSculpting® was safe, well tolerated, and effective. The responses of study patients:

  • 89% reported a positive perception of treatment duration time
  • 96% reported only minimal to tolerable discomfort
  • 82% would recommend the cryolipolysis procedure to a friend

And what about results? Investigators concluded that CoolSculpting® had a significant effect on visible fat with a 23% reduction in treated fat layers and 86% of subjects showing improvement.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® subjects undesired fat bulges to cold temperatures that freeze subcutaneous fat cells while leaving the surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. Once frozen, the fat cells rupture and die.

After the fat cells rupture, natural biological processes collect the dead cells and eliminate them from the body over several weeks, resulting in natural-looking, long-lasting fat reduction.

How Long Does CoolSculpting® Last?

Many studies have tried to determine exactly how long CoolSculpting® results last and have been conducted for as long as nine years. The results of these studies have shown a persistent reduction in the size of treated fat bulges.
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Can Fat Cells Grow Back Once They Are Removed?

No. The body cannot produce new fat cells once in adulthood. So after CoolSculpting®, treated fat cells are gone for good.

How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?

CoolSculpting® is the world’s most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment. But while results are impressive, the cost of the procedure is a major concern.

The Cost of CoolSculpting® in New Jersey

Many patients shop around for the cheapest CoolSculpting® provider. However, the cost is not determined by the provider, but by the manufacturer. Many providers advertise different discounts, but most CoolSculpting® treatments cost about the same. Be wary of providers who advertise an extremely low price, as you may not be receiving a proper treatment plan. More important than finding the cheapest provider is finding the one who is most qualified. The best way to save on CoolSculpting® is to choose a provider who will make the most out of your investment.

How Is the Cost of CoolSculpting® Determined?

When comparing the cost of CoolSculpting®, you must know your treatment plan. The number of CoolSculpting® cycles, the type of applicator, and the number of treatments per area are all factors in the cost of your treatment.

CoolSculpting® Cycles

A cycle is one round of CoolSculpting®, using a single applicator at a single site. Treatment plans that require mirror treatments on each side (such as love handles, thighs, upper arms) use two applicators, which counts as two cycles.

Different body sizes, shapes, and desired results require a variable number of applicators. Targeting the belly might require one large applicator for some, and two smaller applicators for others.

Applicator Types and Sizes

There are two main sizes of applicator: large and small. Large applicators are often twice the cost of small applicators but treat an area that is twice the size.
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CoolSculpting® At Home: Does DIY CoolSculpting® Work?

It doesn’t take much searching online to find instructions for at-home fat freezing. But are these home remedies as safe and effective as FDA-cleared CoolSculpting®?

Attempting CoolSculpting® at Home Can Be Dangerous

Ice packs cannot freeze fat, but they can freeze the skin. Trying to freeze fat at home can be hazardous. Extreme temperatures do not take long to harm the skin and surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting® avoids this by using a gel pad to insulate the skin from the cold. The device also has multiple safeguards in place to ensure that the skin remains within safe temperature ranges during treatment and automatically turns off if the temperature leaves that range.

The best way to ensure a safe and effective fat-freezing experience is to schedule an appointment with an expert. Reach out to Best Reflections in Princeton or Lawrenceville, NJ, and entrust your care to trained medical expert, Dr. Angela Merlo. Contact Best Reflections online or by calling (609) 482-3503

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Liposuction is the surgical way to reduce fat. But, while liposuction is effective, many men and women want an easier, non-surgical alternative. Fortunately, technological advancements have led to the development of non-invasive fat reduction treatments like CoolSculpting®. These treatments attack stubborn bulges without scalpels, anesthesia, or lengthy recovery times, are FDA approved, and are safe and effective.

Why CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment on the market and slims the treatment area by destroying fat cells with extreme cooling. Other components of the body, such as skin, nerves, muscles, and blood cells, are not harmed by the treatment. Millions of treatments have been performed worldwide. Rave reviews and impressive before and after images prove that this non-surgical alternative really works.

Many factors affect your ability to lose weight, some of which are beyond your control. These factors include genetics, gender, and more. Some people may lose an impressive amount of weight through diet and exercise. For others, surgical solutions may be more effective. However, no matter how hard you try, unsightly fat deposits can remain. Fortunately, CoolSculpting® can help reduce those stubborn bulges and give you the toned figure you desire.

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What Is Stubborn Fat?

Stubborn fat refers to localized fat deposits that do not respond to even the most dedicated diet and exercise efforts. Most people have a few problem areas of fat regardless of their lifestyle or activity level because not all fat is the same.

The number of fat cells in the body can only increase during childhood. After puberty, the number of fat cells a person has—and the way they are distributed—remains fixed. Hormones, genetics, and gender influence how many fat cells you end up with, and where they are stored. Women’s bodies typically distribute more fat cells to the lower body (hips, thighs, buttocks), whereas men’s bodies are more likely to store excess fat in the belly, flanks, chin, and chest.

Why Aren’t These Fat Deposits Going Away?

Not all fat cells are alike. Some fat cells are designed to release fat into the bloodstream for metabolism when the body needs to produce energy. Stubborn fat bulges are mostly comprised of fat cells that are designed to store fat, not release it. These “stubborn” fat cells remain no matter how you diet, how hard you exercise, or how much money you spend on sessions with a personal trainer.

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Fat Reduction with CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting® uses advanced cooling technology to freeze and kill fat cells. Once frozen, the cells are eliminated as waste over about 12 weeks. Once fat cells are removed, they cannot return, leading to long-term fat reduction.

It is crucial to note that fat reduction procedures are not weight-loss solutions. Fat reduction treatments, such as CoolSculpting® or liposuction, are popular solutions to reduce the remaining stubborn, unsightly pads of fat that persist. With CoolSculpting®, individuals who lose a lot of weight can contour any residual “problem areas” for a long-lasting reduction in the abdomen, love handles, double chin, and more.

If you are interested in finding out if CoolSculpting® is right for you, contact Dr. Angela Merlo of Lawrenceville and Princeton, NJ, by calling (609) 482-3503 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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5 Tips for Finding the Best CoolSculpting® Provider https://www.bestreflections.com/5-tips-for-finding-the-best-coolsculpting-provider/ Wed, 13 Nov 2019 08:00:21 +0000 http://www.bestreflections.com/?p=593 CoolSculpting® is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world, and its popularity continues to grow. With the growing demand, more and more medical spas are buying machines and becoming CoolSculpting® providers to cash in on the trend. However, not all CoolSculpting® providers are created equal. #1: Shop for a Skilled Provider Price may […]

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CoolSculpting® is the #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world, and its popularity continues to grow. With the growing demand, more and more medical spas are buying machines and becoming CoolSculpting® providers to cash in on the trend. However, not all CoolSculpting® providers are created equal.

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#1: Shop for a Skilled Provider

Price may seem like the deciding factor when hunting down a CoolSculpting® provider, but a few other factors should take precedence. The quality of your fat freezing results depends heavily on the training and expertise of your provider. Similar to cosmetic surgery, CoolSculpting® is a technique-sensitive procedure, meaning that the skill and experience of the person performing the treatment has a significant effect on the overall results. Discerning patients know to shop around for the most qualified provider, rather than risk their safety and increase their risk of receiving poor results. They know that finding a CoolSculpting® provider should be approached in the same manner as selecting any healthcare professional.
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#2. Don’t Let Low Prices Fool You

CoolSculpting®, like any other purchase with long-term impact, should be thought of as an investment. If you’ve looked into CoolSculpting® cost already, you might have discovered that CoolSculpting® prices in Lawrenceville and Princeton seem near-identical, regardless of the provider. CoolSculpting® providers don’t set the price—that’s something decided by the manufacturers. If you find a really low price you should ask yourself why is the cost so low. Certified CoolSculpting® providers are unable to sell procedures under a fixed price point, meaning that finding the lowest price won’t get you too far. Instead, consumers should focus on the provider that will give them the best results.

#3: The Latest Advancements in CoolSculpting® Technology

The manufacturers of CoolSculpting® have made significant advances, and each new model is an improvement on the older technology. By inquiring about the model of machine and applicators being used, you can make sure that you receive the best results. The most advanced line of CoolSculpting® applicators can achieve a 35-minute treatment time. These applicators also provide higher levels of comfort mid-treatment, cut down on discomfort afterward, and consistently deliver incredible, natural-looking results. Choose a modern facility that is equipped with cutting-edge CoolSculpting® technology.

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#4: Make Sure You’re a Good Candidate

CoolSculpting® isn’t a perfect fit for everybody, so you’ll want to ensure you’re a good candidate. CoolSculpting® isn’t meant to help you lose weight. The best CoolSculpting® candidates are healthy but have trouble eliminating fat bulges even after using exercise and dieting. Scheduling a consultation with a reputable provider is the best way to find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you.

#5: Choose A Medical Professional

CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure that must be performed under the direction of a physician. Unfortunately, this means that most providers delegate this procedure to their aestheticians, who have undergone a weekend of training to become CoolSculpting® certified. These physicians do not perform the treatment, and very few are even on location during the procedure.

Fortunately, there are a few physicians, such as Dr. Angela Merlo of Best Reflections, who value their patient’s well-being and satisfaction more than making an easy buck. She performs the CoolSculpting® treatment herself, giving her patients the benefits of her invaluable experience, professional skill set, knowledge, and expertise.

Dr. Merlo is one of the most experienced CoolSculpting® physicians in Lawrenceville and Princeton. Her skill and dedication towards her patients have earned her numerous awards, including “Women of Distinction, America’s Best Physicians” and “Top Doctor in New Jersey.”

Most aestheticians cannot tell or do not care if their potential patient will respond positively to the fat freezing treatment. Dr. Merlo is different. Unlike many other medical spas, who irresponsibly perform the fat freezing procedure on anyone who walks into the door, Dr. Merlo conducts every CoolSculpting® consultation herself to ensure her patient is a suitable candidate.

If you are serious about reducing fat without surgery or downtime, then insist on the expertise of a physician. When choosing Best Reflections in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, you will be treated by Dr. Angela Merlo, a certified CoolSculpting® physician with over 20 years of weight loss and digestive health experience. For the most pleasant and fulfilling experience, your procedure will take place in a state-of-the-art medical facility, equipped with the latest fat freezing technology.

Something Else to Consider

Many people are unaware that one “treatment” refers to the single use of an applicator on one fat bulge. It is common to need more than one applicator to cover a large area. The number of treatments per area depends on the size of the fat pad and the patient’s aesthetic goals. When comparing the cost of treatment plans, the most important factor is the number of applicators used. Some facilities reduce the number of applicators in order to attract patients with lower prices, but the results are not as aesthetically pleasing. The quality of your results depends on the type and number of applicators as well as the correct placement.

 

Invest in experience and expertise by scheduling a complimentary consultation online or by calling Best Reflections in Lawrenceville, NJ, 609-482-3503 today.

 

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Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me? https://www.bestreflections.com/is-coolsculpting-right-for-me-2/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:00:33 +0000 http://www.bestreflections.com/?p=575 After learning about the revolutionary fat-freezing treatment, many people ask themselves, “Is CoolSculpting® right for me?” This question is important because the procedure requires the right candidate to produce the results you see in CoolSculpting® before and after images. Dr. Angela Merlo, the premier provider of CoolSculpting® in New Jersey, often asks her patients a […]

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After learning about the revolutionary fat-freezing treatment, many people ask themselves, “Is CoolSculpting® right for me?” This question is important because the procedure requires the right candidate to produce the results you see in CoolSculpting® before and after images.

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Dr. Angela Merlo, the premier provider of CoolSculpting® in New Jersey, often asks her patients a series of questions to determine if the procedure will deliver the results they are looking for.

  • Do you avoid looking at yourself in the mirror?
  • Do you dislike the way you look in clingy clothes?
  • Do you have tight jeans in your closet that you want to fit into?
  • Are you frustrated with paying for a gym membership or personal trainer and still struggling with fat pads?
  • Are stubborn fat deposits affecting your self-esteem?
  • Do you want to reduce your fat without surgery?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Dr. Merlo believes CoolSculpting® may be able to reduce the bulges that are keeping you from feeling confident about your body.
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Do You Qualify for CoolSculpting®?

Besides regaining the confidence that comes with a slim, sculpted physique, the best candidates for CoolSculpting® should also fulfill the following requirements:

A Healthy, Active Lifestyle

CoolSculpting® is intended for healthy adults. It is ideal for men and women who live active lifestyles and maintain healthy eating habits but still struggle with pockets of fat. While CoolSculpting® effects are long lasting, the transformation can be obscured by subsequent weight gain in surrounding areas. Therefore, to maintain your results, it is essential to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet to avoid excessive weight gain.

Isolated Pockets of Fat

CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment, nor is it intended for individuals who are very overweight. The fat-freezing procedure is designed for isolated bulges of fat that cling to notorious problem areas. Popular treatment areas include:

  • Belly fat
  • Love handles
  • Saddlebags
  • Inner thigh fat
  • Banana roll (fat below the buttocks)
  • Bra bulge
  • Double chins
  • Upper arm fat

What Are the Risks and Side Effects of CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting®, unlike liposuction, is completely non-invasive, relying on controlled cooling to freeze fat bulges in the flanks, abdomen, arms, thighs, chest, back, or neck. Since CoolSculpting® does not require incisions, stitches, or injections, this non-invasive procedure has a low occurrence of side effects and a very low risk of adverse or unpleasant complications.

CoolSculpting® side effects are rare, but following your treatment, you may experience some mild tenderness, bruising, numbing, or redness around the treatment site. These symptoms are mild and dissipate without intervention within one to two weeks following your procedure. These effects are also common with an immune response, which is a good sign that the CoolSculpting® was effective and that your lymphatic system is hard at work collecting and processing the frozen fat cells out of your body.

CoolSculpting® Before and After Images

CoolSculpting® before and after photos consistently deliver the same message: fat freezing works! In addition to reviews and scientific findings, CoolSculpting® before and after pictures provide the proof discerning patients need when deciding if non-invasive fat reduction is the right procedure to transform their appearance and regain their confidence.

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Before and after images demonstrate the amazing reduction in unwanted bulges that occurs after freezing away fat. They also show how CoolSculpting® can sculpt attractive contours and define musculature, delivering dramatic results without surgery or downtime. As with any cosmetic procedure, the outcome will vary. However, the individuals depicted in these photographs are real patients experiencing real results following actual CoolSculpting® treatment.
 
Ready for some awesome CoolSculpting® before and after pictures of your own? Get started by scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Angela Merlo of Best Reflections. Contact Dr. Merlo online or by calling 609-482-3503.

 

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How CoolSculpting® Eliminates Fat Without Surgery https://www.bestreflections.com/how-coolsculpting-eliminates-fat-without-surgery/ Wed, 09 Oct 2019 08:00:19 +0000 http://www.bestreflections.com/?p=560 For a long time, liposuction was the only way to reduce stubborn fat. While it is an effective procedure to eliminate fat, its invasiveness and risk of complications (which come with any surgery) can put people off. Even for those who will go to such lengths, the long recovery time required can be a barrier. […]

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For a long time, liposuction was the only way to reduce stubborn fat. While it is an effective procedure to eliminate fat, its invasiveness and risk of complications (which come with any surgery) can put people off. Even for those who will go to such lengths, the long recovery time required can be a barrier.

Luckily, there are now non-invasive alternatives to liposuction, and the most popular procedure on the market today is CoolSculpting®.

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Cryolipolysis: What Is “Fat Freezing”?

You may have heard of CoolSculpting® treatment and wondered how the process works. CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing”, to reduce fat cells.

Cryolipolysis has been scientifically proven to reduce fat that persists despite changes in exercise and diet routines. CoolSculpting® can provide natural-looking, long-term results in areas like the abdomen, love handles, thighs, double chin, upper arms, back, and more.
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The Differences Between the Procedures

CoolSculpting® has some things in common with liposuction, mainly that both procedures remove fat cells from the body. The most significant difference is that CoolSculpting® utilizes natural metabolic processes to eliminate dead fat cells from the body, while liposuction surgically removes them.

The specifics depend on the site of treatment, but in all cases, liposuction starts with multiple incisions, requiring anesthesia. The cannula, a sharp tube, is snaked through the incisions and into the fatty tissue. The cannula is used to both break up the fat and remove it from the body. The surgery typically takes two or three hours, but expect to spend at least seven hours on-site for surgical preparation and postoperative recovery. There will be a delay before you can return to daily activities. A second surgical procedure may also be necessary to remove sagging skin.

CoolSculpting® is sometimes called “lunchtime lipo,” since the procedure can be completed in as little as 35 minutes, and you can return to daily activities immediately.

What Does the CoolSculpting® Procedure Look Like?

During CoolSculpting®, an applicator is used to isolate fat deposits and expose them to precisely controlled temperatures, which are cold enough to freeze subcutaneous fat cells but will not damage any skin cells or tissue. The “frozen” fat cells will then crystallize, which causes the cell membrane to rupture. Your body then eliminates the dead cells as waste. Because the elimination of dead fat cells is a natural process, the skin will naturally retract without the need for a surgical procedure.

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Is CoolSculpting® the Right Procedure for Me?

These dramatic, long-term results sound tempting, but it’s important to remember that CoolSculpting® isn’t for everyone. This procedure is a good option for fat reduction in isolated areas on people who live active and healthy lifestyles. CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss procedure and is not recommended as a solution for people who are significantly overweight. There are some major differences between CoolSculpting® and liposuction.

The Cost of Liposuction vs. CoolSculpting®

The cost of liposuction tends to be more than three times that of CoolSculpting®. The cost of liposuction includes the surgical procedure, the anesthesia, and the use of a medical facility. CoolSculpting® prices are impacted by the site of treatment, the specific applicators used, and the total number of sessions necessary for optimal results.

CoolSculpting® Vs. Liposuction Recovery

CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and requires no additional time devoted to bed-rest or recovery. Liposuction is more involved. Patients must restrict activities and wear a compression garment for at least six weeks after the procedure. It often takes months for the bruising and swelling following liposuction treatment to subside before the results are visible.

CoolSculpting® Vs. Liposuction Results

Because of its invasive nature, the fat reduction results of liposuction tend to be more dramatic than those of CoolSculpting®. Still, CoolSculpting® has received positive reviews. Many CoolSculpting® before and after pictures show impressive results. Scientific research has shown that CoolSculpting® is capable of reducing subcutaneous fat at the treated site by up to 25% in a single procedure. Results will vary, but “improvements were seen in 86% of treated subjects.”

After Your CoolSculpting® Session

Your body’s immune system gradually disposes of the frozen fat cells, meaning that you should not expect immediate results from fat freezing. Initial results can be seen in about three weeks. Typically, a patient requires eight to 12 weeks to see the final results of their treatment.

 

To learn more about CoolSculpting® or to schedule a consultation, Lawrenceville, NJ, office at 609-482-3503 or our Princeton, NJ, office at 609-482-3503, or fill out our online contact form!

 

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