CoolSculpting® Specialist

Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center

Amjad Safvi, MD

Board Certified Vein and Vascular Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist located in Lake Zurich, IL & Chicago Ridge, IL

Do you wish certain pesky pockets of fat on your body would just disappear? CoolSculpting® treatments offered at Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center can make that happen by freezing the fat cells so they fade away. When you meet with Amjad Safvi, MD, he can explain the process and get you started. Call one of the offices in Lake Zurich or Chicago Ridge, Illinois, to make your appointment, or use online booking to set it up right now.

CoolSculpting® Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an advanced technology that freezes fat cells to permanently destroy them. You may be familiar with the scientific name for fat freezing, which is cryolipolysis.

The cold temperature of CoolSculpting treatment destroys the integrity of the fat cells so that they die. Over time, the body breaks down the damaged fat cells and excretes them from the body through natural waste-removal pathways.

How can CoolSculpting help me?

If you’re looking for a way to slim down the bulges created by stubborn pockets of fat, this treatment can help you with your body-contouring goals. You’ll love the versatility of CoolSculpting, as it’s FDA cleared to target fat in a number of areas, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Bra area
  • Upper arms

It can also be used to treat fat pockets under the chin and jawline to create a more streamlined profile.

Along with treating many areas of the body, CoolSculpting has other benefits. It’s a noninvasive treatment, which means there’s no surgery or needles involved, and the device only touches the outside of your body. Plus, there’s no downtime, so you can walk out of your appointment and go back to your normal daily activities.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

The purpose of CoolSculpting is to treat areas of fat that stick around even when you try to get rid of them by exercising and following a sensible nutrition plan. In other words, the technology isn’t meant to help you lose a lot of weight – it’s designed for spot reducing. So if you’re close to your ideal weight, you’re a good candidate for the fat-freezing treatments.

What happens during a CoolSculpting treatment session?

Dr. Safvi glides the CoolSculpting applicator over your skin in the treatment area, and the gentle suction pulls your skin close so the freezing technology can reach the fat cells underneath. At first, you’ll feel tugging sensations along with the intense cold temperature, but your skin soon becomes numb.

The length of your session is determined by which areas you’re having treated. At your initial consultation, Dr. Safvi lets you know how long it will take so you can plan ahead for your schedule.

The results of your CoolSculpting treatment become evident over time. You should begin to notice the area becoming slimmer in a few months, with final results at around the six-month mark. Most people see a 20-25% reduction of fat cells in the treatment area.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to annoying fat pockets and enjoy a slimmer physique, contact Advanced Vein Treatment and Cosmetic Center. You can call the office to make your appointment or use the booking tool here on the website.