is coolsculpting safe

Is CoolSculpting® Safe? (Hint: Yes, it is!)

CoolSculpting® has been regulated by the FDA since 2010, but one of the most common questions we still receive today is, “Is CoolSculpting® safe?”  The answer is, yes, it is a very safe procedure. We’ve laid out not only the safety precautions for the CoolSculpting® machine, but the extra safety and care our staff at Vujevich Dermatology Associates provides to ensure a smooth, safe procedure for every patient.

How is CoolSculpting® safe?

CoolSculpting® is the only non-surgical fat reduction procedure available in the United States.  This technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin, while leaving the skin itself unaffected. In addition, CoolSculpting® systems are designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.

One of the benefits, and another reason CoolSculpting® is safe, is that it’s a non-invasive procedure with no anesthesia. This also means that there is little to no recovery time. The lack of tissue manipulation and/or incisions also increases the safety level of CoolSculpting®.  The most common side-effect after a procedure is a sore feeling in the targeted areas, as if you just had a strenuous work out.

Other side effects of a CoolSculpting® treatment are also associated with low risk. These include temporary redness, bruising, and skin sensitivity. While these symptoms may be uncomfortable, they typically do not hinder normal activities. All known side-effects are temporary and non-life-threatening, so you can rest assured after your CoolSculpting® procedures.

If CoolSculpting® is noninvasive, how does it work?

Fat cells below the skin are targeted using controlled cooling. Essentially, the fat cells become frozen and are permanently eliminated in a process called cryolipolysis. Over a period of weeks your body dissolves the fat cells, leading to a more sculpted figure. All without having any type of surgery! With regular exercise and a healthy diet, the results of CoolSculpting® are long-term. This is because the targeted fat cells have been dissolved and are no longer present in the body.

CoolSculpting® Safety at Vujevich Dermatology Associates

How else is CoolSculpting® safe? Each CoolSculpting® procedure is specially customized to the individual, taking into consideration your goals and your health. Your CoolSculpting® certified and board-certified dermatologist at Vujevich Dermatology will evaluate your body using a 360-degree approach to fully understand your concerns and which areas you want to target.

At Vujevich Dermatology, procedures are performed in our licensed and accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center, and our providers have undergone in-depth training and certification to ensure safe treatments and the highest standard of care in our office. Your procedure will be performed by our highly trained board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Christie Regula. In addition, we will provide a specially trained CoolSculpting® coordinator for you. The main goal of our CoolSculpting® coordinators is to provide you with a pleasant, efficient, and safe experience alongside your dermatologist. That way when you ask, “Is CoolSculpting® safe?” we can honestly and happily answer “yes.”

We ensure the highest standard of care and patient safety at our Pittsburgh CoolSculpting® location. If you’re interested in a CoolSculpting® procedure, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. You can also check out our Cosmetic Dermatology page to see a list of the cosmetic procedures we offer.

Vujevich Dermatology Associates offers medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology from some of the most highly trained physicians and clinicians in the greater Pittsburgh area.  You can reach our team at 412-429-2570 or visit our contact page to see all of our locations. You can also follow us on Facebook to see what’s new in the world of dermatology.

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