The Cool Way to Reduce Fat™ with Coolscuplting by Scott Gerrish
Dr. Scott Gerrish is the first practice in Virginia to offer Zeltiq™, a new, revolutionary, non-invasive method that eliminates unwanted fat bulges.
CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body that results in a noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. “What makes the CoolSculpting procedure different is that it uses advanced cooling technology to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process that does not harm the surrounding tissues. This procedure can reduce unwanted abdominal fat, love handles (flanks), back fat and inner and outer thighs. We are seeing remarkable results at our VA coolsculpting clinic,” says Dr. Scott Gerrish.
Dr. Scott Gerrish has been named the Medical Director of the East Coast CoolSculpting Training Center in Reston, VA. The comprehensive programs at the training center will teach doctors and nurses the latest techniques and best practices under the direction of Dr. Gerrish.
What will the Coolsculpting results be?
The CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20 to 40%. Scientific testing has found an average reduction of 20%. If the patient’s treatment plan calls for additional treatment to further improve the abdomen, love handles or back fat, this can be done after two to four months, depending on Dr. Gerrish’s advice. An additional 20% reduction can be experienced, resulting in a total fat loss of 40%. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the case.
What happens during the procedure?
The patient and doctor first select the area(s) to be treated. For instance, if your goal is to reduce belly fat, the doctor will position the system on the abdomen. The device then gently draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
What does it feel like?
As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a cold sensation. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the one hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap.
Can the patient return to normal activities after the procedure?
Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
When will the patient see results from Coolsculpting?
Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But the body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue doing so for up to four months.
Are the results permanent?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
How much does Zeltiq Coolsculpting cost?
Most areas will consist of 2 treatment “sites”: a left site and a right site, although some areas such as backs may require more (left upper, left lower, right upper, right lower, etc.)
A “site” is a bulge of fat about the size that can fit in your hand. The applicator fits over this site and treats it for 1 hour.
Coolsculpting Price Fees are charged by sites, not by areas of the body
If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting in Northern Virginia or you are ready to discuss CoolSculpting with the leading CoolSculpting top doc, request more information online or by calling our Vienna Virginia office at (703) 255.5580