The New, Non-Invasive Way to Reduce Fat

Lose that muffin top, bra bulge or spare tire! 

Exciting news for men and women dealing with diet and exercise-resistant fat bulges!

CoolSculpting®, an innovative technology that freezes away stubborn fat, is available at Skin Solutions from Plastic & Hand, making us one of the first medical practices in Maine to offer this breakthrough in non-invasive fat reduction.

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared CoolSculpting® for non-surgical reduction of fat in both the abdomen and flank, or love handles, areas.

CoolSculpting® gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the targeted area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges.  Each CoolSculpting® procedure results in an average 20% reduction of fat in the treated area.

Unlike most other methods of fat reduction, CoolSculpting® involves no needles, surgery or downtime. Patients often spend the one to two hours of procedure time reading, working on their laptops or simply relaxing.

Results can be seen in as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the best results  occurring over the next two to four months.

Call us today at 775-3446 to schedule your consultation. Or, click here to Ask Bonnie to find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the results be?

The CoolSculpting® procedure can reduce the fat layer by 20%. If your treatment plan calls for a second procedure, an additional 20% reduction can be experienced. Final losses may be more or less, depending on the patient.

What happens during the procedure?

First, the area(s) to be treated are selected. For instance, if your goal is to reduce your love handles, the aesthetician will position the system on your side. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently.

What does it feel like?

As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, you may feel a cold sensation. This soon dissipates. You are seated comfortably or lying down during the one to two hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop or simply relaxing.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

Yes. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-invasive, so you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But, your body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and will continue doing so for up to five months.

Are the results permanent?

During the CoolSculpting® procedure, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.