I'm considering Coolsculpting on my stomach.
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#CoolSculpting with #Raynauds
Coolsculpting and Raynaud's
Coolsculpting is a fabulous procedure for reducing the bulge non-surgically in the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. However, if you have a history of Raynaud's I would consult your internist if your underlying condition would preclude you from this procedure. For the best results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of experience with Coolsculpting.
Consider Radiofrequency or UltraShape Because of Raynaud's
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CoolSculpting is contra-indicated with Raynauds
Raynaud's syndrome is typically described when the finger tips become blanched due to cold or stress exposure. This is due to an over active spasm of the blood vessels causing vaso-constriction and when mixed with prolonged cold may lead to ulceration and gangrene.
The CoolSculpting applicator is created to vacuum a bulge of skin to concentrate the cooling effects on the fat. If the skin were to unnaturally vaso-constrict, it will lose the protective advantage that it has over fat and freeze. Frozen skin is called frostbite.
Raynaud's syndrome and other vaso-constrictive auto-immune or collagen vascular diseases such as lupus are contra-indications to the use of this cooling device.
You may consider:
- lifestyle changes including diet and exercise, and
- surgical liposuction.
All the best!
Raynaud's and Coolsculpting
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