I am considering cool sculpting for my thighs (inner and outer). is it the best procedure for me?
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#CoolSculpting for saddlebags
PelleFirm can be employed to tighten the skin, using radiofrequency treatment for gentle and slow heating of the skin to the temperature at which it contracts.
There is no reliably effective treatment for cellulite, although many patients find that by reducing the thickness of the fatty layer, cellulite improves. Some patients get improvement of cellulite with PelleFirm.
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Coolsculpting and saddle bags and thighs
Coolsculpting is the best non surgical tool for reducing localized fat bulges especially in the saddle bag areas and flanks. The new coolsmooth piece allows outer thighs to be done in just two hours for each side. The new cool fit applicator is best for the inner thighs. Please consult a board certified dermatologist with all of the new applicators with experience in this for the best cosmetic results.
Treatment of Thighs
Without a picture it is difficult to say if you are a good candidate for Coolsculpting. If you were a candidate for Coolsculpting the only thing that it could treat could be your saddle bags, it does not treat cellulite or skin laxity.
If you wanted to treat the cellulite in the back of your thighs I would recommend Pellefirm. Pellefirm treatments show best improvement after a series of 6 treatments. Once a week for 4 weeks and then every 2 weeks for 2 additional sessions. These treatments result in firmer skin and temporary improvement in the appearance of cellulite. This machine uses a wand that can be applied to the abdomen, arms, buttocks, thighs and it is necessary for the practitioner to achieve a certain temperature on the skin for the treatment to be effective.
For the skin laxity in front of your leg I would recommend Thermage CPT. Thermage works very well on the legs to tighten the skin. It’s a non-surgical procedure that is clinically proven to be safe and effective with No downtime. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to complete and you will see some immediate results off the table with continued improvement for six months after treatment as your skin continues to regenerate collagen and thicken its collagen matrix resulting in a smoothing effect.
If your biggest concern is cellulite I would start with the Pellefirm treatment. It is important to consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist to see what the best option for you is.
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Inner and outer thighs, best procedure?
Hard to tell without photos or exam. CoolSculpting has had FDA approval for fat reduction since 2010. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells. Fat cells are more susceptible to damage by freezing than the other cells, (nerve, vessel, bone, etc.), around them. The fat cells die via a process called apoptosis, (programmed cell death). The number of fat cells are therefore reduced. This happens over a period of time, so the body is not overwhelmed with dead fat cells. The body will take these cells up, process them and excrete them, just as any other cell. The remnants are filtered through the liver, and then excreted eventually via stool. CoolSculpting has a specific applicator that has been used in this area with good results. We have had good experience with the skin snapping back. Each individual is different. See an experienced CoolSculpting practice, they will determine if you are a candidate. Moreover, would also consider seeing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, who can give advice on both CoolSculpting and Liposuction.
CoolSculpting for Thighs
CoolSculpting for the Outer and Inner Thighs
The inner and outer thighs are now treatable by NEW CoolSmooth applicators.
Cool sculpting for thighs
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