CoolSculpt Archives - Surface Clinical
May 16, 2017
A question we receive frequently is, “why is CoolSculpting at Surface Clinical different than other spas”? Well, our answer is two-fold. For one, Surface has the latest CoolSculpting equipment and applicators, and two, our overall medical approach ensures that the treatment you receive is safe, effective and in the best interest of your body and health. In order to provide our patients with the best services and treatment, it’s important that we always have the latest CoolSculpt applicators and equipment in house. Patients who choose to have their CoolSculpting at Surface Clinical are able to use the new CoolSculpt CoolAdvantage Applicator. With this new applicator, treatment times are cut in half (at just 35 minutes), its enhanced design makes treatments more comfortable than with the traditional….
January 27, 2017
With all the different types of surgical and non-surgical fat removal and fat reduction treatments available today, you may be wondering what’s the difference and which one is best for me? Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fritz E. Barton, Jr., MD who oversees and manages Surface Clinical, breaks down the different options: Non-Invasive Fat Removal There are three basic mechanisms of non-invasive fat removal: heat, mechanical, and cold disruption. At Surface Clinical, we have evaluated all these technologies. Heat is usually delivered either by ultrasound (LiposonixTM), or radiofrequency (VanquishTM). These methods can be both painful and inconsistent. Laser heat disruption of fat, aka Smart LipoTM, is not truly non-invasive, which means some downtime post-procedure is required. Mechanical fat disruption can….
CoolSculptTM is the non-invasive, FDA-approved procedure that freezes, kills and eliminates fat cells from the body. CoolSculpt has received generous news and media attention since its inception because of the procedure’s effectiveness, minimal downtime and patient satisfaction. CoolSculpt works by attaching a cooling applicator to regional areas of the body and applying controlled freezing. More than one area is likely to need treating to achieve a balanced, circumferential result. But, the number of areas needed could also depend upon your fat distribution. The applicator contacts the skin and cools the fat beneath the surface. A treatment area usually takes 30-45 minutes and with Surface’s newest applicator discomfort is minimal to none. One treatment usually removes about 3.5 mm or 1/8….