Save the Date -- Evening of Beauty May 30th
Join us on May 30th from 4:30pm-7:30pm at our Northgate location! At our evening of beauty, you will enjoy special event pricing, raffles, live demonstrations and much more!* Call to RSVP 206-859-5777
*$50 deposit required to reserve your spot. Special pricing available on event night only. 50% deposit required on all packages. Deposits are non-refundable but may be used towards your Botox treatment.
Don’t Take Your Double Chin into the Holidays
There is no telling how and where the body will hold fat. For many people, it is the midsection and hips that cause the most trouble. Especially as we age, fatty tissue may become more visible beneath the chin. This accumulation of fat cells is referred to as a double-chin. It is a problem that plagues millions of people and creates an illusion of excess weight even when a person is otherwise in excellent physical condition. Understandably, the search for a solution to the dreaded double chin has been active for years. Now we have multiple ways to address this issue.
At Pacific Dermatology in Seattle and Renton, double chin fat may be targeted with liposculpture, Kybella, or, now, with CoolMini treatment.
Many people are somewhat familiar with CoolSculpting®. This body-sculpting procedure has been around for nearly a decade and has been widely used to reduce up to 20% of fatty tissue in the lower abdomen in a single treatment. Over time, the device gained clearance to treat additional areas, including the thighs and the arms. Continually proving that fat can be frozen, the makers of CoolSculpting developed an applicator just the right size to target submental fat cells, those that create a double chin.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment based on cryolipolysis, a theory developed by two Harvard researchers. When these scientists observed children who routinely ate popsicles, they noticed that some children developed dimples. Consequently, they speculated that dimples were caused by the reduction of fat in the cheeks due to the cold temperature of the popsicles. It was this theory that led to the latest craze in non-surgical fat reduction.
When fat cells are treated with controlled cooling, crystals form out of their liquid contents. The presence of crystallized fat cells provokes an inflammatory response which ultimately leads to the cells’ elimination through the lymph system. After each treatment, the body spends several weeks metabolizing the incapacitated fat cells.
Freezing the Double Chin
The same principals that fuel the fire of CoolSculpting are present in CoolMini treatment for the double chin. In fact, the same device is used to treat all areas of the body. The energy and technique are the same; it is the applicator that changes. During CoolMini treatments, the small area of fat beneath the chin is held between two cooling panels. Tissue needs to stay between the panels for up to an hour, after which the upper neck will appear red and somewhat hard. The initial side effects from treatment diminish quickly, and normal activities can be resumed right away. As the weeks pass, the double chin will melt away.
Learn more about CoolMini so you don’t take your double chin into the holiday season ahead. Call 206-859-5777 to schedule your treatment in our Seattle or Renton office.
Summer is Almost Here, Should You Try CoolSculpting before Liposuction?
For many years, men and women interested in losing more than a little circumference in any area of the body have turned to liposuction. The surgical removal of excess fat is still widespread, and it’s a procedure we routinely perform for our Seattle and Renton patients. However, as technology has advanced, we also have ways to eliminate fat without surgery. Here, we want to discuss the value of CoolSculpting as well as liposuction to help you determine which approach you may prefer for a gorgeous summer body.
What CoolSculpting and Liposuction Have in Common
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that the FDA has approved for the removal of stubborn fat. Coolsculpting has been approved for the same purpose but does not involve surgery. Many of the same areas that we treat with liposuction tend to respond well to CoolSculpting. Typical areas of treatment include the abdomen and flanks, under the chin, bra area, back, buttocks, thighs, and back of the arms. Whether you choose liposuction or CoolSculpting to improve your contours, you can expect the results from your treatment to last indefinitely (as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle).
Why CoolSculpting may be Beneficial Right Before Summer
We are in the prime time of year when patients start asking about whether liposuction or CoolSculpting would give them the results they want by summer. Two of the primary considerations that need to be made include how much fat needs to be removed and how much time can be allotted for recovery. Because CoolSculpting does not involve surgery, there is minimal chance of bruising and swelling after treatment. After liposuction, swelling continually diminishes over about three months. After CoolSculpting, there is no need to take time off work or other activities. Liposuction patients may need up to a week off work, and more time away from the gym and other exercise.
CoolSculpting may be a treatment that you can continue right up to the edge of summer, and even through the summer months if you’d like. It is possible to repeat procedures as needed to achieve your desired outcome of better body contours.
It’s not too late to consider either CoolSculpting or liposuction. Call 206-859-5777 to schedule an appointment in our Seattle or Renton office to discover which procedure is right for you.
4 Reasons we LOVE May: Events and Specials
May specials and events are here! In this issue: 4 reasons we LOVE May! Skin cancer awareness month, summer is coming (Cellfina), May 24th Evening of Beauty, Welcoming new dermatologist - Dr. Finesmith, and more.
Learn more by reading through our specials or contact us at 206-859-5777 or via our contact page.