With today’s technology, we are able to achieve much more with less pain and invasiveness. Dr. Gerald Bock of the California Skin and Laser Center in Stockton provides patients with some of the latest methodologies for improving the health and appearance of the skin and body. When patients come to his practice asking of non-invasive alternatives to liposuction for fat removal, many are introduced to Coolsculpting.
Coolsculpting is a procedure done by freezing away the fat instead of removing it with a cannula, in the way traditional liposuction is performed. Patients are awake during their entire procedure as the device lowers the temperature of the deeper fat cells to freeze them away. While the results are not visible immediately, they occur over time as the body naturally flushes out the fat cells for gradual improvement over many months. Coolsculpting does not require any surgery, is comfortable, and does not leave scarring. The treatment is completely non-invasive yet effective, receiving FDA clearance for safe and effective fat reduction.
Dr. Gerald Bock of California Skin and Laser Center recommends Coolsculpting for patients who want to target specific areas of fat that have not been responsive to alternative methods of treatment including better diet and more regular exercise. Some areas of the body are more “stubborn” when it comes to fat reduction and may be better suited for Coolsculpting treatments.
Patients are often worried about the cost of Coolsculpting. A consultation appointment with Dr. Gerald Bock is recommended for individuals who are interested in getting a more accurate price quote for treatment, and there are several factors that can affect cost, including the treatment area, desired results, and how the body responds to the first Coolsculpting session. Some patients may need multiple treatment sessions for stubborn areas of the body. The cost per treatment cycle decreases when one initially signs up for an increased number of cycles. Speaking with a board certified dermatologist about the procedure and determining whether or not it is right for you is the first step. After that, cost differences between traditional liposuction and Coolsculpting can be compared to see if patients can save money with a non-invasive alternative.
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