Non-Invasive Fat Reduction for Edina, Plymouth, and Minneapolis

If you want to improve your silhouette without surgery near Minneapolis, CoolSculpting® is the treatment you’ve been looking for. Everyone has resistant pockets of fat they wish would go away, but it can be very hard to reduce that fat, no matter how much someone diets and exercises. Sometimes our natural body shape makes us prone to storing more fat in certain areas than others, and hormones, gender, and age also play a role in how our weight is distributed.

In the past, people have opted for liposuction to reduce their love handles, muffin tops, saddlebags, or back fat. While effective, this surgical treatment is invasive, costly, sometimes painful, and requires weeks of recovery time. Now, we have CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical option that freezes and removes fat without affecting skin or other tissues. This popular treatment is available in our Plymouth and Edina, MN, locations.

Zel Skin and Laser Specialists

To learn more about your options near Minneapolis for CoolSculpting®, contact Zel Skin & Laser Specialists by requesting an appointment online or calling (952) 929-8888 (Edina), (612) 338-0711 (Minneapolis), or (952) 473-1286 (Plymouth).

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to target and reduce fat. This treatment can focus on specific areas in both men and women. The science behind CoolSculpting® was discovered by Harvard Medical School dermatologists.

During a treatment session, lipids are crystalized through controlled cooling or freezing. This causes fat cells to die without harming surrounding tissues, which freeze at lower temperatures. Then, the body’s normal metabolic processes take over, gradually removing the targeted fat cells, resulting in a slimmer look.

While CoolSculpting® can be used nearly anywhere on the body, some treatment areas are more popular and effective than others. The fat that CoolSculpting® targets is the soft fat directly below the skin, as opposed to hard, abdominal fat. Most of our patients are interested in targeting the following features:

  • Belly Fat
  • Waist and Flanks (Love Handles/Muffin Tops)
  • Back Fat/Bra Line Fat
  • Outer Thigh Fat
  • Hip Fat or “Saddle Bags”
  • Upper-Arm Fat

CoolSculpting® vs. Weight Loss: What’s the Difference?

CoolSculpting® isn’t a weight loss tool for overweight or obese patients. Instead, it’s ideal for women and men who are already at or near their ideal weight and have been able to maintain that weight with consistent exercise and healthy eating habits. Although patients are able to lose a few inches from select areas and often find that they go down a few clothing sizes after non-invasive fat reduction, the treatment is not intended for losing a substantial amount of overall weight or improving health.

Ever wonder where the fat goes when you diet and routinely work out? By early adulthood, everyone has a certain number of fat cells that doesn’t fluctuate much. When you create a calorie deficit to lose weight—typically by being active and watching what you eat, though bariatric surgery can also accomplish this—fat cells throughout the body lose some of their contents and shrink. They are not destroyed, which means they can grow again under the right circumstances.

Patients also can’t control exactly where they will lose fat when dieting. It can be difficult to create sleeker, more balanced contours when dealing with excess fat pockets in specific areas—even after losing weight and toning muscles.

CoolSculpting® solves this problem by allowing localized fat reduction in isolated spots and killing the fat cells so they aren’t able to grow back.

What to Expect from CoolSculpting® Treatment with Next Generation CoolAdvantage Applicator

The CoolAdvantage applicator reduces CoolSculpting® treatment times by nearly half. Now, a session can take as little as 35 minutes to complete. The applicator also provides greater comfort and delivers a larger cooling area to treat more tissue.

How does it work? The revolutionary cup design can create colder temperatures, which, in turn, reduces treatment times. The number of applications needed depends on the size of the area being treated, so you will discuss during your consultation how many rounds of CoolSculpting® treatments you may need.

Patients whose appointments involve the CoolAdvantage applicator report a 45 percent improvement in comfort scores, so many people will feel little discomfort during their session and will be able resume their daily activities right away.

New CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator Designed Specifically to Treat Upper-Arm Fat

Zel Skin & Laser Specialists was the first clinic in the Twin Cities to provide CoolSculpting® treatments. We have been successfully sculpting abdomens, flanks, and thighs since 2010. Now, with the CoolAdvantage Petite applicator, we can sculpt your arms for the firmer, more toned look you’ve been wanting. If you’re interested in an upper-arm treatment, call us to set up a consultation.

*Results may vary per patient.

Why Choose Zel Skin for CoolSculpting®?

At Zel, we conduct our own internal research to make sure that any cosmetic dermatology product or service we offer can improve your appearance both safely and effectively. Dr. Brian Zelickson and his medically trained staff were among the first five facilities responsible for the CoolSculpting® clinical trials. Based on the positive results, the device was released nationwide in 2010, with Zel Skin being one of the first providers in the country. No other clinic in the Twin Cities has more research or experience with the CoolSculpting® procedure. Now, the next generation CoolAdvantage applicator can deliver even better patient outcomes and greater comfort.

Are There More Options for Body Contouring?

In addition to CoolSculpting®, Zel Skin offers injectable KYBELLA® as a non-invasive option for specifically reducing double chin fat.

*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.

Zel Skin and Laser Specialists

Contact Zel Skin & Laser Specialists to schedule a Minneapolis-area CoolSculpting® consultation today at our Edina or Plymouth locations. Call us at (952) 929-8888 (Edina), (612) 338-0711 (Minneapolis), or (952) 473-1286 (Plymouth), or write to us for more details.

CoolSculpting® Details

Results and patient experience may vary. While this treatment is safe, some rare side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, only your CoolSculpting® provider can help you decide if the treatment is right for you. In the United States, CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flanks. Outside the United States, the CoolSculpting® procedure for non-invasive fat reduction is available worldwide. ZELTIQ, CoolSculpting®, the CoolSculpting® logo, the Snowflake design, and Fear No Mirror are registered trademarks of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. © 2016. All rights reserved. IC1843-A

Before / After

*Results may vary per patient.