Are you Cool yet?

We know we keep talking about it… but it really is just so cool! CoolSculpting is sweeping the nation, from Dr. Oz to the Today Show, and you can get it right here in Charleston at Germain Dermatology.
 It is safe. It is easy. It DOES WORK!
… and you now have DualSculpting to treat two areas at once! 
Dr. Germain hosted another wonderful Cool Event to share the facts about this revolutionary fat fighter. We all had a blast!

If you missed the event, or want to know more, check out the videos below for all you need to know on CoolSculpting!
*For the month of October receive $200 off your CoolSculpting Package! Call today for a FREE consultation: 843-881-4440

CoolSculpt® Your Way to Lower Body Fat and a Better Looking Body

CoolSculpt® Your Way to Lower Body Fat and a Better Looking Body
 “Wow!” “Seriously?!” you may be thinking…  Well, Yes!
In a one-hour procedure without pills, supplements, special diets or intense workout regimes, an innovative non-surgical treatment is available to remove those trouble spots that seem impervious to healthy changes in diet and solid workout programs.
Developed by two Harvard scientists who observed that cold can be applied to remove fat, criolypolysis or, CoolSculpting®, is a technology used to cool fat cells to temperatures that trigger their natural death.  As lipids and fats crystallize faster than other cells and are more vulnerable to cooling than the surrounding tissues, there is no damage to skin, nerves or other tissue.  When delivering prolonged, controlled cooling to an area, fat cell death and elimination will be produced naturally over time.  Over the following weeks and months, the fat cells begin to shrivel and die until the patient’s own metabolism eliminates them from the body.  The patient’s fat layer will be reduced significantly, giving the patient visible and measurable results in the targeted area.

Whether stubborn inches around the abdomen or leg area is simply a result of genetics or lifestyle habits, CoolSculpting® is an effective way to get rid of fat for good.  It is especially appealing to those who would not normally consider a cosmetic procedure or for those who don’t want the downtime and risks associated with surgery.
Each treatment cycle lasts for one hour and does not require local or other anesthesia. Patient’s may feel slight discomfort for the first five minutes of the treatment as the cooling device comes into contact with the skin and begins to freeze the tissues.  After about ten minutes, the patient may feel slightly numb as the treatment continues.  Patients are able to resume regular activities or go back to work upon leaving the office.  Results are generally seen within a few months of treatment.  CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is clinically proven and FDA approved.

Ideal candidates are generally those with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise – love handles, muffin tops, spare tires, inner or outer thigh bulges – problem areas that are difficult to exercise away without extreme fitness or diet programs.
“I have my body back – the body I had in my 20’s!”
Patients who have undergone CoolSculpting® tend to talk about what they have gained, rather than the fat they have lost.  From “I finally look good again; It’s the real me,” to “My clothes fit better,” patients report an increase in personal confidence, Keep in mind, once fat cells are eliminated, they are gone forever.  However, attention will still need to be taken in regards to a healthy diet and fitness program as to not generate new fat cells or increase the size of those still there.  Fortunately, most patients find their amazing results the impetus to continue taking care of themselves in order to retain their new look.
If you’re struggling to lose body fat from particular areas of your body, please set up a consultation with us to learn whether CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is right for you. We are proud to be South Carolina’s first and most experienced practice to offer CoolSculpting®.

Germain Dermatology Hosts CoolSculpting by Zeltiq Night

It’s one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the Lowcountry, CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq. On Tuesday, October 25 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Germain Dermatology is proud to offer a CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq night to educate and inform the community about this non-invasive, safe, and clinically proven method for the selective reduction of fat permanently. The event is free, but space is limited. Guests are encouraged to call (843)881- 4440 to reserve their spot for the event, which will include a live demonstration. 
CoolSculpting fills a previously unmet need in the medical aesthetic marketplace with a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in the treated area of the body. On average, each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area, and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months in most patients.  

With fat cells being naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cooling, the cooling effect from the CoolSculpting procedure causes crystallization of the lipids in the fat cells. The cells then begin to break down and are gradually eliminated by the body’s normal metabolic processes, over a period of two to four months. These fat cells are eliminated from your body permanently. Unlike liposuction -which also eliminates fat cells from your body- the procedure doesn’t require the patient to endure surgery as there’s no cutting or needles. 
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is someone who is relatively fit but may have some fat bulges that aren’t easily reduced through diet and exercise in problem areas such as love handles, stomach and back. Since there’s no down time, patients return to daily activities immediately. 
Dr. Marguerite Germain, M.D. of Germain Dermatology in Mount Pleasant is the only Charleston-area dermatologist to offer CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. Cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the non-invasive reduction of fat,, the procedure has recently been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, Rachael Ray show and more.
What: CoolSculpting by Zeltiq Night 
When: Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Germain Dermatology, 612 Seacoast Parkway, Mount Pleasant. 
Call to RSVP: (843)881-4440 – Hope to see you there!