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Did You Know…
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”

Cellulite

CoolSculpting Treats Stubborn Areas of Fat

But Cellulite… Not So Much

Even though Fremont Laser has been performing CoolSculpting treatments at our Fremont location for years, one question that we still answer most every day is whether CoolSculpting treats cellulite. Cellulite, usually found on the thighs and buttocks, is very common, and even the most fit among us aren’t immune from it.

It’s a logical question since cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing the dimpled appearance. It would stand to reason that if treated fat cells are being flushed away through the body’s system, then cellulite would be good riddance. It’s reasonable, but wishful thinking. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for cellulite, and if cellulite is your main concern, CoolSculpting will not give you the results you want.

CoolSculpting reduces unwanted stubborn fat in nearly every area of the body, including the stomach, flanks (love handles), thighs, buttocks, chin, arms, etc. CoolSculpting is a gentle and effective procedure that uses a device to precisely target fat cells underneath the skin with a controlled temperature to freeze them. Over the next few months, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving nearby cells unharmed and a more sculpted you.

When you have stubborn areas of fat and cellulite, treating two birds with one type of treatment is exciting. However, our staff prefers to be realistic about results, and we cannot lead our clients to believe CoolSculpting treats cellulite. It doesn’t. But what you may notice is that your cellulite is less noticeable.

CoolSculpting might lessen the appearance or dimpling of cellulite because there is less fat underneath the connective tissue after treatment. CoolSculpting isn’t a treatment for cellulite though because it does nothing to the connective tissue, which causes cellulite in the first place.

CoolSculpting “Sculpts” The Body

CoolSculpting helps “sculpt” areas of the body that are notoriously resistant to diet and exercise. Those who are closer to their ideal weight are excellent candidates. For the time being, there are treatments that help diminish the look of cellulite and some are promising, but nothing eliminates cellulite forever yet.

If you’d like to schedule a complimentary consultation about CoolSculpting, call Fremont Laser at (510) 792-1579 or use our contact form.