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Did You Know…
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
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.
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.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
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 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.
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.
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 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.

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Tips for Before & After Your CoolSculpting Treatment

Dreaming about getting a little fat zapped away with CoolSculpting? We can’t say we blame you. The treatment is extremely effective and easy. Patients are very happy with their results. If you’re considering having this procedure done, take a look at some great tips for before and after treatment…

Before Treatment

Find out how many sessions you’ll need. This is something to discuss during your consultation in order for your doctor to understand your goals and to have a treatment plan in mind. By finding this out, you’ll also know how much your overall cost will be. Some patients only end up having one session, while others have three or more.

Document. We’re in a golden age of documenting ourselves, and your CoolSculpting adventure shouldn’t be left out! Everyone else who is considering getting this treatment will do their research, find your story, and appreciate you taking the time to show what you’ve been through. You can blog about it, video yourself—whatever you like. Just be honest and keep track of your photos, measurements, and opinions before and after CoolSculpting.

Pain is rare, but be prepared. Most CoolSculpting patients feel totally fine during the procedure, but around 10% have some pain afterward. Because of this, it’s always smart to prepare ahead of time by having ibuprofen on hand—and taking it every eight hours, or as needed.

Have something to do. Bring a book, tablet, your phone, knitting…anything to keep you occupied during your treatment! Sometimes they can take a couple of hours. And hey, maybe that’s the time to start writing out your experience.

After Treatment

Take photos. We see our own bodies every day, and because of this, it can be difficult to tell when changes are happening. That’s why it’s important to snap a quick photo daily during your recovery process. Take frequent photos of your treated areas so that you are able to compare them.

Be patient. While some patients see immediate results, others see them after anywhere from a month to four. Two months seems to be the average mark of significant changes being seen. We know you want to see all the results at once, but it’s important to be patient and give your body time to get rid of those dead fat cells.

Keep in mind: long-term results depend on you! Just because you’ve had CoolSculpting treatment doesn’t mean you have free reign to eat burgers, pizza, cookies and beer. Eating well and exercising are important to continue keeping your weight down and to protect your great results for the long-term.

We hope you find these before and after CoolSculpting tips helpful. If you’re considering the treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or to schedule an appointment at Fremont Laser & Skin Care. We look forward to speaking with you!