We recently celebrated the graduation of 2 members of our staff from CoolSculpting University, where they received advanced training for performing the popular fat reduction procedure. Their dedication to learning as much as possible about the science behind the technique and the skills needed to produce excellent results directly benefits our CoolSculpting patients in Portland.
If you’re not familiar with CoolSculpting, it’s a breakthrough, non-invasive treatment that reduces localized fat pockets by “freezing” fat cells. The controlled cooling process targets the fat cells with lower temperatures without damaging the skin or other tissue surrounding the cells.
Our nurse, Lauren Taylor, and Holly Harding, a licensed esthetician, traveled earlier this year to Allergan’s CoolSculpting University training facility in California. CoolSculpting experts oversee the training in which students are thoroughly educated and trained.
At CoolSculpting University, Lauren and Holly learned:
- How researchers developed CoolSculpting and the expertise to know when a patient can benefit from the treatment
- About the state-of-the-art CoolSculpting equipment
- About procedural skills used during the treatment
- That there are some risks and side effects, even though they are minimal
- How patients benefit from CoolSculpting
By completing the CoolSculpting University training, Lauren and Holly can provide expertise that few practices in the Portland area can match. Their knowledge will be especially valuable as additional applicators and techniques are introduced for CoolSculpting.
When CoolSculpting was first cleared by the FDA for use, practitioners used a single applicator during the treatment. Since then, several additional applicators designed to treat specific areas of the body have become available. In addition to the abdominal area and “love handles,” CoolSculpting can now treat:
- Inner and outer thighs
- Under the chin (“double chin”)
- Upper arms
- “Bra fat”
Some of the new applicators also work more efficiently, reducing treatment times for some patients.