As vacation time approaches, so does the thought of wearing more revealing clothes. While many patients can escape a bathing suits or shorts, it’s nearly impossible to totally avoid clothing that displays your arms.
Many patients find that, regardless of various types of exercise, they cannot achieve a toned or streamlined appearance of their arms.
Rather than resorting to liposuction or surgery, these women and men now have a non-invasive option.
The FDA has recently approved CoolSculpting for the reduction of upper arm fat.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that freezes and destroys fat cells. It can reduce up to 24% of the fat in the treated area after one session.
When it first received FDA-approval in 2010, CoolSculpting was limited to much larger areas like the abdomen. However, the company has continued to develop and launch new applicators to target fat pockets throughout the body.
Currently, the device is able to treat the abdomen, flanks, thighs, chin, and now arms.
Patients Are Concerned About Upper Arm Fat
Unsurprisingly, the abdomen is the chief complaint of patients interested in fat reduction treatments. However, many may not realize that the arms are the 3rd most popular area of interest when it comes to non-invasive body contouring.
What to Expect From the Treatment
The upper portion on the arm is treated with a new applicator called the CoolAdvantage Petite. It is designed the treat smaller areas compared to the other applicators and offers two different fits for the upper arm.
A treatment with the CoolAdvantage Petite takes only 35 minutes per area. Some patients may require one application per arm, while patients with larger arms, may require two applications per side.
The Cost for CoolSculpting on the Arms
The cost for this procedure may vary depending on number of applications per arm and the total number of treatments required. Average price range is $2000-$4000.
If your arms are the first thing that come to mind when you think of warm weather or a special occasion, call The West Institute today to schedule a consultation.