CoolSculpting is a FDA approved fat-freezing procedure. The treatment is a non-surgical alternative to fat reduction that uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate stubborn fat cells underneath the skin.
It is completely safe and requires no anesthesia, needles or downtime. The patient sits comfortably in a reclined chair for up to two hours while cooling panels eliminate fat cells.
For some people, a customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. For example, you may want freeze away fat from your inner and/or outer thighs—and also get rid of that muffin top. Some practices have multiple CoolSculpting systems and can treat different body areas at the same time.
A chemical agent that reacts to light is applied to the growths and absorbed by the abnormal cells. Hours later, those medicated areas are activated by a strong light and the treatment selectively destroys abnormal cells while causing minimal damage to normal tissue. This treatment is best for precancerous and some types of superficial skin cancers.
Standard Excision is the removal of a skin cancer along with some of the healthy skin tissue around it (margin). For this procedure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the area. After the cancerous area is removed, the incision is closed with stitches. If the incision is large, sometimes a skin graft or flap is required.
This technique is usually reserved for small lesions generally not on the face. Local anesthesia is administered, the growth is gently scraped off with a tool with a sharp, ring-shaped tip, and then the tumor site is burned with a small needle.
Liquid nitrogen is applied to the growth with a spray device or cotton-tipped applicator. This freezes the tissue without requiring any cutting. This treatment is usually for pre-cancerous lesions and for the very earliest most superficial skin-cancer lesions. This treatment will result in some short-term blistering, and occasionally, long-term permanent discoloration leaving the skin white.
Hyperhidrosis—the condition of excessive sweating. Those who suffer from it sweat profusely regardless of temperature, physical exertion, or nervousness. As a result, they are often left with cold, sweaty palms, stained clothing, body odor, and social embarrassment.
This disabling condition is socially limiting. It restricts occupational choices and hinders professional advancement. No one should have to suffer through experiences like these—and they don’t have to. With the treatments offered at Premier Dermatology, hyperhidrosis sufferers can become sweat and worry free.