Nonsurgical Fat Reduction for the Appleton, WI, Area


A range of applicators is available to treat areas all over the body, and Excelin’s CoolSculpting® experts are experienced at applying them from head to toe.

With two CoolSculpting® devices, Excelin can offer DualSculpting®, which can cut session times in half.

CoolSculpting® is entirely nonsurgical, requiring no incisions or sutures, making it a popular solution for the problem of stubborn fat.

Excess fat may appear where it is not wanted for a variety of reasons, with lifestyle and genetics being the big ones. But while fat may show up easily, it can be quite difficult to get rid of. Diet and exercise are not always as effective as desired, since fat cells in certain areas can stubbornly remain the same size in spite of a person’s best efforts to reduce them. Fortunately, for these cases, there is CoolSculpting®. Appleton, WI, area women and men with love handles, a bulging belly, or even a double chin can get visible results with this nonsurgical treatment at Excelin Medical Spa.

Our aestheticians are experienced with the range of CoolSculpting® options available, and the Appleton office offers DualSculpting®, which makes use of two CoolSculpting® machines to cut treatment times in half.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

The number of fat cells you have is basically set by the time you are an adult, so diet and exercise can change the size of the cells, but not their amount in a given area—and even the most effective lifestyle-changing efforts may still be hampered by so called “diet-resistant” fat cells, which are the reason you may see your waistline getting smaller, but still have large arms or a double chin.

To impact fat in these troublesome areas, the cells themselves can be destroyed, which is where CoolSculpting® comes in. The device lowers the temperature of targeted tissue to irreparably damage fat cells while leaving other cells unharmed. Once damaged, these useless fat cells are marked by the body for processing and elimination.

Over weeks and months, the physical number of fat cells will go down, leading to a reduction in size.

What Can CoolSculpting® Treat?

Thanks to a variety of handpieces, CoolSculpting® can be used virtually anywhere on the body that stubborn fat cells gather. It is ideal for treating:

  • submental fat (a double chin)
  • thighs (inner and outer)
  • abdomen
  • flank (“love handles”)
  • bra fat
  • back fat
  • banana roll (beneath the buttocks)
  • upper arms

There are various applicators designed to work on specific regions.

What Is a CoolSculpting® Session Like?

Since every patient’s needs are unique, the details of a CoolSculpting® session vary from person to person, especially in terms of duration. The sessions all have a major element in common: CoolSculpting® is entirely nonsurgical, so there are no incisions or sutures to worry about.

Many of the applicators work by pulling the targeted tissue between two panels, which then lower the core temperature of the fat cells—and only the fat cells—to freezing levels, resulting in cell death known as “apoptosis.” Some of the applicators, such as those used for the outer thighs, are designed to fit smoothly against the skin as opposed to operating as two panels.

Patients report feeling an initial intense drop in temperature when their session begins, but they soon adjust to the sensation—allowing them to read, watch a show or movie, and even sleep throughout the rest of the treatment. In fact, our CoolSculpting® room is equipped with complimentary Netflix, so treatments are a breeze.

After the session is complete, patients may notice some redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treated area for the next several hours or days, but can expect these common side effects to resolve naturally. No down time for recovery or recuperation is required.

What Results Can Be Expected from CoolSculpting®?

A CoolSculpting® session triggers a process known as Cryolipolysis, which causes fat cells to crystalize and then break down. The freed fat is metabolized over a period of two to four months, leading to a reduction in volume in the treated area. Patients may require multiple sessions to get their ideal results, with visits scheduled over a series of weeks and months.

Note that CoolSculpting® is an aesthetic treatment, so women and men considering the option should not do so with health benefits in mind. This is not intended for weight loss.

What Else is Available for Fat Reduction?

While CoolSculpting® has an applicator to treat double chins, Excelin Medical Spa also offers Kybella®, an injectable specifically designed to address submental fat. The formula disrupts fat cells, which are gradually processed, leading to a reduction in volume.

The Excelin Medical Spa team is prepared to personally meet each woman and man seeking a cosmetic change and suggest a custom treatment or plan for achieving visible results, whether it’s reducing a belly bulge or slimming down from head to toe.

Contact Excelin Medical Spa about COOLSCULPTING® in Appleton, WI.

Call 920-931-0022