The science behind heating and cooling

logo-2-02[3]If you have come upon my blog, no doubt you may be looking for information about cosmetic improvements. In recent years, we learned we can get good results using hot and cold methods. In general, heat is applied to melt fat and firm, and cold freezes & eliminates fat.

Double Chin & Sagging Skin

As we age, our skin becomes laxer. It’s not unusual to end up with mid-life double chin and sagging skin on the arms, legs, neck and face. One way to tighten and firm skin is with a procedure known as Thermi RF. We use ThermiSmooth and ThermiTight treatments in my office.  Simply stated, when heated to a high enough temperature, the body begins producing new collagen that in turn tightens and smooths skin in the affected area. The inner layer of skin can tolerate higher temperatures than the surface. We can also melt fat by setting the system at at 70 degrees celsius, (158 degrees farenheit). Click here to see another blog we posted about ThermiRF  We also have information on our website.

Stubborn Fat

The procedure we offer on the other end of the temperature spectrum is coolsculpting. It’s been getting a lot of national press lately, as it has become a popular procedure to get rid of stubborn fat such as love handles and saddle bags. Here are some of the stories in the press.

Coolsculpting uses a process called Cryolipolysis. It’s a non-invasive way to cool tissue underneath the surface, break down fat cells and slowly remove them through the lymph system. Dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston made this breakthrough discovery that helps remove the most stubborn fat. There are relatively few side effects reported, and because of that, Coolsculpting is becoming the fat removal procedure of choice for men and women of all ages. We also offer an additional blog on coolsculpting and information on our website.

 

 

About Christine Brown, M.D.

Dr. Christine Brown operates a leading dermatology practice in Dallas, Texas. She understands the importance of good skin care and is committed to providing you with high-quality care in a pleasant and professional atmosphere. Services include clinical and cosmetic dermatology.
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