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Do you fit the following profile? You exercise, eat well, live a healthy lifestyle, but you still have one or two stubborn areas that don’t respond to diet or exercise. It’s those love handles around the waist that sit like muffin tops over your jeans, that pouch of tummy fat that won’t go away no matter how many crunches you do, or those saddlebags literally hanging onto your thighs—just to name a few.
Northshore Dermatology Center now offers a non-invasive procedure to eliminate fat—specifically those dreaded lumps and bulges. The Coolsculpting® technique by ZELTIQ literally freezes fat away—no incisions, no downtime, and less than a quarter of the cost of liposuction.
“If you are fit and within 10 pounds of your ideal weight, you will get a 20–40 percent reduction in the area treated with just one treatment,” says Dr. Tina Venetos.
Dr. Venetos is a board-certified dermatologist in private practice in the northern Chicago suburbs since 1996. She began her medical career in internal medicine, which makes her uniquely qualified to offer a medically based and supremely safe approach to general and cosmetic dermatology for all ages. ZELTIQ selected only a few dermatologists in the Chicago area to own the Coolsculpting® machine, with Northshore Dermatology as one of them.
“My goal is to provide our patients with the finest professional medical skin care possible with close attention to aesthetics.”
In addition to diagnosing and treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, Dr. Venetos and her team—Amy Brownlee, MS, PA-C,
a seasoned board-certified dermatology physician’s assistant, and Sheryl Keller, licensed medical esthetician—offer a wide range of cosmetic services to help people look and feel younger.
These include Botox® and Dysport®, fillers including Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm®, and Sculptra®, and various laser services such as laser hair removal, spider vein treatment, brown spot reduction, wrinkle and acne scar reduction, and laser resurfacing. “Patients leave our office with skin that has
a healthy, youthful glow,” says Dr. Venetos.
And now they’ve added the revolutionary Coolsculpting® procedure that uses a controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis® to target, cool, and eliminate fat cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, this non-surgical procedure freezes fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no knife, no suction hoses, no needles, no lasers. Coolsculpting® is the only FDA-approved technology that permanently eliminates fat.
“After a one-to-three-hour Coolsculpting® procedure in our office, your body goes to work,” explains Dr. Venetos. “Over the next two to four months, the crystallized fat cells shatter and break down, and are naturally flushed from your body.
And no one will ever know you were here,” she adds, “You can return to your normal activities immediately; there are no cuts, bandaging, or bruising.” While the procedure works best on those within 10 pounds of their ideal weight, even people within 20 pounds of that target will benefit by having two Coolsculpting® treatments—the initial treatment and a second treatment at the two-month mark.
“I predict that a lot of people will do the Coolsculpting® procedure,” says Dr. Venetos. In fact, she tried it on herself and is pleased with the results. “I didn’t lose weight,” she explains, “but I lost size.”
Now that autumn is upon us, who doesn’t want their jeans to fit better? Northshore Dermatology Center offers free consultations for the Coolsculpting® technique by ZELTIQ.
For more information, call 847-234-1177, or visit northshorederm.biz or coolsculpting.com. Dr. Venetos has offices in Lake Forest, Wilmette, and Grayslake.