While CoolSculpting is a safe and effective technique to rid the body of stubborn fat pockets, it is not just for women. Men also benefit from CoolSculpting treatment. Both men and women find themselves fighting to keep off unwanted weight after the age of 40, regardless of how well they eat and how often they exercise. This is not only frustrating, but can create a sense of despair. At West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center, we offer our patients CoolSculpting consultations and treatment. CoolSculpting is not for all patients, and we will spend time visiting with you to determine if this is a treatment that will be effective and help you meet your goals. The patient who benefits most from CoolSculpting includes patients who are within 10-15 pounds of their ideal body weight, can pinch at least one inch of fat in the treatment area, exercise and eat a healthy diet, and those with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or under. Most CoolSculpting treatments take about an hour in our office, and can be performed over a long lunch hour or before work. However, treating the flanks (a/k/a) love handles requires a two-hour session because we must treat each side individually. Though it’s still technically winter in Houston, before you know it we will all be in shorts and bathing suits for Spring Break and vacation. Now is the ideal time to inquire about CoolSculpting and get to your ideal shape.