Crutchfield Dermatology of Minnesota now offers CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ for the treatment of unwanted body fat
New Coolsculpting by Zeltiq treats and melts away fat with FDA approved cooling device.
- Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI (1888PressRelease) December 15, 2010 - CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is the newest body contouring procedure to be offered by Minnesota Board Certified Dermatologist Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. (www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com). The procedure is non-invasive, making it an ideal option for patients who have small areas of unwanted fat that stubbornly persist in the face of diet and exercise. CoolSculpting works by selectively cooling down fat cells, which are then destroyed and removed through the body's natural cleansing process.
Dr. Crutchfield states, "I'm very pleased to offer my patients this non-invasive fat removal method. We were pioneers in the area of LipoDissolve Ultra treatments; this just adds another effective tool to our toolbox. While neither treatment is designed as an alternative to a healthy diet and regular exercise, it is very helpful for sculpting specific areas of the body such as the tummy, love handles, bra fat and saddle bags."
CoolSculpting is an effective way to reduce smaller areas of fat without surgery. During the treatment, the CoolSculpting device is placed on targeted areas, where it cools the tissue to just above freezing, selectively harming the fat cells while allowing other healthy cells in the area to survive.
"CoolSculpting is also popular because it is fast; about 1 hour per area. Once the treatment is over, there is no downtime and my patients are able to return to their normal activities. During the treatment, a patient can read a magazine or just take some time to relax. We also have WiFi and many patients take advantage of that, too. Most people find the treatment to be very comfortable." comments Dr. Crutchfield.
"As a board-certified dermatologist with years of experience, I've seen many new treatment ideas and I've found that CoolSculpting is a true medical advance," adds Dr. Crutchfield. "With the increasing set of very effective skin rejuvenation tools, this is an exciting time for my patients, and it really is possible to achieve your cosmetic goals through non-surgical methods."
Dr. Crutchfield is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. In addition to his doctorate degree, he also has a master's degree in molecular biology from the Mayo Clinic. He did his internship training at the Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse and his dermatology residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield specializes in the treatment of acne, psoriasis, and ethnic skin diseases. As well, he is one of the country's leading cosmetic dermatologists. Dr. Crutchfield is a regular speaker at many statewide and national medical conferences. He is also a professor of biology and teaches at Carleton College. Dr. Crutchfield is an associate professor of dermatology at the University of Minnesota Medical School teaching medical students, dermatology residents, nursing students, and other healthcare providers. Dr. Crutchfield has been selected as one of the Top Doctors by Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine and one of the Top Dermatologists for Women by Minnesota Monthly magazine. Dr. Crutchfield has also been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America by his colleagues and peers throughout the United States. Crutchfield Dermatology also has an award winning website that contains hundreds of hours of helpful, consumer friendly, skin care information at www.CrutchfieldDermatology.com
Dr. Crutchfield's peer recognition honors include "Top Doctor" (Minneapolis St. Paul magazine), "Top Doctor for Women" (Minnesota Monthly magazine), "America's 10 Leading Dermatologists" (Black Enterprise magazine), America's Top Doctors" (Castle Connolly Guide), "America's Top Dermatologists" (Consumers' Research Council of America), and "The Best Doctors in America 2009-2010" (Best Doctors). In addition to these accolades, Dr. Crutchfield has received the "Gold Triangle Award" from the American Academy of Dermatology, the "Karis Humanitarian Award" from the Mayo Clinic and the "Physician Health Care Hero Award" from Medica, Twin Cities Business and Kare 11 Broadcasting. Dr. Crutchfield is a regularly invited guest on the Lori and Julia Show on myTalk 107.1 radio. Dr. Crutchfield is also the Official Team Dermatologist for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.
For information contact Heather O. at 651.209.3628