Tanya Kormeili, MD Dermatology
Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic

Dr. Kormeili MD of Santa Monica Dermatology Group Los Angeles, CA, dermatoligist offers services for cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology devoted to healthy, beautiful skin for life.

1260 Fifteenth Street,
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Appt (310) 917-4433
Fax   (310) 917-4432

CoolSculpting – Zeltiq

Despite all the exercising and great dietary choices, we all have areas that are predisposed genetically to get fat.

Whether it is the back of the arms, the bra-fat on the back, the inner thighs, love handles, or our bellies, we all have areas that are not responding to exercise and do not get resolved even after dieting.

The solution: Zeltiq CoolSculpting!

In the past we had liposuction to contour these special areas and create the perfect shape we desired in the body. Liposuction was invasive, and surgical. It had a long recovery time, and it required anesthesia and left little scars from the places “little holes” were made to insert the suction canulas.

CoolSculpting has revolutionized fat loss, and body sculpting, using principles of science that we have known for years in dermatology. We have always known that if we cool the fat cells in the body, they will undergo a process of natural cell death. This machine has been studied extensively with over 20 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts published in medical literature!

This finding has been applied to create an even cooling, non-invasively to gently get rid of up to 22% of fat cells, permanently, in the area treated after just one treatment. There is no damage to surrounding tissue, no need for anesthesia of any kind, no down-time or scarring.

Each treatment lasts about an hour. The area of concern is connected to the machine and gentle cooling treats the fat in that location.

Most treatments produce about 22% fat loss in the treated area. About 92% of patients who had just one treatment noticed a significant fat reduction in the treated area, and over half a million treatments have been done worldwide. Some patients, however, may need more than one treatment to achieve desired results. Some pain and numbness may follow the treatments, and it may last a few weeks, but is always reversible. Bruising and numbness may occur and it is only temporary. There is no sensitivity to the sun following the treatments. No need to wear compression clothing. There is no wound care since it is non-invasive and no cuts are produced to the skin. It is safe on all skin types and ethnic backgrounds. This works just as well on men as it does on women.

Curious about how it works? CoolSculpting targets and cools the fast cells to trigger natural cell death called apoptosis. There is no change to the appearance of nerves or overlying skin tissue. After the treatment, the fat cells enter cell death and are gradually removed by our body’s natural cleaning system, called macrophages. This takes several weeks to months. Hence, the results from this procedure are best noted at three months post treatment, but significant improvement can be noted as early as six weeks. After treatment, the thickness of the fat layer is significantly reduced as demonstrated on Ultrasound imaging during clinical trials. Results were durable in subsequent studies.

However, it is important to note that CoolSculpting is NOT a fat loss program. It is for body sculpting and will not replace diet or exercise. There is no data to indicate that one will gain weight in other body parts after treatment as a result of this treatment.  It will not prevent one from gaining weight in other areas of the body where fat cells reside.  Weight gain is possible by enlargement of other remaining fat cells in the body proportionately, if one were to put on weight for any reason.

However, even after gaining weight, the areas treated with CoolSculpting will not gain as much and will maintain their contour.  Therefore, it is perfect for sculpting the tough and resistant to exercise areas of the body.  We customize the treatment plan for every patient since every body is slightly different.

Please schedule your consultation with us today!

I had rosacea that caused redness and broken vessels on my face. Dr. Kormeili addressed all of my concerns and set about fixing the redness. I was super excited after my first laser treatment as the improvement was immediately noticeable. The second laser treatment made me look and feel amazing...

~N.F., La Habra

I had really bad psoriasis on my scalp that flaked all over my clothes, and it was so embarrassing to sit on board meetings in a black suite with white flakes. My entire attention was on my flakes, and worried what people were thinking when they looked at me, or got close to me at work...

~J.A. Los Angeles

Dr. Kormeili is the BEST!! I have a horrible phobia of needles and she calmed my nerves and had an extremely gentle touch. Painless office visit!

~C.E. Los Angeles

Whereever Dr. Kormeili goes, my mom and I follow her. I highly recommend her. My visits are always a great experience.

~M. I., Santa Monica

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had multiple warts on my hands and legs for the past 5 years. It was just something I learned to live with. I moved so sunny Los Angeles and decided it was time to take care of this embarrassing problem. I had appt’s with a few dermatologists, but once I found Dr. Kormeili I knew I wanted her to treat me...

~M.L., Los Angeles

Excellent. Office staff are kind and barely any wait time. Easy to make appointments and amazing friendly/intelligent dermatologist!

~M. L., Santa Monica

Dr. Kormeili is a remarkable person and an amazing doctor. She’s exact, focused and thorough, and treats you like one of the family. The results of my treatments were beyond my expectations.

~C.S., Santa Monica

I had sun damaged skin with several sun spots on my face. My entire attention was on my face, and I worried what people were thinking when they looked at me. I’m a vice president in banking and image is very important especially in the leadership role I am in. I saw Dr. Kormeili 4 months ago...

~M.M., Torrence

I absolutely love this Dr. She is so honest. My skin looks great and I feel so happy with her service and recommendations.

~M.M. Santa Monica

I was working a lot and very stressed out. One day I looked up in the mirror and I had look like I had aged about 10 years and as a woman we like to stay looking young. So a friend referred me to Dr. Kormeili for a little Botox and fillers. She was great! She took care of everything that was bothering me and then some...

~D.E., Whittier

How can someone be sad around Dr. Kormeili? She is a burst of sunshine but most of all she cares about her patients. Dr. Kormeili knew and worked on my husband before he recently passed away. He would rave about her care and skill when he had work on his face done by her. I went to Dr. Kormeili after my husband passed away...

~S.L. Los Angeles

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had been taking antibiotic medicines for over 2 years to help control my acne; once I was prescribed Accutane in less than 3 months my face was completely gone. Of course before taking Accutane I was constantly aware of my skin, always trying to find ways to hide it and sometimes it got so hard I didn’t even want to go to school....

~C.J., Los Angeles

SHE IS THE BEST! Considerate, compassionate and thoroughly professional.

~V.L. Santa Monica

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I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

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