in Santa Monica, CA
Sometimes no matter how much you diet or exercise, you still cannot get rid of stubborn areas. 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 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. It is safe on every skin type.
Whether it is the double chin, the back of the arms, the bra-fat on the back, the inner thighs, love handles, double chins, buttocks, bellies, we all have areas that are not responding to exercise and do not get resolved even after dieting.
It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet- and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
At our office, every single patient considering this procedure is evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to be sure this is a correct treatment for the anatomy of the individual. Careful treatment planning is the key to having symmetrical and beautiful outcomes. Patients who are not candidates are advised to refrain from this procedure as it will likely not only not be effective, but in certain situations can cause serious health concerns.
Please call our office for your individual consultation to determine if this is the right treatment for you. We are looking forward to meeting you!
People use the words CoolSculpting meaning different things! In fact, many places advertise CoolSculpting but are not using the CoolSculpting machine from the manufacture Allergan on their patients. CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a cosmetic treatment to decrease fat buldges on various areas of the body fat. CoolSculpting machine is noninvasive, meaning it does not involve surgery, cuts, or anesthesia, as does liposuction.
The CoolSculpting machine is attached to areas where you can “pinch” the fat. CoolSculpting works by eliminating fat pockets all over the body such as:
- Double chin
- Bra fat
- Back fat and flanks
- Muffin tops
- Inner and Outer Thighs
- Above The Knees
- And even the buttocks!
Creating the perfect contour is truly an art. We cannot leave any fat behind and work diligently to create the perfect plan to give optimal results for our patients. All our of CoolSculpting treatments are under the direct supervision of our Board Certified Dermatologist, and never in the hands of non-expert practitioners.
- What areas do you want to treat?
- Love handles or Muffin Top
- Back or Bra Fat
- Inner thighs
- Outer thighs
- Would you consider having a non-surgical fat reduction treatment?
- Are you generally within 30 lbs. of your ideal weight but have areas of excess fat?
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for body sculpting and not weight loss! The CoolSculpting machine is attached to areas where you can “pinch” the fat. CoolSculpting works by eliminating fat pockets all over the body from the neck to arms, bra fat, back and flank fat, even thighs, stomachs, thighs and buttocks. To see if you are a candidate, we do a complete assessment and describe all the ways we can meet your goals. We explain the procedure in detail to you and set up for treatment. Think of it as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It requires no cutting, no anesthesia or downtime.
Fortunately, the top body contouring procedure in the world is also the safest! When performed correctly, CoolSculpting is very safe.
In the US, the CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. All of our CoolSculpting treatments are under the direct supervision of our Board-Certified Dermatologist, and never in the hands of non-expert practitioners.
There are no permanent side effects to CoolSculpting for the most part. Some common side effects of CoolSculpting include:
- Tugging or tingling sensation at treatment areas while the CoolSculpting machine is attached to you.
- Temporary redness, swelling, and occasional bruising in sensitive areas.
- Left over fat if treatment plan was not done correctly.
- During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site.
- Temporary sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment.
These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, you need to be evaluated by experts. All of our CoolSculpting treatments are under the direct supervision of our Board-Certified Dermatologist, and never in the hands of non-expert practitioners.
Super simple answer: we poop out the fat! Really! No joke! The body constantly eliminates bad cells and toxins from the body. Once the fat is frozen and thawed, a natural cell trigger called “apoptosis” prompts the body to permanently eliminate those treated fat cells.
You will be amazed at how your body achieves its desired contours after a few weeks of your first treatment.
While some patients may see results as early as 4 weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between 6-8 weeks post-treatment.
If you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. In fact, one of the CEO’s of the company treated one side of his flanks with CoolSculpting and not the other. After a few years he had gained a few pounds. The side treated with CoolSculpting still looked slimmer than the un-treated side. However, he had gained weight all over as one would expect.
CoolSculpting helps get rid of those areas that you gain most amount of fat disproportionately!
CoolSculpting provides permanent fat cell destruction in the treated areas. After CoolSculpting treatment your actual fat cells, not just fat, will be eliminated from the body. As long as you maintain the same body weight, you are unlikely to lose your contour.
Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely natural, no chemicals, non-invasive, and non-surgical. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.
While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their first treatment, the most dramatic results are usually seen between 1-3 months following treatment.
Usually between 2-3 times depending on your specific treatment plan that takes into consideration your goals and your anatomy. Each treatment will be performed several weeks apart, to give the body enough time to react naturally, and dispose of the fat cells. We reassess your body after each treatment and tailor your program on continual basis to provide the best results. Therefore, the first step is a proper consultation with our expert team. After the correct assessment, a detail plan and cost will be provided to you.
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