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CoolSculpting

What Is CoolSculpting®?

The CoolSculpting® procedure is a fat freezing treatment that eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This non-invasive treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure that uses patented cooling technology to safely target your problem areas and remove unwanted diet- and exercise-resistant fat.

How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The procedure reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area, which then become crystallized (frozen), and then they die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.

Ideal Candidates for CoolSculpting®

Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting® fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

Common Areas Treated

CoolSculpting treatment can treat different areas of the body, the most common areas, however, include but are not limited to:

  • Flank (love handles)
  • Abdomen
  • Thigh
  • Double Chin


The CoolSculpting® Procedure

During your consultation at Skin Medical Spa, we will develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied.

During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and intense cold. Patients experience no pain during the CoolSculpting procedure. The CoolSculpting® fat freezing treatment is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately. Treatment is usually complete in about one hour, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap.

How long is a CoolSculpting® Treatment?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

What is CoolAdvantage?

CoolAdvantage is the newest CoolSculpting applicator. It delivers CoolSculpting’s cooling technology in 35 minutes, instead of the standard 60 minutes with CoolSculpting’s other applicators. This applicator provides more comfort by using a lower temperature.

CoolSculpting® Before and After Photos

*Individual results may vary

What To Expect After a Fat Freezing Treatment

Before and After for Double Chin with CoolMini

CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

How much does CoolSculpting® cost?

The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals.

Will I Need To Follow a diet or exercise program?

No, however patients may feel more empowered and motivated to take the right steps to a healthier and active lifestyle. We have found that this is an amazing jump start to the body and lifestyle that our patients have been craving.

CoolSculpting side effects

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity, As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are having problems getting the body you always wanted and want to get rid of stubborn fat. Call us today 510.426.5444 to schedule a consultation to see long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Our practice serves Alameda, Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, San Leandro, Orinda, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley, Hayward, Fremont, and surrounding communities. 

FAQ

How does CoolSculpting work?

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. Your body then naturally eliminates these dead cells.

What areas can be treated?

Coolsculpting targets the following areas: Abdomen; Flank (love handles); Inner & Outer Thighs; Under the Chin; Arms; Banana Roll (Buttocks)

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. You may also feel tingling, pinching, aching and cramping. These feeling subsides and lessens as the area becomes numb.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.