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. CoolSculpting reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. CoolSculpting gently cools targeted cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
Fat cells are more sensitive to cold and will freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues and overlying skin. This is intended to promote fat cell elimination naturally without causing scar tissue or damage to the skin, nerves or surrounding tissues. 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.
When you come in for your consultation at Skin Medical Spa, we will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat.
After we select the area(s) to be treated, the CoolSculpting device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure which ensures that the selected tissue will be cooled efficiently. During the first few minutes of the cooling, you will feel pressure and intense cold. Patients experience no pain during the CoolSculpting procedure. During your procedure, you may choose to read, check email, or even take a nap. 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.
CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle. 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. To further enhance your results, additional sessions may be necessary. 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.
Are you ready to love every view of you? The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror—long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Call Skin Medical Spa in San Francisco at (415) 409-6500 to find out if the CoolSculpting® fat freezing procedure is right for you.
CoolSculpting Before and After Photos
*Individual results may vary
Am I a good candidate?
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. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.
How much does the CoolSculpting® procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting® procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
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 does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting® procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. 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.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting® session is over.
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.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting® treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
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.