At Grossman Dermatology in Santa Monica, CoolSculpting® treatments freeze fat cells away permanently without any surgery or downtime and can help you get rid of stubborn fat and get a trimmer, more toned body.
What is CoolSculpting?
Developed by scientists at Harvard University, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat removal and body contouring procedure. It uses a patented “cryolipolysis” technology to target fat cells without compromising the surrounding tissues. This controlled cooling process freezes fat cells, which are then eliminated by the body. Once the fat is gone, the remaining fat cells and skin adjust, resulting in a slimmer area and more defined contours.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Although CoolSculpting permanently freezes fat cells away, it’s not a weight loss solution or a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Individuals who already maintain a healthy body weight but who have areas of stubborn fat that cannot be targeted with other methods make the best candidates for this treatment. During your consultation, our medical team will evaluate several factors such as your health, medical history, cosmetic goals, and expectations to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.
What to Expect During CoolSculpting
During a typical CoolSculpting procedure, the bulge of skin to be treated is held between two cooling panels. Most patients experience sensations of slight pressure, pinching/tugging, and intense cold at the start of the procedure, which quickly subside and allow the patient to relax for the duration of treatment. The amount of time the procedure takes will be determined by how many areas are being treated and which ones.
While some patients begin to notice visible results after about three weeks, the body will continue to remove fat cells for several months, with the most dramatic results occurring between two and three months. Some patients are satisfied after one treatment, but some prefer multiple sessions. This can be discussed during your consultation for CoolSculpting at Santa Monica's Grossman Dermatology.
Are There Any Side Effects?
CoolSculpting is clinically tested and has a proven safety profile. However, there are some common side effects which include minor redness, bruising, swelling, and/or tingling in the treated areas, which typically subside in a few days.
How Long Will My Results Last?
What sets CoolSculpting apart from other procedures is its focus on fat reduction, not weight loss. While weight loss solutions shrink fat cells, fat reduction techniques like CoolSculpting completely remove these cells permanently. However, although the fat cells are removed permanently, future weight gain and pregnancy can compromise results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise after treatment will add longevity to the tighter, slimmer contours achieved with CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting at Grossman Dermatology
Grossman Dermatology has locations in Santa Monica and New York City, and is led by board-certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. Dr. Grossman believes in fully educating her patients on their aesthetic concerns and the treatments chosen to address the issues. She offers a wide range of advanced aesthetic technology to make the best choice for her patients’ needs. If you're interested in CoolSculpting, Santa Monica's Grossman Dermatology welcomes you to schedule a consultation with their medical team to find out how CoolSculpting can help you get rid of stubborn body fat for good.