CoolSculpting San DiegoCosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego is proud to be one of the only practices in the area to offer CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ™ to its patients. Like liposuction, CoolSculpting is an innovative procedure to remove stubborn fat, but it is noninvasive with no downtime!

What is CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ?

Stubborn fat deposits that just won’t respond to diet and exercise can be incredibly frustrating. For those who need just a little bit of fat reduction, or those who are unsure about undergoing surgery, CoolSculpting may be the right treatment to remove that unwanted fat. CoolSculpting involves the use of a patented fat reduction method known as Cryolipolysis™.

Cryolipolysis is a non-surgical liposuction procedure in which the doctor uses precisely regulated cooling to eliminate fat deposits. The cooling method was created to only target and kill fat cells without causing harm to the skin or surrounding tissues.

The CoolSculpting Procedure

During your consultation, your San Diego dermatologist will discuss your specific areas of concerns with you. The specific area of unwanted fat will be where the doctor positions the CoolSculpting system. For instance, a patient who wishes to reduce excess fat around the midsection will have the system placed on their sides and the device will pull the excess fat up between two cooling panels. The patient will feel a firm tugging and pulling sensation, which means the system is efficiently cooling the necessary fat cells.

At first, the patient will feel intense cold. This only lasts a few minutes, though, and the feeling diminishes. During the entire procedure, typically 1 to 3 hours, patients are comfortably lying down or sitting, usually relaxing, reading, or doing work on their laptop or tablet. One of the great things about CoolSculpting is that the most dramatic results appear within two months of treatment. The results appear gradually as the body gets rid of the fat cells that were targeted in treatment, meaning no one will ever know you had a procedure, they will just notice your subtly slenderer figure.

CoolSculpting FAQ

Those areas of fat that just won’t go away no matter how much exercise you do or how healthy you eat can be disheartening. There are a variety of fat-reducing treatments out there, but how do you know which one is right for you? The expert San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology have taken the time to answer some common questions about the CoolSculpting procedure for you here to help you decide on the cellulite reduction treatment that is best for you.

Q: How much downtime is involved after a CoolSculpting procedure?

A: Because CoolSculpting is completely noninvasive, there is no downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities right away. In some patients, there may be some minor tingling, bruising, or numbness in the area of treatment, but it will go away within a few days.

CoolSculpting fat loss

Q: What areas can CoolSculpting treat?

A: CoolSculpting is ideal for patients who are discouraged by their subborn fat stomach, love handles, and thigh fat. CoolSculpting is most commonly used to remove unwanted fat from the stomach, around the waist (love handles), and lower back. It can also be used to remove excess fat from the inner thighs.

Q: When will I see results?

A: The most dramatic results will be present two months after treatment, but you may begin to notice changes as soon as three weeks after the procedure. Once the fat cells are frozen and die off, the body will continue to flush them for up to four months after the CoolSculpting treatment.

Q: Will the cooling process damage my skin?

A: The Cryolipolysis fat cooling method has been specifically designed to target and remove only the fat cells, leaving the skin and surrounding tissue unharmed. Any redness or bruising that may appear after the procedure will diminish within a few days. This method of removing fat deposits causes significantly less trauma than other surgical fat removal procedures.

Q: How much does CoolSculpting cost?

A: There is not one set rate for the CoolSculpting procedure as each patient’s needs are different. The cost will depend on the specific area you wish to target and your unique treatment plan.

Schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation Today!

The board-certified San Diego dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology are experts in the latest fat removal procedures. The innovative CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ treatment may be just the procedure to remove your stubborn fat that diet and exercise just won’t target. Call the CoolSculpting experts at 858-605-1108 today to schedule a consultation today.

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