What Is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that helps eliminate stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment uses controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. In addition, Dr. Potozkin’s office offers “dual sculpting” which allows patients to receive treatment on two areas at once.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. CoolSculpting can target fat cells since they freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. The treated fat cells become crystallized and die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Certified Physician’s Assistant Jennifer talks about how CoolSculpting works.
CoolSculpting is a fat reducing procedure designed for anybody looking to lose stubborn fat with little to no pain and no surgery. It is important to keep in mind that the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who suffer from obesity. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas where diet and exercise have not been able to get rid of. The most common treatment areas include flanks, or love handles, the abdomen, and thighs.
Benefits of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting treatment offers many benefits including:
- Natural looking results: After one session, the treatment area will appear more toned over the course of the following 6 months.
- FDA cleared: It is the only FDA-cleared fat freezing technology. The treatment is safe on your body, but tough on stubborn fat.
- Convenient and comfortable: A session can be as short as 35 minutes, up to 60 minutes. During the session some guests read, get work done or even sleep.
- Qualified professionals: At Dr. Jerome Potozkin’s office our staff members are very familiar with the process and can give insight into the amazing results they’ve experienced first hand.
What Can I Expect From CoolSculpting Treatment?
Patients can expect to reshape their body. During your free consultation, our team will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. This plan will detail the treatment area(s) and if more than one session is needed. Dr. Potozkin understands each individual is different which is why you will receive an individualized treatment plan tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
Even Dr. Potozkin uses CoolSculpting!
The CoolSculpting Procedure
After we select the treatment area, our staff will position the device on your body and apply the controlled cooling. During the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. In addition, patients report that throughout the procedure they sometimes experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness, or discomfort. If a patient chooses dual sculpting we utilize two CoolSculpting machines so that we may treat two areas at the same time. The procedure is the same as with a singular machine.
After your treatment, patients receive a ZWave radial pulse therapeutic massage at no additional cost. The ZWave improves skin firmness, skin elasticity, and collagen regeneration. This enhances the results of CoolSculpting treatment. The length of your session will vary depending on the number of treatment areas during one visit. Since this procedure is completely non-surgical, patients typically return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
Hear about CoolSculpting from Dr. Potozkin and watch a patient receive treatment.
How Soon Will I See CoolSculpting Results?
In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. Many patients start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. However, your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. Results and patient experience may vary.
Before and After CoolSculpting
Will I Need to Follow a Diet or Exercise Program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits after treatment. However, many patients tend to feel more motivated to take care of their bodies and follow a healthier lifestyle. If you gain weight down the road, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.
CoolSculpting Side Effects
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective procedure. However, like many cosmetic procedures, there are potential risks and side effects. Following the procedure, some typical side effects include:
- Temporary numbness
Schedule a Consultation
Contact us today at 925.838.4900 to schedule a free one-on-one evaluation. Dr. Potozkin & his staff have been expertly trained at the CoolSculpting University. Our practice serves Danville, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, and surrounding areas.