What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive procedure that gently and effectively reduces fat in targeted areas of your body, resulting in natural-looking fat reduction. CoolSculpting utilizes advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, CoolSculpting uses no needles or incisions. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medications and there is little-to-no downtime; most patients are able to return to their normal activities the same day.
CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis technology, has shown remarkable efficacy in early research and clinical trials and has been used in clinical practice with great success. During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of your body. When fat cells are exposed to cooling during the CoolSculpting procedure, it triggers a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer by around 20 percent. The result is a decrease in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in about two to four months.
Why Laser & Skin is the premier CoolSculpting facility in Northern California:
- We are an FDA Clinical Trial Site for Coolsculpting.
- Dr. Kilmer is on the Medical Advisory Board for Coolsculpting.
- We are a Premier Crystal Practice, meaning we do the most Coolsculpting treatments of any practice in the region.
- We are a Coolsculpting certified practice.
- The first ever Coolsculpting treatment on a human was performed here in our office in 2005.
- We have all of the latest Coolsculpting applicators and technologies, often receiving them first before they are available to other practices.
- Dr. Kilmer has lectured internationally and published numerous articles on Coolsculpting in medical journals.
- With four Coolsculpting devices in the practice, we have the ability to perform treatment to multiple areas at once (Dual-Sculpting), saving you time.
Candidates for Coolsculpting Treatment
Ideal patients are relatively fit, but have some modest-size fat bulges that are not easily reduced by diet or exercise. CoolSculpting is not a way to lose weight, treat obesity or serve as a substitute for invasive or surgical methods like liposuction or tummy tucks.
CoolSculpting Before & After
How Does Coolsculpting Work?
During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is placed on the patient, and the tissue being treated is brought into contact with cooling panels on the applicator. The CoolSculpting system delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in specific body areas, such as the abdomen, love handles, arms, submental (double chin), thighs and the back. The fat is cooled over a period of 30 minutes to 1 hour per application site.
The CoolSculpting Treatment
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CoolSculpting using CoolMini
The CoolMini can be used to treat submental fat, also known as “double chin” on both men and women. This treatment defines the jawline providing a younger-looking appearance.
Is Coolsculpting FDA Approved?
CoolSculpting is cleared by the U.S. FDA for use in non-invasive fat layer reduction through cold-assisted lipolysis. The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California has been a key clinical study site for the studies that gained CoolSculpting its FDA approval.
Does Coolsculpting Hurt?
Our patients find the procedure easy to tolerate. Anesthesia and pain medication are not needed so patients can read a book, listen to music, work on their laptop or just relax during the procedure. When the applicator is placed on the skin, patients feel pulling from the vacuum pressure that brings the skin into contact with the cooling panels. When the procedure begins, patients feel a cooling sensation that goes away after a few minutes as the cooling produces an anesthetic effect. Patient discomfort during the procedure has not been a complaint in clinical practice.
Is There Any Downtime After CoolSculpting?
After the procedure, there’s no recovery time and patients can resume their normal activities the same day, including work and exercise.
Are There Any Side Effects and Will Patients Experience Frostbite from the Cooling?
CoolSculpting is designed to deliver precise and controlled cooling to the fat cells below the skin layer without harming the skin. It is a completely non-invasive procedure and no long-term or significant side effects have been observed. There may be some redness in the treated area which can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some localized bruising may occur which typically clears eventually.
CoolSculpting Treatments Rewards Program
- Brilliant Distinctions Program – For further savings on CoolSculpting treatments, join Brilliant Distinctions, Allergan’s point-based rewards program.
Schedule A Consultation
Please contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California at 916.456.0400 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in East Sacramento, minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills.
I absolutely love this office! I am always greeted warmly, seen on time and given the very best of care! I am informed of the latest products and treatments and offered samples to try. Dr. McClaren is the best and I adore her. She’s smart, brave and perseveres until she finds the answer. I will never go anywhere else. – Karen C.