CoolSculpting – Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

Your fat cells hate the cold. It’s science.

Developed by renowned scientists of Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital, the FDA-cleared procedure known as CoolSculpting uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat cells, without surgery, and little to no downtime. The reduction in fat cells in the treated area provides noticeable, and lasting results to help you look and feel your very best.

Sometimes, no matter how intense your workout or strict your diet, you can’t seem to ditch stubborn fat. We all have certain trouble areas where flab builds up and doesn’t shed, despite our best efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if you could reduce those problem areas without the traditional methods like diet and exercise?

Now you can. Our medical staff at First Coast Dermatology has mastered the technology to administer a procedure that’s safe and comfortable – and provides you with results that you’ll absolutely love. Within one treatment, you’ll be on your way to achieving the sleek, toned body that you’ve always dreamed about.

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared,* non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.

The CoolSculpting Procedure is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of your body, resulting in noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas. What makes the CoolSculpting Procedure different is its advanced cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting Procedure is non-invasive, with no needles and no incisions.

There is no need for anesthesia and there is no recovery time. The procedure is performed in a medical office, under the supervision of a physician. The CoolSculpting Procedure for non-invasive fat layer reduction is available in 52 countries worldwide and more than 5 million treatments have been performed. The CoolSculpting device is also cleared by the FDA in the United States for non-invasive fat layer reduction.

What areas can we treat with CoolSculpting?
  •  Stomach/Abdomen
  •  Love Handles/Flanks
  •  Under the Neck (Double Chin)
  •  Back/Bra Area
  •  Thighs
  •  Male Chest (Pseudogynecomastia)
  •  Arms
  •  Under Buttocks (Banana Roll)

NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS

After one session, the treated area will gradually appear smoother and more toned over the course of the following six months. The majority of the frozen fat cells will naturally work their way out of your body in the first two months, but many see some fat reduction after just four weeks!

FDA-CLEARED

CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to target and freeze away fat cells. Developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, it’s the only FDA-cleared fat freezing technology. The treatment is safe on your body – but tough on stubborn fat.

CONVENIENT AND COMFORTABLE

A session lasts only 60 minutes, making it quite possibly one of the best-used hours of your life. Many report feeling a burst of cold air, followed by dull pressure. During their session, some guests read, get work done – or even sleep!

QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS

First Coast Dermatology employs more than 250 of the country’s top licensed medical and nursing professionals. While it’s an innovative technology, our staff members are very familiar with the process, and can even give you insight into the amazing results they’ve experienced first-hand.

Coolsculpting FAQ’s

Q: What does CoolSculpting 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.
Q: When will I see CoolSculpting results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months, but your body will flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Q: 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. You will however have fewer fat cells in your treated areas, so most patients see increased tone in treated areas, even after gaining weight.
Q: How many treatments are necessary?
Many see results after just one treatment, but others may need a few to reach their specific goals. A trained member of our staff will work with you to customize an appropriate plan during your initial consultation, in which treatment areas and the number of sessions will be determined.
Q: What are the risks of the procedure?
Side effects are minor and rare, and can include temporary discomfort or numbness in the treated areas following the session.
Q: What happens to the frozen fat cells?
After the fat cells are targeted and frozen, your body naturally and gradually sheds them. They become processed and eliminated on their own over the course of six months. Unlike with diet and exercise, fat cells actually die and are permanently gone from your body with the CoolSculpting procedure. You’ll literally freeze them away and be left with a toned, firm body!

 

Coolsculpting Comparison

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

A method of fat removal, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires individuals to undergo general anesthesia. It works by using large tubes to pull out fat from targeted areas of the body, leaving individuals with immediate results. However, it’s an invasive procedure and can require a week or two of recovery. CoolSculpting doesn’t require surgery and therefore has no downtime.

CoolSculpting vs. Diet and exercise

Your health – in addition to your appearance – is largely reliant on a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. CoolSculpting shouldn’t take the place of either of these, but rather act as an aid that can help you accomplish your goals. Diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of fat cells, but they don’t permanently rid your body of them. CoolSculpting freezes off fat cells for good, enhancing your diet plan and serving as great encouragement for continuing a healthy lifestyle.

Uses
The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for weight loss.
Important Safety Information
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.
Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions including recent surgery, pre-existing hernia, and any known sensitivities or allergies
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.
Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting® may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area which may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.
Please see full Important Safety Information for additional information.