There’s a difference between fat reduction and weight loss.
When we diet and lose weight, it’s the size of our fat cells that shrinks, not the number of fat cells in our body. When we stop dieting, those same fat cells can enlarge again. CoolSculpting non-surgically and effectively freezes away fat cells for good. This device is the only FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling. Over the weeks following a treatment, frozen fat cells are absorbed by the body.
CoolSculpting is now FDA-cleared to treat the submandibular area. It also received clearance to treat patients with a BMI of up to 46 when treating the area below the jawline, so it can now be used in heavier patients for reducing fat around the chin.
We have CoolSculpting with CoolAdvantage – the latest technology allows us to treat areas faster, with less discomfort, and more effectively.
In our Marin Body Sculpting Suite, we have two CoolSculpting machines which may be used simultaneously, cutting hours off your treatment time. Also in Larkspur, we have ZWave, which can double the rate of fat reduction when used immediately following your CoolSculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting was a winner of the coveted NEWBEAUTY Best-of Awards two years in a row:
2018 – “Fight Fat In A Flash”
2019 – “Best Non-invasive Fat Eliminator”
What Is CoolSculpting?
It’s technical name is cryolipolysis, which is just a science-y way of saying “fat freezing”. For individuals with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, fat freezing is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. CoolSculpting is for patients at or near their ideal body weight who want to reduce fat in one or more of the nine FDA-cleared treatment areas: Submental (under the chin), submandibular (under the jawline), thigh, abdomen, flank (“love handles”), bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (“banana roll”), and upper arm fat.
Who Can treat Patients With CoolSculpting?
Only those trained and certified at the CoolSculpting® University should practice this treatment. However this is not strictly enforced. Our practitioners go well beyond the standard course curriculum by completing the CoolSculpting University Masters class training and certification. They also have years of CoolSculpting experience and have treated hundreds of male and female patients, over all approved body areas.
Jessica Hong, MA, LE, CoolSculpting Specialist treats patients at our San Francisco location and Nicole Territo, LE, CoolSculpting Master Practitioner at both our Locations.
Am I A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?
• You’re within about 30 pounds or less of your ideal weight but have areas of excess fat.
• You’re tired of looking at stubborn fat. You might be at a healthy weight, but still have pockets or deposits of fat on certain areas of the body.
• You don’t want an invasive treatment, which comes with significant risks and downtime.
• You have “pinchable” areas of fat you’d like reduced. If you have large areas of fat in your thighs or abdomen, discussing a weight loss plan with your physician may be a better choice.
For many people with stubborn, unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is the ideal solution as it permanently removes fat cells without the need for surgery. However it’s not meant to be a treatment to help people lose a lot of weight.
Actress, philanthropist and mom, Kristin Davis, joined the CoolSculpting movement to freeze away stubborn fat. Kristin partners with CoolSculpting to educate women about the treatment as the solution to fit into their favorite pair of jeans. We’ve put together four very short videos on why she chose Coolsculpting.
Minimal downtime, non-invasive, no anesthesia, no drugs, no special diet or exercise other than your usual healthy lifestyle.
Before and After Photos
(The before and after photos below showing results to eliminate a double chin were achieved after just two CoolSculpting treatments.)
How long until I see results?
Initial results will start to show in about two to three weeks as a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer takes place. Continuous improvement occurs throughout a period of two to three months as dead fat cells are expelled from the body.
How long do the results last?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, the treated fat cells no longer exist and can therefore no longer expand, resulting in the size and occurrence of “trouble spots” being reduced long-term. However, since each contouring treatment reduces only about 20-25% of fat cells, if patients do not continue to eat well and exercise, they can still gain weight in that area due to the remaining 75% of fat cells that can expand. That’s why it’s important not to gain weight after the procedure or the body contouring results will not be long-lasting.
What happens during treatment?
First a clear gel pad is applied to the treatment area. This creates a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. When the applicator is applied you’ll feel a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body. At the onset of the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Treatment times vary depending on what part of the body is being treated. Treatments take around thirty-five to forty-five minutes per area. You can read, watch a show on your tablet or phone, or even take a nap. We will make sure you are comfortable!
Is there downtime with this treatment?
Typically, there is minimal discomfort and recovery time after the CoolSculpting procedure. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after. The treated area may have redness and tenderness for up to a few hours. Some patients may experience one or more of the following: deep itching, tingling, numbness, cramping, and general aching or soreness. Don’t hesitate to contact us if these conditions persist or if you have any other post treatment concerns.
How many treatments are needed?
While some fat such as submental fullness (under-chin fat) can be reduced with just one to two sessions, other areas may require a series of treatments. This is because each session allows up to 25% of fat cells to be destroyed, so more treatments may be needed to achieve your goals. Generally, moderate body contouring can typically be accomplished with two to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. We can provide an individualized treatment plan best suited for your body and desired results.
What’s The Science?
CoolSculpting® uses patented fat-freezing technology to selectively break down fat cells deep below the surface of the skin. Eventually, the fat cells rupture and die off, allowing your body to naturally metabolize, absorb and excrete them. That is to say, the damaged fat cells are flushed from the body over time.
1.) Many of us have bulges of stubborn fat, like muffin tops
2.) Yellow large fat cells
3.) Blue represents fat cells that have been frozen by a CoolSculpting treatment.
4.) Frozen cells shrink, die, and are absorbed by the body for up to six months after treatment.
5.) After your treatment, far fewer yellow fat cells remain. Externally, results are visible. You may not weigh less, but you’ll look thinner.
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