At Grossman Dermatology, we have the most innovative technology and techniques to help you get rid of stubborn fat and achieve the trimmer, more toned body you desire. Our CoolSculpting® treatments freeze fat cells away permanently without any surgery or downtime.
Grossman Dermatology has locations in Santa Monica, California and New York City, and is led by board certified cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Karyn Grossman. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting ®.
What is CoolSculpting ®?
Developed by scientists at Harvard University, CoolSculpting® uses patented Cryolipolysis® technology to target fat cells without compromising surrounding tissues. This controlled cooling process freezes fat cells, which are then eliminated by the body.
Once the fat is gone, remaining fat and skin adjust, resulting in a slimmer area and more defined contours. CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved and can be used on common areas of excess fat such as the abdomen, love handles and thighs.
During a typical CoolSculpting® procedure, a bulge of skin is held between two cooling panels. Most patients experience sensations of slight pressure and intense cold at the start of the procedure, which quickly subside and allow the patient to relax for the duration of treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Although CoolSculpting® permanently freezes fat cells away, it is not a weight loss solution or a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. Individuals who already maintain a healthy body weight but who have areas of stubborn fat that cannot be targeted with other methods may be candidates for this treatment.
During your consultation, our medical team will evaluate several factors such as your health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you.
Are There Any Side Effects?
CoolSculpting® is clinically-tested and has a proven safety profile. Common side effects include minor redness, bruising, swelling or tingling in treated areas, which typically subside in a few days.
How Long Will My Results Last?
What sets CoolSculpting® apart from other procedures is its focus on fat reduction, not weight loss. While weight loss solutions shrink fat cells, fat reduction techniques like CoolSculpting® completely remove these cells permanently.
While some patients begin to notice visible results after about three weeks, the body will continue to remove fat cells for several months, with the most dramatic results occurring between two and three months. Some patients are satisfied after one treatment, but incorporating multiple sessions can be discussed during your consultation.
Although fat cells are removed permanently, future weight gain and pregnancy can compromise results. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise after treatment will add longevity to your tighter, slimmer contours.
Contact Grossman Dermatology today to schedule a consultation with our medical team and find out how CoolSculpting® can help you get rid of stubborn body fat for good.