CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared non-surgical, body contouring system to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat from nine areas of the body. CoolScupting targets the visible, pinchable fat under the skin. The procedure works through cryolipolysis, a process that removes fat cells by exposing them to below-freezing temperatures. Frozen fat cells go through apoptosis (cell death) and are eliminated naturally through the body’s lymphatic system.
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- 1 About
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 CoolSculpting With CoolAdvantage and DualSculpting
- 4 Your Private Consultation With Dr. Bitter
- 5 Procedure
- 6 Easy Recovery
- 7 Remarkable Results
- 8 What Does CoolSculpting Cost in Silicon Valley?
- 9 Hot Bodies With CoolSculpting
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
Chill out! You don’t need liposuction or other invasive surgeries to achieve ice-cold perfection. Get rid of intractable fat the safe and easy way with CoolSculpting at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology. CoolSculpting is the hot aesthetic trend that helps trim down fat bulges that have been resistant to the benefits of diet and exercise. It is a non-invasive body contouring procedure that freezes away fat cells without harming the skin and surrounding tissue. The result is a trimmer, more sculpted appearance.
Reach out to our office in Los Gatos, California, by calling (408) 358-5757. Schedule a consultation to learn how CoolSculpting can give you the chiseled body you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Patrick J. Bitter is our Medical Director and founder of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology. We serve Silicon Valley with non-surgical treatments to improve skin health and delay the aging process. Dr. Bitter graduated from the University of California with highest honors before going on to med school at Stanford. He’s since distinguished himself in the aesthetic space as a pioneer in the use of pulsed light technology for skin rejuvenation. With his vast knowledge and superior training, Dr. Bitter wants to help you look your best!
Before and After Photos
CoolSculpting With CoolAdvantage and DualSculpting
CoolSculpting is a safe and non-invasive procedure because fat cells are much more vulnerable to the cold than living skin cells. Harvard medical scientists Dieter Manstein and Rox Anderson accidentally discovered the cryolipolysis process when they observed that some children got dimples in their cheeks from eating too many popsicles.
CoolSculpting scales-up this interesting observation to a consistent and reliable body contouring procedure that’s a lot more popular than popsicles. Patients see a 20-25% reduction in troublesome fat bulges after only one session!
And your CoolSculpting experience is even better with Bitter (Dr. Bitter, that is). Our practice augments the procedure’s amazing range with the CoolAdvantage and DualSculpting upgrades. CoolSculpting’s inherent versatility already allows for the treatment of multiple areas throughout the body. Now enhanced by CoolAdvantage and DualSculpting, your CoolSculpting sessions are shorter and more effective.
- Love Handles
- Thighs (inner and outer)
- Back Fat
- Bra Bulge
- Back Fat
- Banana Rolls
- Under the Chin
CoolSculpting’s new applicator gives you the advantage when you’re on the go. The CoolAdvantage cup design provides a larger cooling area with 45% more comfort. Best of all, each CoolSculpting treatment using the CoolAdvantage applicator takes only 35 minutes to complete!
Two is better than one! DualSculpting employs two CoolSculpting machines simultaneously for more balanced results. This is especially helpful in bilateral areas like the arms, legs and flanks where symmetry really counts.
Your Private Consultation With Dr. Bitter
Prepare for an educational experience! Your confidential consultation with Dr. Bitter is an opportunity to speak with a doctor who trains other doctors in the latest advancements in cosmetic dermatology. Ask him any questions you may have about CoolSculpting or any other procedure from our full suite of services at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology.
After a brief physical examination and a review of your medical records, Dr. Bitter will conduct a short interview to determine your candidacy for CoolSculpting. Ideally, CoolSculpting candidates are healthy, active adults within 30 lbs. of their goal weight. They are frustrated by stubborn pockets of fat that their diet and exercise efforts have failed to eliminate.
No matter the area you want to treat with CoolSculpting, the procedure will be relatively quick and comfortable. Thanks to a streamlined process, courtesy of the CoolAdvantage applicator, your appointment will not monopolize your entire day! At Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, we have two state-of-the-art CoolSculpting systems that are ready to deliver real results.
Your session begins when one of our trained and experienced medical staff applies a gel pad to the designated area. The CoolSculpting applicator is positioned to deliver controlled cooling to freeze and destroy the targeted fat cells. During the procedure, you may feel slight pressure, tugging, coldness, tingling and, eventually, numbing sensations. Any discomfort you may feel at the outset is only temporary as the anesthetic effect of the cold takes hold.
While the CoolSculpting system is at work, you can read, relax, take a nap or enjoy Netflix! At Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, we offer our patients a comfortable and private room for their CoolSculpting session.
After your treatment, you are free to go about your day! There is no downtime with CoolSculpting. Over the next six to eight weeks, the body’s lymphatic system flushes away the inert fat cells. Gradually, your leaner body contours will emerge.
Fat reduction with CoolSculpting is long-lasting. Maintain your astonishing results with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure, it comes with a minimal recovery period. Immediately following your CoolSculpting session, you can expect the treated area(s) to be red, numb or sore. This is a common response that should subside as the area warms.
After one or two CoolSculpting sessions, you will notice a progressively slimmer body contour. Your treated area(s) will continue to improve over the next few months as your body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells.
What Does CoolSculpting Cost in Silicon Valley?
Every patient’s case is unique because every body is unique. The number of CoolSculpting sessions needed to achieve the desired results will vary by individual. Dr. Bitter will review all of the germane factors during your personal consultation. During your consultation, the doctor can give you an accurate cost estimate.
In the meantime, watch our specials page for the latest exclusive offers and package deals!
Hot Bodies With CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting’s ravishing results are real and long-lasting. If you’ve already done all the work, then you owe it to yourself to go the extra mile. CoolSculpting is a safe and easy way to eliminate discrete pockets of fat from problem areas.
Get your summer body the cool way at Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology!
Does CoolSculpting really work?
It does! CoolSculpting works on the principle of cryolipolysis, a phenomenon first noted by a pair of Harvard medical scientists. Fat cells are far more sensitive to freezing temperatures than other living tissue. So, by applying cold directly to troublesome bulges, CoolSculpting eliminates the fat cells while leaving the surrounding area unharmed. In the days that follow, the expired fat cells are eliminated naturally and you get to enjoy the slimming results. CoolSculpting has a high success rate but fewer risks and side effects than invasive procedures like liposuction. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. But, when paired with a healthy lifestyle, it can play an integral role in helping you to reach your aesthetic goals.
How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?
After just one CoolSculpting session, patients can expect to see a 25 to 30% reduction in adipose fat tissue. We recommend one to three treatments per problem area to see the best outcomes. To enhance its effects, schedule your next CoolSculpting appointment within two months of your first. This strategy takes advantage of an inflammatory response in the fat cells that results in even more of them being eliminated.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
You will experience minimal discomfort during your CoolSculpting session. When the applicators are first set in place, they apply gentle suction to take hold. The light tugging is followed by a rush of cold, which may take some people by surprise. It’s a little intense at first, but the numbing effects of the cold will soon reduce the initial shock. Many patients report that CoolSculpting is actually quite a comfortable experience. You can read, take a nap or enjoy some Netflix on a digital device while you wait for the session to end.
- Ingargiola, M. J., Motakef, S., Chung, M. T., Vasconez, H. C., & Sasaki, G. H. (2015). Cryolipolysis for Fat Reduction and Body Contouring. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 135(6), 1581–1590. doi: 10.1097/prs.0000000000001236
- Coleman, S. R., Sachdeva, K., Egbert, B. M., Preciado, J., & Allison, J. (2009). Clinical Efficacy of Noninvasive Cryolipolysis and Its Effects on Peripheral Nerves. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 33(4), 482–488. doi: 10.1007/s00266-008-9286-8
- Derrick, C. D., Shridharani, S. M., & Broyles, J. M. (2015). The Safety and Efficacy of Cryolipolysis: A Systematic Review of Available Literature. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 35(7), 830–836. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjv039