At SkinSpirit, we’re so excited to offer CoolSculpting at our med spa in Palo Alto. An FDA-approved fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting uses a Harvard-developed technology calledCryolipolysis® to literally freeze fat, reducing the bulges that bother us most. CoolSculpting works by finding the “sweet spot,” so to speak: Fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin, which is why the treatment is effective with no damage to the skin surface.
Here’s what you need to know about the treatment and our approach to it.
- No incisions, no downtime. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely noninvasive, which means it doesn’t pierce the skin in any way. The treatment doesn’t require any incisions, needles, or even anesthesia. Most patients get back to their usual activities immediately after their treatments.
- 83% of RealSelf reviews say the treatment is “Worth It” and would do it again. RealSelf is the world’s largest forum for cosmetic treatments (both surgical and nonsurgical), providing users with a platform for sharing their experiences with particular treatments and providers. The overwhelming majority of these users gave CoolSculpting a “worth it” rating.
- It’s very versatile. CoolSculpting uses a variety of different applicators to treat various parts of the body, each specially shaped to be more effective in certain areas. Whereas the CoolFit applicator is best for the inner thigh, for example, the CoolAdvantage Plus applicator is better for areas of denser fat, such as the abdomen or flanks. At SkinSpirit, we offer CoolSculpting to treat the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, flanks, back, and the “banana roll” — bulges of fat that often appear below the buttocks.
- Full results take some time to emerge. Patience is key. CoolSculpting works by freezing unwanted fat cells, causing them to break down. The body then goes to work metabolizing and removing those cells from the area. This process takes a few months to complete, so it’s important to be patient. You should see your results begin to emerge after a couple of weeks.
Although CoolSculpting is only available in our Palo Alto location, we do offer body contouring (and cellulite reduction) through VelaShape III at our other locations in California. Visit our northern California med spas in Mill Valley, Walnut Creek, and Los Gatos to learn more about our body contouring and cellulite reduction treatments.