Stubborn fat can be defeating, especially when traditional diet and exercise don’t seem to produce results. If you’re looking for ways to permanently reduce fat without the need for surgery or downtime, then CoolSculpting® is one treatment worth knowing about.

Dr. William Kwan and our body contouring team at Kwan Dermatology are leading CoolSculpting providers in the San Francisco area. As a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Kwan will oversee your CoolSculpting journey to ensure you achieve transformative, confidence-boosting results.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body contouring device that uses the principles of cryolipolysis. It works by crystallizing fat cells through controlled cooling administered through a specialized handpiece. Over time, the body flushes the damaged fat cells through the metabolic system, leading to a long-term reduction in visible fatty deposits.

At Kwan Dermatology, we boost results by using ZWave in tandem with CoolSculpting, which can reduce fat by an additional 8-10% on top of CoolSculpting’s 20-25% improvement. This unique approach is used by our practice exclusively in the San Francisco area. ZWave uses sound wave pulses to further break up the fat and cellulite-causing tissues, as well as improve circulation to the area. ZWave can also improve lymphatic drainage, accelerating your CoolSculpting results by up to 60%.

Am I A Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

The best candidates for CoolSculpting have inches of pinchable fat but are near their ideal weight. The most important factor in determining whether CoolSculpting is right for you is whether you’re at a healthy and stable weight. Although CoolSculpting can produce an excellent fat reduction, it’s important to have healthy habits in place so you can maintain your results. Additionally, CoolSculpting can achieve up to 20-25% reduction in fat in the treated area.

Some of the most common CoolSculpting treatment areas include:

  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Chin
  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Bra Fat

How is CoolSculpting Performed?

CoolSculpting can be performed in our comfortable San Francisco office. To begin, you’ll discuss your goals for treatment with our team and create a customized package of sessions. Then, you’ll relax in our comfortable treatment suite. CoolSculpting uses specialized, molded handpieces that fit the curvature of your specific treatment areas. These are placed over the fatty pocket and suction the tissue into place. The cooling energy is administered and then the tissue is massaged with sound wave energy to ensure the area is fully treated. Although you may experience some discomfort initially, the area quickly numbs and you can enjoy a comfortable session. Overall, this process can take 30-60 minutes depending on your treatment area. If you opt for adding ZWave treatment, it can add 20-30 minutes.

When Will I See Results?

After each treatment, it’s normal to experience some redness and numbness at the treatment site, but this subsides within the day. It can take 3-6 months to see full results from a full CoolSculpting package – Zwave can boost these results by improving healing and lymphatic drainage, removing the crystallized fat cells faster. You’ll begin to see results after your first treatment, with a visible reduction in fat and cellulite, and a greater definition of the underlying muscles. Most patients benefit from a package of 2-3 treatments spaced about one month apart. CoolSculpting can produce permanent results as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent weight gain.

Schedule a Consultation

CoolSculpting is one of the most popular and effective options available for achieving a slimmer, more toned look. To meet with our experienced body contouring team and learn more about how you can benefit, we invite you to contact Kwan Dermatology by calling or filling out our online form.