Before now, stubborn areas of fat that did not respond to diet and exercise could only be treated with costly, invasive surgery. CoolSculpting has completely changed the game by providing a painless, non-invasive method of fat reduction and body contouring in San Francisco.
What Is CoolSculpting?
Coolsculpting is a body contouring procedure that uses fat-freezing technology to eliminate unwanted pockets of fat. The process involves a special device that uses controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells in problem areas all over the body.
The procedure is able to target fat cells underneath the skin because fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin and other cells. This allows the Coolsculpting device to freeze fat and leave the rest of the skin unharmed. After the fat cells are treated with CoolSculpting, they will gradually die and the body will naturally eliminate them through the lymphatic system.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting Treat?
Almost any area on the body that has unwanted fat can be treated with CoolSculpting, which makes it a versatile treatment for body sculpting to achieve the body contour you desire. Popular body areas that people target for fat reduction are:
- Under the chin (double chin)
- Upper arm
- Love handles
CoolSculpting has been FDA cleared for the above areas and more, making it a safe and preferred way to freeze away fat in many areas of the body.
Who is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting San Francisco?
People who struggle to get rid of excess fat in certain parts of their body despite having a good diet and exercise routine are likely good candidates for a CoolSculpting procedure. People considering CoolSculpting in San Francisco should keep in mind that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, and may not be right for everyone. A good CoolSculpting patient is at a stable and healthy weight and has accurate expectations for the procedure, knowing that results may vary from person to person.
The CoolSculpting Process
CoolSculpting is administered with the help of a machine and applicator. During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be placed on the treatment area. The applicator will cool the targeted fat to a specified temperature. It’s possible you may feel a slight tugging, pinching, or tingling sensation, but as the area starts to numb from the cooling these effects will subside.
As the CoolSculpting applicator works its magic, you are free to read, answer emails, or even take a nap until the treatment session is over. Our dermatology experts will be on hand to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your CoolSculpting treatment. For the best results, CoolSculpting should only be administered by trained professionals like Dr. Kwan and his team.
Recovery and Results
CoolSculpting treatments require little to no downtime afterward. Once your session is complete, you will be able to return to your daily activities. Some side effects include mild discomfort, swelling, or numbness. These symptoms are temporary and should subside within a day or two.
Patients can see a fat reduction of up to 25% after a single CoolSculpting treatment. The body naturally processes the fat for a few months following CoolSculpting, but you may start to see some results as early as three weeks. Depending on the area being treated and your fat reduction goals, you may need multiple sessions to get your desired result. For any questions related to final appearance, treatment timeline, or whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kwan.
Combine CoolSculpting With Other Treatments
Depending on your concerns and goals, CoolSculpting can be combined with other treatments to maximize your body contour results. Common combination treatments include ZWave and Kybella. ZWave is an effective procedure designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve skin elasticity. This treatment uses radial-pulse energy to penetrate deep into the tissue and smooth out the skin.
Kybella is another non-surgical treatment for body contouring. Kybella is an injectable formula that helps break down and remove fat underneath the chin.
CoolSculpting in San Francisco, CA
Many people in the Bay Area have benefitted from CoolSculpting’s easy, painless fat reduction technology. If you have stubborn fat and are seeking to eliminate it, Kwan Dermatology can help you determine whether CoolSculpting is the best treatment to achieve your aesthetic goals. We will help you create a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan to help get rid of your unwanted fat once and for all. Start the process today by scheduling a consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. William Kwan today. Contact us by calling 415-569-3868 or filling out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I exercise after CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting does not require any downtime because it is noninvasive. You may feel sore after the treatment, so you may want to wait a day or so to exercise.
Does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting works by freezing fat cells that are then removed by the body’s natural process. Many patients notice results after just one treatment session.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
CoolSculpting is nonsurgical and noninvasive. So, it does not require the use of incisions or anesthesia, this minimizes risks. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and has been proven to be a safe, effective treatment.