CoolSculpting

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Creating the body of your dreams may be a few minutes away!

You have committed to a healthier lifestyle and have lost the weight that had been impinging on your confidence. Now that you have gotten closer to your ideal number on the scale, you may need help with the finishing touches. 

Getting rid of the last pockets of stubborn fat or tightening lax skin under the chin can prove difficult, no matter what stage of your weight loss journey you are in. CoolSculpting may be the solution you desire! When it comes to body contouring, CoolSculpting leads the pack in delivering amazing aesthetic results.

If you are ready to enhance your weight loss efforts with the premier skin destination in Los Gatos, contact us today! The body contouring experts at Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology are here to assist you on this leg of your weight loss journey!

About CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an effective, FDA-cleared, non-surgical technology that addresses the stubborn fat pockets of 9 areas of the body.1 It works through cryolipolysis, which is the freezing of the fat cells. By applying low temperatures to the fat, the cells consequently die and are removed by the body naturally. The overlying skin is left unaffected through this targeted technology!

CoolSculpting is a fat reduction technology that targets the visible, pinchable fat under the skin.

CoolSculpting can reduce fat in the targeted treatment areas by 20-25% after only one session!2 Ready to learn more about how CoolSculpting can provide you with the body contouring results you crave?

Contact Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology today to schedule a consultation.

Before & After Photos

CoolSculpting Before & After Patient #3396
CoolSculpting Before & After Patient #3396

Benefits of CoolSculpting

There are numerous benefits to CoolSculpting! CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared technology that addresses the visible fat in 9 areas of the body. CoolSculpting can significantly reduce the fat in these targeted areas, giving you the slimmer, more toned appearance you have always wanted. 

Non-Surgical Body Contouring

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction option that does not involve needles, incisions, or anesthesia. Over the weeks following a CoolSculpting session, the body flushes away the destroyed fat cells through the lymphatic system, revealing your newly formed contours. You are able to return to your normal activities immediately following your CoolSculpting treatment in Los Gatos. 

Effective Fat Reduction

Fat reduction is different from weight loss. After adolescence, a person retains the same number of fat cells into and throughout adulthood. Weight loss methods merely shrink fat cells rather than removing them altogether. By undergoing treatment with CoolSculpting, you can eliminate targeted fat and enjoy lasting results.

Multiple Treatment Areas

Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology has two CoolSculpting systems so patients who want to address multiple areas of concern can obtain enhanced contouring results. Simultaneously applying both devices cuts the treatment time in half, making it easier and more convenient to schedule CoolSculpting appointments. You can also enjoy your results and reach your aesthetic goals sooner.

  • Submental Area (Under the chin)*
  • Submandibular (Under the jaw)
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Bra Line
  • Back
  • Beneath the Buttocks (Banana Roll)
  • Upper arms

*CoolSculpting is also FDA-cleared to treat lax skin in the submental area. 

If you are ready to finally say goodbye to those hard to reduce bulges, contact Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology today!

Candidates

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are adults who are within 30 pounds of their goal weight. They have tried to diet and exercise away the stubborn fat around their body, but have had a difficult time doing so. Individuals who are looking for a non-invasive, quick, long-lasting solution to aid in helping them achieve smoother and flatter body contours. Looking for a fat reduction treatment that will not disrupt your entire day? Contact Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology to learn more about CoolSculpting. 

CoolSculpting Consultation in Los Gatos

During a private consultation with one of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology’s highly trained and experienced CoolSculpting specialists, you will be able to share your body contouring goals and expectations. The Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant you will work with will address any questions you may have about CoolSculpting.

As graduates of CoolSculping University, our medical professionals are some of the most well-versed and advanced in CoolSculpting technology. 

Our team sets aside time specifically for you. Our specialists in Los Gatos will utilize the 45-minute consultation to thoroughly review your medical and health history. They will examine the area(s) for CoolSculpting and determine if CoolSculpting is the ideal solution for your goals.

If you are a prime candidate for CoolSculpting, your specialist will work with you to create a custom treatment plan to meet your body contouring needs! This may include the amount of treatments you may need to create the silhouette you have worked so hard to achieve.  Once your tailored treatment plan has been decided upon, you will be provided with a cost breakdown and scheduled for your first CoolSculpting treatment with Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology!

If it is determined that a different procedure may better suit your needs, the Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant will discuss alternative procedures with you at this time.

Ready to learn more about how CoolSculpting can help you eliminate unwanted fat from hard to target areas of your body? Reach out to Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology today to schedule your CoolSculpting consultation!

Your CoolSculpting Experience

No matter the area you are deciding to treat with CoolSculpting, the procedure will be relatively quick and comfortable. Even if you opt for DualSculpting (simultaneously treating two separate areas with CoolSculpting), 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 the results you are seeking!

During your CoolSculpting session, one of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology’s experienced and well-trained Physician’s Assistants or Registered Nurses will apply a gel pad to the designated area. The CoolSculpting applicator will be positioned to deliver controlled cooling to freeze and destroy the targeted fat cells.

You may feel the applicator adhering to your skin. During the procedure, you may feel slight pressure, tugging, coldness, tingling, and/or numbing sensations. While the CoolSculpting system is at work, you can read, check your email, enjoy Netflix, relax, or even take a nap!

At Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology we offer our patients a comfortable and private room for their CoolSculpting session. 

Following your session, you can immediately go about your normal activity for the day! There is minimal downtime with CoolSculpting! Over the next six to eight weeks, the body’s lymphatic system flushes away the destroyed fat cells. Gradually, your leaner body contours will emerge. Fat reduction with CoolSculpting is long-lasting, and the results are best maintained with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction

CoolSculptingLiposuction
Non-invasive treatmentA surgical procedure that involves anesthesia
Side effects are minor and temporaryIncreased risks due to invasive techniques
A shorter procedure (approximately one hour) when using two devices at onceDramatic results are possible with larger sections of fat removal
No risk of scarringThe process may last several hours
No downtimeSmall incisions leave a minor chance of scarring
Results appear gradually over time as the body processes the destroyed fat cellsRequires up to two week of downtime
May require multiple sessionsResults are immediately apparent

Often requires only one appointment

Recovery

Because CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for getting rid of your unwanted fat deposits, there is a minimal recovery period! Immediately following your CoolSculpting procedure, you may expect the treated area(s) to be red, numb, or sore. This is a common response and should subside as the area rewarms.

Results

Results after CoolSculpting treatment will vary between patients. After one or two CoolSculpting treatments, you will have a progressively and noticeably slimmer body contour. You will see the treated area(s) continue to improve over the next few months as your body naturally processes the destroyed fat cells. 

If you are ready to see your new and improved silhouette, contact our CoolSculpting professionals today to schedule a consultation!

FAQ

WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?

Almost anyone can undergo CoolSculpting to reduce the appearance of noticeable bumps, bulges, or unwanted fat deposits. Ideal candidates are within 30 pounds of their goal weight, but those who are are more than 30 pounds overweight can also benefit from this procedure with more treatments. CoolSculpting yields the best results for individuals who already lead a healthy lifestyle and who do not want or need liposuction. At Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, our specialists will help you determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you during your one-on-one consultation.

HOW DOES FREEZING THE FAT CELLS ELIMINATE THEM PERMANENTLY?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the targeted fat cells are destroyed with intense cooling, while the surrounding tissue remains unharmed. The frozen fat cells are gradually metabolized through the body’s natural elimination process over several weeks. Unlike dieting and exercising that only reduces the size of the fat cells, CoolSculpting effectively reduces the number of fat cells in the treated areas by approximately 20 to 25 percent! Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone forever!

HOW LONG DOES EACH COOLSCULPTING® SESSION TAKE?

Dr. Bitter offers the latest CoolSculpting technology, the CoolAdvantage™, which cuts the length of treatment in half. Sessions now only take approximately 35 minutes to complete, and multiple areas can be treated at the same time.

IS TREATMENT WITH COOLSCULPTING® PAINFUL?

CoolSculpting is not painful, but rather a very comfortable treatment. Patients may experience a cold feeling and minor tugging, tingling, or pinching in the treated area during their session. While the patient may initially feel cold, the area becomes numb within a few minutes.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF COOLSCULPTING?

Most patients have no side effects and can return right away to their activities. Some patients experience redness, tingling, numbness, swelling, and minor bruising, but these side effects are temporary.

HOW MUCH DOES COOLSCULPTING COST IN LOS GATOS?

Because every CoolSculpting treatment is customized for the patient, the cost of your individual CoolSculpting journey depends on your needs and personal objectives. You will receive a comprehensive assessment of your condition, and the total price for your procedure will be determined during your consultation. Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology offers financing with GreenSky® for patients who qualify.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS?

Results can be observed beginning as early as three weeks after treatment and continue to improve for up to six months. Additional CoolSculpting® sessions can be performed if more fat reduction is desired after three months.

WILL COOLSCULPTING PREVENT ME FROM GAINING WEIGHT IN THE FUTURE?

CoolSculpting permanently eliminates fat cells from the body, but it cannot prevent the remaining fat cells from growing should you gain weight in the future. Most patients are highly motivated to avoid weight gain once they see the quality of their CoolSculpting results. Dr. Bitter recommends that you adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet to ensure that you preserve your improved body contours longer.

CAN COOLSCULPTING BE COMBINED WITH OTHER AESTHETIC TREATMENTS?

Some patients with compound cosmetic concerns may benefit from combining their CoolSculpting treatment with other procedures. Others can schedule additional aesthetic treatments at a later date to enhance their CoolSculpting results. A Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant will review all of your treatment options during your initial appointment.

To schedule your consultation at our Los Gatos or our Santa Monica location, we encourage you to call (408) 358-5757 or fill out our online contact form today! As a board-certified dermatologist and inventor of the world-famous FotoFacial procedure, Dr. Patrick Bitter is dedicated to helping his patients look and feel their best.

Additional Resources

  1. CoolSculpting. (2019). About CoolSculpting. Retrieved from https://www.coolsculpting.com/pdfs/CSC125713-v2_Important_Safety_Information.pdf 
  2. CoolSculpting. (2019). The science of CoolSculpting. Retrieved from https://www.coolsculpting.com/what-is-coolsculpting/