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CoolSculpting® is an effective treatment for those who seek beautiful body contouring effects without surgery or a lengthy recovery. This exciting and innovative fat reduction solution utilizes cryolipolysis technology to freeze targeted fat cells, which are slowly metabolized by the body in the weeks following treatment. Acclaimed cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter performs CoolSculpting® at his San Francisco Bay Area facility, giving patients the customized contours they desire. During your consultation appointment, you will have the chance to communicate your concerns and ask questions about your personalized CoolSculpting® treatment plan.

CoolSculpting® Treatment Areas

  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Flanks
  • Bra line
  • Double Chin (submental area)
  • Upper Arms

Benefits of CoolSculpting®

Non-surgical Body Contouring

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction option that does not involve needles, incisions, or anesthesia. After the procedure, you can immediately return to all of your daily activities. Over the weeks following a CoolSculpting® session, the body flushes away the destroyed fat cells, revealing your newly formed contours.

Effective Fat Removal

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 that 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.

Why Choose Us for Your Treatment

As the pioneer and developer of the acclaimed FotoFacial® procedure, Dr. Bitter prefers to employ groundbreaking, advanced, and safe technologies for the benefit of his patients. With a passion for helping his patients and a firm dedication to his work, Dr. Bitter is excited to offer not just one but two CoolSculpting® machines to freeze twice the amount of fat cells in half the time! Additionally, Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology offers complimentary skin tightening treatment with every CoolSculpting® session to produce superior results. Patients who undergo CoolSculpting® will quickly discover the benefits of this revolutionary contouring procedure.

Your CoolSculpting® Experience

During your CoolSculpting® treatment, Dr. Bitter or one of his experienced and well-trained medical staff or registered nurses will apply a gel pad to the designated area. The CoolSculpting® applicator will then deliver controlled cooling to freeze the targeted fat cells. You can read, check your email, relax, or take a nap while letting the CoolSculpting® system do all the work. Following your session, you can immediately go about your normal business, and your body will absorb the treated fat cells for several weeks. After one or two treatments, you will have a progressively and noticeably slimmer body contour.

CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction

CoolSculpting® Liposuction
Non-invasive treatment A surgical procedure that involves anesthesia
Side effects are minor and temporary Increase risks due to invasive techniques
A shorter procedure (approximately one hour) when using two devices at once Dramatic results are possible with larger sections of fat removal
No risk of scarring The process may last several hours
No downtime Small incisions leave a minor chance of scarring
Results appear gradually over time as the body processes the destroyed fat cells Requires up to two weeks of downtime
May require multiple sessions Results are immediately apparent
Often requires only one appointment


  • Q. Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®?

    A: 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.

  • Q. How does freezing the fat cells eliminate them permanently?

    A: 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!

  • Q.How long does each CoolSculpting® session take?

    A. 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.

  • Q. Is treatment with CoolSculpting® painful?

    A. CoolSculpting® is a pain-free and comfortable treatment. Patients may experience a cold feeling and minor tugging, tingling, or pinching in the treated area during their session. While the cold may be intense initially, the area becomes numb within a few minutes.

  • Q. Are there any side effects of CoolSculpting®?

    A. 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.

  • Q. How much does CoolSculpting® cost?

    A. 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.

  • Q. How long does it take to see the results?

    A. 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.

  • Q. Will CoolSculpting® prevent me from gaining weight in the future?

    A. 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.

  • Q. Can CoolSculpting® be combined with other aesthetic treatments?

    A. 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. All of your options will be reviewed at your initial appointment.

Schedule Your Consultation

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.

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Dr. Bitter is a sought after speaker and a nationally renowned expert and lecturer on many topics including FotoFacial®, BBL, skin rejuvenation, and the new ManUp!™ and LoveTyte™. If you are interested in attending one of his training’s or conferences, call 408-358-5757 or email

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