CoolSculpting® is not for everyone. It is not a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting is developed to help you achieve your body contouring goals with little downtime and no surgery. To be eligible for CoolSculpting, you must be 18 or older, have no disqualifying medical conditions, and be interested in eliminating stubborn fat from any of the areas it can treat. Please contact our office to learn more about CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin itself unaffected. It does not require surgery or downtime. The procedure is cleared by the FDA, safe, and effective.
Maryland Dermatology Laser Skin and Vein was a pioneer in the development of the CoolSculpting method of fat reduction, participating in the initial clinical research in 2008. The research from MDLSV’s board certified dermatologists played an important role in the FDA clearance process. As a result, there is now an easy way for men and women to reduce unwanted fat bulges and better achieve body contouring goals.
CoolSculpting Areas Treated:
- Non-invasive fat reduction
- Targets stubborn areas of fat
- Little to no downtime
- FDA approved for non-invasive fat reduction
- No general anesthesia
- No needles, injections, or cuts
- Treatments only 35 minutes
- Target multiple areas including the abdomen, back, inner or outer thighs, and the chin (submental fat)
MDLSV offers DualSculpting treatments, an improved CoolSculpting technique that allows for two treatments to occur simultaneously. By using two CoolSculpting machines, each treating a different area of the body, patients who wish to target more than one problem area can finish treatments in half the time and target multiple areas of unwanted fat or stubborn bulges.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your physician directs the application of a specially designed applicator cup to the desired treatment area. When the procedure begins, you may feel a cooling sensation in the treated area, but little to no discomfort. During the procedure you can read, listen to music, work on a laptop, or simply relax. After the procedure, most patients can return to work or normal activities
The exposure to cooling causes the fat cells to begin a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The fat cells in the treated area are gently eliminated through your body’s natural metabolic process.
You may notice results as soon as three weeks after your treatment, and will see optimal results by two months.* At that time, you and your doctor can meet to assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional procedures as each one results in an incremental fat layer reduction. You may also want to consider procedures on other areas of your body.
In clinical trials, we saw that a single procedure can reduce up to 22% of the fat layer. We often see more now with the newer applicators. Two to four months after your CoolSculpting procedure, you and your doctor can assess your cosmetic improvement and consider additional procedures to achieve even greater fat layer reduction.
CoolSculpting can treat submental fullness (also known as a double chin). The device has a specific applicator that targets and freezes the fat cells, using a process called cryolipolysis. The stubborn fat can be reduced by 20-25% after treatment. The full results can take up to 2-6 months to appear.