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At Integrated Dermatology, our certified CoolSculpting™ Specialists can help you reduce the unwanted fat bulges and shape and sculpt your body. In 2012, our office was one of the first CoolSculpting™ providers in the DC area. We have multiple CoolSculpting systems and applicators, so it’s possible for you to have multiple areas treated at once to suit your busy lifestyle. Our providers have explained that the overall cost is comparable to the cost of liposuction procedures.
What is CoolSculpting™?
CoolSculpting™ is a patented, non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. It is a safe procedure cleared by the FDA that gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. This reduces bulges in treated areas of the body without harming surrounding tissue.
Why should I choose Integrated Dermatology for my CoolSculpting™ treatment?
Here at Integrated Dermatology, only certified CoolSculpting™ specialists perform the CoolSculpting™ treatment. We are an experienced CoolSculpting™ Certified Practice with Crystal status. We have been treating patients with CoolSculpting™ since 2012.
It is important to find an experienced provider who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. Here at Integrated Dermatology, we value your trust in us and will work together with you to meet your aesthetic goal.
How does CoolSculpting™ Work?
During the CoolSculpting™ procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving surface skin tissue unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a visible reduction in fat bulges.
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting™?
The CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
Request a one-on-one consultation with a CoolSculpting provider who will determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How long does the treatment take? Will I need multiple treatments?
Your CoolSculpting certified specialist will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. While each CoolSculpting treatment generally lasts about 1 hour, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit.
At Integrated Dermatology, we even have multiple CoolSculpting systems and applicators, so it’s possible for you to have multiple areas treated at once. You and your provider may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.
Many people read, check email, or even take a nap during their treatments.
How much does it cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Our providers have explained that the overall cost is comparable to the cost of liposuction procedures. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals.
We create a customized treatment plan, in person, with you and your CoolSculpting provider that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Our practice offers flexible payment plans to help patients achieve their goals.
Which areas of my body can CoolSculpting™ treat?
In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (double chin), inner and outer thighs, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, and underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll)
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they die and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does it feel like? Does it hurt?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
Is CoolSculpting™ safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen, and flank. As the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure and with millions of CoolSculpting procedures performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. *
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after the treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work on the same day after a CoolSculpting treatment is completed.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
What happens if I gain weight after the procedure?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas*.