CoolSculpting (Fat Freezing)
in South Florida
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting ® is a new, non-invasive procedure that has been clinically proven to reduce fat by exposing fat cells to cool temperatures. It is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical procedure that uses controlled cooling to gently eliminate fat. CoolSculpting® uses state-of-the-art technology and is performed only by doctors who have been trained in the procedure. The advanced technique is able to target precise areas of fat and eliminate the cells for good—without causing harm to any other cells in your body.
Hollywood Dermatology is a certified CoolSculpting® provider, offering treatment from our experienced, board-certified specialists at several office locations.
CoolSculpting® may be recommended if you:
- Are unhappy with modest-sized fat bulges
- Cannot get rid of stubborn fat, even with diet and exercise
- Seek fat reduction in specific areas
- Are in relatively good shape, other than a few stubborn fat areas
Why is CoolSculpting® used?
Many find it difficult to reduce fat in certain areas without the use of cosmetic surgery, such as liposuction. Now, CoolSculpting ® offers a safe, non-surgical alternative to remove stubborn fat that does not go away with diet and exercise alone.
CoolSculpting® is used to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in the following areas:
- Sides (“love handles” or “muffin top”)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Below the chin (“double chin”)
- Under the buttocks (“banana roll”)
What does CoolSculpting ® involve?
Before beginning CoolSculpting®, an expert physician at Hollywood Dermatology will consult with you to determine whether the procedure is right for you. If you decide to undergo CoolSculpting®, an appointment for the in-office procedure will be scheduled by one of our friendly staff members.
During the fat freezing procedure, a gentle tissue-cooling applicator is attached to the targeted area and then is guided by a monitoring system. Your physician will monitor the entire process to ensure precision and accuracy.
Are there any side effects of CoolSculpting ®?
During the procedure, you may experience any of the following temporary side effects in the treatment area:
- Intense cold
- Mild pinching
After treatment, patients often experience one or more of the following side effects, all of which usually subside within one week:
- Skin sensitivity
What are the advantages of undergoing CoolSculpting®?
The benefits of undergoing the CoolSculpting® procedure at one of our Hollywood Dermatology locations include:
- Non-surgical and non-invasive fat removal treatment
- Safe (FDA-cleared)
- No anesthesia needed
- No needles
- No downtime
How long does CoolSculpting® last?
The effects of CoolSculpting have been shown to be long-lasting, and even last indefinitely, barring weight gain. It is a very effective treatment for getting rid of excess and unwanted fat in stubborn areas. The effects are generally able to be fully seen two to three weeks after treatment.
If you have areas of stubborn fat that do not go away despite diet and exercise, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. To learn more about CoolSculpting®, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.