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Skeptical About CoolSculpting?

A healthy dose of skepticism is warranted, especially when claims appear to be too good to be true. In America, we have a long history of snake oil salesmen with slick pitches about products that don’t work. This is still an issue, particularly with many over-the-counter beauty products promising to erase skin imperfections. Naturally, we’ve become accustomed to responding to any claims with a very forceful, “Yeah, right.” So when patients ask us, “Does CoolSculpting work?” we aren’t surprised. After all, a non-surgical procedure that promises fat loss virtually anywhere on the body is an incredible claim.

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Yes, CoolSculpting Works! It’s Clinically Proven and FDA-Approved!

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to reduce unwanted fat almost anywhere on the body. FDA-approval came for each treatment area after clinical trials conducted by plastic surgeons and dermatologists showed that fat reduction occurred safely for the patients in their clinical studies.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

To really understand how it’s possible that a non-surgical procedure can remove fat, you must understand the science behind it.

When we exercise, we say that we’re “burning fat.” When we diet and workout, we talk about how the “fat is melting” away. This idea of heat destroying fat makes it difficult to process the idea that cold can also affect and destroy fat. After all, the colder it gets, the more our body’s need insulation to keep us warm, right? Not exactly.

It’s All About Targeted Freezing

General outside cold isn’t going to kill fat cells. However, targeted and controlled cooling for a specific amount of time freezes fat cells in a process called cryolipolysis. The temperature is strictly regulated by the CoolSculpting device, which freezes and destroys targeted fat cells without affecting the surrounding tissue. Skin is left unharmed (no, you won’t get frostbite), and the underlying tissue is also unaffected.

Where Does All Of The Frozen Fat Go?

After freezing, the frozen fat cells will break apart and die. After this process, the fat will then be flushed naturally through your lymphatic system. A lymphatic massage, such as with our Ballancer Pro system, and drinking plenty of water, will help improve your results.

Does CoolSculpting Work for Everyone?

No. Nothing works for everyone. Just like a specific diet or medication works for one person and doesn’t do anything for another person, not everyone’s body fat will respond to CoolSculpting’s fat freezing technology the same way.

does coolsculpting work on belly fat before and after photos
does coolsculpting work on belly fat before and after photos

Furthermore, some patients aren’t good candidates for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting, in addition to liposuction, isn’t a weight loss solution. All fat reduction procedures, surgical and non-surgical, require a patient to be a healthy weight. CoolSculpting, just like liposuction and other non-surgical fat reduction procedures, are for targeted fat loss only. So if you’re a healthy weight, maintain a good diet and exercise regimen, but you just can’t shake a stubborn pocket of fat on your body, CoolSculpting could be the right solution for your needs.

CoolSculpting also isn’t generally used for large areas of fat reduction. In these cases, liposuction may be the preferred option. If this is the case, we’ll discuss this during your CoolSculpting consultation and refer you to our plastic surgeon Dr. Leslie Stevens.

Additionally, some patients won’t be able to safely receive CoolSculpting. While it is a non-surgical procedure, it is still a medical procedure that affects your body in many ways. For some people who are taking certain types of medications or have certain medical conditions, CoolSculpting may not be safe for you. We will make this determination during your consultation. If you aren’t sure if CoolSculpting will be safe for you, give us a call and we’ll discuss your individual needs and concerns.

Does CoolSculpting Work for Both Men and Women?

does coolsculpting work for men before and after
does coolsculpting work for men before and after

Both men and women can safely and effectively have CoolSculpting for fat reduction. Results will vary from person to person for a variety of reasons, however. The number of treatments required to reduce fat will also vary.

Does CoolSculpting Work on Belly Fat?

CoolSculpting was originally approved to reduce fat on the upper and lower abdominals and flanks (love handles). If you have pockets of fat in these areas, CoolSculpting can reduce it.

Does CoolSculpting Work on Arms?

The upper arms are one of the most recent FDA-approved applications for CoolSculpting. If you have upper arm fat, CoolSculpting can help freeze it away. This doesn’t apply to loose skin, however, If you have skin that is loose and hangs, but there’s no fat there, we have skin tightening treatments that can help.

Does CoolSculpting Work on Thighs?

Thigh-area CoolSculpting is a common request from our female patients. Inner and outer thighs can be reduced using CoolSculpting fat freezing. If you desire a thigh gap or don’t like the collection of fat that gives you that “wide-hipped” appearance, then CoolSculpting can reduce these pockets of fat.

CoolSculpting is also great on the back of the legs, just beneath the buttocks. Known as the banana roll, reducing fat in this area can also help your derriere appear more pronounced without a butt lift or enhancement.

Does CoolSculpting Work on Double Chin Fat?

coolmini does coolsculpting work on double chin fat before after
coolmini does coolsculpting work on double chin fat before after

Yes! CoolSculpting’s double chin applicator, CoolMini, was FDA-approved soon after the injectable fat melter, Kybella, became the first non-surgical double chin reducer.

Does CoolSculpting Work on Back Fat?

Back and bra fat can be reduced using CoolSculpting. We’ve seen great results in our own practice using CoolSculpting in this area. This is great for patients who wish to look better in swimsuits or backless tops and dresses.

Does CoolSculpting Work for Cellulite?

No. CoolSculpting is not a solution for cellulite reduction. Instead, consider Cellutone for non-surgical cellulite reduction. Cellutone can also be used to enhance your CoolSculpting results! When applied to the skin, Cellutone breaks up pockets under the skin that cause cellulite, but it can also help break up the frozen fat cells faster, speeding up your results.

Tips for Getting the Best CoolSculpting Results

If you’ve heard stories about how CoolSculpting didn’t work or gave bad results, consider that the problem may lie with the provider and not the procedure. Providers with poor training or experience may use the device improperly and ineffectively. That’s why it’s very important to choose a practice with highly-experienced providers in a reputable practice.

At Lasky Aesthetics, our providers are nurse practitioners and physician assistants who have the training, experience, and expertise necessary to administer CoolSculpting with the best possible outcomes. Furthermore, our providers have the medical qualifications to assess patients prior to treatments to ensure a safe procedure and good results.

Schedule Your CoolSculpting Consultation in Los Angeles

In addition to offering CoolSculpting treatments in a safe environment in the capable hands of our experienced providers, we also offer DualSculpting, which cuts your treatment times in half! We are able to use two CoolSculpting machines to provide you with faster results and no downtime. Contact us for a consultation today to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.

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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.