The Cool Way to Remove Fat
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an easy, safe, and successful way to reduce fat without surgery! It removes fat cells non-invasively through a process called cryolipolysis, which means “dissolving fat cells through freezing.” Unlike other non-invasive treatments such as Zerona® that are marketed in Orange County as body contouring procedures, CoolSculpting actually kills targeted fat cells so its results are long-lasting. Safe, painless, and FDA approved, CoolSculpting was previously only available at University Dermatology Clinics. OC Dermatology was the first private practice in Orange County to offer CoolSculpting. To learn more about CoolSculpting, or to see videos and before-and-after photos, visit Dr. Klein’s CoolSculpting specialty website.
CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate areas of stubborn fat that resist all your efforts of diet and exercise. The results are proven, noticeable, and long-lasting.
Not Just CoolSculpting® It’s DualSculpting!
Double your treatment-to-transformation experience!
At OC Dermatology, we have a pair of CoolSculpting machines that we can use simultaneously to target multiple areas so you can recontour your body in half the time! Let us know if you’re interested in this cool, convenient fat reduction option.
CoolSculpting® Fat Reduction
How does Cryolipolysis work?
Fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cooling than skin and other surrounding tissues and can be safely eliminated without harming the skin. CoolSculpting’s controlled cooling causes crystallization of the lipids in the fat cells, leading to damage to the cells and gradual, safe elimination by the body’s normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated, over the course of 2 to 3 months. Each treatment results in an average 25% reduction in the fat layer. This reduction of fat flattens and smoothes the fat bulges.
Who is a candidate for CoolSculpting?
Both men and women can benefit from CoolSculpting. It is designed for those who have unwanted fat in specific areas. At OC Dermatology, we can treat your abdomen, love handles, back and bra fat, inner thighs, outer thighs, above the knee, underarms, back of the arm, and under the chin. Patients that are too thin or too “round” will probably not benefit from this treatment and it is not a treatment to lose weight or treat obesity. We recommend a free CoolSculpting consultation with our CoolSculpting Specialist to review the procedure and to determine if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting.
What is a “cycle” and how many will I need?
A cycle refers to one treatment with one applicator to one specific part of the body. Most body areas require two or more treatment cycles (left side and right side, upper back and lower back, for example). The abdomen may require several cycles to accommodate the various contours present in this area.
What can I expect during and post-treatment?
Before treatment, you will meet with our CoolSculpting Specialist to design a custom treatment plan to achieve your goals with CoolSculpting. Each treatment results in an average 25% reduction in the fat layer. Most of our patients require 2 treatments to each area. Our large applicator covers a larger area and counts as 2 cycles. An applicator is applied to each area for one hour. It is most common for 2 to 3 hours of treatment to be scheduled at a time but you may schedule more or less. The applicator will deliver precisely controlled cooling to the fat, while protecting the skin. You may choose to have more than 1 treatment to the same area, depending on the degree of fat reduction desired. Each treatment will reduce the fat layer an additional 25%. With DualSculpting we can often perform 2 cycles on 2 sides or areas of your body at the same time, treating you in half the time normally required.
On your treatment day, when we apply the CoolSculpting applicator, you will initially feel slight tugging and cooling. Your treatment area is numb within a few minutes, allowing for the rest of the treatment to be comfortable. Our patients typically read, relax, or listen to music on their mobile device.
After treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, mild tenderness, occasional bruising and numbness. Numbness can persist for a few weeks. You may start to see your results as early as 3 weeks; however, full results can be seen after 3 months. CoolSculpting has no down time and you can return to normal activity immediately after treatment.
Is there pain during or after the procedure? Are there side effects or down time?
CoolSculpting has no down time! It is safe and completely non-invasive which allows immediate return to work, exercise and other normal activities. Although there may be some minor discomfort during the first 10 minutes as the skin is drawn into the applicator and cooled, no pain medication or anesthetic is needed. The procedure is comfortable enough to read, work on a laptop, listen to music with headphones or take a nap during the procedure. Afterwards patients experience redness which usually lasts minutes to hours. Some patients may experience bruising and/or tenderness, cramping and/or itching for 1 to 2 weeks and a temporary dulling of sensation for 1 or more weeks.
A Nationally Recognized Leader
Dr. Lorrie Klein’s rare combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility puts her at the forefront of dermatologists nationwide. Dr. Klein’s reputation for providing natural-looking results is why she’s the choice of women and men from throughout Orange County, Southern California and beyond.
How does it differ from other body treatments? Are the results permanent?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for fat reduction. We offer other technologies in our office to improve the appearance of cellulite, skin texture and skin laxity (ask us about Cellfina for cellulite). While the results are not as rapid or dramatic as liposuction, CoolSculpting is extremely popular because it is very effective and does not involve the pain, risk and recovery time of liposuction. But like liposuction, it eliminates fat cells permanently from your body, so they are gone for good.
We have small and medium applicators, which treat 1 area at a time. Our large (double) applicator, when appropriate, can treat 2 areas on the abdomen at the same time. The large applicator counts as 2 areas from your package. We also offer DualSculpting, where we can use 2 machines simultaneously to cut your procedure time in half.
If you purchase a package and have unused treatments, they will never expire. They may be used on other areas, credited toward other procedures or be refunded.
Schedule a consultation
If you’re interested in CoolSculpting and live in Orange County communities such as Newport Beach or Mission Viejo, please request a consultation with Dr. Klein to find out more. You can also call (949) 363-1788 to schedule an appointment.