We are excited to offer CoolSculpting® – an amazing body contouring technology that removes stubborn pockets of fat using controlled cooling, with no surgery or downtime.
The treatment is performed by Laura Pietrzak, MSHS, PA-C, a leading expert in aesthetics and body contouring. Laura has helped countless patients achieve the look they want by eliminating bulges at the hips, belly, arms, back, male chest, thighs and elsewhere. She has more experience in CoolSculpting than any other medical professional in the world, and her treatment protocols for CoolSculpting have become the industry standard.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a unique, FDA-approved technology that uses targeted cooling to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells beneath the skin, without needles, surgery or downtime. The skin is unaffected, while the targeted fat cells freeze and die. Your body begins to eliminate them in a few weeks. And once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.
This innovative approach to fat reduction through cooling was developed by scientists at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
How will my CoolSculpting procedure work?
Once you and Laura have identified the areas to be sculpted, she will design a treatment plan for you. Depending on the number of areas being targeted and other factors, we typically recommend two treatments, one to two months apart.
During your procedure, you’ll recline comfortably in the treatment room. Laura will prepare the CoolSculpting system and position the cooling device. As she begins to apply cooling energy to your body, you'll feel intense pressure and cold, but that sensation will dissipate within a few minutes. The procedure is completely safe, and will not affect your skin, as the energy is focused on a point below the skin’s surface. While you may feel some sensations of pinching, tugging or numbness during the procedure, many people find it reasonably comfortable. Some patients even take naps during their procedures.
Afterward, you may experience temporary redness, numbness, bruising or tingling. These symptoms are typically not severe and do not last long. Many patients return to work directly after their procedures.
In about three weeks, your body will begin to eliminate the crystallized fat cells, and visible slimming will start to occur. By two months after your procedures, you’ll see a dramatic difference, although slimming may continue for up to six months. Fat cells, once eliminated, do not return, and many people feel a sense of renewal after achieving a new body contour.