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Advantage Dermatology

Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology serving Jacksonville, FL, Neptune Beach, FL, Atlantic Beach, FL & Jacksonville Beach, FL

Diet and exercise can reduce your weight, but they aren’t as effective in sculpting your physique. CoolSculpting® offered by board-certified dermatologist, Oliver Perez, MD, at Advantage Dermatology, fine-tunes stubborn pockets of fat using innovative cooling technology. After just a few sessions, you’ll see a definitive change in areas like your love handles, belly, and thighs. Call the Jacksonville or Neptune Beach, Florida, office today to get started with CoolSculpting or use the online tool to book an appointment.

CoolSculpting Q&A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a noninvasive, fat-freezing technology that reduces stubborn fat without surgery. FDA-cleared, the procedure is based on the science of cryolipolysis. 

The technology delivers controlled cooling to predetermined treatment areas. The temperature penetrates your outer layer of skin to target the fat cells that lie beneath. The fat cells lower to a temperature at which they can’t survive. When they freeze and die, your body then naturally eliminates them from your system, leaving you with a contoured body.

CoolSculpting is designed for spot treatments; it isn’t for comprehensive weight loss. You should be at or near your normal weight before undergoing CoolSculpting treatments. 

What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting effectively shrinks areas of your body that typically don’t respond to diet and exercise. These include:

  • Underneath your buttocks (banana roll)
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • Bra and back fat
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arm
  • Chin (submental fat)

Dr. Perez creates a customized plan for you. He listens to your goals and helps determine exactly where CoolSculpting can help you get the body you want. 

What happens during a CoolSculpting procedure?

A CoolSculpting session lasts about 30-60 minutes. The CoolSculpting pads are applied to the predetermined treatment areas. As you relax, read, or watch a movie, the applicator sends controlled cooling to shrink your fat cells. 

The treatment isn’t painful, but you may feel mild pinching, intense cold, and stinging during treatment. As the treatment areas become numb during your session, these sensations fade. 

Do I need to schedule downtime following a CoolSculpting session?

You can go right back to all your daily activities following a CoolSculpting session. You may have temporary redness or bruising, but these side effects fade within a few hours or days. 

When will I see results from CoolSculpting treatments?

It takes time for your body to flush out the fat cells, but you’ll start to notice some changes within three weeks of your CoolSculpting session. Your optimal results are noticeable after about eight weeks. Your body continues to flush out destroyed fat cells for up to six months. 

Dr. Perez can help you determine if you need more than one CoolSculpting treatment to achieve the results you desire. 

To learn how CoolSculpting can help change your physique without surgery, call Advantage Dermatology or book an appointment online.