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Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is one of the few San Diego CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ (pronounced Zel ‘teek) practices! In addition, we have reached Crystal Status with CoolSculpting Crystal Reward thanks to our experienced work in the treatment.

Our physicians offer a range of body sculpting techniques for patients with stubborn fat deposits that have proven resistant to dieting and exercise, including liposuction- with the tumescent method and Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ. With the procedure, patients in the San Diego, La Jolla and surrounding areas,  will see an effective fat reduction treatment without surgery, anesthesia, or downtime. Our doctors perform most CoolSculpting treatments themselves, so you can be assured of getting the best body sculpting treatment experience possible.

Additionally, CoolSculpting has recently been approved by the FDA for use on the upper arms with the new CoolAdvantage Petite Applicator! This means that you can finally remove your stubborn arm fat for good! Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology today to learn more about this exciting procedure.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ utilizes a patented method called Cryolipolysis™; the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat. This body sculpting treatment method is designed to only kill and freeze fat cells without injury to the skin or other tissue that results from more invasive procedures such as liposuction. This non-surgical fat removal approach may be most suitable for patients who only need minimal fat reduction, as well as for those who are unwilling or hesitant to undergo surgery for fat removal. Visit for more information on these fat freezing treatments!

You’ve probably seen CoolSculpting advertised elsewhere, but there’s a big difference in having CoolSculpting performed at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology compared to other offices.

Not only do our experts have more experience than anyone else, but we’ve been performing CoolSculpting procedures since 2011. Additionally, we perform DualSculpting, a treatment that uses two machines to treat two areas at once, which allows us to complete your treatment twice as fast. We also have all of the latest applicators and technology available, and we combine every procedure with Acoustic Wave Therapy to ensure our patients get the best possible results.

  • Before
  • After

Before treatment (Abdomen and flank)

Before CoolSculpting

After treatment targeted fat cell are eliminated

After CoolSculpting

Sculpted Arm Treatment with Dr. Groff

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How CoolSculpting Works

How CoolSculpting Works

What Happens During the Procedure?

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*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Our physicians will listen to the patient’s needs and wants before performing CoolSculpting in San Diego. For example, they first select the area(s) to be treated. If the patient’s goal is to reduce your love handles, the doctor will position the system on your side. The device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull – enough of a pull to ensure the tissue will be frozen most efficiently.

What to Expect After CoolSculpting Procedure

The following symptoms are common and may persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Symptom intensity varies from patient to patient but is expected to subside over time with no lasting complications.

  • Temporary firmness or stiffness.
  • Redness, bruising, swelling and numbness.
  • Temporary blanching (whitening of the skin).
  • Tenderness, cramping or muscle spasms and aching.

The following symptoms are less common and you may experience a delayed onset. Symptom intensity varies from patient to patient but is expected to subside over time with no lasting complications.

  • Itching, skin sensitivity, tingling, stinging and numbness
  • Moderate to severe discomfort and/or pain

What Does it Feel Like?

As the panels go to work in the first few minutes, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold as the fat is being frozen. This soon dissipates. The patient is seated comfortably or lying down during the one-to-three-hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, or even taking a nap.

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San Diego DualSculpting

Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is one of the only practices in San Diego to offer DualSculpting! Now patients can benefit from two CoolSculpting devices working to treat two areas at the same time. This new advancement allows fat to be frozen in half the time, making the DualSculpting procedure even more convenient for busy patients. DualSculpting is ideal for patients who have more than one area of stubborn fat that they would like treated with CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology.

Ask our board-certified dermatologists if DualSculpting is right for you by calling 858-943-2113 or filling out our contact form!

Find Faster Body Sculpting Than Ever Before with the CoolAdvantage

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*Disclaimer: Results vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

With the recently released CoolAdvantage applicator for CoolSculpting, fat reduction treatments and body sculpting treatments are faster and easier than ever. Through the use of ZELTIQ’s CoolAdvantage applicator, the team at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology is now able to provide body sculpting in only 35 minutes, which is nearly half the time of traditional CoolSculpting sessions. CoolAdvantage works by providing a lower temperature than ever for faster body sculpting treatments that are just as effective as before. In addition, the enhanced cup design has been shown to provide a 45 percent increase in comfort during fat reduction treatment.

That enhanced cup design comes with three interchangeable contours for effective body sculpting treatment on unique areas of body fat. The CoolFit Advantage uniquely fits fat on the inner thigh, the CoolCore Advantage aligns with the contours of the abdomen, and the CoolCurve+ Advantage fits the flanks. With these uniquely effective body sculpting treatment options available through the CoolAdvantage at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, non-invasive fat reduction treatment has never been easier.

Zimmer Z-Wave for Enhanced CoolSculpting Results

The Zimmer Z-Wave is an innovative device which uses radial pulsed therapy in place of a manual massage following a CoolSculpting procedure. The benefits of using Z-Wave in place of a manual massage have been clear; patients report less bruising and discomfort and the results of the CoolSculpting procedure are enhanced by up to 50%. There is no evidence that the Z-Wave lessens the time it takes to see results; however, the results themselves are improved quite a bit. Using the Z-Wave following a CoolSculpting procedure has become standard among many respected dermatologists’ offices, and we at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology like to use it as well in order to give our patients the best results possible.

Improve your CoolSculpting results by up to 60%. Call our office today at (858) 943-2113 to schedule your appointment.

CoolSculpting for Fat Removal

CoolSculpting Fat Removal

CoolSculpting with Dr. Fabi

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CoolSculpting FAQs

The dermatologists at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology like to answer patient questions and post them here for you to refer to. Let us know if you have any more questions about the CoolSculpting procedure! Haga clic aquí para información en español!

Q: Does CoolSculpting both contour and tighten skin? I am interested in CoolSculpting for back fat, or bra bulge.

A: We have used it very successfully for the bra bulge, with no loose or redundant skin left after treatment.  Since the treatment typically only achieves a 20-30% reduction in the treated area, there is typically enough left behind so that the skin doesn’t lose underlying adherence and become saggy.  There is no laser or light source associated with the device.

Q: Can the patient return to normal activities after the procedure?

A: Yes. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so the patient can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.

Q: When will the patient see results?

A: Patients may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after their body sculpting treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But the body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four months.

Q: What are some alternatives to CoolSculpting?

A: At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we have a wide variety of non-surgical fat reduction treatments and body contouring devices to suit every patient’s unique needs, including ThermiRF and Vanquish. Schedule a body sculpting consultation with our San Diego doctors to determine which treatment is best for you!

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Schedule a CoolSculpting Consultation in Los Angeles Today!

For more information on fat reduction treatments and CoolSculpting prices, schedule a body sculpting consultation with us by calling (858) 943-2113 or fill out our contact form.

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