If you’re looking to reduce fat cells in certain areas of your body without having to undergo surgery, CoolSculpting may be a good option for you. But you may have questions about the side effects or how Coolsculpting works. At Capital Laser and Skin Care, we’re here to not only answer questions but to teach you a little more about this new treatment.
CoolSculpting is entirely non-invasive. That means that you can expect treatments to be delivered without anesthesia and the recovery time is minimal. After your initial consultation with our specialists, treatments can be done in a single office visit. As an added bonus, the treatments at Capital Laser and Skin Care are done with the most advanced CoolSculpting technology on the market, meaning that you can expect a maximum outcome with minimal side effects.
During each treatment, the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the targeted area. Initially, it will be rather cold with some patients reporting a pulling or tugging sensation, but those sensations will quickly subside as the area becomes numb. After the treatment is finished, your provider will do a quick massage to the area to stimulate fat reduction. Once the massage is completed, patients are free to return to their daily activities – no downtime necessary.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
To put it simply, yes. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and has been proven to be effective in reducing fat cells on nine areas of the body. In fact, our team at Capital Laser and Skin Care has been at the forefront of CoolSculpting’s research and development. We love CoolSculpting, and we’re sure that you will love the results it delivers.
What Are The Side Effects and How Long Will They Last?
If you’re worried about side effects, trust that you are in the hands of skilled, board-certified specialists. Compared to expensive surgeries, the side effects are minimal. Following a treatment, side effects may include bruising, temporary redness, swelling, and/or tenderness. These quickly subside, and you can expect to see positive results in as little as three weeks with an optimal outcome after about three months.
As always, consult with our specialists for rare side effects and to see if CoolSculpting is right for you. Contact our office to inquire about a full screening and evaluation. We’d love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals in the safest, most effective way possible.
I highly recommend Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and Capital Laser & Skin Care. I have had multiple services performed by Dr. Tanzi and her staff, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results and overall care. Over the years I’ve had botox on my forehead, laser hair removal on my legs, under arms and bikini line, and brown spot removal on my face. Most recently I had Coolsculpting on my chin (or double chin, that is) and belly. Dr. Tanzi made recommendations based on my unique characteristics, set clear expectations for results, and never pushed services that I didn’t need or that wouldn’t work on me. Her honest and natural approach in this field is truly unique and appreciated. The results met or exceeded expectations every time – I’m thrilled with the end results. I never thought anything could get rid of my double chin, but after two treatments with mini Coolsculpting it is finally gone. And all of the staff in the office are professional and very caring, ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible during your procedures. The office feels more like a spa that a doctor’s office, which helps tremendously (there are TV’s in the rooms for Coolsculpting, which made the time fly, thank goodness). I get complimented quite often that I don’t look like I’m in my late 40s, and I attribute that to the excellent work of Dr. Tanzi.
Interested in learning more about non-surgical body contouring with CoolSculpting? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.