Available In Pittsburgh, PA
What Is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting® Body Contouring in Pittsburgh is a non-surgical fat removal treatment performed in as little as one office visit.
FDA-cleared, non-invasive and clinically proven to reduce fat through patented cooling technology, Pittsburgh CoolSculpting has revolutionized the body sculpting industry.
Body sculpting with CoolSculpting requires no surgery, little-to-no downtime and undeniable results. Message us on Instagram @skincentermd to book or click the button below!
Having earned the designation as a “Center of Excellence” from ZELTIQ®, the makers of CoolSculpting, The Skin Center Medical Spa has the experience you can trust. The “Center of Excellence” designation is given to medical spa practices that have met strict training guidelines and patient treatment criteria.
CoolSculpting Before & After Photos
Pittsburgh Coolsculpting Procedure
The Pittsburgh CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical, non-invasive, med-spa treatment performed in about an hour, depending upon the area being treated. CoolSculpting fat loss treatment uses targeted cooling technology to reduce fat cells below the surface of the skin. During a Pittsburgh CoolSculpting procedure, the CoolCurve non-invasive applicator gently cools the targeted fat cells to the point of freezing.
When frozen, the fat cells die and are naturally reduced from the body, resulting in a gradual reduction of the fat layer without damage to the surrounding tissue. When treating larger areas of the body using the CoolCurve™ applicator patients, may experience mild pressure and a gentle cooling sensation as the targeted area is drawn up to the cooling applicator and between the cooling panels; this sensation lasts for just a couple of minutes.
Smaller areas of the body, such as inner and outer thighs, upper arms and upper back (bra roll), are treated with the smaller CoolSmooth™ applicator. The CoolSmooth applicator uses a non-suction based cooling application to eliminate fat from areas of the body that do not have “pinchable pockets of fat”. The new CoolSmooth applicator allows for more precise body sculpting on even the smallest problem areas.
Now, the most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment is approved for use under the chin to improve the appearance of the “double chin”. Using the same technology as the CoolCurve, the CoolSculpting CoolMini™ applicator eliminates fat under the chin and improves the contours of the neck. Once the cooling applicators are in place, people often read or relax until the CoolSculpting treatment is complete — typically about an hour.
CoolSculpting technology was developed by Harvard scientists after a simple observation was made — children who ate a lot of popsicles had dimpling in their cheeks due to a loss of fat from the excessive exposure to cold. This novel idea leads to the innovative cooling process behind CoolSculpting called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is the process of gently cooling fat to the point of freezing.
When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling temperatures, the fat cells crystallize causing the fat cells to naturally die, a process called apoptosis. The fat is reduced through the body’s natural metabolic process, in the same manner, that fat in food is reduced from the body.
Benefits Of CoolSculpting
It’s never been easier to sculpt the body you want without the downtime associated with surgery.
- Noticeable and lasting results
- Little to no downtime
- No special diet
- Natural-looking reduction of fat in the treated area
- No needles
- No anesthesia
- No incisions required
Candidates For Pittsburgh CoolSculpting Treatments
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting body contouring treatment is a person who is at or near their ideal weight and is struggling to reduce unwanted bulges or stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and is not appropriate for people who are obese. CoolSculpting is appropriate for people wanting to re-contour their body through gradual fat reduction.
Results are typically seen within three weeks of the fat reduction treatment; most dramatic results occur over a period of two to four months.
Pittsburgh CoolSculpting treatment can noticeably and visibly reduce fat on the following areas of the body:
- Love Handles (Flanks)
- Stomach or Abdominal Fat
- Upper Back Fat (Bra Roll)
- Lower Back Fat
- Inner Thighs
- Outer Thighs
- Upper Arms
- Double Chin (Submental Fullness)
How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Are Needed?
After just one CoolSculpting body contouring procedure, most people will see a significant reduction in fat to the treated area. Generally, only one CoolSculpting treatment is needed to see undeniable, noticeable results. However, additional CoolSculpting treatments can be performed if additional fat reduction is desired.
Pittsburgh Coolsculpting Testimonials
“I had a great experience at the skin center for cool sculpting for my “double chin” I have noticeable improvement with one treatment and have been recommended to have one more. I am excited to see even more results with my next session. I was worried to get cool sculpting because it is pricey and I have read reviews that it doesn’t work but it worked exactly like the nurse Tiffany said it would!” – C.S.
How is Recovery?
Most people return to their normal activities immediately following the CoolSculpting treatment. Once the procedure is over, you should not feel any pain as you resume normal activities. There may be some minor redness and possible bruising. Some patients feel tingling or twitching sensations for the first few days. Numbness may continue for several weeks as normal sensation gradually returns. In very rare occasions, some people may experience temporary nerve pain that dissipates in the weeks or months following treatment.
Is Treatment Painful?
Most patients do not report any pain during a CoolSculpting treatment; however, most patients do describe it to be slightly uncomfortable when the cooling process begins. At first, there is a sudden tugging sensation (not pain) as skin is being suctioned into the device. As the cooling process begins, the treatment area will feel intensely cold for first 10 minutes, followed by numbness for the remainder of the hour. When the device is removed, you may feel tenderness as the area “thaws” for 1-2 minutes.
CoolSculpting cost will vary from patient to patient depending on the number of areas being treated and ultimately the body sculpting goals. To estimate the cost and develop an individual treatment plan, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary Pittsburgh CoolSculpting consultation. During your consultation, your body contouring goals will be discussed in detail; at which time an accurate CoolSculpting cost will be given.
TSC Is First In Pittsburgh To Offer Coolsculpting Elite!
What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?
- FDA-cleared, noninvasive body contouring technology
- Eliminates up to 20-25% of treated fat cells for good in 9 different areas
- Targets stubborn fat in the areas that bother you the most
- Freezes twice the stubborn fat at once with our new dual applicators*
* Dual applicators can treat 2 areas of fat in the same amount of time as compared to using 1 CoolSculpting applicator.
What Areas Can CoolSculpting® Elite Treat? Under the chin
- Under the chin
- Below the jawline
- Bra fat
- Upper arm
- Back fat
- Side (flank)
- Underneath the Buttocks (Banana Roll)
What To Expect During Treatment
Once you and your doctor have decided on your treatment areas, your provider will apply a clear gel pad to create a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. Clinical trials have demonstrated CoolSculpting® to be safe and effective in reducing fat in 9 areas of the body. CoolSculpting® Elite's dual applicators allow you to treat 2 areas at once.
Let Science Go To Work
You'll feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.
During the treatment you'll be able to read, answer emails, or chat with a friend. After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the area(s) to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That's it! Most patients experience little to no downtime after treatment.
What Is The Difference Between CoolSculpting & CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite can treat 2X the stubborn fat in half the time with one machine, and two Elite machines allow for quad-sculpting!
10How Long Does It Take To See Results With CoolSculpting® Elite?
Alternative Body Contouring Treatments
- Liposuction - Liposuction can help you achieve the shape you want by removing body fat that cannot be eliminated through diet, exercise or other types of weight reduction techniques.
- SMARTLipo Laser Liposuction - SMARTLipo laser liposuction is a minimally-invasive fat removal and skin tightening treatment that is performed with local anesthesia, and depending on the area treated, can be performed in less than an hour.