CoolSculpting® in San Francisco, CA

You’ve worked diligently at the gym, putting in hours of cardio and weightlifting. You’ve also been thorough about following a balanced diet and watching your intake of carbs, sugars, and unhealthy fats. While all your effort and discipline have paid off in many ways, you probably still have one or two problem areas that remain defiant to all your attempts to achieve a sleek physique.

If you are one of the many people who have accumulated diet- and exercise-resistant pockets of body fat, you may be an excellent candidate for a non-surgical option called CoolSculpting® to get you in the shape you’ve been dreaming of, all with no need for stitches, incisions, or a lengthy recovery process.

Learn more about CoolSculpting fat freezing treatments in San Francisco, CA, by calling (415) 362-2238 or contacting Dermatology Medical Group of San Francisco today!

Do You Need CoolSculpting®?

When you haven’t been able to achieve your desired results through fitness and nutrition alone, you may have trouble spots like your upper arms, thighs, buttocks, belly, back, chin, and neck. If unwanted fat has accumulated in one or more of these areas, even when you have reached an otherwise healthy body weight, it can feel like a frustrating setback to all the progress you’ve made toward your fitness goals.


CoolSculpting® derives from a scientific principle called Cryolipolysis®, which demonstrated that carefully directed cooling can freeze and kill fat cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling to precisely target and eliminate fat cells only in specific areas of your body. In the months following your treatment, your body will naturally – and permanently – flush out the dead fat cells.


Our favorite part? CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved and requires zero post-procedure recovery time. Since it is the world’s No. 1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure, with more than a million sessions having been performed, you can feel confident that it is a safe and effective treatment.

Are You a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting®?

The CoolSculpting® procedure is best for patients who want to remove unwanted fat from selective areas. If you’ve struggled with trouble spots despite putting in hours of effort, you’re not alone. Spot reduction is the idea that exercise can help you burn off fat from targeted parts of your body, and it’s a widespread misconception. Scientific evidence has proven time and again that it’s impossible to select which areas of your body lose fat and which do not, no matter how hard you work out or what exercises you do.


However, CoolSculpting® has turned the tables and made spot reduction a reality. Now, you can safely, easily, and permanently say goodbye to the muffin top that makes you embarrassed to wear a swimsuit, or the double chin that intrudes on all your selfies.


To learn more about CoolSculpting®’s proven results to help you look your best from every angle, contact us today to schedule your confidential consultation!

CoolSculpting® FAQ’s

Am I a good candidate?

Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.1
1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

Do you think CoolSculpting might be right for you? Call us today for an appointment.