Non-Surgical Body Contouring
Have you tried everything under the sun to get rid of that stubborn fat buildup? Now you can freeze it off for good with a quick and straightforward procedure called CoolSculpting, right here at Self Care LA in Santa Monica, CA. We are proud to offer treatments using the CoolSculpting Elite device, which provides enhanced results faster.
CoolSculpting is an innovative non-invasive fat removal treatment option for individuals who have stubborn fat deposits despite dieting and exercise. Without harming the skin or any other tissues, CoolSculpting efficiently eliminates fat cells. Discover your non-invasive fat-reduction and body-contouring options at Self Care LA. To self book an appointment at Self Care LA, click here or call us at (323) 337-3445.
Frozen Fat Won’t
CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat pockets by freezing them and killing the fat cells while sparing other tissue. CoolSculpting is FDA-approved to treat several areas on the body, including the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, bra fat, arms, chin, and banana rolls. However, it is commonly used at Self Care LA to treat several other areas as well. It provides excellent results on its own or in conjunction with other devices used to tone the muscles and tighten the skin.
CoolSculpting should not be considered a ‘weight loss solution.’ It should be thought of as a body contouring device. We still recommend a proper diet and exercise regimen to help optimize your results with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is one of the most recognizable and well-studied minimally invasive body contouring devices on the market. There is no downtime, and people are able to resume normal activity the same day. It provides excellent results on its own or in conjunction with other devices used to tone the muscles and tighten the skin.
At Self Care LA, we believe that by offering fewer services and performing them with exceptional quality, we ensure the best results for our patients. We do what we do, and we do it well. Not sure what treatment you need? You can trust the experts at Self Care LA to get you started on your body transformation goals with CoolSculpting Elite in the greater Los Angeles area.
Love Your Look
CoolSculpting works best on people with ‘pinchable’ subcutaneous fat. While original parameters suggest that a BMI of 25 or less is considered an ideal candidate, CoolSculpting eligibility can be extended to include candidates of a higher BMI if other criteria are being met (like a change in diet and an exercise regimen). Higher BMIs should expect to require more (additional rounds of) treatments to achieve their desired results.
Eliminate Stubborn Fat
When you book your CoolSculpting consultation, we will discuss your areas of concern, your goals, and your medical history, and then we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored just for you. From beginning to end and afterward, our experts will be with you every step of the way.
Once our trained Santa Monica CoolSculpting providers have developed a treatment plan, they will mark the areas to treat. We start with cleaning the designated area with a cleansing wipe for 60 seconds. Then a gel pad is placed over the treatment area. This provides a barrier of protection for the skin against the cold temperatures achieved by the machine. Once the applicator is properly positioned, the vacuum is turned on and sucks the fat pocket into the applicator, and starts the cooling process. On average, the treatment takes about 35 minutes, but certain areas (i.e., the chin or outer thighs) can take longer. We can treat multiple areas with proper planning and the CoolSculpting Elite can treat two areas at once!
The targeted treatment area is ‘pulled’ into a treatment applicator that uses vacuum technology, where it is then cooled to a targeted temperature (-10 degrees C). This will cause the fat cells to undergo ‘cryo lipolysis’ and die—ultimately, the killed fat cells are then removed from the body through the lymphatic channels—-it takes approximately eight weeks to start seeing the results. However, numerous clients have said they are seeing results as soon as one month after being treated with the new CoolSculpting Elite machine! The best results are seen between months three and four. On average, it takes two rounds of treatment to a targeted area to see the desired results.
No Surgery, No Needles
No downtime! The beauty of CoolSculpting is that there is no downtime after the procedure. Most of our patients can resume normal activity right after. Following CoolSculpting Santa Monica patients may experience dull discomfort, numbness, and tingling in the treated areas for a few weeks. But this is all temporary and should not cause any limitations or restrictions. Patients have experienced mild swelling after the procedure, most of which see resolution in a few weeks. Certain areas, like the outer and inner thighs, may even require a third round of treatment. Ideally, we prefer to treat no sooner than the one-month mark, when the client starts seeing results from the first treatment.
CoolSculpting® Elite is a widely used and well-trusted system for eliminating stubborn body fat. At Self Care LA in Santa Monica, California, Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, performs CoolSculpting treatments on the thighs, arms, chest, chin and neck, and abdomen. To find out more about CoolSculpting and how to maintain the results, call Self Care LA or book a consultation online today.
EvolveX can tighten skin, tone muscles, and reduce fat, while CoolSculpting focuses more intensively on fat reduction. During your consultation, Dr. Kothakota can hel you determine the best course of treatment for your needs. In some cases, it is recommended that you start with Coolsculpting to reduce unwanted fat and follow up with EvolveX to tone and tighten the muscles and skin.
At first, the CoolSculpting applicator will feel like an ice pack. After about 10 minutes, the targeted treatment area will become numb. The remainder of the treatment should remain fairly comfortable. After the treatment, we use a Theragun to ‘massage’ the treated area for two minutes.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved technology used to treat stubborn fat in numerous areas of the body. It is considered safe in those who have been evaluated and cleared for treatment. There is a rare adverse reaction called Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), which results in an increase in adipose (fat) cells. This is extremely rare (1 in 10,000). There is not enough data to explain why this happens or if it can be screened for or prevented. If PAH does, in fact, happen, these findings are closely reviewed with Allergan, and the client will be assisted in correcting this via surgical methods.
The price can vary extensively. It will depend on how many treatment applicators are required to treat your targeted areas. The cost can also vary depending on how many rounds of treatment you require. For example, at Self Care LA, it takes about 6-8 treatment applicators to effectively treat someone’s abdomen. But we’ve successfully treated someone’s abdomen in as few as two applicators. The cost per applicator is $600, which we consider market competitive. The price per applicator goes down the more you purchase. Instead of providing such a ‘broad and vague’ cost to you over the phone, we at Self Care LA would prefer to schedule you for a free consultation, where we can map out your treatment plan and provide you with an accurate quote.
CoolSculpting is one of the most peer-reviewed devices for minimally invasive body contouring. It has shown significant results in thousands of people over the years. Self Care LA is one of the premier CoolSculpting practices in Santa Monica and the greater Los Angeles area. It is permanent fat reduction. The fat doesn’t come back. Clinical trials and the literature document that CoolSculpting provides about 25% fat reduction with each round of treatment. While it is not documented to tighten the skin, we do see that the skin does ‘bounce back’ in those with good skin laxity. It is not a proven treatment for skin laxity or cellulite. These concerns can be addressed with services like Morpheus8 or EvolveX, which we offer at Self Care LA. We often combine these treatment modalities to address our clients’ concerns to achieve the best results possible.
The EvolveX by InMode® body contouring procedure in Santa Monica may slim, tone, and tighten problem areas, including the arms, legs, and stomach area. The system makes use of heat, radiofrequency, and electromagnetic energy to tighten and tone skin, reduce fat, and enhance muscle definition. Learn more about EvolveX at a consultation with our body contouring specialists.
Schedule your appointment at Self Care LA today!
Ready to offer your skin a second chance? Our aesthetic specialists have years of experience delivering stunning outcomes. Schedule your consultation in Santa Monica today. We can’t wait to treat you to the self-care you deserve.
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