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CoolSculpting in Santa Monica, CA | Self Care LA

Are you struggling with persistent fat buildup and trying various methods without success? Look no further! Self Care LA in Santa Monica, CA, offers an effective solution called CoolSculpting, a safe and straightforward procedure to freeze away stubborn fat for good. Our facility proudly employs the CoolSculpting Elite device, ensuring faster and enhanced results.

CoolSculpting is an advanced, non-invasive fat removal treatment suitable for individuals facing the challenge of stubborn fat deposits despite regular dieting and exercise. This cutting-edge procedure targets and eliminates fat cells without causing any harm to the skin or surrounding tissues. If you're seeking non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring options, explore the possibilities! To self book an appointment at Self Care LA, click here or call us at (323) 337-3445.

Frozen Fat Won’t
Come Back

What is CoolSculpting?

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.

CoolSculpting at Self Care LA

Self Care LA follows a unique approach, emphasizing the provision of a limited range of services executed with utmost excellence to guarantee optimal outcomes for our valued clients. Our commitment to delivering exceptional results sets us apart. If you're uncertain about the ideal treatment for your requirements, rest assured that the experienced professionals at Self Care LA will expertly guide you towards achieving your desired body transformation goals, particularly with our CoolSculpting treatments available in the greater Los Angeles area.

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What can CoolSculpting do?

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.

Achieve A Sculpted Appearance

Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?

Our Santa Monica CoolSculpting providers will assess your unique body contours during a consultation to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you. This non-invasive treatment is suitable for individuals looking to target stubborn fat pockets and achieve a more sculpted appearance.

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Eliminate Stubborn Fat

Your CoolSculpting Consultation

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 Santa monica coolsculpting experts will be with you every step of the way.

Get Your Body Back

CoolSculpting Preparation and Procedure

After our skilled providers at Santa Monica CoolSculpting have devised the treatment plan, they will proceed by marking the targeted areas for treatment. The process commences with a thorough cleansing of the designated area using a cleansing wipe, which lasts for approximately 60 seconds. Following this, a gel pad is gently placed over the treatment area to act as a protective barrier for the skin during exposure to the cold temperatures generated by the machine.

Once the applicator is appropriately positioned, the vacuum is activated, drawing the fat pocket into the applicator and initiating the cooling process. Typically, Coolsculpting takes about 35 minutes, although specific areas such as the chin or outer thighs may require more time. With effective planning, we have the capability to treat multiple areas, and thanks to the CoolSculpting's capabilities, it can treat two areas simultaneously!

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

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 8 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 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

CoolSculpting Recovery, Results, and Aftercare

No downtime! The majority of our CoolSculpting Santa Monica patients can promptly resume their regular activities without any concerns. While some individuals might encounter mild discomfort, numbness, or tingling in the treated areas for a few weeks, rest assured that these sensations are temporary and do not impose any significant limitations or restrictions.

It is essential to mention that some individuals may experience slight swelling, which typically subsides within a few weeks. In specific instances, additional treatment sessions, particularly for areas like the outer and inner thighs, might be necessary. For subsequent treatments, we prefer to schedule them around the one-month mark, enabling clients to start observing the results from their initial treatment.

Maintaining your CoolSculpting Results

CoolSculpting® 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.

Evolve X vs Coolsculpting

EvolveX offers a comprehensive approach that addresses skin tightening, muscle toning, and fat reduction, whereas CoolSculpting focuses more intensively on fat reduction. When you have your consultation with Dr. Kothakota, she will assist you in identifying the most suitable treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on individual cases, it may be advisable to initiate the process with CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted fat and subsequently consider EvolveX for enhancing muscle tone and skin tightness.

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CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions

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 cost of CoolSculpting 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.

Yes, CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared procedure designed to target and eliminate unwanted fat, including belly fat. It uses controlled cooling technology to freeze fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by the body, leaving you with a smoother, more contoured midsection. However, CoolSculpting is not intended for weight loss.

The number of coolsculpting treatments required may vary depending on individual goals and the extent of fat reduction desired. During your consultation, your aesthetic specialist will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results.

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