Medical Laser Therapeutics

Cosmetic and Medical Laser Clinic located in Village, New Hartford, NY

Even if you faithfully diet and exercise, areas of your body can hold onto fat, preventing you from looking the way you want. At Medical Laser Therapeutics in New Hartford, New York, Samuel Gooldy, MD, PC, and the team offer revolutionary CoolSculpting® technology to freeze away fat in those trouble areas. Call the office or book online to find out how you can slim and sculpt your body with CoolSculpting treatments.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary technology that freezes fat cells so they can no longer survive. The process of freezing fat cells, called cryolipolysis, is quite effective because fat cells are more sensitive to cooler temperatures than the surrounding skin and other tissues.

As a result, CoolSculpting can lower the temperature enough to freeze and destroy fat cells without harming your skin. The destroyed fat cells are naturally cleared away by your body. 

The procedure requires no anesthesia, incisions, or downtime. You lose the fat without invasive surgery or diet pills and supplements.

How does CoolSculpting contour my body?

Body contouring refers to eliminating specific, localized areas of fat so you can improve your body shape. Not long ago, body contouring could only be achieved with invasive procedures such as liposuction. Thanks to the advanced technology found in CoolSculpting, you can permanently eliminate stubborn fat without an incision.

With CoolSculpting, body contouring is as simple as placing the applicator on top of your skin. Then the applicator lowers the temperature of the targeted area and freezes fat cells.

Noninvasive body contouring is quite effective, but it can’t remove large amounts of fat, so it isn’t a weight-loss technique. Contouring targets the areas of fat that you can’t get rid of despite maintaining a healthy body weight.

What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

Some people have incredibly stubborn areas that just refuse to shrink, even with diligent diet and exercise. CoolSculpting addresses these areas, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Back (including bra fat)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Flanks (love handles)
  • The underside of the buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Neck and chin

CoolSculpting is also a great option for men who need to eliminate stubborn fat in all these areas and the chest. The procedure is safe and has minimal side effects.

When will I see CoolSculpting results?

Though most patients see results shortly after their first treatment, it takes time for your body to clear away the fat cells. Many patients see fat reduction in four weeks, and most of the damaged fat cells are eliminated in the first two months. However, you’ll achieve optimal results over the course of six months, as the treated area gradually becomes smoother and better toned.

After you see the final results, you can choose to have another CoolSculpting session, if desired. Your provider at Medical Laser Therapeutics will talk with you about your body contouring goals and the best way to achieve them. 

How long do the results of CoolSculpting last?

After you pass puberty, your number of fat cells is relatively constant. When you destroy any of them, they’re gone for good. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, you’ll enjoy the benefits achieved through CoolSculpting for the long run.

Do CoolSculpting treatments hurt?

During the first few minutes of the procedure, you’ll feel an intensely cold sensation. Your treated area starts to feel numb within 5-10 minutes, so you feel much more comfortable. During a treatment session, which lasts about an hour, you’re welcome to nap, watch a movie, or play on your phone. 

When the procedure is done, you may feel intense tingling as the sensation returns. However, your provider massages the area to help restore normal sensation. You may develop temporary swelling, redness, or bruising in the treated areas, but you don’t have to change your activities following a session. No downtime is required. 

CoolSculpting offers a revolutionary, noninvasive way to shrink fat. Call Medical Laser Therapeutics, or book online to learn how you can benefit.