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WHY CHOOSE BAY AREA BODY?
We are the #1 provider of CoolSculpting in the Bay Area.
Roxanne Krempa, our Practice Manager & Lead Body Sculpting Specialist, has overseen more CoolSculpting treatments than anyone in the world. While CoolSculpting technology is fairly straightforward, looking at a patient and determining exactly which hand pieces to place and where to create the most natural results requires an experienced artist's eye.
Our staff has treated thousands of patients - let us help you "Rox Your Body!"
Bay Area Body has five CoolSculpting machines and we use the latest CoolAdvantage hand pieces. This means you get back to your day as quickly as possible, no fuss.
A “CoolSculpting Certified Practice,” Bay Area Body has reached “Diamond Status,” by becoming one of the leaders in the CoolSculpting industry.
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WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that freezes stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting technology utilizes cryolipolysis, a non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – effectively reducing body fat without damaging other tissues.
This is accomplished by:
Exposing the treatment area to cooling via energy extraction causes fat cell apoptosis – a natural, controlled cell death, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected cells.
Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, much like that of fat from food.
WHAT AREAS CAN I TREAT WITH COOLSCULPTING?
Currently CoolSculpting is FDA approved to treat the abdomen, arms, flanks, love handles, back (including bra fat lines), inner and outer thighs, and under the chin. Keep in mind, not all fat is treatable. What we're looking for is 'pinchable' subcutaneous fat. If you can pinch it, we can probably freeze it. Our Body Sculpting specialists will determine what is treatable during your consult.
CAN I TREAT MORE THAN ONE AREA AT A TIME?
Absolutely. With more CoolSculpting machines than anyone else in the Bay Area, we’re able to treat more than one area at a time (also known as “DualSculpting.”) This allows us to be ultra efficient and return you to your day as soon as possible.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
Most people are candidates for CoolSculpting but the following are contraindications. These do not necessarily mean you cannot treat but they are considerations you'll want to notify us of prior to treatment.
- Cold urticaria
- Areas of impaired peripheral circulation
- Reynaud’s disease
- Scar tissue or extensive skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis at the area of intended treatment
- Impaired skin sensation
- Open or infected wounds
- Areas of recent bleeding or hemorrhage
- History of abdominal hernias
CoolSculpting is only effective on subcutaneous fat, not visceral. Our Body Sculpting specialist will help you identify what is what.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The results achieved through CoolSculpting happen gradually over the two months following treatment. This allows for a very natural looking reduction. Some patients will begin to notice results as early as 2-3 weeks post treatment, with most dramatic and visible results after 2 months. It is well worth the wait.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?
Our Body Sculpting specialist will assess the area to be treated and determine the best hand piece. Because our team has been treating patients since 2009 we have more experience actually analyzing individual silhouettes and placing handpieces than almost anyone in the industry. We are experts in working with your natural body shape whether that means chiseling a waistline or enhancing an hourglass figure.
Before treatment we will take photos of the area you are CoolSculpting. Because results happen gradually and naturally over the course of several months, it is crucial for both patient and provider to have quality before and after photos.
Your specialist will then make you comfortable in the treatment chair and a cold gel pad will be placed across the treatment area to protect your skin during the CoolSculpting procedure. The applicator cup of the handpiece will be placed on the area and a gentle vacuum pressure will be applied to draw the tissue between the cooling panels. The applicator will remain on the skin for 35-60 minutes depending on the handpiece used. During this time you are free to relax, read, use one of our tablets to browse your favorite magazines or log on to our wireless internet. Some patients even fall asleep!
Once the cycle has completed, your specialist will return to remove the applicator and use a ZWave Pro on the treated area to help break up the treated fat in its crystallized state. Bay Area Body is the only office in the San Francisco area combining CoolSculpting and ZWave Pro technologies vs manual massage. Our patients have loved their results!
IS COOLSCULPTING PAINFUL?
The first 10 minutes and the last 10 minutes of a CoolSculpting treatment are uncomfortable for most patients although typically not unbearable. Soreness, residual discomfort can last up to two weeks post treatment.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A COOLSCULPTING TREATMENT?
Preparation for a CoolSculpting treatment is minimal,however the following tips will ensure you are most comfortable for the duration of your visit.
Eat a meal before treatment. CoolSculpting on an empty stomach can lead to nausea and feeling light headed for some.
Wear comfortable clothing. You'll be sitting in the same position for at least half an hour. We recommend yoga or sweat pants, a t-shirt and some comfy socks. We'll keep you warm with cozy blankets, pillows and robes.
Feel free to bring your laptop, reading materials, etc. We do have complimentary wireless access in the office as well as tablets loaded with Netflix, magazines and games.
While not absolutely necessary, if you bruise easily, you may consider reducing blood thinning medications and supplements 1-2 weeks before your procedure to help reduce the possibility of bruising. These include but are not limited to: Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Omega-3's (fish oil, flax seed oil, etc.), and Vitamin E. Please consult with your physician if you have any questions.
HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER COOLSCULPTING?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment with minimal to no downtime. Most people return to their normal routine immediately following treatment. Normal responses include:
Redness in the treatment area (typically resolves within an hour)
Swelling (this can last for up to a week)
Numbness and tenderness (sometimes lasting up to 2 weeks)
“Pins and Needles” nerve response (sometimes lasting up to 2 weeks)
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Some patients will be satisfied after one treatment while others may want to be more aggressive and retreat 1-2 additional times to achieve further reduction. Our Body Sculpting Specialists will work with you to to determine how many treatments are necessary to achieve your personal goals.