Artemedica was the first to offer CoolSculpting for non-invasive body contouring and permanent fat reduction. Because sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. For those stubborn areas of fat where cardio and rice cakes seemingly have no effect, CoolSculpting directly targets those unwanted fat cells. It freezes them away to reveal a sculpted, slimmer body. At Artemedica, we love CoolSculpting because it’s:
Artemedica was the first to offer CoolSculpting to the North Bay
Coolsculpting is a revolutionary body contouring and fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, to freeze the fat cells in the treated area. And Artemedica was the first practice in the North Bay to offer this innovative solution to stubborn, unwanted fat. In fact, we were nationally recognized as a Premier Crystal practice (the highest award available for Coolsculpting practices). To this day, we remain the only practice in the North Bay with this distinction. Patients often come to Artemedica to treat:
CoolSculpting cryolipolysis treatments at Artemedica
When it comes to CoolSculpting, each treatment is unique to the individual patient. First, Dr. Lacombe will meet with you to discuss your cosmetic goals. He’ll assess whether you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting and develop a personalized treatment plan for you. Ideal candidates have pockets or bulges of unwanted fat that perhaps don’t respond to traditional weight loss approaches. For those who are a healthy size and weight but have difficulty dealing with stubborn fat that won’t go away with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be for you.
Once Dr. Lacombe has created your unique treatment plan and its finally time for your appointment, one of our fully certified technicians will check you into our award-winning, state-of-the-art surgical suite. They will then place the applicator on the target area. You’ll immediately start to feel the cooling effects of the applicator as it gets to work freezing away those unwanted rolls and bulges. In as little as 1 hour (depending on the size and scope of the treated area) the affected cells will be cooled to temperature cold enough to freeze and kill them.
With CoolSculpting, there’s no surgery, no anesthesia, and no invasive techniques whatsoever, so there’s little to no downtime. In fact, most patients return immediately to work following treatment. You may feel some slight numbness or sensitivity in the treated areas. This should dissipate within 2 to 3 hours.
Visual changes will be gradual as your body works to naturally eliminate affected fat cells so you may not notice right away. However, many patients begin to see results in as little as 3 to 4 weeks with final results expected after 2 to 4 months. On average, treatment areas show approximately a 25% total reduction in fat which creates a smoother and firmer body contour.
Although most patients experience positive results after just one treatment, many return to our office to enhance their results or to further sculpt other areas of their bodies. Once complete, patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle can expect to maintain their results indefinitely.
Artemedica was the First to Offer CoolSculpting to the North Bay
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 20+ year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.
CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a form of cryolipolysis which is the process of fat freezing. Cryolipolysis uses extreme cold to freeze fat cells causing them to die and be naturally removed from the body.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
Absolutely! CoolSculpting is FDA-approved and cleared to eliminate unwanted fat cells in 9 distinct areas including the jawline, under the chin, the upper arms, back fat, bra fat, the flank area (love handles), abdomen, thighs, and under the buttocks (banana roll).
How does CoolSculpting work?
Coolsculpting is a revolutionary body contouring and fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, to freeze the fat cells in the treated area. These cells are literally frozen to death making them unable to function or regenerate. Following treatment, your body naturally eliminates the affected fat cells resulting in a smoother, slimmer body shape and up to 20-25% fat reduction.
How long will my results last?
Most patients begin to see results in as little as 3 to 4 weeks with final results expected after 2 to 4 months. And because CoolSculpting works by killing fat cells in the targeted areas, these fat cells cannot function and will not regenerate. So results are permanent!
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The total cost for your CoolSculpting will depend on how many targeted areas you want to treat and how much fat will need to be affected to achieve your desired results. During your consultation, we will discuss your cosmetic goals and treatment plan so you know how much your unique procedure will cost and why. If you’re interested in saving money on your CoolSculpting procedure, check out our blog for news about specials and discounts.
Why should I go to Artemedica for CoolSculpting over other practices?
Artemedica is a first class plastic surgery provider with locations in both Santa Rosa and Healdsburg. Our in-office surgical suite has received the Joint Commission Accreditation, recognizing our commitment to the highest level of patient safety, patient care excellence and meeting all of the highest performance standards. Plus, Artemedica was the first practice in the North Bay to offer this innovative solution to stubborn, unwanted fat. In fact, we were nationally recognized as a Premier Crystal practice (the highest award available for Coolsculpting practices) and remain the only practice in the North Bay with this distinction.