CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that eliminates stubborn fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. Developed by Harvard University scientists, this safe and FDA-cleared procedure uses controlled cooling to target and freeze fat cells effectively. It’s called “stubborn fat” for a reason. It doesn’t matter how much you exercise or deny yourself your favorite treats; it just won’t go away. With CoolSculpting, we can target a range of areas, including the double chin (submental area), under the jawline (submandibular), both inner and outer thighs, and of course the flanks or muffin top and the abs. You can use CoolSculpting on bra bulges, the “bat wings” of the upper arms, and even the “banana roll” often found right below the buttocks. Just a single CoolSculpting treatment reduces the fat cells in the targeted area by 20–25 percent.*
Knott Street Aesthetics providers continually research the latest equipment and techniques so you can be confident that you are receiving the safest, most advanced non-invasive fat removal treatment available.
Every CoolSculpting session is different—it all depends on your natural body shape and the specific areas you want to target. Your treatment is completely customized, and your provider will work with you to create your personalized plan. You now have the power to work with professionals to shape your body with this revolutionary technique.
Additional fat reduction modalities include Vanquish and Kybella. Some of these treatments are designed for larger areas or very specific, small targeted areas. Combining treatments is often the best way to give patients natural-looking, stunning, and long-lasting results. During your consultation, your provider will recommend the best treatment to achieve your goals.
Science is at the core of CoolSculpting. Fat cells “die” by cooling at higher temperatures compared to other nearby tissues. As a result, CoolSculpting can target unwanted fat at just the right temperature to “freeze it away” without harming surrounding tissue. Over time, your body will naturally flush out these dead cells.
Your CoolSculpting provider will mark the target areas and apply a clear gel pad that protects your skin. Then, the non-invasive applicator with suction is applied, which draws the bulge of fat up into the applicator cup. In just a couple of minutes, the area gets numb and cool. CoolSculpting isn’t uncomfortable and doesn’t feel like putting ice on the skin. In fact, a lot of patients take their CoolSculpting session as a time to nap, check their email, read, or catch up on their latest Netflix show. We have free streaming TV available for our patients. Every area takes between 35 and 115 minutes to treat.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment—it’s the #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment used by doctors. Weight loss and fat reduction can sound a lot alike, but they’re actually very different. Weight loss doesn’t always make you look more sculpted. However, fat reduction can change the shape and contours of your body.
*Actual Knott Street Aesthetics Patients
Knott Street Dermatology now has the ability to use two CoolSculpting machines at the same time. Instead of treating love handles in 2 hours, both sides of the love handles can be treated in just 1 hour. The ability to use 2 machines simultaneously decreases treatment time and allows for results to be obtained in fewer sessions.
CoolSculpting’s fat-freezing technology gives long-term results that make trouble spots a lot less troubling.* Fat cells don’t like the cold and at a certain temperature they will freeze. Once that happens, your body will naturally eliminate the dead cells in 1-3 months or more, resulting in up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in a treated area.
*Long term results are based on two case reports.
Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise. CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill only these fat cells. In the weeks to follow, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates dead cells. CoolSculpting results are long term, because treated fat cells are gone.
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the targeted area. The CoolSculpting applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat. During your procedure, feel free to read, check email, or even take a nap.
We will work with you on a CoolSculpting treatment plan that’s tailored to your body and your goals.
During your visit, a cooling device is placed on the treatment area. You can return to normal activities immediately.
You may start to see results in a few weeks, with best results seen after 1 to 3 months.
Since CoolSculpting® is completely non-invasive, there are absolutely no restrictions in returning to your normal routine. Redness, bruising, tingling, or numbness can occur but typically resolves shortly following the treatment.
CoolSculpting—You can resume your normal activities immediately following the procedure. However, you may experience some tenderness in the treated area that will resolve on its own.
CoolSculpting—The length of your appointment will vary based on the number of areas you are having treated. It usually takes about 35-115 minutes per treatment area.
CoolSculpting—It can take up to 3 months to see the full results of the treatment, as your body needs to eliminate the fat cells from your body naturally.
There are many body-contouring methods available, with two popular ones being the surgical routes of liposuction and plastic surgery. CoolSculpting doesn’t require anesthesia, injections, or any incisions.
CoolSculpting—The number of treatments will vary based on your goals. You can typically see up to 25% fat reduction* with each treatment, so each area of concern should ideally receive at least two treatment sessions.
CoolSculpting offers a long-lasting solution to stubborn fat by killing off fat cells. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they do not come back so your CoolSculpting results should last indefinitely. But if you gain weight, your body can store more fat in existing fat cells. This is why a healthy and active lifestyle is recommended to maintain the beautiful aesthetic of your CoolSculpting results.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive so there is little to no downtime at all. You may experience some slight pain, tingling, or numbness at the treatment site but they will typically go away shortly after your CoolSculpting treatment
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Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.
Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.
Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.
Olivia graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetics in 2015 and has been working full time as a Certified Advanced Esthetician and Laser Safety Officer for the last 6 years. Olivia’s favorite part about her job is helping her patients feel more confident in their own skin. She takes pride in tailoring each skin care regimen and treatment plan to fit everyone’s lifestyle and budget. When she’s not pampering patients, she enjoys camping, traveling, and quality time spent with her family, husband, and Corgi puppy- Ginger!
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