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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.

CoolSculpting Before/After Photos*


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.

Above: How CoolSculpting Works

Before & After


*Actual Knott Street Aesthetics Patients

Double The Coolsculpting In Half The Time

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.

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Proven science and real results.

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.

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We will work with you on a CoolSculpting treatment plan that’s tailored to your body and your goals.

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During your visit, a cooling device is placed on the treatment area. You can return to normal activities immediately.

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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.


Non-surgical FDA-cleared to remove fat in different parts of the body. Popular treatment areas include the double chin, bra fat, upper arms, flanks, abdomen, thighs, back, and more. CoolSculpting works by targeting cooling technology which results in their death. These cells then get removed from the body and are eliminated for good, with no downtime or surgery.


CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to reduce fat on the body in specific areas such as love handles, chin, thighs, back, and abdomen. Learn more about CoolSculpting at Knott Street Dermatology in Portland, Oregon – a certified CoolSculpting provider.

Is there any downtime with CoolSculpting?

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.

How long do the CoolSculpting procedures take?

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.

When will I see CoolSculpting results?

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.

What are some alternative treatments to CoolSculpting?

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.

How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?

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.

How long do the effects of CoolSculpting last?
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.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?
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



Checkout our before and after gallery where we feature a few our recent patients. 






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Alicia McCarthy, ND

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.


Peral Sanchez LE,CAE

Perla is a proud Hispanic who is bilingual in Spanish. She graduated from Spectrum Advanced Aesthetic Institute. Perla grew up in Compton, CA before moving to Oregon and finding her passion for the aesthetic industry. She has a love for skincare and all things ingredients. She’s devoted to continuing her education and has a desire to achieve her clients needs and concerns. She wants “self-care to be an everyday spa like experience.” In her spare time she enjoys hang with her German Shepard (Sable) and exploring Oregon with her Husband.

Rachel Almada advanced Aesthetician from KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY

Rachel Almada LE,CAE

Rachael graduated from the Aesthetics Institute in 2020 and recently acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. Coming from a dermatology background, Rachael has a passion for skin health and sun protection. Her favorite part about being an Advanced Aesthetician is helping patients reach their skin goals and watching their confidence build because of it. She understands that everyone’s skin requires its own unique approach whether it’s a treatment plan or a skincare regimen.

When she is out of the office, Rachael enjoys traveling, trying new food, making art, and doing pretty much anything outdoors – especially if it includes her Doberman-mix pup, Rubio!

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