Pier Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Even when you work hard to watch your calories and routinely exercise, you can end up with nagging areas of fat. No matter where your problem fat is located, there’s a safe and effective solution: permanent fat removal with CoolSculpting® body contouring. Douglas Mest, MD, and the team at Pier Medical Aesthetics are CoolSculpting experts who have performed thousands of treatments for many happy patients. If you’re ready to eliminate fat without surgery or downtime, call the office in Hermosa Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Coolsculpting Q & A

Pier Medical Aesthetics

What is non-invasive body contouring?

Body contouring reshapes your body using noninvasive procedures to permanently eliminate localized areas of fat. These treatments target stubborn pockets of fat that stick around despite diet and exercise.

Noninvasive body contouring is highly effective, but it’s not meant for weight loss. For this reason, the best candidates are close to their healthy body weight but plagued by love handles, tummy fat, and other trouble spots.

Dr. Mest and the team at Pier Medical Aesthetics use the innovative CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure to eliminate problem fat from anywhere on your body without surgery.

How does CoolSculpting eliminate fat?

After your provider places the CoolSculpting applicator against your skin, suction gently pulls the targeted area of fat up between two cooling panels. Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than your skin, so the controlled temperature freezes fat without harming your skin.

After the frozen fat cells die, your body gradually eliminates the waste. As a result, the treated fat is permanently eliminated.

What should I expect during my CoolSculpting procedure?

Your provider places a gel pad and the CoolSculpting applicator against your skin right above the targeted area of fat. After the device is turned on, you’ll feel intense cold and pressure created by the suction. These sensations only last about five to 10 minutes. After that, the area becomes numb.

Treating one area takes about 35 minutes, so the length of your procedure depends on the number of areas treated. When your treatment is over, your provider massages the area for a few minutes, and then you’re ready to get back to your daily routine.

Will I experience any side effects?

Following your procedure, you may develop redness, swelling, bruising, blanching, or firmness in the treated area. Some patients experience slight numbness, stinging, tingling, or tenderness. However, these side effects are only temporary.

When will I see results?

It takes time for all the treated fat cells to be cleared out of your body. You’ll start to see results in about three weeks, but optimal results are visible after two months. Your body continues to flush out fat cells up to six months after treatment.

If you’re ready to finally eliminate nagging, resistant fat, call Pier Medical Aesthetics or book an appointment online.