What is CoolSculpting by Coolspa?*

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary body sculpting procedure that effectively reduces fatty bulges using a controlled cooling method (although individual results may vary). It is FDA-cleared and completely noninvasive. Treatment length starts at one hour, and with four CoolSculpting machines at Coolspa, several spots can be treated simultaneously. This allows for maximal body contouring to be performed in one session. Because there is no downtime after CoolSculpting at Coolspa, it is possible to go from treatment to the gym, to work, or to any other activity one desires. A single CoolSculpting treatment typically results in a 20-25% reduction in the fatty area treated, although results may vary (Coleman et al., 2009). A slimmer contour is generally noticeable as soon as 4 weeks following treatment. Dr. Rapaport delivers arguably the best body sculpting NYC has to offer.

Is the improvement from CoolSculpting effective?*

The answer is yes! And here is why: Our bodies convert excess calories into fat, which is then stored in fat cells. Fat cells are basically microscopic storage containers for fat. Fat cells do not divide, regenerate or move from one spot on the body to another. CoolSculpting results in a change in the distrubution of those pesky fat cells in the body, resulting in an improved contour (although individual results may vary).

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When we gain or lose weight, our fat cells grow and shrink depending on the amount of fat being stored.  A fatty bulge exists because it is an area where there are relatively more fat cells.  (This is genetically predetermined.  Ugh. Thank you, mom and dad.) It is for the reasons above that it is simply not possible to spot reduce fatty bulges with diet or exercise. Weight gain will increase the size of the remaining cells throughout the body, but the contour change produced by the treatment will remain the same.

The CoolSculpting Physician*

Dr. David Rapaport founded Coolspa with the vision to create a unique, comfortable, best-in-class, non-invasive body contouring experience. Dr. Rapaport is a Harvard and NYU trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been performing body sculpting in NYC

Besides CoolSculpting, what other noninvasive techniques are available for reducing fatty bulges?*

CoolSculpting is the only technology that uses cooling as a method to reduce the visibility of fat cells.  All other noninvasive technologies for reducing fat cells involve using heat to reduce the cells, delivered either by ultrasound, radio frequency, or laser technology.  Unfortunately, heating to effective fat-reducing temperatures has been found to be extremely uncomfortable and also does not selectively target fat cells.  This is why CoolSculpting is, by far, the leading noninvasive fat reducing technology worldwide, with over 1 million treatments safely delivered.

Get the skinny on CoolSculpting by Coolspa*

Coolspa is the leading provider of CoolSculpting in New York City and performs more CoolSculpting treatments than anyone in the New York area. CoolSculpting is the COOLEST, FDA cleared, non-surgical method to effectively reduce the visibility of those stubborn pesky bulges. Developed and proven by Harvard Scientists, CoolSculpting safely targets unwanted fat cells by cooling them while leaving surrounding tissues and cells unharmed.

CoolSculpting Fat Reduction

You may be asking, where do the fat cells go? Your body naturally breaks down the fat cells through metabolic processes, and they are then eliminated safely from your body.

During your treatment at Coolspa you will be lying down or seated comfortably in one of our lush private treatment rooms. You can watch a movie on one of our flat screens, high-definition TVs, get some work done (with complimentary access to WiFi), or take a nap, all while effectively eliminating unwanted fat. There are no needles, no cutting, no anesthesia and no downtime! With Coolspa you can come in for your CoolSculpting treatment and leave in no time (or not much time, thanks to our multiple-system treatments).

Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?*

It is important to know that although CoolSculpting is a very effective body contouring technique, it is not a weight loss technique. Most good candidates for CoolSculpting are within 20-30 pounds of their ideal weight and have specific bulges that they would like to reduce. In fact, we have treated professional athletes, and some of the fittest and leanest figures you will ever encounter. The best way to determine whether you are a candidate for CoolSculpting is to book your own complimentary consultation!

How does CoolSculpting work?*

CoolSculpting was initially developed by two Harvard scientists, Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. Rox Anderson. They observed the basic biological fact that fat cells are more vulnerable and sensitive to cold injury than the other cells around them (skin, muscle, nerve, blood vessels). This was first observed and reported in children who spent hours sucking on popsicles and subsequently developed inflammation in the cheeks which ultimately led to dimples! Their observations led to the development of CoolSculpting technology, now owned and produced by the publicly owned company, Zeltiq, based in Pleasanton, CA.

CoolSculpting treatment sessions involve the placement of an applicator over the treatment area. There are currently 2 general applicator types: there are applicators that ‘pinch’ the area and, using suction, hold the bulge of skin and fat in place while freezing the tissues for an hour. These applicators come in different shapes and sizes to conform to the different body areas to be treated, including the waist, abdomen, arms, and inner thighs. The second type of applicator (CoolSmooth) lays on top of fatty areas, such as the hips and outer thighs, and sometimes the abdomen, back, or male breast, which cannot be pinched and pulled into the ‘pinching’ applicators.

What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?*

CoolSculpting can effectively reduce fatty bulges in the following areas on appropriate candidates:

  • Waist (love handles)
  • Lower abdomen
  • Upper abdomen
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Areas above and below the bra
  • Hips
  • Arms
  • Banana rolls (area below the buttocks)
  • Male chest
  • Fat under the chin (submental fat)
  • Knees, including inner knees and bulges above the knees
  • Area in front of underarms

What can I expect after a Coolspa New York CoolSculpting treatment?*

There are absolutely no restrictions on activities following treatment. One may expect the treated area to feel numb to touch for a period of 2-4 weeks. This will go away on its own. Occasionally, the pinching type of applicator might create a small bruise (because of the suction, like a hickey) which will go away within days. A small minority of patients will experience discomfort and/or some swelling in the treated area; this too resolves within 7-14 days and generally requires no treatment at all.  Best of all, a reduction in fatty bulges is typically seen in just 4-5 weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. A single treatment typically results in a 20-25% reduction in the fatty area treated, although results may vary (Coleman et al., 2009).

Does insurance cover CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, like all body contouring procedures, is performed for aesthetic purposes and is not covered by insurance. Coolspa does offer financing options for qualified individuals.

Why should I choose Coolspa for my CoolSculpting treatments?

From consultation to treatment to follow up, Coolspa is the place for all of your body contouring solutions. As New York’s leading CoolSculpting provider, Coolspa carries every size and shape of applicator currently available. When new applicators are released, Coolspa is the first center in the New York region to receive them. There are three components to having a successful body contouring experience: the first is undergoing a proper evaluation so that the treatment plan formulated will suit the patient’s needs and goals. Successful body contouring with CoolSculpting involves more than applying one applicator and saying goodbye to the patient. Without an intelligently formulated treatment plan, one simply cannot expect to achieve excellent results. At Coolspa, each patient is seen one on one by Dr. Rapaport, who has over 20 years of body contouring experience. At Coolspa, you can be certain that your evaluation will be honest and thorough. We will help you to understand the components behind your body contour and the various options available for treatment. Precisely because we do not ONLY offer Coolsculpting and are experts in ALL safe and effective body contouring solutions, you can be confident that Coolspa can be your trusted destination for effective, natural, and safe body contouring. At Coolspa, the expectations we outline will be realistic, and your treatment will be delivered with the highest attention to the quality of your treatment as well as the comfort of your environment. You can even pamper yourself with a massage during your treatment (check out our menu for a full list of services).

The second and central component of body contouring with CoolSculpting is the treatment itself. CoolSculpting involves placement of an applicator over the treatment area. There are currently 2 general applicator types: those that ‘pinch’ the area and, using suction, hold the bulge of skin and fat in place while freezing the tissues for an hour. These applicators come in different shapes and sizes to conform to the different body areas, including the waist, abdomen, arms, and inner thighs. The second type of applicator (CoolSmooth) lays on top of areas, such as the hips and outer thighs, which cannot be pinched and pulled into the other applicator types. Coolspa, because it is New York’s leading Coolsculpting provider, is the first to receive applicators of new sizes and shapes, as soon as they are released. In fact, Dr. Rapaport is actively involved with Zeltiq in helping design new applicators. Finally, at Coolspa, we know that our patients’ time is precious and so our CoolSculpting procedures involve dual-sculpting whenever possible and sometimes, even a third machine can be placed simultaneously for maximum efficiency. Our patients can choose to rest or take a nap during treatment or, if they wish, can watch the latest movies of their choice on our flat screen, high-definition TV, with noise-canceling headphones. Additional services and treatments, such as Botox and/or fillers and massage therapy, can also be performed during the CoolSculpting procedure.



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*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.