weight loss treatments

CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive procedure that uses a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy those stubborn fat cells in targeted areas below the surface of the skin – all without anesthesia, needles, or incisions.

The treatment is not intended to achieve significant weight loss, but rather to treat those areas of fat that exercise and diet just can’t seem to budge. The best part? Results are permanent when your weight is maintained with a healthy, active lifestyle!

Common treatment areas include:

  • Under the chin
  • Under the jawline
  • Abdomen
  • Bra area
  • Underneath or on the buttocks
  • Upper arm
  • Flank
  • Back
  • Thigh

You may be wondering, How does CoolSculpting® permanently freeze away fat? On a cellular level, fat cells (adipocytes) freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues such as nerves, muscle, skin, and vascular structures. This means that our CoolSculpting® machine safely delivers a controlled cooling effect to the desired treatment area. With its precision, the tool gently and effectively targets the fat cells under the skin while keeping surrounding tissues safe.

Once the treated fat cells are frozen, they become crystallized and die, allowing the body to metabolize the destructed fat cells, thus eliminating them. On average, this process reveals a more sculpted figure in as early as three weeks, but the most dramatic results are visible between one and three months post-treatment.

CoolSculpting® treatments aren’t painful, but can be slightly uncomfortable given the nature of the procedure. Depending on the number and size of the areas being treated, sessions can take up to several hours to complete. With all of this in mind, you’ll want to make sure you’re in good hands.

Here at Cosmetic Laser Centers, our trained professionals are here to ensure you remain comfortable and are well taken care of while receiving the best results possible from your CoolSculpting® procedure.

Who does CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® as a procedure is not inherently dangerous, but it is most certainly a technique-driven treatment, meaning the results and the effectiveness of the CoolSculpting® machine are nothing without a skilled hand and watchful eye.

It’s common for CoolSculpting®-certified physicians to have technicians or physician assistants on staff to carry out the treatments under their supervision. With this in mind, it’s beneficial to know the difference between technicians and physician assistants so you can receive your CoolSculpting® treatments with peace of mind.

CoolSculpting® Technicians

Technicians are estheticians who received advanced laser therapy training through the National Laser Institute. An important distinction here is that these technicians are certified by a private company, not always the state in which they’re performing treatments. So while there may be some form of certification visible, the representation can be misleading.

This isn’t to say that these technicians are incapable of carrying out the procedure, but merely to point out that they are operating under that private company’s specific method of training only. With the guidance and supervision of their practicing physician, excellent work is achievable.

Physician Assistants (PA)

While it is beneficial for the professional performing the treatments to be well-versed in the specifics of a unique method, there are some things that years of experience and thorough training will outweigh. We pride ourselves on the work and expertise our physician assistants bring to the table.

In the medical world, physician assistants work closely with physicians and surgeons to care for patients and are responsible for all stages of the treatment process; med spas in Pittsburgh are no different.

These professionals receive extensive training and certification to work in the industry, so you don’t have to worry about misleading titles. Not only are our highly-skilled PAs present for your consultation and examination with the physician, but they’ll be the ones carrying out your treatment and caring for you during that time. This gives you the added comfort of an established relationship, and the opportunity to work with someone you’ve grown to know and trust.

Our physicians will still be very involved in your consultations and be readily available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have before, during, and after your treatment.

Where Can I Find CoolSculpting® Near Me?

If you live in the Pittsburgh, PA or Warrendale, PA areas, you can get CoolSculpting® right here at Cosmetic Laser Centers.

Our licensed medical providers will meet with you to discuss a treatment plan that addresses your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and help you determine if CoolSculpting® in Pittsburgh is right for you.

Have more questions about CoolSculpting® or the other services we offer? You can reach our Pittsburgh location by calling 412-788-1331 or our Warrendale location by calling 724-305-3890. Or, feel free to contact us online at any time,

We look forward to helping you feel more confident with CoolSculpting®!