Though the winter weather in Southern California never exactly gets into bulky sweater territory—or if it does, it doesn’t stay there long—locals and visitors alike look forward to shedding what layers they do have on to celebrate the summer with swimwear and other skimpier ensembles. Showing off more skin typically goes hand in hand with fat-reduction efforts, including diets, exercise, liposuction, and now, CoolSculpting®. Los Angeles-area residents are increasingly turning to CoolSculpting® at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills as a non-invasive way to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat on the abdomen and flanks.
Dermatologist Dr. Derek Jones has long been at the forefront of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, but he also applies his expert aesthetic and scientific attention to elsewhere on the body. He was the lead investigator on the clinical trials that led to the recent FDA approval of Kybella®, a fat-dissolving injectable that reduces the double chin, and he offers the “fat freezing” procedure CoolSculpting® as an alternative to the surgical removal of fat on the abdomen, love handles, thighs, and other areas of the body.
CoolSculpting® works by intensely cooling the targeted area to a temperature that damages unwanted fat cells but leaves surrounding tissues unaffected. The destroyed fat is then safely eliminated through the course of natural body functions over a period of months.
That means an early June session with Dr. Derek Jones and his team could start showing results before the end of the month, with the most dramatic results visible by the time summer is in full swing in early August. Based on the fact that fat cells continue to flush out for four to six months, a 20 percent reduction in the fat’s thickness is possible by Labor Day. While there may be some mild tenderness in the treated area shortly after the session, a lack of recuperation time—no incisions or stitches to care for in the following weeks—means you can enjoy your summer activities as usual, getting back to your daily life and routine within hours of receiving CoolSculpting®.
Learn more about CoolSculpting® for the Los Angeles area at Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills. Call 310-246-0495, or request a consultation via skincareandlaser.com.Written by Dr. Derek Jones
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.