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What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary way to sculpt your body by targeting trouble areas of fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. Using patented cooling technology to destroy targeted fat cells, CoolSculpting in NYC safely and gently removes fat without harming the surrounding tissue.

What’s more, CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, requiring no needles, incisions, anesthesia or pain medications. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately following the procedure, and visible results can be seen within two to four months.

What can be treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is ideal for treating small areas of localized fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise, including areas in the abdomen, love handles and back.

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How does CoolSculpting work?

An early 1970s case studies showed that the cold from frozen popsicles may have led to dimpling in the cheeks of some children, indicating that cold might affect fatty tissue differently. Years later, world-renowned dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston would take that concept one step further: Could you safely remove areas of targeted fat by chilling it? Their research showed that fat cells are indeed more susceptible to cold temperatures than other tissue.

This discovery led to the development of CoolSculpting. Subsequent to the initial studies, Dr. Goldberg was chosen as an investigator for the studies documenting the efficacy of CoolSculpting in the treatment of love handles. Using a patented method called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting destroys fat cells in targeted areas by precisely controlling temperatures with advanced cooling technology.

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Over the course of about an hour, the treatment area is chilled to just above freezing. Since fat cells freeze before other tissue, crystals form only in the targeted fat cells, resulting in fat cell death. During the next one to two months, the fat is gently flushed from the system as part of the body’s natural metabolic process.

How is the CoolSculpting procedure performed?

Before your NJ CoolSculpting procedure begins, your dermatologist will mark the area to be treated and cover it with a gel pad to protect the skin. A special applicator then gently pulls tissue between two cooling plates, where it will cool targeted fat cells for about an hour. That’s all there is to it!

There’s no need for anesthesia, needles, incisions or stitches. Patients are free to relax, catch up on reading, or even take a nap during the procedure. Once the treatment is finished, you can return to your normal activities immediately. You don’t have to wait for anesthesia to wear off, and you won’t need any pain medication or time off for recovery.

Can CoolSculpting be combined with other treatments?

Absolutely! Many patients elect to combine the cold therapy of CoolSculpting with the skin tightening power of laser liposuction. This combination treatment provides better results than either procedure alone. You and your doctor should discuss whether a combination procedure is right for you.

Why choose Skin Laser & Surgery Specialists?

When you choose our office for your CoolSculpting treatment, you are choosing an office helmed by world-renowned dermatologist Dr. David Goldberg. He has hand selected a team of premier, board-certified dermatologists to practice alongside him, each one eager to deliver a boutique, personalized experience.

Our office delivers the full array of medical dermatology procedures, helping patients get relief from warts, vitiligo, nail fungus, and much more. Additionally, we are known for our artistry in cosmetic dermatology, with a full selection of procedures designed to address aging, blemishes, facial imbalance, and unwanted body fat.

When you choose our office, you will find comfort not only in your results, but also in every aspect of your treatment.


When will I see results?

You’ll see noticeable fat reduction in the treated areas within one to two months following the procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Although there will be some visible improvements after just one treatment, patients are usually treated three times over the course of 9 to 12 months for the best results. You and your provider will determine how many treatments are best for your individual circumstances.

How do I get started?

Dr. Goldberg and his staff will be happy to discuss CoolSculpting® with you. Please feel free to call for a private consultation at one of our offices in NYC or NJ.

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The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our in-office safety policies are aligned with the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and local government officials related to COVID-19.

New safety policies for patients:

  • Patients will undergo screening questions and receive comprehensive instructions about our new policies prior to their appointment.
  • To minimize contact, we will offer patients virtual check in and check out.
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  • Patient temperatures will be checked via forehead scanners upon arrival to the office.
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  • Teledermatology appointments remain available for patients who prefer to be seen virtually.

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  • All of our staff have completed training on all new workflows and infection prevention measures.
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