Dermatologist - Chappaqua
229 King Street
Chappaqua, NY 10514

Coolsculpting is a unique, non-surgical, FDA-approved treatment for body contouring.  It works by freezing pockets of fat that can be very resistant to diet and exercise.  Areas that respond well include love handles, muffin tops, abdominal fat and back bulges. A single treatment can eliminate about 25% of the fat in the area, while leaving the surrounding tissues intact and uninjured.

The science behind this technology is simple and precise. Cold applied at a very specific temperature causes crystallization of the fat cells, which then gradually die and are eliminated from the body over approximately three months.  When individual fat cells die, those that remain condense and the fat bulge diminishes in size.

There are no needles, no special diets, no exercises, no constricting garments to wear, no supplements, no surgery, no scars, no downtime. A rectangular suction cup is placed over the area and a strong suction is applied.  The sensation this produces feels like a strong pull.  A cooling element is then activated to begin the freezing process.  The treatment is applied for one hour, and when the suction device is removed, it looks like a frozen stick of butter under the skin. This is, in fact, frozen fat.  The area is massaged and the fat warms over several minutes, returning to its pre-treatment shape.  Over the subsequent three months, about 25% of the frozen fat will melt away.  Areas can be treated once, or more than once if additional reduction is desired.

Immediately after the suction device is removed, some individuals experience a burning or tingling sensation, similar to the feeling of your hands warming up after coming indoors from the cold.  This sensation dissipates in a few minutes.  There may be minimal swelling, redness or tenderness over the treated area for a few days.  Patients generally can resume their usual activities immediately, and can exercise the same or the following day.

Cool Technology. Even Cooler Results.

You exercise. You eat right. But some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise. You don't feel as confident in your own skin as you should. Or could.

Cool Sculpting is a revolutionary non-surgical contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which then is naturally eliminated from your body. No needles, no special diet, no supplements, no surgery. And most importantly, no downtime. It's safe, FDA-cleared, effective, and does exactly what it's supposed to do.


Say goodbye to muffin tops and love handles.


It’s called stubborn fat on purpose. Because no matter how much pain you put into eating healthy and exercise, there’s no gain. It’s virtually impossible to lose that muffin top and those love handles. You’re forced to just live with them or think surgery. Which is not cool by us, and exactly why we developed CoolSculpting®.

Here’s the skinny: developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, patented, clinically proven procedure involves freezing fat cells without damage to your skin. There’s no knife. No suction hoses. No needles. No lasers, even. After your treatment, you get on with your busy day.

Typically, you’ll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit. You can lose even more with additional appointments, if you and your doctor deem necessary. What does that mean? Simply put, your clothes fit better. You look better. The fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over the following few months, leaving you feeling more like yourself again. It’s totally non-surgical, FDA-cleared, and there’s usually no downtime whatsoever -- unless you count reading a book or checking email during your appointment as downtime. How cool is that? And what’s more is there are no pills or supplements and as long as you maintain your weight with normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hello, you again.

CoolSculpting® FAQs.

What happens during the treatment?
To initiate the treatment we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.

Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Are the results permanent?

During CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells are eliminated. As long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, long-term results should remain stable.

How do I get started?

Call us today to set up your free consultation. We’ll see if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting and work with you to develop a treatment plan.