Introduction to CoolSculpting

Do you have unwanted fat deposits that do not respond to regular exercise and a healthy diet? Are you reluctant to undergo liposuction? The human body can undergo some amazing transformations but sometimes may require a little extra help. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that can eliminate unwanted fat without incisions, scarring, or downtime.

Located in Peachtree City, GA, Skin Care at 5th Ave serves the Greater Atlanta, GA, area including but not limited to Fayetteville, Newnan, and all other areas of the South Atlanta Metro—providing CoolSculpting results that will help sculpt the body of your dreams!

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What is CoolSculpting?

The CoolSculpting treatment freezes unwanted fat cells until they gradually disappear, without causing damage to the skin and other tissues. This technique uses cooling technology known as cryolipolysis to target and freeze stubborn fat cells until they are destroyed. Over the course of several weeks following treatment, your body’s natural processes will eliminate the dead cells, resulting in permanent fat loss. Unlike plastic surgery procedures, no incisions are needed.

The cryolipolysis procedure reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20 to 25 percent. Your body naturally processes and eliminates these fat cells for one to three months. In order to maintain your results, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the remaining fat tissue from increasing in volume.

CoolSculpting is a fantastic way to treat the following areas known for their “stubborn” fat:

  • Under the chin
  • Under the jawline
  • Inner or outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Flank
  • Bra or back fat
  • Underneath the buttocks
  • Upper arm

What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

In addition to the increased confidence that comes from having a well-toned body, our Greater Atlanta area CoolSculpting patients have enjoyed the following benefits:

  • No Downtime: Fat reduction surgeries such as liposuction require lengthy recovery periods and result in scarring. CoolSculpting® is non-invasive and non-surgical, so it requires no downtime.
  • Safe, Comfortable Treatment: For the right candidates, this fat reduction treatment involves no risks, no pain, and no scars, unlike typical plastic surgery procedures. Our team will conduct a detailed assessment of your health to make certain that this solution is right for you.
  • Lasting Results: The fat cells eliminated in this process remain gone for good. With a continued commitment to a proper diet and regular exercise, most patients can achieve long-lasting results with CoolSculpting.

Who are the Best Candidates for CoolSculpting?

At Skin Care at 5th Ave., we believe there are three big factors in determining the best candidates for CoolSculpting in Atlanta:

  • Goals: CoolSculpting is appropriate for both men and women who have stubborn deposits of fat in the abdomen, flanks (love handles), inner thigh, outer thigh, under the chin, or around the neck. This versatile procedure has helped many in the Greater Atlanta area who are unhappy with small amounts of unwanted fat.
  • Weight: It is a common misconception that ​CoolSculpting is a weight loss treatment. It is not an appropriate treatment for patients who are severely overweight or obese. It is recommended for patients who are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight.
  • Health: Cryolipolysis is not appropriate for patients with conditions such as cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Your safety is our top priority at Skin Care at 5th Ave. Dr. Galitzin will review your medical records during your consultation to make sure this treatment is right for you.
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What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting CoolSculpting in Atlanta is to schedule a consultation at Skin Care at 5th Ave. When you come in for your appointment, you will be able to meet with Dr. Galitzin and express your desires for the outcome of your treatment. We begin with a private consultation to determine which areas will benefit most from treatment; we then tailor a plan to meet your needs. If you need help in multiple areas and are concerned about cost, we can design a treatment plan spread out over time so you don’t have to pay all at once. We make sure the procedure is the right fit. We want our patients to get the maximum benefit from treatment and that’s why we start any program with a very focused plan for each patient. This allows us to perform a treatment that fits within your budget and still delivers the results you want.

If you agree with the plan that we create for you, we can get your first session started right away. If you would like more time, our Patient Coordinator can help you schedule a better date to fit your schedule.

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What to Expect on the Day of CoolSculpting

When you are ready for your CoolSculpting treatment, we will have you get comfortable on our reclining chair or table for us to treat the targeted area. The technician will place the applicator on the treatment site and you will feel a mild “sucking” sensation as it adheres to your body, and it is quickly followed by its signature cooling effect. Patients have expressed feelings of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site during the procedure, but these sensations will subside as the area becomes numb. Once the treatment is finished, the applicator will be removed and the technician will briefly massage the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction.

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CoolSculpting Recovery

After your CoolSculpting treatment, you will be able to return to your normal routine. You may feel a little sore, especially after your first session, but it should feel very similar to an intense workout.

A few things you should consider post-treatment are:

  • Wait to Buy a New Wardrobe: Let your body flush out the fat cells before you squeeze into a smaller outfit. Smaller outfits won’t feel comfortable just yet, especially if you have minor swelling after your treatment.
  • Be Patient: Things take time, including the CoolSculpting treatment. Many people see improvements in as few as three weeks, however, the most dramatic changes come about two to four months after your treatment. Give your body time to flush out the dead fat cells, a process that can continue for up to six months after treatment.
  • Drink Water: Stay hydrated after your treatment. Regularly drinking water will help your body flush out the dead fat cells that result from the freezing process. Keeping a glass of water nearby is a simple way to remind yourself to take a sip.
  • Take a Selfie: Day-to-day changes are hard to see so we recommend taking a picture of yourself at regular intervals so you can see your progress. Think about keeping a journal and recording your measurements too. Both of these simple steps will track your progress more accurately than just looking in the mirror.
  • Know What to Expect: Some people experience some twinges as their nerve endings adjust after treatment. It can feel like a quick zap in the treatment area. While not everyone will experience this, it is normal. You may also feel some numbness, tingling sensation, redness, tenderness, or bruising. These are normal symptoms after treatment. If you have any concerns, call us so we can talk about your symptoms.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost in Peachtree City, GA?

In general, the cost of CoolSculpting in Peachtree City is about $1,500 per session, however, it is determined by a number of factors. To get a precise answer targeted to your needs, request a consultation with Dr. Galitzin. CoolSculpting is usually significantly less expensive than traditional plastic surgery aimed at fat reduction, such as liposuction, but understandably, the total cost of CoolSculpting will vary from patient to patient based on individual needs. The smaller the treatment area, the lower the cost, while treating multiple areas can increase the cost.

Many patients who are interested in fat reduction procedures have worked extremely hard to lose weight by committing to a healthy diet and regular exercise. It can be incredibly frustrating to achieve your goal weight only to find that unresponsive fat tissue is hiding the results of this achievement. Fortunately, we make it affordable to take the last step in achieving the figure you desire.

Dr. Galitzen helps patients throughout Newnan, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Greater Atlanta, Georgia, take advantage of this solution through CareCredit® and GreenSky® financing. These are third-party lenders that offer low-interest and interest-free payment plans to help make the cost of this procedure a comfortable fit for your budget.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing the right skin care clinic can be challenging with too many people looking for top-level cosmetic treatments instead of having their primary concerns addressed. At Skin Care at 5th Ave., we pamper our patients with a spa-like setting and offer holistic cosmetic care that combines medical training and expert aesthetic treatments tailored to your individual needs. Our boutique Medical Spa is owned and operated by Dr. Joseph Galitzin, a premier cosmetic skin care doctor in Peachtree City, GA, who emphasizes his patients’ needs. Pairing his surgical background with extensive knowledge in the science of aging, allows Dr. Galitzin to achieve outstanding results and build his practice on a foundation of expertise and trust.

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Dr. Joseph C. Galitzin uses CoolSculpting as a safe, non-invasive way to target unwanted fat that remains despite a healthy diet and regular exercise. This advanced technology offers the benefits of fat reduction surgeries such as liposuction or a tummy tuck without the lengthy recovery periods and risks associated with surgery.

Although visits to traditional medical spas rarely involve meeting the doctor, Dr. Joseph Galitzin is personally involved in every procedure we provide. He is a full-time clinician who takes an active role in your care to make certain that you receive the enhancements you want and deserve. To book an appointment at our practice serving Newnan, Fayetteville, and Greater Atlanta, GA, send us a message or call at +1 770 487 2645.

CoolSculpting FAQs

Is CoolSculpting painful?

CoolSculpting is a virtually painless treatment, however, some patients have expressed feelings of mild tugging, aching, or stinging. You will have the treated area massaged to help break up the frozen tissue, which can be the cause of minor pain, but nothing too bad for someone with an average pain tolerance.

How many appointments will I need?

The number of sessions you will need is mostly determined by how close you are to your target weight. Some patients may only need one or two sessions to achieve their desired look, while others may require three or more sessions. After your consultation and Dr. Galitzin can examine your body and discuss your goals, he will be able to give you a better estimate of how many sessions you will need. Please keep in mind that this number is also dependent on how your body responds to the treatment.

How long until I see results?

Some of our patients can see results from their CoolSculpting treatment in as little as three weeks. You will be able to see more dramatic results within about two months from your initial treatment and could potentially see results between four and six months after your treatments.

Can I combine CoolSculpting with other procedures?

With your body looking nice and tight, you may want to focus on other areas of your body or face. Our CoolSculpting patients in the Greater Atlanta area will often combine their treatment with Dermal Fillers or BOTOX for a quick way to have a more youthful face. If there are certain areas that you are looking to focus on or would like the suggestion of Dr. Galitzin, please discuss your desires during your consultation. We will be more than happy to make some expert recommendations to achieve your perfect look.

What are the risks associated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fairly safe and painless treatment, however, there are some potential risks and side effects that you may experience post-treatment, such as:
  • Aches
  • Bruising
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Firmness
  • The fullness of the throat (if the neck is being treated)
  • Itchiness
  • Minor pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Temporary irritation
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (incredibly infrequent, a condition where fat cells grow larger rather than smaller)
While a majority of these side effects are temporary and should resolve on their own, if you experience any reactions that are concerning or long-lasting, please give us a call.

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