CoolSculpting Specialist

Capital Skin

Aesthetics Specialists located in Clifton Park, NY

If you’ve achieved a healthy weight through diet and exercise, but still have pockets of fat that just won’t go away, CoolSculpting® is a practical solution. John Purcell Jr., MD, and his team of expert technicians at Capital Skin use CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted stubborn fat cells permanently. Both men and women can benefit from the CoolSculpting treatments offered at the medical spa in Clifton, New York. Call today for a one-on-one consultation or book an appointment using the online tool.

CoolSculpting Q& A


How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, so they’re destroyed and eliminated from your body for good. The process of freezing fat cells, called cryolipolysis, passes freezing energy through your outer layers of skin to target fat cells beneath. No harm is done to the skin, but the fat cells cannot endure the cold. They die off due to irreparable damage.

CoolSculpting is a superb alternative to liposuction or surgery. It requires no downtime, anesthesia, or incisions.


What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting addresses areas that typically hold on to pockets of fat, even when you’ve reached a normal weight. These areas include the:

  • Abdominal pooch
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Love handles
  • The underside of the buttocks
  • Upper arms
  • Under the chin

CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared. The procedure is safe and has minimal side effects.


How many sessions of CoolSculpting will I need?

Many people select a series of CoolSculpting sessions to get the results they desire. Discuss your ultimate goals with the professionals at Capital Skin to have a customized treatment plan drawn up for you.


How long do the results of CoolSculpting last?

CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells, so they cannot plump up again or regenerate. As long as you maintain a healthy weight, your results are permanent. If you do gain weight, remaining fat cells may expand.


What should I expect during a CoolSculpting treatment?

As you lie on an exam table and the CoolSculpting technology is applied, you immediately feel an intensely cold sensation. Your treated area starts to feel numb within 5-10 minutes, so you feel much more comfortable. During a treatment session, you’re welcome to nap, watch a movie, or play games on your phone. 

When the procedure is done, you may feel intense tingling as the sensation returns. Swelling or redness in treated areas isn’t uncommon, but you don’t have to change your activities following a session, and no downtime is required. 

If you’re ready to take advantage of the superior fat-reducing technology of CoolSculpting, call Capital Skin, or book a consultation using the online tool.