Exercise, healthy eating, and lifestyle changes are the 3 golden rules for fat reduction. However, what about those of us who just can’t seem to lose that last bit of fat? Have you considered liposuction but wanted a non-invasive alternative? Stubborn muffin tops and love handles can be a constant thorn in the side of people who have tried to lose them but just can’t seem to do it. Finally, there could be a solution! Dr. Melda Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology Center offers non-invasive CoolSculpting to women and men from in and around Washington, D.C., including Arlington and Alexandria, VA.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, safe, and nonsurgical method for reducing stubborn fat. By freezing the fat cells but leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected, CoolSculpting can help you to achieve the body you’ve been working for. Some areas of fat, especially muffin tops and saddle bags in women and love handles and beer bellies in men, are genetically inherited and prove extremely hard to lose even with the best diet and exercise regimen. CoolSculpting can help get appropriate candidates the body contour they want without a single incision or needle injection!

In addition to being used on the stomach and other areas of the body, CoolSculpting has recently been FDA-cleared for use on the arms! Contact MI Skin Dermatology Center today to learn more about how you can freeze your fat in Washington, D.C. with CoolSculpting.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

CoolSculpting uses a cutting-edge procedure called Cryolipolysis® in order to selectively target, freeze, and kill fat cells in a specific area of the body. Although results vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed, this process works to reduce fat cells. Over the course of a few months, patients have experienced impressive results. Please be advised that CoolSculpting does not show instantaneous results; rather, it may take anywhere from 3 to 12 weeks as the body flushes out the frozen fat cells.

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What Can I Expect From a  CoolSculpting Treatment?

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

CoolSculpting is a painless, relatively quick procedure. Depending on the areas to be treated, a session can take 1 to 3 hours. The fat is suctioned into the CoolSculpting applicator, and you will feel some intense cold at first. This feeling should quickly dissipate, leaving only slight discomfort. During a CoolSculpting procedure, you can relax. Many patients like to read a book, do some work, listen to music, or even take a nap!

What Happens After a CoolSculpting Treatment?

After a CoolSculpting procedure, there is no recovery time necessary for most patients. Many patients return home and resume their daily work and activities immediately. There may be some slight redness, swelling, or tingling in the area which was treated. This is normal and should eventually disappear on its own. If it worsens or lasts longer than a few days, please contact Dr. Isaac for guidance.

CoolSculpting may require multiple of fat reduction sessions for optimal results. Dr. Isaac will tell you how many sessions you will need during your consultation. However, a great thing about CoolSculpting is that the results can be long-lasting if you continue to lead a healthy lifestyle!

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

CoolSculpting is not meant to provide significant weight changes. Instead, it’s meant for people who have relatively small, stubborn areas of fat that they wish to lose. If you would like to lose a few inches around your waist, arms, or thighs, CoolSculpting may be a good option for you. However, if you are overweight or obese, other methods will probably be better.

Men and women in good overall shape can combine CoolSculpting with Lutronic Accufit™ treatments to strengthen and tone muscles in the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs for more comprehensive body contouring results.

CoolSculpting can generally treat any area of fat which is “pinchable.” For “unpinchable” areas such as the outer thighs, a new device from the makers of CoolSculpting, called CoolSmooth™, can step in to do the job. Dr. Isaac will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting during your consultation.

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CoolSculpting Options

At her Washington, D.C., practice, Dr. Melda Isaac offers CoolAdvantage and the full range of CoolSculpting handpieces in all available sizes to best suit individual patient’s needs:

  • CoolMini
  • CoolSmooth PRO
  • CoolAdvantage Petite
  • CoolAdvantage™ Applicator with interchangeable contours (CoolCurve+ Advantage, CoolCore Advantage, CoolFit Advantage, Cool Advantage Plus)

Dr. Isaac offers DualSculpting to cut your CoolSculpting treatment time in half.


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CoolMini is the latest applicator from CoolSculpting, designed specifically to treat submental fat beneath the chin as well as small, stubborn areas of fat that don’t typically respond to diet or exercise, such as the armpits or knees. CoolMini has received FDA approval after clinical trials showed that it is safe and effective, and Dr. Isaac is excited to be able to offer it to her patients who want to reduce their double chins in a non-invasive manner.

CoolMini is the first and only treatment for submental fat that requires no surgery, needles, or downtime! It uses the same proven Cryolipolisis technology as the original CoolSculpting procedure, and generally produces the same impressive results for fat under the chin. Dr. Isaac will let you know during your consultation if you need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results.

To try this exciting treatment, just contact Dr. Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology in Washington, DC at (202) 393-7546 to schedule your consultation!


Recently added to CoolSculpting’s arsenal of specially designed applicators, CoolSmooth is the first nonsurgical treatment that significantly reduces outer thigh fat, also known as saddlebags, using Cryolipolysis technology. The long, flat CoolSmooth applicator is ergonomically designed to comfortably treat “non-pinchable” fat along the outer thighs and can be adjusted to address each patient’s unique shape. Unlike the standard CoolSculpting applicators, CoolSmooth does not rely on suction to target excessive fat, allowing it to work effectively on previously hard to reach bulges.

CoolSmooth is an ideal option for those who have had little to no success slimming down their thighs with just diet and exercise. The fat freezing technology is not intended for weight reduction but can provide remarkable results with just 1 treatment. The full and final results are typically visible at about three to four months after the session, providing gradually more toned and sculpted thighs without needles, incisions, or diets!

Enhance Your Fat Reduction Treatments with the New CoolAdvantage

While CoolSculpting provides effective non-invasive body sculpting results, the recently revealed CoolAdvantage applicator allows for even better fat reduction treatment. Created by ZELTIQ, the inventors of CoolSculpting, the CoolAdvantage provides treatment at an even lower temperature than previously possible, which reduces treatment time to nearly half of its normal length. Through the use of the CoolAdvantage, body sculpting only takes 35 minutes and the new enhanced applicator cup design has been shown to increase comfort during treatment as well.

These new cups come with three interchangeable contours in order to address distinct areas of the body. The CoolFit Advantage treats vertical areas like the inner thigh, the CoolCore Advantage fits the contours of the abdomen, and the CoolCurve+ Advantage works most effectively on flanks. Through the use of the CoolAdvantage, CoolSculpting treatment at MI Skin has never been faster or easier, resulting in greater fat reduction treatments than ever before.

Complimentary Z-Wave Treatments

While many dermatologists follow CoolSculpting sessions with a massage, Dr. Isaac combines treatment with the Zimmer Z-Wave to optimize your results. While post-CoolSculpting massages spread out fat cells and increase treatment results, these are often done manually by the physician or an assistant, which means that there are limitations to how successful it can be. Z-wave therapy replaces manual massage by using precise regulated pulsed therapy. Z-wave treatments improve blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to expedite fat removal. The Z-Wave device uses radial shockwave therapy for a quick and efficient massage targeting CoolSculpting-treated areas of the body.

You can expect up to a 30% reduction of fat from a single session of CoolSculpting.

If you are interested in trying to lose those last few inches, contact Dr. Isaac at MI Skin Dermatology Center in Washington, D.C., to see if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting treatment! To find out more information about liposuction alternatives or to set up your visit, call (202) 393-7546 today or request a consultation online .