Patients in Mountain View ask, “How long does a CoolSculpting® treatment session last?”

At Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center in Mountain View, CA, we know skin! We believe that our patients deserve personalized, attentive, and effective care whether they are dealing with medical conditions or simply want to improve their appearance.

CoolSculpting is an innovative treatment that precisely targets areas of fat that cannot be reduced with diet and exercise. Based upon the proven science of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq uses proprietary technology of controlled cooling to permanently destroy fat cells. Cryolipolysis was developed by two research physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital – a teaching hospital that is associated with Harvard Medical School.

CoolSculpting has since grown to become the number one non-invasive treatment for fat reduction in the United States. Zeltiq was also recognized as the top medical device company in 2014. This technology freezes fat cells, destroying them completely. The fat is then naturally eliminated from the body over a short period of time.

The best candidates for CoolSculpting are those who wish to reduce areas of stubborn fat without the downtime that is sometimes associated with surgery. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a way to sculpt and define certain areas of the body. To determine if CoolSculpting is the best treatment for a patient, a thorough consultation will be provided. Dr. Andrew Menkes or Dr. Lillian Soohoo, both board-certified dermatologists, will explain the procedure and custom-design a treatment plan to address each patient’s unique needs and expectations.

Procedure duration

The number and length of each CoolSculpting procedure varies and is determined by the area or areas of the body being treated. On average, a session lasts about an hour, during which patients may read, catch up on social media, or rest. Patients may initially feel a sensation of slight pressure or cold, but this quickly dissipates.


CoolSculpting is a fast-acting treatment, with visible results continuing to develop from three weeks through two months after the procedure as the body continues to flush out the fat cells. It requires no special pills, supplements, diet, or exercise regime.


Safe and effective, CoolSculpting is cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for non-invasive reduction of fat deposits in the thighs, love handles, belly, and the area under the chin. With little to no downtime, most patients return to their usual routines, including work, immediately.

To see real results from our patients, visit our before and after gallery. Appointments or consultations at The Menkes Clinic & Surgery Center may be requested by calling our professional team in Mountain View today at (650) 962-4600

  • Safe and effective
  • Non-invasive
  • No recovery time
  • Versatile treatment

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