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CoolMini San Diego

When science discovered that fat cells were more sensitive to cold temperatures than surrounding, non-adipose tissue, researchers began working on less invasive methods for fat removal based on cryolipolysis, or the freezing and elimination of fat cells. In fact, clinical cryolipolysis results found that fat cells inactivated by cold temperatures were rapidly absorbed and digested by immune system cells called macrophages. Researchers now have plenty of scientific proof that cryolipolysis effectively reduces smaller areas of accumulated fat deposits when these areas are treated with a cryolipolysis device. Within a few weeks of being frozen, fat cells are harmlessly absorbed by the body without causing any unwanted side effects.

Introducing CoolMini™ to San Diego County

Laser Cliniqúe is excited to be able to offer the newest fat-freezing device available to licensed cosmetic physicians–CoolMini™ from Zeltiq® Aesthetics, Inc. Since being approved by the U.S. FDA in 2015, CoolMini™ has been shown to be a safe and effective method of treating submental (chin) fat, knee fat, underarm fat and bra fat deposits. Utilizing the same cryolipolysis technology incorporated in the CoolSculpting system, innovative CoolMini San Diego is helping thousands of people get rid of unwanted double chins, pudgy knees and “bra fat” without enduring surgery, needles, anesthesia or downtime.

CoolMini FAQ's

Why is double chin fat so hard to lose?

For people who are height/weight proportionate or just slightly overweight, the emergence of a double chin can be frustrating and disheartening, especially since it is impossible to “exercise” your double chin fat away. Double chins occurring to healthy people are typically due to genetics or aging. If your parents or grandparents have double chins but are not obese, there’s a good chance you may eventually see a double chin develop. Muscle loss and skin loosening due to aging can also contribute to double chins, as certain muscle cells in your neck and chin area deteriorate and more adipose tissue deposits arise.

What does CoolMini™ feel like?

Some people undergoing CoolMini™ treatment report feeling a pinching sensation as the vacuum draws in their skin. However, it only takes CoolMini™ a few minutes to cool the skin enough to numb the area. Once their skin is numb, patients say they are perfectly comfortable during treatment. Removing the CoolMini™ device to transfer it to another area is painless as well.

How long does one CoolMini™ session last?

Freezing fat under the chin, around the knees or under the arms usually takes about one hour at Laser Cliniqúe. After the procedure is complete, you are free to leave our clinic and resume your normal, everyday activities.

Does CoolMini™ cause any side effects?

Since it is a completely noninvasive procedure, the only side effects you may experience are redness in the area treated or mild swelling and/or bruising. Redness often diminishes in a few hours while any localized bruising clears within one week. Occasionally, some people sense a dulling of sensation in treated areas, a minor side effect which has been reported to last anywhere from one week to six weeks.

Will CoolMini™ tighten loose or sagging skin?

Cryolipolysis is currently not designed to tighten your skin. Only fat cells are affected by CoolMini™ technology. If you have concerns about wrinkling, folding and sagging skin, Dr. Ataii would be more than happy to discuss various skin rejuvenating treatments offered at Laser Cliniqúe.

How long before I see improvements after a CoolMini™ treatment?

Satisfactory results are often seen in patients after one or two office visits. In fact, CoolMini™ provides the same efficacy and high patient satisfaction reports that other CoolSculpting devices consistently achieve. Once your double chin, fatty knees and armpit fat is eliminated with CoolMini™, you shouldn’t see it return, depending on whether you gain weight or suffer health problems conducive to double chins and accumulation of fat in previously treated areas.

Who are good candidates for CoolMini™?

Find out if CoolMini™ is right for you by scheduling a consultation at Laser Cliniqúe. Contact one of our friendly staff members today at 888-406-4801 to speak to a cosmetic specialist about CoolMini™.

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Meet Dr. Ataii

Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe

P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation


Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated May 20th, 2020

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • 1. We have received clearance from San Diego county and are now open and seeing patients
  • 2. We require any person entering our office to wear a mask or face covering
  • 3. Under federal anti-discrimination laws, we have the right to refuse service to any person for any reason except for race or color

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We have added a new filtration system with bipolar ionization attached to multiple HVAC systems throughout our office and had HEPA filters installed. This filtration system is similar to ones that are in hospital operating rooms. It will create reduced virus zones. We also spray the entire office at night with Electrostatic which generates charged droplets that repel one another and actively seek out environmental surfaces, which they stick to and even wrap around to coat all sides and disinfects bacteria and viruses off any surface within 2 minutes.

If you are sick or mildly sick, please stay home. If you are suffering from any of these symptoms such as fever, cough, fatigue, no appetite, shortness of breath, sputum production, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea or body ache please reschedule your appointment. We will reschedule your appointment without penalty or fees after 14 days.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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