Fat Freezing: Myth or Proven?

Meet the Coolscupting Providers at Cosmetic Laser Centers 


Why choose Cosmetic Laser Centers as your Coolsculpting provider? Here’s a cool answer. During consultation and treatment, patients at Cosmetic Laser Centers are seen by a licensed medical provider. Nurse Practitioner, Maria Brosovic, and Physician Assistant, Sarah Abraham, can answer patients’ questions from a medical standpoint before and throughout treatment. Understanding what is happening on the inside of your body while seeing amazing results on the outside… now that’s COOL!

 Meet Sarah Abraham, MPA, PA-C 

Sarah Abraham

Sarah joined Cosmetic Laser Centers as a physician assistant in 2013. She has been a physician assistant (PA-C) since 2009 after graduating with high honors from Duquesne University
where she received her Master of Physician Assistant degree from John G. Rangos Sr. School of Health Sciences. Prior to joining Cosmetic Laser Centers, Sarah practiced medicine in urgent care and interventional pain management for busy practices. Sarah also has clinical dermatology
experience. She has always been passionate about aesthetic medicine and skin care and loves helping patients to look and feel their best. She routinely performs the full menu of cosmetic procedures offered at Cosmetic Laser Centers, including facial injections and laser resurfacing. Spider vein injections and Coolsculpting are Sarah’s favorites to perform. She is a member of The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American College of Phlebology. Sarah attends multiple conferences annually to stay current on the latest technologies.


 Meet Maria Brosovic, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C  

Meet Maria Brosovic, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C Maria Brosovic, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C, joined the team at  Cosmetic Laser Centers in November 2015. Maria graduated from Ohio Valley Hospital School of nursing in 2012 and continued her education, earning a BSN from Waynesburg University, graduating with high honors. Maria completed her MSN at Franciscan University where she graduated with high honors. Prior to joining Cosmetic Laser Centers, Maria worked in dermatology for over three years. Maria especially
enjoys treating spider veins and performing Coolsculpting treatments. What she loves most about Coolsculpting is going through the process from consultation, to treatment, to the final results. “I love going on this journey with our patients because the outcomes have been amazing!” said Maria. She is a member of the American College of Phlebology, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American
Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Is right for you? Call to schedule a free consultation Cosmetic Laser Centers
16000 Perry Highway Suite 2
Warrendale, PA 15086
Phone: 724.935.4200
Cosmetic Laser Centers
6507 Robinson Centre Dr
Pittsburgh, PA 15136
Phone: 412.788.1331

Get the Skinny on Coolsculpting 


Q. What Is Coolsculpting?
A.Coolsculpting is an exciting new technology that uses precise, controlled cooling to permanently remove unwanted pockets of fat without surgery. 

Q. How DoesCoolscupltingWork? 
A.The principle behind Coolsculpting is “cryolipolysis,” which is the idea that cold temperatures cantarget fat cells without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. The fat cells freeze and die. The destroyed fat cells are metabolized by the body over time. 

Q. Is Coolsculpting painful? 
A.The Coolsculpting treatment involves the placement of a vacuum applicator on the treatment area. Once the vacuum applicator is engaged, patients may feel pulling, tugging and pinching for a short time. Once the cooling cycle begins, patients may feel a stinging or intense cold sensation similar to putting your bare hands in the snow. This can be a little bit uncomfortable but only lasts a short period of time as the area becomes numb.  

Q. Is there a recovery period or the need for some“down-time” after treatment?
A.Patients typically experience little to no “down-time”;however, they may experience some mild bruising, aching, cramping, swelling, itching or numbness of the treated area. These symptoms typically resolve within a week or two. The newer Coolsculpting treatment applicators have made the patient experience not only faster, but far more comfortable during treatment and the days following treatment. 

Q. Which body areas can be treated?
A. Coolsculpting is currently FDA-cleared for nine different body areas. These areas include the sub mental area or double chin, upper arms or the bat wings, abdomen, back fat, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, the banana roll which is the area right below the buttock, and above the knees.  

Q.Can I expect the results to last?
A. The fat cells in the treated area are permanently destroyed. If the patient maintains their healthy lifestyle, the visible results should last. 

Q. How long does it take to see results? 
A. Many patients appreciate some results as quickly asthree weeks after the treatment. Maximum results occur after three months. 

Q. Who would be considered an ideal candidate for Coolsculpting? 
A. Though an“ideal” candidate would be someone who is within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, any patient who has pockets of unwanted fat may benefit from Coolsculpting.  

Q. Is Coolscuplting a method for losing weight? 
A. Coolsculpting is a body-sculpting tool and not intended as a means of weight loss. The Coolsculpting procedure can help both women and men get rid of those stubborn pinch-able pockets of fat.  The device and its applicators were designed to treat areas such as the belly, love handles, double chin and upper arm fat, to name a few. The fantastic results that Coolsculpting can provide are further enhanced with the maintenance of a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Q. How many treatments are required?
A.Most patients will require more than one treatment session for a given body area. The average is two sessions per area, although there are certainly exceptions depending on body type, patient goals and budget.

Q. How much doesCoolsculpting cost? 
A.Treatment plans are customized to a patient’s needs and budget. Coolsculpting cost depends on the size of the treatment area and the number of areas a patient wants treated. The cost for a typical abdominal treatment is about $4,500.

Q. Why should I choose to have Coolsculpting at Cosmetic Laser Centers?
A. When a patient chooses Cosmetic Laser Centers as their Coolsculpting provider, not only is their evaluation performed by aphysician extender, but so is their treatment.  Since Coolsculpting is a body contouring tool, we feel that the medical expertise of a Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) or Physician Assistant (PA-C) is a benefit to our patients.  

Q. How can interested patients get started with their Coolsculpting transformation?A.Patients can call Cosmetic Laser Centers at 724-935-4200 to set up a free Coolsculpting consultation with our Nurse Practitioner or our Physician Assistant.  

Testimonials from actual Cosmetic Laser Center’s patients. 

“Early last month I finished my Coolsculpting treatment on my stomach. After only a month. I notice a difference! Even my husband has noticed. Will definitely be back for treatment of other areas!” 

-K.L. CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “I am three weeks out from Coolsculpting treatment of my double chin and am just blown away at how much better it looks. I am amazed every time I look in the mirror.” 

-Thomas J. CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “Very pleased with my overall experience with Coolsculpting at Cosmetic Laser Centers. My under arms or ‘bat-wings’ look so much better. Maria, the nurse practitioner at Cosmetic Laser Centers, was great from consult and throughout treatment. During my second treatment, the machine sent an alert that an area of my skin might be too cold. I was relieved and thankful that Maria was there to manage things and make sure that I was safe from a medical perspective. Great place, great staff, great results!” 

Lara C.  CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “I had Coolsculpting on my bra fat and am so happy with the results. Thrilled to wear tank tops again without feeling self-conscious!” 

-Leah S.  CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “I have only finished the first of two treatments on my inner thighs, and I am already seeing and feeling a change. I can’t wait to see the end results!” 

Lauren F.  CLC Coolsculpting patient  

 “Two months out from treatment of my back fat and outer thighs, and I can feel a difference in how my clothes are fitting. Yes, Coolsculpting really works!”  

E.B.  CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “I had my abdomen treated by Sarah at Cosmetic Laser Centers. I see a difference, and Sarah was great. Very professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in Coolsculpting or other cosmetic treatments.” 

Jordan L. CLC Coolsculpting patient 

 “I had Coolsculpting on my abdomen at Cosmetic Laser Centers and my results are definitely noticeable. Usually every year when I pull out my spring shorts and capris from being packed away for the winter, I have to pitch them and buy new as they’re always tight on my stomach. This year, they’re loose!” 

Ann G.  CLC Coolsculpting patient 

By Janice Lane Palko