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CoolSculpting. Eliminate Stubborn Fat Instantly

 No. 1 Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Treatment

Non Invasive Method of Fat Reduction

The CoolSculpting technology is a non-invasive method of fat reduction. That means no needles or knives will go anywhere near your skin. It actually turns out that freezing the fat is the best way to get rid of it. Cooling those fatty problem areas to around 4 degrees, allows us to reshape the contours of your body. Providing you with the body you’ve always wanted.

Perfect for Stubborn Fat

We highly recommend this revolutionary fat reduction method for anyone who has fatty areas that haven’t been responding to diet or exercise. Scientific studies show that fat is much more responsive to the cold than that of your skin or surrounding tissue. Therefore leaving these areas unchanged when frozen, only targeting the fatty buildups in problem areas.

Extensive Research Done

We’ve done our research when it comes to non-surgical fat removal, 2 years worth in fact and have found the CoolSculpting System to be the pinnacle for non-invasive fat removal. We are the most experienced clinic in NZ for a reason and have carried out thousands of successful CoolSculpting treatments since 2013.

Exclusive Clinic in NZ

We were the first in NZ to treat patients with CoolSculpting in 2013, after seeing excellent results from our overseas colleagues. We are expertly trained in its operation as well as in the best methods for body contouring. Prescription Skin Care were trained in body contouring aesthetics by plastic surgeon Stephen Gilbert (FRCS, FRACS) and educated by international trainers, who manufacture and train those who use the machines worldwide.

CoolSculpting Results


Muffin Top

Inner Thighs


Discovery of CoolSculpting

The science behind CoolSculpting comes from discoveries made by doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard University. They found that subcutaneous fat cells are more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. This means fat can be effectively targeted via freezing methods such as CoolSculpting and then removed from the body via its own waste processes. The technique is FDA and TGA-approved, which means it has passed vigorous testing for safety and efficacy. and has now been used for more than 11 million Coolsculpting treatments (as of May 2021).

How It Works

CoolSculpting targets localised fat bulges by holding them between two cooling cups – you will feel intense pressure when the cups are first put on.  Some patients experience sensations of pulling, intense cold or tingling at the start of the treatment.  These sensations often subside as the area becomes numb and remains numb for the duration of the treatment. The procedure does not require any local anaesthetic, nor any needles.

The fat cells in these areas are frozen and die, Over time the fat cells are removed from the body using the body’s natural processes such as lymphatic drainage and through the usual release of urine. leaving a newly refined body shape.

During the treatment, you can lie down, check emails or read a book and relax. Afterwards, patients are fine to return back to their usual daily routine, with no special garments or after-care required.

Fantastic Results

You can expect to see results anywhere from three weeks to three months, with a sculpted body where CoolSculpting has been performed. Because fat is not heavy, most patients lose centimetres rather than losing weight on the scales. Many patients comment that their jeans fit better and they feel much more comfortable in clothes, especially swimwear! (To view a selection of impressive results, visit  (  – or, at your free consultation, ask to see before and after results that we at Prescription Skin Care have performed ourselves.  To stabilise the results of Coolsculpting, simply maintain your regular diet and exercise routine.

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What To Expect From CoolSculpting

During your first visit, you’ll meet with one of Prescription Skin Cares CoolSculpting clinicians. This face-to-face consultation with one of our specialists is essential. This way we can take a good look at the areas you’d like to reduce the fat and discuss the treatment practice directly with you.

It also lets us develop a treatment plan for your specific needs. We consider every patient as an individual and therefore create a specific treatment plan that accounts for your wants and needs. We will also provide our opinions and recommendations based on our initial examination of your body. We take into account all factors. Because of course, everybody is different, and every type of body is different.

When the treatment does begin our specialist will see to it that you’re as comfortable as possible. Applying the gel pads to the pre-discussed treatment areas, each treatment session will last around 35 mins.

Once your treatment is done, you can go straight back to your normal routine. The treatment is painless and will leave you feeling perfectly fine. As it’s non-surgical and non-invasive, CoolSculpting is a safe method for fat removal.

Why Choose Prescription Skin Care?

Longest running CoolSculpting clinic
Prescription Skin Care was the first clinic in New Zealand to use CoolSculpting from 2013, and for a long time we were the only clinic offering CoolScultpig. Prescription Skin Care have treated hundreds of happy patients with this non-invasive fat removal treatment.

The team who carry out our CoolSculting fat removal procedures are either nurses or highly skilled CoolSculpting specialists. All of our team have worked for plastic surgeons and had their work assessed and approved by plastic surgeons, as well as by the manufacturers of Coolsculpting. We regularly attend training and conferences in body contouring and fat reduction techniques, both in New Zealand anx overseas.

Extensive Research Done
We’ve done our research when it comes to non-surgical fat removal, 2 years worth in fact and has found the CoolSculpting System to be the pinnacle for non-invasive fat removal. We are the most experienced clinic in NZ for a reason and have carried out hundreds of successful CoolSculpting treatments since 2013.

Fat Reduction vs. Weight Loss
Some people believe that losing weight means you’ve lost fat. When in fact, the two can be completely different. The difference is an important distinction for anyone to make when looking to reduce the amount of fat in their body.

People generally want most of their weight loss to come from fat. Individuals who are focused on the amount of weight may end up losing more muscle than fat if they’re not careful with their approach.

Losing Fat, Not Muscle
Losing weight doesn’t always mean a healthier you. You may just end up looking like a smaller version of your previous self. Maintaining or building muscle during any weight loss method is crucial. An individual that accounts for both fat loss and muscle amount is likely to have a healthier physique.

CoolSculpting technology focuses on reducing fat and retaining muscle. Fat is receptive to the cold, while muscles and surrounding nerves have a stronger tolerance. CoolSculpting freezes the fat only, leaving muscle untouched. This procedure results in fat reduction and is a healthier form of weight loss than some alternatives. Patients normally see the results in their waistline and not on the scales.

Measuring Body Fat and Weight Loss
For anybody looking to measure the success of fat reduction methods such as CoolSculpting, they need to focus on the body fat percentage. Measuring your body fat percentage will not only give you a good indicator of the amount of fat you’ve lost or gained, but it will also provide clarity about the amount of muscle you’ve gained, which is just as important.

Some people may notice that their fat amount hasn’t changed, but they weigh more. This is a signal of muscle gain, which is what you want during any fat reduction process as muscle is used to replace fat.

Always keep in mind that the scales shouldn’t be the primary indicator for the amount of lost fat in your body.

CoolSculpting for Women

CoolSculpting is non-surgical fat removal method designed to help women achieve their ideal figure. Using the patented cooling technology women can target the stubborn fat in their body that they just can’t get rid of with dieting and exercise. With the possibility of reducing fat by an average of 20%, (up to 25%) the benefits are extremely noticeable.

CoolSculpting the Muffin Top

For the muffin top, a skin protection gel pad is placed on the area before freezing. The cryolipolysis process will eliminate the fat cells, and patients will see great results over the following months.

A patient will normally only require the one treatment, (recommend 2 treatments 3 months appart) although follow-up treatments on areas like the muffin top can be scheduled if you’d like to see even more improved results.

The CoolSculpting technology is ideal for eliminating the stubborn fat women can’t take care of with normal diet and exercise. Although, following the treatment, for the best results women should continue to eat healthily and exercise regularly.

CoolSculpting Stomach Fat

For many women, the stomach is a problem area. Even with constant exercise, they can’t seem to get rid of pesky fat. The CoolSculpting technology can be applied directly to the fat that gathers in the stomach and gives excellent results.

A desirable benefit of the CoolSculpting treatment is that there is no downtime. Women who enjoy physical activity can get straight back into it. Belly fat is some of the most persistent fat in the body and is a problem for even the most active athletes. CoolSculpting targets it directly. Don’t let the treatment ruin your routine though, getting right back into exercise won’t have any impact on the effects of the treatment.

CoolSculpting the Inner and Outer Thighs

Another problem area for many women is the inner and outer thighs. The application of the CoolSculpting machine in this area will depend on the amount of fat  in this area.  We match the size of the area the pateint wants to reduce, to the size of the cooling panel. There are a range of options so that you get the very best result.

If fat on the thighs is a concern for you, it’s important to consult with a Prescription Skin Care CoolSculpter who will determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for the procedure.

Other Areas

There are multiple other application areas for the CoolSculpting device. Women looking to target a particular area of their body will receive the best insight from our experts. We can create a detailed and individual treatment plan just for you.

CoolSculpting for Men

CoolSculpting is great for men and has given many patients the refined bodies they’ve always wanted. Despite what some people might think, this sort of treatment is just as appropriate for men as it is for women. Men have their own stubborn fat areas which refuse to budge even after tireless exercise and proper dieting. Best of all, this is a non-invasive fat removal treatment, meaning no downtime.

CoolSculpting Abdominals

For men looking to refine their abs and area around the stomach, then CoolSculpting could be the answer. A gym membership and hard work might be keeping you healthy, but some areas are stubborn with fat. For some people, areas like the abdominals refuse to show change and harbour fat that just won’t go away.

With the CoolSculpting technology, you can directly target the fatty parts of the stomach to freeze and kill the fat cells for good.

CoolSculpting Midsection and Back Fat

Men are always looking for the best way to define their midsection. Although, it can be a stubborn area that even when targeted is persistent in keeping the fat right where it is. This fat ‘spillage’ can also roll out into back fat which can be undesirable.

The CoolSculpting technology can latch on to the fat and freeze it. By freezing fat in this area you can round out your lower body aesthetic, getting a body that compliments the abdominals, making them stand out. It will also tackle back fat, an area that is very resistant to exercise.

No Downtime with CoolSculpting

For any man worried about the possibility of a procedure impacting their schedule, we can put your mind at ease. A Prescription Skin Care CoolSculpting treatment has no downtime.

After any treatment, you can go straight back to work, exercise and do any other activity that you would normally do, without reducing the effects of the treatment.

CoolSculpting ‘CoolMini’

The CoolMini Applicator is now available for CoolSculpting. Although the CoolSculpting procedure has had great success in eliminating fat, people are still having trouble addressing additional, smaller problem areas of fat. As a result, the CoolMini has been developed. The device is designed to treat these smaller pockets of fat, while still avoiding invasive surgery.

Areas directly identified by customers as continuing problems include small areas of fat found under the chin (double chin), armpits (bra fat), and knee fat. These points are well known for being stubborn when it comes to fat, persisting regardless of proper diet and exercise. Fortunately, the CoolMini has been designed with these bits of fat in mind.

The CoolMini will freeze the fat in the same manner as a standard CoolSculpting device. Where it differs is that it’s smaller, allowing it to navigate around areas that may have been inaccessible before. Despite being smaller, the CoolMini still delivers the same level of cooling required to freeze fat effectively. Changes will begin to appear after around 3 weeks of treatment, with the most noticeable results appearing 3 months. 2 treatment visitis, 3 months apart is ideal, should you wish to reduce the fat to a greater amount,

Just like the CoolSculpting device, the CoolMini has little to no downtime requirements. This means patients can return to their daily activities immediately following the CoolMini treatment. The only immediately visible sign should be a slight redness as a result of the suction and cooling. This redness should dissipate relatively quickly.

Although the CoolMini has similar effects as the CoolSculpting technology, apart from targeting smaller areas, it’s still important for people to consult with Prescription Skin Care for the best results. Each patient is unique, and a CoolSculpting provider will help to set out a customised treatment plan for each individual.


Is CoolSculpting right for me?

CoolSculpting® is ideal for those who have stubborn areas of fat in the waist, hip, arms, thighs and back area that they wish to reduce. Patients require a 45-minute consultation to determine if CoolSculpting is right for them. The consultation is free.

Treatment costs are per application, and vary depending on the number of areas needing treatment and how many sessions are required.

Talk to us about what payment structure suits you best.

Where can the CoolSculpting device be used on my body?

The CoolSculpting machine has been designed to target specific areas where stubborn fat accumulates and is hard to eliminate with exercise and proper diet. The double chin is a good example as there is little to no exercises you can do to target that area.

Coolsculpting is also used for the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, muffin tops, back fat and more. If there is a particular area you’re unsure as to whether or not cryolipolysis can help, talk to a PSC expert.

Where does the fat go?

This procedure isn’t magic. Fat is more susceptible to the cold than muscle, skin and nerves, meaning it can be crystallised and killed without harming the rest of the body. The CoolSculpting technology targets these fatty areas with controlled cooling that freezes the fat.

In the weeks to come after the treatment, the fat is naturally removed from your body. Via the normal waste process, this treated fat is extracted from the body and is gone for good.

Is the fat gone forever?

Yes! After treatment, the fat is removed from the body for good. The fat freezing process kills the cells for good, meaning they won’t return to the body.

This will cause your muscles in the surrounding area to look more defined after persistent exercise.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

This method is completely safe when performed by a Prescription Skin Care expert. It’s a non-invasive procedure, meaning that there is no incision made to remove the fat. Millions of satisfied CoolSculpting treatments have been completed, worldwide

Are there any side effects?

There are common side effects involved with the treatment, although all of these should subside over the days following. During the procedure you may feel pulling, strong cold sensations, stinging, aching, pinching or cramps which are all normal but usually become subdued as the target area becomes numb.

Following the completion of the CoolSculpting treatment, it’s normal for patients to have side effects including bruising, swelling, redness, blanching, tingling, stinging and tenderness of the skin. Again, these side effects are temporary and should disappear in the days/week that follows.

There is the possibility for rare side effects to occur, especially for people with undisclosed conditions. Speak to your doctor and a Prescription Skin Care expert to find out if the treatment is right for you.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment usually lasts for 35 mins This time will vary depending on the target areas and if multiple areas of fat are frozen.

Follow-up treatment can also be organised to freeze more fat.

How long until I can go back to work?

Straight away if you like. There is no downtime necessary after the CoolSculpting treatment. You can go straight back to work, return to your routine and even jump right back into exercise whenever you feel ready.

Because it’s a non-invasive fat reduction treatment there are no incisions that would put you on the sidelines.