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Get a Head Start on Your New Year’s Resolution with CoolSculpting

2019 is right around the corner – that means its time for the annual tradition of planning out New Year’s resolutions. For many, finally getting rid of unwanted fat pockets marring another wise perfect figure are usually at the top of the list. Rather than waiting until the start of the new year, why not get a head and start on your newest New Year’s resolution? With CoolSculpting, achieving your dream figure has never been easier.

Why Choose CoolSculpting?

While diet and exercise are mainstays of a healthy lifestyle, they don’t necessarily translate to a noticeable appearance change. Even if you’re regularly hitting the gym and eating a healthy diet, it can be difficult to target specific fat pockets. Furthermore, diet and exercise don’t eliminate unwanted fat cells. Rather, they can help keep the cells small and limit fluctuations that may cause them to expand. The only way to truly “lose fat” is to eliminate the cells and keep them from going back.

CoolSculpting is the only FDA-approved fat reduction solution that doesn’t require surgery to sculpt the perfect figure. Instead, the technology relies on cryolipolysis to eliminate unwanted fat deposits throughout the body. Pioneered by Harvard scientists, this technique uses an applicator to deliver extremely cold temperatures to fat cells without harming surrounding tissues. The fat cells freeze and are naturally passed through the body in the weeks following treatment sessions, revealing a newly sculpted figure.

What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

As CoolSculpting is non-surgical, the treatment offers some important advantages to patients beyond just a smoother, more contoured appearance. By eliminating the need for incisions like other body contouring procedures, this plastic surgery alternative involves little to no preparation or recovery. For men and women looking to start the new year looking their best but with little time available between now and the new year, CoolSculpting is an excellent way of getting a head start on your goals. For best results, several treatment sessions may be recommended, however, these sessions can be easily scheduled during an extended lunch break.

Another reason why patients love CoolSculpting is how noticeable the results are within a short period following treatment. As this solution destroys rather than removes unwanted fat cells, it takes about three weeks for results to become noticeable. Once the cells begin to be metabolized out, however, the difference can be striking. Combined with additional treatment sessions and continued diet and exercise, patients can complete their CoolSculpting journey looking like a completely new person.

Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting?

Since the procedure is non-surgical, almost any patient over 18 can see a remarkable change with CoolSculpting. When considering this procedure, it is important to note that technology isn’t a weight-loss solution. As such, the best results are found when patients have already achieved their ideal body weight and are using the procedure to complement their current workout regimen. Maintaining their current workout routine and a healthy diet can also help ensure your results last well into the future.

Ring in 2019 with Your Dream Figure

Why wait until January to achieve your dream figure? With CoolSculpting from Aria DermSpa, you can get ahead of your new year’s plans by investing in this body contouring treatment today. Discover how CoolSculpting can transform your appearance by calling our Madison plastic surgeon today and scheduling your consultation!

Our Non-Surgical Secrets to a Sleeker Body Contour

Everyone has areas of their bodies they wish were slimmer, trimmer, and leaner. Traditionally, improving body contours included surgical procedures to remove excess skin and fat but this is no longer your only option. Advances in cosmetic medicine have made it easier to get the body shape and defined features you want, without invasive surgical procedures.

Below, we detail some of our favorite methods for flatter stomachs, sleek upper arms, and smooth skin – none of which require extensive treatment or downtime.

Non-Surgical Options Offered at Aria

From laser technology to tissue heating and freezing, Aria DermSpa offers some of the most advanced methods of shaping your physique. Recommended treatment is based on your goals and expectations, so we can help you love the way you look. While some of the treatments below have plenty of marketing buzz, others may be little-known brands and procedures that can help you achieve fantastic results.


Technology to target stubborn fat is one of the most popular kinds of treatments patients look for. Who doesn’t want a flatter stomach or smoother thighs? With CoolSculpting, gel pads are applied to the areas where fat accumulation has not diminished with exercise. Intense and targeted cooling causes fat to crystallize and die off, so it can be metabolized and removed by the body.  About 25% of the fat in the treatment area is eliminated in this process, making CoolSculpting perfect for patients who are close to their body goals but need a little bit of help to spot-treat specific areas.


When you have lax skin caused by the natural aging process, or even from weight loss, the shape of your body can appear soft and poorly defined. For patients with these issues, we provide ThermiTight – a skin tightening treatment that helps to firm tissue in the targeted areas. While many patients choose ThermiTight for the face, to provide youthful skin texture, this tool can be used on the body as well, such as the thighs and stomach. This procedure is considered non-surgical, but a very small probe is inserted at the treatment site to deliver radio energy that creates firmer skin effectively.

For additional skin firming in the face, Dr. Donofrio can recommend Kybella® – an injectable that eliminates the appearance of a double chin and provides you with a defined facial profile.

Futura Fit

Future Fit may be even better than a trip to the gym for patients interested in spot-treating areas of the body where they wish to have less fat and improved muscle tone. Ultrasound technology is applied via a topical applicator to break up fat cells in the problem areas. Similar to other non-surgical fat reduction processes, the body metabolizes these treated cells, so your body shape looks leaner. As an added benefit, the Futura Fit technology stimulates muscles, replicating what they would experience if you have completed resistance-training as a part of a workout.


If you struggle with dimpled skin due to cellulite, you know the frustration of putting on a pair of form-fitting jeans or shorts and not seeing the smooth skin you want. Cellulite can be a stumbling block for many in their pursuit of improved body shape, but ZWavePro helps to relieve the tension of the tight bands below the skin that create the appearance of cellulite. The radio energy created during treatment improves collagen production, which helps to plump and smooth skin.

Z Wave Pro is often used after Coolsculpting to help patients see improved results, both regarding fat loss and skin texture. Many doctors recommend the use of Z Wave Pro after fat freezing, in place of the manual massage. The technology of this machine helps to improve fat loss results, blood circulation, and skin texture.

Learn More about Non-Surgical Fat Loss and Skin Tightening

The key to improved skin tone and body shape doesn’t have to be a secret when you visit Aria DermSpa. We provide plenty of non-surgical ways to meet your body goals, whether you’re concerned about a double chin, sagging upper arms, or a less-than-lean stomach. For more information about what our cosmetic professionals can do to help reduce fat and improve tone in your most problematic areas, contact us today for a consultation!

2018 is the Year of You! CoolSculpting® at Aria DermSpa Dermatology & Aesthetics Center in Madison, CT

Congratulations, you did it! You’ve successfully made it through the holiday season. This is no small task. Between the shopping and the parties and the preparations you probably haven’t had a moment to yourself since November. But Aria DermSpa is ready to help you change that. Our collection of top-of-the-line beauty solutions, administered by our team of friendly aesthetic experts, are sure to make 2018 the year of you.

If slimming down before beach season is your New Year’s resolution, we’ve got the perfect treatment for you—CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction. It is a proven technique that requires no needles, no anesthesia, and no downtime. In conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise CoolSculpting can help you shed fat in areas of the body that give a lot of people trouble, such as the belly, thighs, muffin top, love handles, and more.

This quick and easy procedure gently cools fat cells to a freeze. In doing so, the cells shrink so they can be naturally flushed from the body over the course of a few months—achieving a slimmer and trimmer figure just in time for summer.

Goodbye 2017, hello 2018, this is our year! Call 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation in our Madison office, conveniently located on Wall St. in downtown Madison.

Tighten Sagging Skin: ZWavePro in New Haven County, CT

Do you feel like your skin has lost it’s youthful elasticity? You’re not alone. Loose and sagging skin is a condition that millions of Americans live with every day. Most often it is caused by weight loss, pregnancy, or simply the process of getting older. Even with proper diet and exercise, some areas of the body have trouble recovering their former contours. Luckily, Aria DermSpa has a solution for sagging skin that can give you the taught and toned appearance you’re searching for!

ZWavePro is a non-invasive treatment that can produce noticeable skin-tightening results in only a few short sessions. Treatment involves a two-step process. First, radial shockwaves are administered to break down cellulite’s connective tissue and reduce the appearance of visible cellulite. Then, ultrasound energy is directed at your problem areas to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin.

Typically, ZWavePro is used to treat sagging skin on the upper arms and beneath the belly. It is commonly used in conjunction with fat reducing treatments like CoolSculpting®Liposuction, or ProLipo™.

Don’t let sagging skin affect your daily life, call 203.421.6674 and schedule a consultation in Madison today!

Join the CoolSculpting Craze and Slim Down this Summer New Haven County, CT

Know what just won best “All-Over Fat Fighter” by NewBeauty magazine? You guessed it—CoolSculpting®! This non-invasive fat reduction treatment continues to take the world by storm, reducing problem areas of fat for millions of happy clients without the hassle of surgery or downtime.

Now that warm weather is here, we can’t think of a better time to turn your attention to your figure. We know how hard you work to eat right and exercise. You live an active life on the shoreline, after all! Rain or shine, we see you outside power-walking, jogging, or cross-fit training. But if you’re anything like the rest of us, you’ve still got stubborn areas of fat on your body, which can make bathing suit season a bit stressful. Now that FDA-cleared CoolSculpting has entered the picture, you can take back your confidence and feel better than ever, trimming down excess fat almost anywhere on your body, including the chin, abdomen, belly, thighs, arms, and back.

CoolSculpting works by freezing and disabling targeted fat cells. The process actually feels quite natural because it prompts your body to flush fat cells away gradually over the months following your treatment. This means that you’re left with natural-looking, gradual improvements without scarring or side effects.

Ready to freeze your fat off this summer? To request a consultation, call us today at 203.421.6674 or fill out our contact form.

Rock Your Old Jeans Again! Body Contouring in Madison, CT at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center

Squeezing into your favorite denim shouldn’t feel like an aerobic activity. And yet as you huff and puff and contort your body with all the gusto you can muster, it resembles a major acrobatic feat to zip up your jeans!

If you can you relate (and who doesn’t?) then keep reading because this is for you! Fact is, you deserve to love every inch of your body, and for many, that means fitting into your favorite jeans. So why wait? Now could be the perfect time to treat yourself to a body-contouring treatment like CoolSculpting® or liposuction at Aria DermSpa!

One of the coolest ways to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat on your body is CoolSculpting, a non-invasive FDA-cleared treatment that literally freezes your fat away. CoolSculpting is an ideal tool for trimming those “problem” areas that seem to resist diet and exercise. We all have them. Some of us carry extra weight in our bellies, for instance, while for others it’s their thighs that drive them crazy. With CoolSculpting, you’ll experience no downtime, and you’ll enjoy your results gradually in the weeks and months following treatment as your body naturally flushes the frozen fat cells from your body.

For more immediate results, liposuction at Aria DermSpa is another trusted fat-trimming tool. This treatment isolates fat cells and suctions them away, producing a more drastic slimming effect than CoolSculpting. Liposuction does involve downtime, a recommended three to five days of rest, though many patients are up and about the next day.

Don your old jeans again and discover which body contouring treatment is right for you by calling us at 203.421.6674.

Chin Up! The Secret to a Sculpted Neck: Kybella® in Madison at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center

With Jack Frost nipping at your nose and endless holiday errands at your feet, there’s no time to be seeing double—on your chin, that is! A pesky problem that plagues many of us, the double chin can rob you of the self-confidence you deserve in life. What’s so discouraging about this tricky area is how tough it can be to tame with diet and exercise alone. Thankfully, there’s help! FDA-approved Kybella® in Madison is a fabulous new way to banish unwanted fat under the chin and create the svelte profile you’ve always dreamed of having.

Kybella® is made of the natural fat-busting substance deoxycholic acid, which works in your body to break down fat cells. Kybella® works great for the chin area because it’s most effective on small areas of the body. You wouldn’t use Kybella® to tame your muffin top, for example. CoolSculpting® or liposuction are the go-to treatments for those larger areas.

What’s nice about Kybella® is that it produces gradual, natural-looking results as your body slowly breaks the fat cells down in the months following treatment. Keep in mind that several treatments may be needed to obtain your best results. Board-certified dermatologist and acclaimed cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lisa Donofrio will use her state-of-the-art technique and expertise to ensure your results are nothing short of fabulous.

Tis the season of gifting, so why not give yourself the gift of self-confidence this year with Kybella® at Aria DermSpa? Call today for a consultation at 203.421.6674.

CoolSculpting Featured in Women’s Health! Fat Reduction at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Madison, CT

CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction has become a phenomenon! It has previously been featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians, and now in W Magazine and Women’s Health Magazine. At Aria DermSpa, we love CoolSculpting and we’re excited to share its incredible results with you!

CoolSculpting safely and effectively eliminates fat in targeted areas like the abdomen, love handles, flanks, back, thighs, and double chin. It works by freezing fat cells so that they shrink, die, and can be naturally removed from the body. Although CoolSculpting will not necessarily help you lose weight, it will provide you with a beautiful, toned contour that you can be proud of!

“Having curves isn’t a bad thing,” says fat reduction expert Jeannel Astarita in the W Magazinearticle. “It’s about creating the best proportions.” We couldn’t agree more, and that’s exactly what CoolSculpting is capable of.

“It’s the gold standard for non-invasive fat reduction right now,” says Aria’s own medical director and world-renowned fat reduction expert, Dr. Lisa Donofrio. “If you want to your clothes to fit better or to take a few inches off your waistline it’s a great option.”

In Madison, CoolSculpting requires no downtime, so patients can immediately return to their regular daily lives. Results can be seen after just one session, though we recommend a series of treatments for optimal results.

To learn more about CoolSculpting at Aria DermSpa, call 203.421.6674 and schedule a consultation today!

Enhance Your Health: Fat Reduction Treatments at Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetic Center in Madison, CT

When it comes to losing fat and looking slim, there’s no substitute for leading a healthy lifestyle. A disciplined diet and exercise program is the key to achieving a flatter stomach and a toned figure. However, results can be slow to appear with diet and exercise alone, and all too often this leads to discouragement and an abandoning of your program. At Aria DermSpa Dermatology and Aesthetics Center we say don’t give up! Our fat reduction treatments can help to prevent discouragement and provide faster, and more dramatic results.

CoolSculpting® non-invasive fat reduction is one of the most popular body contouring treatments available today. It works through a process called cryolipolysis in which the fat cells are cooled to a freeze so that they shrink in size, and can be flushed from the body. Over the course of about three months, the fat cells are gradually eliminated for natural-looking fat loss.

Another treatment option in Madison is ProLipo™ laser liposuction, a minimally invasive technique that can significantly reduce fat in troublesome areas. Guided by board-certified dermatologist and world-renowned liposuction expert, Dr. Lisa Donofrio, the laser first melts away unwanted fat before it is removed with suction through a small cannula. ProLipo can be used on the neck, arms, abdomen, thighs, and “love handles.”

For a tighter and more toned body contour, Futura Fit™ is also available. This innovative treatment provides the satisfaction of an intense workout while you simply sit back and relax. Its non-surgical technology combines ultrasound skin tightening with controlled muscle stimulation in specifically targeted areas. The ultrasound energy sparks the production of collagen to tighten loose or sagging skin while muscle stimulation adds definition and increase blood circulation, so you can look great and feel even better!

Regardless of the treatment you select, it is important to remember that nothing can replace proper diet and exercise. A healthy lifestyle will maintain the results from your procedure as well as enhance the overall effects, for an even better looking figure.

Call 203.421.6674 today to schedule a consultation and find out what fat reduction treatments can do for you!

Why Choose Aria DermSpa for Your CoolSculpting Treatment? CoolSculpting Non-Invasive Fat Reduction in Madison, CT

As non-invasive CoolSculpting® procedures continue to gain popularity for delivering unparalleled fat loss results without downtime, more and more aesthetic medical practices are offering the service. At Aria DermSpa, we want to let patients know that even though the treatment may be the same, the results, patient care, and expertise at Aria DermSpa in Madison are leaps and bounds above the rest!

When patients come through our doors looking for a solution to their struggles with stubborn fat, we don’t rush into a one-size-fits-all procedure. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lisa Donofrio first evaluates every patient and creates a personalized treatment plan to best deliver desired results. With over 25 years of experience successfully performing fat reduction treatments for patients in the greater New Haven area, Dr. Donofrio and the staff at Aria DermSpa have the know-how to give patients the extra boost they need to lose stubborn fat.

At Aria DermSpa, we believe that fat removal has to be individualized to ensure results look natural and help patients feel their best in their bodies. With a variety of fat reduction treatments, including CoolSculpting, laser liposuction, and Futura® Fit, available at Aria, we are able to select the most effective treatment or combination of treatments to get you to where you want to be!

Call 203.421.6674 to schedule your consultation for CoolSculpting at Aria DermSpa today.