CoolSculpting Treatment | Sheperd Integrative Dermatology in Mount Pleasant, SC

While CoolSculpting® is still considered a new and innovative procedure, it was first approved by the FDA over 6 years ago! As you may know, CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, a medical treatment that uses freezing methods to destroy fat cells, to reshape your body or sculpt your body’s contours. CoolSculpting® is seen as a successful and safe, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. In fact, it reduces fat in treatment areas by up to 25%! It can reshape your abdomen, “love handles”, “muffin top”, double chin, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, back, and more! All with zero downtime and quick, long lasting results. No wonder CoolSculpting® continues to top the charts in fat reduction therapies.

There have been over 5 million CoolSculpting® procedures performed worldwide and it has become the world’s #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment used by doctors. Continue reading for the top 5 reasons CoolSculpting® is exploding in popularity this year.

1. CoolSculpting is Quick, Easy, and Pain-Free

Depending on the treatment area, you can expect to be in and out of the office within the hour. The majority of patients tolerate the procedure quite well without the need for numbing agents of any kind. Simply sit back and let the fat freezing begin.

2. CoolSculpting Can Help You Kiss Goodbye Stubborn Fat

One of the defining features of CoolSculpting® is that it targets fat that is typically unresponsive to diet and exercise alone. CoolSculpting®  helps sculpt your body in certain areas from the upper arms to inner thighs. It’s a great way to jump-start your weight loss goals or for contouring your final figure. Watch fat melt away as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment.

3. Total Body Contouring

It’s not weight loss; it’s fat loss. The ideal CoolSculpting® candidate is a healthy man or woman who struggles to reduce stubborn bulges. As mentioned earlier, this procedure is FDA-approved to treat a wide range of aesthetic concerns from fat underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) to bulges in the abdomen and flanks. You’ll find your clothes fit better, look better, and feel better.

4.No Downtime with CoolSculpting

Since CoolSculpting® is non-surgical and non-invasive, that means there is no downtime to your procedure! Many patients choose to schedule CoolSculpting® during their lunch break or in between running errands. Once you’ve finished undergoing your treatment, you can return to your normal daily activities, even going to workout!

5. CoolSculpting is Long-Lasting

The number of fat cells you have in your body becomes fixed by adulthood. The number of fat cells is specific to you and varies from person to person. When you lose and gain weight, you do not lose and gain fat cells. Rather, your fat cells shrink and expand. CoolSculpting®, using cryolipolysis technology, actually removes fat cells from the body. During treatment, fat cells are frozen, damaged and excreted form the body. Once fat cells are removed from the body, they are gone for good, resulting in long-term fat reduction. Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits can prolong the outcome of your procedure indefinitely.

It’s easy to see why CoolSculpting® continues to grow in popularity across the globe. CoolSculpting® may be a good fit for you in 2019 if you’d like to achieve long-term fat reduction with a simple in-office visit. The best way to find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you is to call or visit us at Sheperd Integrative Dermatology to schedule a free consultation.

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Rebecca Repaire


Becky is a board- certified Physician Assistant and has practiced Dermatology for over 18 years. She graduated magna cum laude from her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia, then completed her Physician Assistant studies at the Medical University of South Carolina. She now practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She has done extensive training in the use of a dermatoscope and equally extensive training in surgical techniques for the removal of skin cancers. As her practice and skill have continued to grow, cosmetic dermatology has become a passion of hers and she devotes herself enthusiastically to continuing training to ensure she remains at the forefront of innovations with Botox, fillers, threads, and other techniques. She believes that our skin is a reflection of our overall emotional and physical well-being, and she delights in helping patients find their inner beauty.

Amy Jetter


Amy brings her whole heart to her role on the Sheperd cosmetic team.  A graduate of Elon College and the Medical College of Virginia, Amy has been a board-certified nurse for over 30 years.  Bringing her skills as an ICU nurse into her role in cosmetic patient care, Amy provides a warm, reassuring presence to all her clients, listening to their concerns and collaborating with them in a plan to bring forth and enhance their natural beauty.  A standing member of the American Association of Plastic Surgery Nurses and a past RN trainer in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, Amy offers all types of laser treatments, botox and dermal filler injections, and chemical peels.

Melissa Mancuso

Body Contouring Specialist

Melissa has six years of experience in body contouring, beginning with her role as the CoolSculpting representative for Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Since joining the Sheperd team, she has received additional training and now offers chemical peels, Vivace micro-needling, and Diamond Glow dermal infusion. She loves helping patients feel good about their bodies and teaching them about how the various cosmetic procedures can help them achieve the results they are seeking.

Margaret Gierhart


Margaret, a South Carolina native, is a Licensed Esthetician and makeup artist with over 20 years of experience in the beauty industry. She earned a BA in Psychology from the University of South Carolina. She began her career in beauty as the resident makeup artist for Bobbie Brown cosmetics at Saks Fifth Avenue in Charleston. In order to expand her knowledge, she earned her degree in esthetics from Trident Technical College, graduating with honors. She joined the Sheperd Integrative Dermatology staff in 2014 and is certified in a wide array of cosmetic procedures and skin care products. Her offerings include laser skin resurfacing, IPL, micro-needling, chemical peels, radio frequency, laser hair removal, and body contouring. Her background in both psychology and artistry gives her a deep capacity to care for patients and understand what makes them feel beautiful. A mother of two daughters, Margaret understands beauty as not only external appearance, but also as a manifestation of the inner qualities of kindness, generosity, and well-being.

Madeline Anderson


Maddie is a board-certified Physician Assistant and a Lowcountry native. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Clemson University and then went on to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina, graduating with highest honors. While in PA school, Maddie served as a Student Representative for the SC Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. After graduation, she completed a six-month advanced dermatology internship here at Sheperd Integrative Dermatology. She also completed the Diplomate Fellowship with the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. Maddie has a heart for medical missions and is passionate about patient education. Her free time is shared with her family, her friends, and her two fur babies!

AnnaKathryn Keiper


AnnaKathryn completed her Doctorate degree at the Medical University of South Carolina and has seven years of experience in dermatology. She has completed additional training in medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, and functional medicine. She provides skin cancer screenings, surgical removal of skin cancers, treatment of precancerous lesions, extractions of cysts, and the treatment of acne. In the cosmetic domain, she provides laser, filler, and neurotoxin treatments. Certified through the Institute of Functional Medicine, AnnaKathryn has a special focus on wellness, including weight loss and diet consulting. She uses her expertise in this field to create an individualized program to help each of her patients achieve optimal wellness supporting them in maintaining vibrancy and vitality throughout their lifespan.

Allyson Harrell-Garrison


Ally is a board-certified Physician Assistant and a Diplomate of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, their highest rating. She is a graduate of Clemson University and earned her Master’s degree in Physicians Assistant studies at the University of Alabama; additionally, she completed a dermatology fellowship at Charlotte Dermatology in North Carolina. For more than ten years, her focus on both medical and surgical dermatology has included identifying and treating skin cancers as well as managing biologic medications for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Ally has a strong love of surgical dermatology and she performs surgeries every day in the clinic, including excisions of cysts and skin cancers. She also loves the challenge of a difficult case! On the cosmetic side, Ally is a skilled injector of both Botox and Dysport. She sees compassion and empathy as vital qualities that she brings to all her patient interactions. She is mindful that skin cancer screenings can be frightening or overwhelming; her warm, calm manner and her focus on patient education throughout each appointment make her an outstanding clinician.
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