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Coolsculpting | Beverly Hills | West Hollywood | Los AngelesMotykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, is a premier facility of innovative and highly effective non-surgical procedures. One of the key procedures provided at the facility is CoolSculpting. The procedure is designed to reduce unwanted pockets of fat without surgery. It is involves a unique technique to freeze the fat and achieve improved body contours in a safe, non-invasive manner.

CoolSculpting is an ideal procedure for patients who are keen to lose fat in certain stubborn fat pockets of the body, but are unwilling to opt for plastic surgery. Motykie Medical Spa is equipped with state of the art facilities and highly trained staff to provide CoolSculpting and other skin care and laser procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.

Comprehensive Range of Aesthetic Treatments

The experts at Motykie Medical Spa provide a wide range of skin care, injectables, laser treatments, among others. The first goal of the team at the med spa is to educate the patient about various treatment options available to them, and help them make an informed choice. They will explain the nuances of innovative procedures such as CoolSculpting and how it can address their need to lose fat without invasive surgery. The experts will provide a detailed skin care regimen customized according the patient’s individual aesthetic needs.

Some of the key non-surgical procedures and services provided at Motykie Medical Spa include the following:

Skin Rehab

  • Facial Intervention

  • Hydra-Facial

  • Micro-Needling

  • Topical Infusions

  • Chemical Peel Therapy

Injectable Rejuvenation

  • Botox Cosmetic

  • Facial Filler

    • Juvederm

    • Restylane and Perlane

    • Radiesse

    • Voluma

  • Vein Eliminating Therapy

    • Asclera Injections

Body Transformation

  • Fat Reduction & Contouring

    • CoolSculpting

    • Juvashape

  • Skin Tightening & Cellulite Reduction

    • Venus Freeze

Laser Refinement

  • IPL “Photo-Facial”

  • Laser Hair Removal

  • Pixel Skin Resurfacing

Spa Therapy

  • Lash & Brow Tinting

  • Spray Tanning

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Waxing


CoolSculpting has emerged as one of the most sought after non-invasive fat reduction procedures. The unique treatment approach is designed to freeze the fat and allow it to disintegrate in a gradual process naturally. In contrast to invasive fat reduction approaches, the results with CoolSculpting are more subtle, gradual, and sustainable.

It involves a painless cooling procedure that targets the unwanted fat cells, and eliminates them without requiring a single incision or inserting a single needle into the body. Surrounding healthy tissue remains unaffected by this treatment. The treatment involves no downtime, and it is ideally suited for busy mothers and working patients who are unable to take too much time off for an aesthetic fat reduction procedure.

While laser and other heat-based procedures are effective in melting away targeted fat cells, but some patients may not prefer these treatments. The treatment provider may recommend CoolSculpting as a radically different alternative that employs a cooling technology to simply freeze away the unwanted fat cells to their death. Motykie Medical Spa provides this procedure to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other areas.

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Coolsculpting Treatment – Beverly Hills | Los Angeles | West Hollywood

Motykie Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gary Motykie, provides state of the art treatments for cosmetic enhancement. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and surrounding communities have an advantage to receive aesthetic treatments that are highly innovative and effective.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-invasive aesthetic treatment designed to reduce unwanted fats and achieve enhanced body contour without surgery. Many patients are keen to lose fat, but may not be able to gain much success with diet and exercise if the fats are very stubborn. Patients have the option to opt for plastic surgery procedures or choose a non-surgical treatment in case they are unwilling to go for surgery. Out of the various non-surgical treatments available today, CoolSculpting is the most unique because it involves a process to freeze the fat off.

Unlike other non-surgical procedures that are laser based, radio frequency based or ultrasound based, CoolSculpting does not employ a heat based technique to melt away unwanted fats. It adopts a radically different approach that is highly safe, precise, and does not cause any damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

This approach involves treating the targeted fat deposit area with an intense cooling process that will freeze off the unwanted fat cells to their death. The targeted fat cells disintegrate gradually and the body will lose fat in a natural looking manner over a period of several months.

See Coolsculpting Before and After Photos

coolsculpting fat removal before and after photos

Length of a Single CoolSculpting Treatment

At the time of the initial consultation, the CoolSculpting expert providers at the Motykie Medical Spa will discuss with the patient how much time may have to be allocated for a single treatment. This will depend on the individual treatment plan that is developed for a particular patient according to their health condition, areas of concern, body fat condition and their unique aesthetic goals.

Before the length of treatment is discussed, the provider will make sure the patient understands all aspects of CoolSculpting treatment and how it will successfully freeze the fat off from the specific areas of the body.

Patients in and around Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles who may visit Motykie Medical Spa for this treatment are encouraged to discuss all their concerns and seek answers to any queries or doubts that they may have about this treatment.

Sometimes the patient may not be ready to undergo a single prolonged treatment, in which case the provider may decide to make a treatment plan that involves multiple treatments of shorter length. Conversely, some patients may be keen to complete treatment in minimum possible sittings, and the length of each treatment may be increased accordingly.

On an average, a typical CoolSculpting treatment may last anywhere between one and three hours. Patients who have a moderate body weight will be able to lose fat most effectively, which makes them ideal candidates for this treatment. A single treatment session of one to two hours may suffice for one particular treatment area such as the abdomen or flanks.

The patient may lose as much as 15 to 20 percent fat in the targeted area over a period of two to four months with a single treatment. Some patients may need a second treatment after a gap of a few months in order to achieve more comprehensive or pervasive results.

Repeat Treatments

CoolSculpting treatment will freeze the fat cells permanently, and the targeted fat cells will not grow back. However, some patients may still have a need for repeat treatments for different reasons. In some cases, all the targeted fat cells may not be killed off in a single treatment session.

Therefore, within a few months after treatment, if the patient tends to gain weight again, the remaining fat cells may spread over the treated as well as the non-treated areas. If the patient maintains a regular diet and exercise regimen, this condition will most likely not arise, and the patient can enjoy the results for the long term.

In some other cases, the patient may be satisfied with the outcome in the particular area such as abdomen, and may decide to lose fat in another area such as the buttocks or thighs after a few months. In such a case, a repeat treatment in a new area may be performed after a gap of about two to three months.

Depending on individual cases, the treatments may be repeated twice or thrice with a gap of two to three months each. As CoolSculpting is a completely safe, proven, and FDA approved fat reduction treatment, it is possible to have multiple treatments of varying lengths as per the individual aesthetic needs of a patient.

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Dr. Gary Motykie, a board certified Plastic Surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, addressed this topic on the Marie Show!

For many people, Botox is synonymous with the best non-surgical anti-aging treatment in the world. Both men and women, including many celebrities, have enjoyed the cosmetic benefits of Botox for several years. However, not much is known commonly about the medical benefits of Botox. Botox has received approvals from FDA to treat several medical conditions, and in fact, Botox was originally created to address medical conditions, while cosmetic benefits followed later.

Botox Insights

Scientists discovered botulinum toxin, the chemical that is used to produce Botox, more than a century ago. For several decades, researchers continued to test the usability and effectiveness of Botox to treat various medical conditions. When Botox was used in 1980 to treat eye conditions such as crossed eye and involuntary blinking, doctors observed that the treatment also resulted in fading away of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. That is when the cosmetic benefits of Botox were identified, and the FDA approval for such benefits finally came in 2002.

Botox has recently received another FDA approval to treat crow’s feet beneath the eyes. Botox works on the principle of blocking neuromuscular communication in the targeted overactive muscle, and allowing it to relax. The chemical used in Botox is one of the most powerful and lethal substances. It is used on humans in extremely diluted form to achieve safe results. Doctors recommend that Botox should be used only by an experienced Botox provider or a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Each year more than 4.7 million procedures involving Botox are performed in the United States.

Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a serious disease involving muscular dysfunction. Muscles usually tend to malfunction either by way of paralysis, which means they stop responding, or by way of cramping or spasticity, which means they become hyperactive. In MS, a disruption of communication between the muscle and nerve occurs, which leads to spasticity.

Muscles in the affected area of the body begin to cramp up because the communication between muscles and nerves has been severed. Botox based treatment for MS involves identifying the troubled muscles using tiny electrodes and then directly injecting Botox medication into those muscles.

Treatment for Loss of Bladder Control

The urinary bladder is a single, large muscle which squeezes and releases just like a water-filled balloon to allow the passage of urine at will. Bladder control occurs due to coordination between the brain and the bladder muscle. It allows for holding of urine in the bladder until the bladder is reasonably full. If a person’s bladder muscle becomes spastic, the bladder control will become weak and urine may leak involuntarily.

Treatment for loss of bladder control is available in surgery as well as oral medicine. However, side effects with oral drugs and a highly invasive bladder surgery may not be fantastic and salient options for many patients. Botox can help in such cases by providing a simpler and safer treatment. Botox allows the bladder muscle to calm down, allowing for more normalized urinary function.

Treatment for Other Conditions

The FDA has approved Botox for the treatment for various medical conditions such as jaw pain, chronic migraine and excessive perspiration. The advantage with Botox over other treatments is that just one-time treatment can have an effect lasting for about four to six months, and a single treatment session will usually last for just a few minutes. The cost of a typical Botox treatment will range between $200 and $250 for a single treatment area.

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Dr. Gary Motykie, a board certified Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, talked on this subject on the Marie Show!

Each individual is born with a skin type that is marked by unique genetic characteristics. In most cases, the skin is naturally healthy and youthful. However, the way an individual looks after his or her skin can make a key difference to the skin’s current condition. Skin cleansing is one of the most primary aspects of good health and well-being because skin is the largest and the most exposed part of the body.

It is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly every day. Skin care products are more effective when the skin is exfoliated for better absorption. Exfoliation may be achieved mechanically by massaging the skin gently and also naturally through enzymes that eat away the old skin cells in the outer skin layer.

A large variety of skin care products is available in the market. Some of these products can cost several hundred dollars, while some others may even cost thousands of dollars. If an individual is aware of the right ingredients that the skin needs, it is possible to achieve the same results by choosing less expensive products which contain the required ingredients.

Important Skin Care Ingredients

When buying a suitable skin care product, people should look for the following ingredients:


Many skin care products contain this ingredient because it is known to have a significant effect on the signs of aging. DMAE provides protection against skill cell damage that may occur due to sun exposure and environmental hazards. This ingredient stimulates the production of collagen in the skin, and has a tendency to make the skin firmer on contact. The Best of Perricone, costing around $95 is one of the products with DMAE.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is recognized as a vital promoter of natural collagen, antioxidant, and a moisturizer. This ingredient is also a key part of cosmetic fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. Several anti-wrinkle lotions and creams also contain hyaluronic acid. Products such as Peter Thomas Roth Viz-1000 at $65 and Fresh Rose Hyrdrating Gel Cream at $42 contain this ingredient.


This ingredient can be compared with Botox to a lesser extent. Argireline is not an injectable treatment like Botox, but it is a cream to be applied over wrinkled skin. This ingredient works by blocking neurotransmitters, just like Botox, and allows the overactive facial muscles to relax. This results in fading away of wrinkles and fine lines. Products such as First Aid Beauty (FAB) Dual Repair Face Cream at $44 and First Aid Beauty Dual Repair Eye Cream at $40 contain Argireline.


Matrixyl supports growth of proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are responsible for skin tightness and elasticity. When collagen and elastin break down with age or other factors, wrinkles and loose skin occur. Boscia Bright White Mask at $38 and Hourglass Fluid Makeup at $60 are two products containing this ingredient.

Tried and True Retinols

These skin rejuvenation ingredients can be found in products such as Kate Somerville Hydrating Face Serum, Philosophy “Help Me,” Dr. Brandt R3P Cream and Laura Mercier Repair Eye Serum.

A Vampire Facelift Defined

This cosmetic procedure offers a unique combination of restoration of skin elasticity as well as improvement in skin tone and texture. As a part of this procedure, the doctor will first draw a small quantity of blood from the patient and isolate platelets by using a centrifugal force mechanism. This activates the platelets to release growth factors that can heal damaged tissue.

These growth factors are then injected into the affected areas of the face. This causes the multi-potent stem cells to become activated to produce new tissue growth. The outcome of this process is the appearance of rejuvenated and younger looking skin. The effects of this treatment may last for anywhere between nine months and two years.


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Patient Review for Dr. Gary Motykie, MD


I’ve always had a layer of pudge on my tummy,…

I’ve always had a layer of pudge on my tummy, which I didn’t really mind pre-kiddos, but the crepe-ing and overall looseness of my skin makes the extra weight really unbearable for me to look at. So it had to go.

I started a series of treatments with Motykie Med Spa in LA both to shrink down the inches and deal with the skin situation. I kicked it off with CoolSculpting (large suction head, lower abdomen) about four weeks ago.

The procedure itself was no big deal. Mild discomfort in the beginning, slightly more moderate discomfort towards the end. I was a little claustrophobic, but I took a my prescribed anti-anxiety medication before the procedure and for the most part I was fairly relaxed. (Loved Tricia, she was incredibly soothing.)

The real shock came when the hour was up and it was time to remove the device. It is not for the faint of heart, my fat was frozen in to a solid block on the front of my torso. Whew! My heart still speeds up a little thinking about it. I’ve attached a photo for your enjoyment.

Tricia massaged down the block of fat-ice, which was uncomfortable to say the least. You are completely frozen and thawing out feels like what you might think thawing out would feel like. Awful. It lasted about ten minutes, and then slowly faded to numbness and I was on my way.

The first few days post-procedure I was sore. By the fourth day I was having stabbing pains in my stomach and could hardly stand the itching. My husband patted my butt through my pants one evening and it nearly sent me over the edge I was so close to my pain threshold from the pain in my stomach. It’s worth noting that I also got my period on the same day. I was crampy inside and out so it was kind of a one-two punch of horrible.

I spoke with the lovely folks at Motykie who listened to all my whining and assured me it was a normal reaction (and from reading reviews online after the fact, it seems like it’s almost a standard reaction) and recommended advil and cortisone cream, both of which did help. For my next round, I’m going to ask about a prescription for a nerve-blocker, something I’ve read is really effective in dulling the discomfort. (Yes, I’m still planning a next round, more on that in a moment…)

The stabbing pain subsided after a few days, but the soreness and itchiness slowly faded, hanging on until about the end of week three, just about week four when I finally felt like I’d returned to normal. Again, cortisone cream really helped with the itching when applied regularly. I also found my Strivectin stretch mark lotion to help, but that might have been mental.

So…will I be continuing on my series of treatments? Absolutely. I’ve lost 4 pounds in my stomach since the procedure and I’m not quite half way through the recovery period. There is no question it’s been effective. As for the pain, I don’t know what people expect killing off fat cells to feel like, but I can’t say I’m surprised it doesn’t feel good. In short: It’s an area I truly feel self conscious about and I’m not afraid of a little discomfort to see it banished for life.

I’m sharing a photo of my frozen fat block, and I’ll come back with before and afters when I’m fully healed.



These pictures represent one CoolSculpting treatment 4 months post.  One applicator was placed on the thigh below the buttock and the other was actually placed on the lower portion of the buttock to reduce the circumference.  She was so happy with the results, that she did a second treatment right away after seeing the pictures.

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botox injectionDr. Gary Motykie, a leading plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, provides innovative surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Motykie is the recipient of the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association. Patients located in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and nearby communities can receive a wide range of cosmetic enhancement solutions at Dr. Motykie’s plastic surgery practice as well as his state of the art medical spa facility.

Dr. Motykie understands that every patient may not be willing to undergo a surgery for a cosmetic improvement in appearance. Therefore, he provides cutting edge non-invasive treatments such as CoolSculpting to address the needs of such patients. Patients who may need a reduction of facial signs of aging may opt for Botox, which has now been approved by the FDA for the treatment for crow’s feet as well. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles may review before and after photos of actual patients at Dr. Motykie’s office to understand what they can expect from procedures such as Botox or CoolSculpting.

What is Botox Treatment?

The main ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin, which is powerful enough to cause a temporary paralysis in a muscle when used in very tiny and highly diluted form. This unique property of this toxin helps achieve medical and cosmetic benefits. After extensive research, studies and trials, the FDA approved Botox to treat medical problems such as involuntary eyelid spasms, excessive underarm perspiration and chronic headaches and migraines. In 2002, the FDA approved Botox for the first time for a cosmetic purpose of reduction of frown lines on the forehead.

Finally in 2013, Botox has won another cosmetic treatment approval for the reduction of crow’s feet. Botox medication is injected directly into a muscle that has become overactive and is causing a wrinkle. The toxin works immediately to paralyze the muscle temporarily. Once the muscle is relaxed, the wrinkle or line disappears or fades away naturally. When crow’s feet are reduced with Botox, the eyes can appear more rested and refreshed. Before and after photos of previous patients can help a new patient understand the real benefits of Botox more clearly.

Benefits of Non-surgical Treatments

People in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and other areas, who are unwilling or unable to opt for an elective cosmetic surgery, have an excellent option in the form of non-surgical treatments such as Botox and CoolSculpting. These non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments offer various benefits, including the following:

  • The treatments are safe, proven and approved or cleared by the FDA for cosmetic purposes.
  • Duration of the procedure is usually shorter than that of a typical surgery.
  • The treatments are ideal for busy mothers and working professionals who are unable to spare much time for a detailed or extensive surgical procedure.
  • Procedures such as Botox and CoolSculpting do not require the need for anesthesia.
  • Minimal pain or discomfort is reported by most patients who undergo such non-surgical procedures.
  • Recovery period is negligible, and patients can be ready to go back to work almost immediately following the treatment.
  • Risk of side effects and complications that is usually associated with a surgery is entirely avoided.

Botox Test Study by Allergan

Allergan, Inc., an Irvine, CA based drug manufacturer is the producer of Botox. Allergan conducted a scientific study to evaluate the specific cosmetic benefits of Botox in removal or reduction of crow’s feet. Crow’s feet, which are clinically known as lateral canthal lines, can make a person’s eyes appear old or tired. Allergan treated a group of 833 adult participants with Botox to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.

Another group of participants that did not receive the treatment was compared with the group that was treated. The results showed a marked reduction in crow’s feet for the group that received the treatment. The results of this study contributed to the evidence that FDA considered while granting the approval to Botox for treatment of crow’s feet.

Not Permanent

The FDA has formally stated that Botox is an effective but temporary treatment for the reduction of wrinkles that form around aging eyes, which are commonly known as crow’s feet. However, patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and other areas who may receive non-surgical treatments such as Botox should be aware the results are temporary, and may last for three to six months. The advantage with treatments such as Botox or CoolSculpting is that these procedures can be repeated in the future to extend their benefits.

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Gary Motykie, M.D., F.A.C.S., is an experienced plastic surgeon providing both surgical and non-surgical treatments for patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and nearby communities. He makes use of the latest, proven technologies to achieve safe and effective results in a conservative manner. Dr. Motykie is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

For his contributions to the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Motykie has also received numerous awards and recognitions, including a Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association in 2009. One of the popular non-surgical procedures he provides to patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles is CoolSculpting.

What is CoolSculpting?

One of the common aesthetic concerns for many people is development of unwanted fat pockets in specific areas of the body. These bulges are made of stubborn fat tissue that may not respond to exercise and diet. Surgical, laser and heat-based treatments are generally used to reduce excess fat deposits and improve the body contours. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary technique that applies a non-invasive, non-heating approach to achieve the same results.

CoolSculpting applies a cooling effect in the targeted area with an aim to freeze the unwanted fat cells. The frozen cells gradually die and get eliminated from the body in a natural way. Patients who wish to remove excess fats from the abdominal area, love handles, thighs, hips, and buttocks and other areas can achieve their goal without having to undergo a surgery or experience heat-based or ultrasound treatment. Before and after photos of past patients reveal the significant effect that CoolSculpting can have in terms of improving the body’s contours.


Highly Safe Procedure

A growing number of patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and other areas are showing a preference for CoolSculping compared to other fat reduction techniques. Some patients are keen to avoid plastic surgery, or may not be fit to undergo a surgery. Some others may not even prefer laser or light based treatments, or may not be satisfied with the results of ultrasound based treatments for fat reduction. In all such cases, CoolSculpting provides an effective and highly safe option.

The risk of side effects may be the lowest with this procedure. Surgery and other techniques may cause some damage to the surrounding healthy tissue, but this risk is also nearly eliminated with CoolSculpting. It targets only the marked area with unwanted fat cells, and freezes them to death. The surrounding healthy tissue and outer skin do not receive any impact. The procedure has been cleared by the FDA. New patients can review before and after photos to learn about the results other people have already achieved from CoolSculpting.

It involves no anesthesia, incisions, needles or lasers. The downtime is practically nil in most cases, and patients can usually go back to their regular routine immediately. Pain and discomfort during the procedure is negligible compared to many other procedures. Dr. Motykie is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who recommends CoolSculpting if it matches the patient’s needs in the best possible way.

CoolSculpting for Busy People

A lot of people have a very busy life at the workplace, and do not find much spare time to undergo a cosmetic surgery even if they wish to. Busy mothers with little kids also usually have their hands full, and are not in a position to keep aside several days for a surgical procedure and the recovery period involved. For all such individuals, CoolSculping provides a very viable, non-surgical alternative.

The entire procedure can be completed in less than two hours, depending on the extent of fat reduction involved. A single sitting is usually sufficient to produce the desired outcomes. However, some patients may need multiple treatments as per their needs. There is not any downtime involved, and most patients can simply go back to their work the same day or the next day as per their convenience.

What CoolSculpting Cannot Do?

Dr. Gary Motykie will explain to his patients at the outset what CoolSculpting can or cannot do. It is important for a patient have realistic expectations from the procedure in order to achieve satisfactory results. Therefore, patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles can review before and after photos of CoolSculpting at Dr. Motykie’s office. This will give them a clear idea of what outcomes they can expect to achieve with this treatment.

Dr. Motykie will also make clear to the patients that CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure. In fact, the procedure may not be recommended for a patient who is excessively overweight or obese. It is a fat reduction procedure that uses a freezing technology to freeze away unwanted fat cells. The goal is to improve the proportion, shape, and contours of targeted areas of the body.

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