Skin Care Solutions offers a super cool way to eliminate fat—for good

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Barb Giriunas is a medical aesthetic consultant at Skin Care Solutions’ express suite in Medina. Skin Care Solutions is the exclusive CoolSculpting provider in Medina County. (Photography by Benjamin Margalit/Margalit Studio)

By Beth Newcomb

Here’s the skinny on fat. Once it’s dissolved, it won’t come back. 

“You can lose or gain weight in areas where fat hasn’t been eliminated, but in the areas where it’s dissolved it’s gone for good,” says Barb Giriunas, a medical aesthetic consultant at Skin Care Solutions’ esthetic suite in Medina. 

CoolSculpting, she says, has played a major role in helping people eliminate unwanted fat, eclipsing the more expensive and invasive liposuction option.

“CoolSculpting is a real breakthrough,” Barb notes. “With the application of different-sized hand pieces, fat cells are crystallized, they die, and they are naturally eliminated from the body—permanently. Untreated areas are not affected.”

The procedure is ideal for those who have dieted and exercised bulk away but are left with stubborn, resistant fat that won’t disappear no matter how much time is spent at the gym. And while it works on any area of the body, most people visit Skin Care Solutions to eliminate fat on their thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms and under the chin. 


“The abdomen and love handles are the most popular areas we treat,” Barb adds. 

“We have the updated hand pieces,” she inserts. “Treatment that used to take an hour has been whittled down to 45 minutes or less.”

Barb also says the newer handpieces have virtually eliminated any discomfort associated with the procedure. 

“But it’s important to have CoolSculpting done by a person who has advanced training like I have,” she states. “The way the treatment is applied is as important as the treatment itself. I’ve undergone training at CoolSculpting University and provide the highest standard of care.”

It’s also important to note that CoolSculpting is not an instant fix. The results take eight to 12 weeks to become fully noticeable, however most people see results in three to four weeks. And not everyone is a candidate, which is why an evaluation before you opt for the procedure is key. 

“During the consultation, we’ll carefully evaluate your trouble spots and determine if they are treatable,” she says. “We’ll provide you with an honest picture of where you fall on the spectrum. We won’t do a treatment if the results won’t look natural.”

If you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, you can expect a 20-25 percent reduction in fat in the areas treated. One session may be enough, but typically a few sessions are required to achieve the results you desire. 

“It’s not about how much you weigh,” Barb states. “It’s about how much fat you need to get rid of.”

CoolSculpting is part of the menu of services offered by Skin Care Solutions, which also includes injectables and neurotoxins like Botox. Walk-ins are welcome for services at all three Skin Care Solutions locations, although to ensure your time slot is available, a scheduled appointment is best.

Barb says more than four million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide, and she’s among the many satisfied patients. 

“I had it done on my abdomen and there was no discomfort,” she says. “There also is no prep and no after care, so you can pop in on your lunch hour for treatment.”

Skin Care Solutions’ express suite is located above VCS Salon & Spa, at 410 S. Court St. in Medina. The phone number is 330-636-1608. Other locations are at 3705 Massillon Road in Uniontown, 330-933-6493; and 3727 Friendsville Road in Wooster, 330-202-3460. You can find out more, including hours for each location, at, or find Skin Care Solutions on Facebook. Skin Care Solutions is the only CoolSculpting provider in Medina County.