For those who hate needles

Undergoing cosmetic treatments can offer many amazing benefits, but for some, the fear of discomfort can represent a significant deterrent for pursuing improvement. In today’s advanced, innovative skincare climate, however, patient comfort is one of the most important aspects of treatment. At Coolspa, under the leadership and inspiration of Dr. Rapaport—himself quite needle-phobic when he is on the receiving end—we place a great deal of emphasis on providing a soothing, gentle experience that does not cause unnecessary anxiety.

Dr. Rapaport has designed a regimen of non-invasive, non-surgical body sculpting and skincare modalities at Coolspa in Manhattan, New York that he believes will offer the most comprehensive changes with the least amount of stress. In fact, his aim in creating Coolspa was to provide this low-key, relaxing environment while still supplying high caliber, specialized care from plastic surgeons specializing in body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

Dr. David P. Rapaport |

If you are undergoing a procedure such as Cellfina, NeoGraft or Miradry, or are opting to experience dermal filler treatment, rest assured that Dr. Rapaport will do everything possible to ensure you are at ease during and after your treatment. We have a variety of topical anesthetics, as well as access to sedation, either oral or intravenous. There is no shame in opting for IV sedation if you are particularly squeamish when it comes to needles. Your options for numbing (your mind and/or your skin) before and during treatment will be discussed during your confidential consultation and are customized to your needs and wishes.

Our chief anesthesiologist is Dr. John G. Grillo, Dr. Rapaport’s colleague of over a decade. Dr. Grillo becomes finely attuned to each patient’s needs with regard to sedation and will work to make the process feel easy and comfortable, with no unhappy memories. With IV sedation, you will be breathing on your own and respond to verbal directions, however, you will not feel any sensations of pain or discomfort, and will not remember anything that happens during the procedure. Dr. Grillo will tailor your sedation package to the procedure you are undergoing as well as to your own individual goals.

Meet Dr. Grillo, a trusted name inNew York anesthesiology

Meet Dr. Grillo

Dr. Rapaport has hand-picked Dr. Grillo for his sensitivity to patient needs, his unique expertise, and his calm, compassionate demeanor that instantly sets clients at ease. The doctors at Coolspa have worked together closely over the years to create an IV sedation regimen that avoids the more severe side effects and possible risks associated with general anesthesia.

The doctors at Coolspa in Manhattan are happy to answer any questions you may have during your confidential consultation. No concern or curiosity is too trivial, as Dr. Rapaport and Dr. Grillo all agree that a well-informed, well-educated patient is in the best position for a comfortable and surprise-free experience.

Dr. Grillo is board certified and has been practicing anesthesiology for almost three decades. He is a proud New Yorker and enjoys living and working in his favorite city in the world.

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