What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a patented technology used to eliminate layers of fat efficiently and non-invasively resulting in a contoured body. The procedure uses a cooling technology to remove stubborn fat in problem areas of the body, such as the waist, thighs, stomach, and under the chin, without affecting the surrounding tissues of the body.
CoolSculpting® is performed by a trained clinician who places the device in the targeted area of the body. The device cools the fat cells between cooling panels to freeze the fat without damaging any of the surrounding healthy tissue. These fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body over a couple of months.
CoolSculpting® treatments typically take about one hour per target area. Most patients choose to treat multiple sections in one appointment and during the initial evaluation, we discuss options for treatment times.
CoolSculpting® is not painful but may cause an intense cooling and pulling sensation. This sensation occurs when the panels on the device first begin to pull and cool the area being addressed. Shortly thereafter the area will numb, and you feel nothing. Following the application of the panels most patients enjoy a peaceful hour of rest. At the end of the session, the area treated will need to be massaged and you may feel some tingling.
Occasionally patients may experience bruising from the suction. Most patients resume their normal daily activities immediately following the procedure including exercise. Frequently patients experience numbness, tingling and mild aches and cramps in the treated area for the first few weeks.
Most patients begin to see results from CoolSculpting® within a few weeks with the full results showing in two to four months.
CoolSculpting® results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy diet and consistent exercise regimen so that you do not gain weight.
The cost for a CoolSculpting® treatment depends on the extent of the treatment as well as the number of targeted areas. During your consultation, we are happy to go over the costs of CoolSculpting® as well as any other procedures you want to consider. We accept cash, check, and credit card payments towards the cost of your treatment.
Determining whether CoolSculpting® is the best treatment to achieve your goals requires a consultation with our cosmetic consultant or one of our dermatologists to examine and evaluate the best option for you. In addition, the consultation is the best time to ask any questions you may have.