Frequently asked Questions
+ Does CoolSculpting involve surgery?
No surgery is involved in the CoolSculpting process.
+ Is CoolScupting permanent?
Yes, CoolSculpting kills fat cells permanently in the treated area(s) by 20-25% each time. Secondary or additional treatments continue to reduce the fat by 20-25% each time.
+ Is there down time after CoolSculpting?
No, some people may experience numbness or tinging in the treated areas. After a treatment, you will able to return to work or normal activities immediately. There are typically no signs a procedure was performed.
+ What does a CoolSculpting treatment feel like?
It feels like a frozen ice pack has been put on your skin. It may give a stinging sensation for a few minutes, after which your treatment areas will feel numb.
+ How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?
A typical patient will need one or two treatments of one or possibly multiple areas. In order to assess your goals, please schedule a FREE consultation with us.
+ Is it affordable?
As an in office procedure, costs are often lower than comparable weight reducing procedures in a hospital or surgery center. Additionally we have various financing options, one of which includes 0% interest.
+ I have lumpy skin from previous liposuction. Can CoolSculpting help me?
Yes, CoolSculpting is the ideal treatment to smooth out irregularities from a liposuction or other surgical procedure that may leave abnormal fat pockets. CoolSculpting can correct these areas permanently.
+ What are the risks for CoolSculpting?
Typical risks are a minor chance of freezer burn and/or numbness to the treated area. All side effects are transient and will completely resolve with time.
+ How long does a consultiation take?
Our FREE consults are scheduled for 30 minutes.
+ Is CoolSculpting FDA cleared?
Yes, CoolSculpting is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for permanent destruction of fat cells.
+ What parts of the body can CoolSculp treat?
CoolSculpting has been designed to treat nearly every part of the body such as the abdomen, arms, love handles, bra bulges, inner and outer thighs and even the chin. Treatment can be received during your lunch break and will not take you away from your daily routine.
+ Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting?
Generally healthy individuals who are 20-30 pounds from their goal weight looking to treat areas of stubborn fat. Those above 30 pounds may still receive CoolSculpting, however, more treatments may be needed to achieve a peak result. Those who are closer to 50 pounds overweight would be advised to try diet and exercise and return to the clinic at a future date for treatment of the stubborn fat.
+ What are medical considerations and restrictions for CoolSculpting?
If you have a hernia mesh, you are not a candidate to treat areas of the abdomen with suction applicators such as CoolMax or CoolCore. CoolSmooth may be used however. Alternate areas may still be treated safely. Those taking blood thinners are advised against treatment with CoolSculpting.
+ How does CoolSculpting compare to Sculpsure, Velashape, TruSculpt 3D or Venus Freeze?
While they have similar names, they should not be confused with CoolSculpting, an FDA cleared treatment for non-invasive fat reduction. Treatments like SculptSure, Velashape and Venus Freeze are "laser treatments" that shrink fat cells temporarily. While they can possibly kill fat off, they are not as strong as CoolSculpting to break down fat for good. So while you may see a reduction in the areas treated, there is no long-term damage sustained to fat cells that CoolSculpting provides.