The Ultimate Guide to CoolSculpting
When it comes to changing the shape of your body, exercise and healthy eating alone may not be able to provide the results you’re looking for. If you’re struggling to get rid of stubborn body fat in areas such as your arms, abdomen, or thighs, you may want to consider CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2010, and has become one of the most popular body contouring treatments available. At Pur Skin Clinic, we have a team of trained professionals who are experts in guiding you through your CoolSculpting journey to help you look and feel your best. If you are trying to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you, check out this definitive guide to get all of your questions answered.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved, non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses controlled cooling technology to permanently destroy unwanted fat tissue in both men and women.
The treatment provides controlled cooling to targeted areas freezing stubborn fat cells, causing them to crystallize and die. Then, your body is able to naturally eliminate the fat cells permanently. CoolSculpting is typically performed over a series of sessions, with visible results in a matter of months.
Which areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?
- CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA to target and remove unwanted body fat in the following areas:
- Submental (chin)
- Upper arms
- Bra line (to eliminate bra fat)
- Back fat
- Outer thigh (saddle bags)
- Inner thigh
- Banana roll (area under your glutes)
Is CoolSculpting Painful?
During a Coolsculpting treatment session, a cooling cup applicator is applied to the area of concern. During the first 5-7 minutes you may feel sensations of cooling, slight pinching or pulling and mild-moderate stinging of your epidermis. After 7 minutes, the tissue will go numb and only very mild sensations of cooling and suction may be felt for the remainder of the treatment.
How Long Does a Coolsculpting Treatment Take?
It depends on your unique needs, and the area you are treating. On average, treatment times range from 35-75 minutes per application.
Is There Downtime After CoolSculpting?
Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, there is no mandatory downtime after treatment. Following treatment, many patients can resume their normal schedule and activities. Expected side effects include mild swelling, soreness and numbness of the treatment area that can last up to 2 weeks.
When Will I See Results from CoolSculpting?
Some patients report seeing results as early as 3 weeks. Typical results can be seen in 1-3 months.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
The price of CoolSculpting will vary depending on the treatment area and the number of treatment applications needed to achieve the results you are looking for. On average, CoolSculpting treatment typically starts around $1,500 but may vary depending on your unique needs and treatment plan.
Am I a Сandidate for CoolSculpting?
You should always consult with a licensed medical professional before seeking any form of cosmetic treatment. Typically, ideal candidates for CoolSculpting include those who do not have any chronic medical conditions, are within a healthy BMI range (or within 20-30 pounds of their ideal body weight), and have enough tissue to “pinch.” A thorough consultation with a licensed CoolSculpting professional can help you determine if this treatment is right for you.
How Do I get started?
If you are seriously considering CoolSculpting, the next best step is to contact a professional for a consultation. Here are Pur Skin Clinic, our team is expertly trained and will facilitate a consultation to better understand your needs and the results you are looking for. From there, we will work with you to create the best treatment plan for you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.