How long will my CoolSculpting treatment take?
CoolSculpting treatment times range depending on the size and location of the area you wish to treat. For example, if you are treating the area under your chin, the treatment may only last 30 minutes. However, if you are looking to contour your thighs, you may be treated for up to 4-5 hours. For longer treatment times, we may recommend several appointments spread out rather than one long procedure. This can be discussed over the phone or during a consultation.
How do I prepare for CoolSculpting?
There is no real preparation necessary for CoolSculpting. We do recommend, with any body contouring procedure, that you begin to edit your diet and lifestyle beforehand to prepare your body to maintain the results of your treatment.
How long do results last?
Results from CoolSculpting are permanent, as this treatment offers complete removal of the fat in the treated area. However, if you are suffering from unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise, you may experience weight gain following the treatment. In order to maintain results for the long haul, we recommend (as stated above) that you introduce healthy eating to your life and begin exercising regularly. This will not only help you to maintain your results, but it will contribute to your overall health and well being.
Is CoolSculpting painful?
No! CoolSculpting is not painful or uncomfortable, just a little bit cold (as you might imagine). Most patients leave pleasantly surprised with the comfort and ease of the procedure.
What is the difference between fat reduction and weight loss?
We keep mentioning that CoolSculpting offers fat reduction rather than weight loss, and we know how confusing this might sound!
Fat reduction simply means that the number of fat cells in the body is reduced. So, fat cells are completely eliminated. During weight loss or with other contouring procedures, fat cells are shrunk rather than removed, so they have the capability of growing back to their larger size. When fat is eliminated, the cells’ regeneration is stunted and the treated area will typically not gain additional fat.
How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?
Depending on the size of the treatment area and your desired results, you may need up to 5 treatments on one spot. That is to say, you may only need one. During your consultation, we will help you determine the optimal treatment plan for achieving your desired results in the safest way for your body.
How soon can I see results from CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting results are not immediately visible; however, you will begin to notice fat elimination as soon as 2 weeks from your treatment date. These results will continue over the next few weeks and up to six months following your treatment, as your body continues to rid itself of the affected fat cells.
How long should I take off work for this treatment?
You do not need to take time off of work at all! Depending on how long your treatment is scheduled for, you may take one day off to submit to the procedure and allow your body to rest in case of fatigue following. However, there is no recovery period, so you can safely return to work the same day or the following.
What is aftercare like for CoolSculpting?
As mentioned above, there is no recovery time for CoolSculpting, so aftercare is minimal. Few patients experience fatigue following the procedure, so allowing yourself a day to rest and recover is recommended. Changing your diet and exercise routine to aid in your overall health and to maintain results is also one of our tips for success and satisfaction. However, beyond that, there is no aftercare necessary with this treatment. Just one of the reasons why we love CoolSculpting!
Common concerns people have when undertaking CoolSculpting:
Q. Will there be skin laxity after the treatment?
A. There sometimes can be some very mild skin laxity noticed after the treatment, there are certain factors that can contribute to this; such as age, body site, sun damage and pregnancy. Your therapist will assess you and determine if this will be applicable to you.
Q. Is it painful?
A. The treatment is normally quite tolerable. Some mild discomfort may be experienced for the first ten minutes then the area becomes numb.
Q. Is there any downtime after the procedure?
A. No there is no downtime after CoolSculpting and you can go straight back to normal daily activities immediately after and even exercise if you want! Normal side effects are numbness, swelling and bruising, all which can last for a few weeks after the treatment.
Q. Are the results permanent?
A. Yes the results are permanent, once the targeted fat cells are removed from the body, our body does not reproduce new ones. However, weight gain can hinder the results.
Our experienced Dermal Therapists are right there with you every step of the way during the treatment and will follow up with you after your treatment.