Frequently Asked Questions
We offers a free consultation on many Body Contouring procedures in the industry, to help you make a more educated decision on what may be the best recommendation for you. We have the unique position to go to manufacturer training, insider online seminars, to help compare costs or overhead and even demo many different procedures. Here is our analysis about research we have gathered to compare, in our opinion, what may be best for you.
Sculpsure does that really work?
Yes. many Hot Sculpting methods are non-surgical, bodysculpting can occur through a variety of ways, such as through or though Hyperthermic laser 1060nm wavelength
Does fat freezing devices like Cool Freeze, Fat Cell Freezer, Cooltec or other cool sculpting methods work?
The technology behind CoolSculpting was developed by medical scientists at Harvard University and the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. CoolSculpting is an FDA cleared, noninvasive procedure which uses extreme cold to permanently destroy fat cells almost anywhere in the body.
What Factors Determine the Cost of Cool or Hot Sculpting?
There is a variety of applicators for specific use for different areas of the body and amount or level of fat tissue per area. Depending on how and where you carry your weight, will determine which size, how many applicators and sessions you’ll need.
What does a CoolSculpting treatment feel like? Is it painful?
“Does it hurt?” is one of the most commonly asked questions about CoolSculpting. The short answer is no. It’s no exaggeration that some patients are able to fall asleep during treatment.
Not surprisingly, you’ll feel an intense cold at first. This is targeted at your deeper tissues, which aren’t nearly as sensitive as your skin. Once the area begins to get numb most patients feel little to no cold-related discomfort. This usually takes five or so minutes.
The CoolSculpting treatment attachment uses a vacuum to pull fatty deposits away from the body. This brings as much fatty tissue as possible into the treatment chamber and is a key component of CoolSculpting. Because of this it’s normal to feel a pulling, tugging sensation throughout the treatment.
How many sessions last? How many appointments will I require?
We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is based on your unique objectives. Your CoolSculpting treatment will last for a different amount of time depending on how many regions you have in one visit. To achieve your goals, we could plan extra sessions.
Can CoolSculpting be used on all skin types and tones?
CoolSculpting is generally suitable for all skin types and tones. The procedure targets and reduces stubborn fat deposits in specific areas of the body, irrespective of skin color or ethnicity. This is because CoolSculpting works by cooling the fat cells to a temperature that causes them to crystallize and be naturally eliminated by the body’s lymphatic system, without harming the surrounding skin.
Unlike some other treatments that use lasers or heat, CoolSculpting does not rely on the interaction of light with pigments in the skin. Therefore, it is considered safe and effective for individuals with various skin types and tones.
Can CoolSculpting treat cellulite?
While CoolSculpting is primarily designed to target and reduce unwanted fat deposits, it is not specifically intended to treat cellulite. CoolSculpting focuses on reducing localized pockets of fat in areas such as the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and arms.
Cellulite, on the other hand, refers to the dimpled or lumpy appearance of the skin caused by underlying fat deposits pushing against connective tissue. It is a separate concern from excess fat.
While CoolSculpting may provide some improvement in the overall appearance of cellulite indirectly, its primary goal is fat reduction. It can help create a smoother and more contoured body shape by reducing fat volume in targeted areas, which may contribute to a reduction in the visibility of cellulite.
How many CoolSculpting sessions are typically required to see results?
The number of CoolSculpting sessions required to see results can vary depending on factors such as the target area, the amount of fat to be treated, and individual response to the treatment. In many cases, noticeable improvements can be seen after just one session. However, for optimal results, multiple sessions are often recommended. Typically, patients undergo a series of treatments spaced several weeks apart to allow the body to naturally eliminate the treated fat cells.
What happens to the fat? Are the outcomes long-lasting?
Your body processes the treated fat and gets rid of the dead cells when the treated fat cells have crystallized (frozen). Once the treated fat cells have disappeared, they are permanently gone.
Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates have pronounced bulges in specific places that they’d like to lose. For those who have undesirable body fat, the CoolSculpting fat removal technique is specifically created.
The CoolSculpting treatment does not help obese people lose weight, in contrast to gastric bypass surgery. However, it is a non-surgical option to liposuction. To find out if the CoolSculpting procedure is correct for you, contact us to schedule a private consultation.
Is The Procedure Painful Before, During, Or After? Exist any negative effects or recovery time?
There is no downtime with CoolSculpting! It is fully safe and non-invasive, allowing for a speedy return to work, exercise, and other regular activities. No anesthesia or painkiller is required, despite the possibility of some little discomfort during the first 10 minutes while the fat is absorbed into the applicator and chilled.
The technique is relaxing enough for you to read, use a laptop, listen to music through headphones, or even take a nap. Patients then experience redness, which typically lasts between minutes and hours. Some patients may experience bruising, tenderness, cramping, itching, and a temporary dulling of sensation for one or more weeks. These side effects can last for one to two weeks.
What can I do during my treatment?
Anything you want, so long as you’re relatively still. Most patients do some reading, check their email, or catch up on social media. Others take a quick nap. Whatever you choose to do, you’ll be getting rid of stubborn fat deposits while you’re doing it!
What Does CoolSculpting Feel Like?
During a CoolSculpting session a specialized gel pad will be fixed to the area in question. Once the treatment device is attached an activated you’ll feel some tugging and a deep cooling sensation that’s not at all uncomfortable. Many patients do some reading, catch up on emails, or even fall asleep!
How about recovery time?
CoolSculpting isn’t surgery, and downtime is minimal or non-existent. You’ll be able to resume your routine almost immediately. You can go to work, school, exercise, or anything else you’d normally do, with no restrictions.
Will the fat return?
Once you reach maturity, the overall number of fat cells in your body remains constant. As you put on or lose weight, these cells will enlarge or contract, but the overall number will not change. Fat cells in the treated area are permanently eliminated after being destroyed by CoolSculpting. As a result, it actually lowers the total number of fat cells in your body and prevents your body from storing as much fat in the treated area as it once could, keeping that area “sculpted” even if you gain weight in the future.
Does CoolSculpting have any side effects?
Before the treatment area becomes numb you’ll feel a short period of intense cold. The CoolSculpting device uses a vacuum to draw as much tissue as possible into the treatment cup. You’ll feel a gentle tugging sensation and some pinching which will soon subside as numbness sets in.
After treatment, you’re likely to experience mild swelling and redness over the treated area. If you bruise easily it’s likely you’ll have some minor bruising. Other less common post-treatment sensations include stinging, tenderness, cramping, itching, and a sense firmness. Some patients experience a harmless sense of fullness in the back of the throat.
All of these effects are minor and temporary, and usually disappear within 7 to 14 days. In extremely rare cases other side effects have occurred, including mild cold injuries. There are no recorded cases where this resulted in lasting damage.
How are fat cells are frozen away?
- Due largely to genetics and hormonal balance, some people tend to develop fat in traditional “problem areas.” These include the stomach (abdomen), flanks (love handles), thighs, and buttocks to name a few.
- The body is “programmed” to store fat in these areas. This makes the resulting fat deposits are very resistant to exercise and a reduced calorie diet.
- CoolSculpting takes advantage of the fact that fat cells can be destroyed by exposure to cold. This process is known as cryolipolysis. Since other types of cells are more cold-resistant, CoolSculpting either damages surrounding cells very minimally or not at all.
- In the following months these fat cells are re-absorbed and metabolized by the body. This is a natural process.
- CoolSculpting delivers long-term results. Once a fat cell is destroyed it can’t come back.
FAT FREEZING DURING THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE
What are some of the applicators and their sizes?
Advantage applicator: is a 35 minute session – is the upgraded CoolCore, CoolCurve and CoolFit, no longer 1 hour
Advantage Plus: 45 minute session – is the upgraded CoolMax, which was 1 hour
CoolMax: (largest applicator): While the CoolMax covers the most ground (treatment area), it is the most expensive available applicator, it is used for most volume reduction and known as the ‘debulking treatment. – $1,500 per hour, special VIP loyalty customer deals can get up to 25% OFF – ONLY $1,125
Note: Some combine this with a small applicator session (below), to get most desired even proportioning.
CoolCore: trouble problem areas for many people, is excess fat in the belly area. The the most commonly used cool core on the abdomen is a slightly curved design to best contour your body.
CoolCurve+: This applicator is contoured to fit one’s stubborn love handles or flanks for better suction. Typically patients require 1-2 of these applicators per side..
CoolFit: This straight applicator is used for suction around the inner thighs, backs of the arms and in some cases on the abdomen to smooth out unwanted bulges.
Petite Applicator: This newer smaller applicator treats small areas of fat on the arms, inner thighs, abdomen and flanks.
Cool mini Applicator: (was 45 min.), – This applicator is used on very small areas of fat like the chin and bra fat area
Smooth Pro: applicator only 75 a minute session. – is the upgraded CoolSmooth, no longer 2 hours
CoolSmooth applicator: a contact piece used for non-pinchable fat that has zero suction. It’s most commonly used for the outer thighs.