The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat safely. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle.
How CoolSculpting Works
Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving behind a more sculpted you.
We will develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your problem areas. Your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. Additional sessions may be recommended to further enhance your results.
It’s easy to sit back, relax and say goodbye to stubborn fat with CoolSculpting. After selecting the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body, and controlled cooling is applied. You may choose to read, check your email, or even take a nap during your procedure.
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can typically return to work and normal activities immediately.
An appropriate fit is essential for a successful CoolSculpting session. Cascade Eye & Skin Centers has many treatment applicator heads available, allowing for the safe, effective treatment of any problem areas. These applicators include the CoolSmooth, CoolMax, CoolCore, CoolCurve, CoolCurvet and the CoolFit.
Some of the most common areas treated with CoolSculpting include:
- Upper and lower abs
- Bra bulge
- Muffin top
- Love handles
- Inner and outer thighs
- Back of the arms
You will like what you see. In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan tailored to your body, goals and budget.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions to meet your goals.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?
The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
Are there any side effects?
During the procedure, you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically, you can return to normal activities immediately. Often, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment and experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required, and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
After seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, many patients take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. If an area ever has to be re-treated, simply schedule an appointment with your provider.