CoolSculpting®, What You Should Know
January 10, 2019 /
With little to no downtime and absolutely NO surgery, it’s no wonder CoolSculpting® has been one of the most sought out fat reduction treatments out there! And let’s be honest, if you’re reading this, you yourself have probably considered the treatment.
What exactly is it? CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction treatment that freezes away stubborn fat.
Luckily for you, we have the COOLest inside scoop – from what to expect during a treatment, to our go-to guide to help you through your very own CoolSculpting® journey!
Is CoolSculpting® A Safe Procedure?
The demand for nonsurgical fat reduction is high and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has certified CoolSculpting® as a safe solution! The CoolSculpting® treatment is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in the submental and submandibular areas, thigh, abdomen, and flanks, along with bra fat, back fat, upper arms, and underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll). It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. One aspect about CoolSculpting® that may give you peace-of-mind is that it has been the focus of many clinical studies. There have been over 7 million treatments around the world. Here at Sona MedSpa, we send our CoolSculpting® specialists to a hands-on training course, called CoolSculpting University. They learn not only how to give the treatment, but the science and technology behind CoolSculpting® and how to maximize results so our patients can look and feel their best!
Is CoolSculpting® Painful?
CoolSculpting® is completely nonsurgical, with no anesthesia, and little to no downtime. The treatment itself is easy – patients have reported feeling pressure and a cold sensation during the first few minutes, but these usually dissipate shortly after the CoolSculpting® treatment has begun. After the first few minutes, your treatment area goes numb so there is no need to worry about pain. Many patients have even described the treatment as relaxing – so relaxing that they read, play on their phones, binge-watch their favorite TV shows, or even nap! And with little to no downtime, patients are typically able to return to their daily routine immediately after treatment.
What To Expect During A Treatment
During the CoolSculpting® treatment you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort, but as mentioned before, the area goes numb a few minutes into the treatment. Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness and firmness, transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area, as well as tingling and stinging. Typically, these side effects are temporary and resolve completely. Many patients do experience redness in the treated areas for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed, so don’t be alarmed if there is some redness! In rare cases, this redness may persist up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself. One to two weeks after treatment, there may be redness, bruising, and swelling; tenderness, cramping, and aching; itching, skin sensitivity, tingling and numbness. In some cases, numbness may persist for several weeks after a treatment.
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
The price of CoolSculpting® can range between $2,000-$4,000, however, the cost of your CoolSculpting® treatment will vary depending on a number of factors. First and foremost, how many treatments are needed to help you achieve your body contouring goals. When you come in for a consultation, we will go over your problem areas and create a treatment plan that fits your needs. Based on your treatment plan, we can provide an estimate for your CoolSculpting® journey!
At your consultation, be sure to ask us about payment plans as well as any CoolSculpting® promotions we may be running at that time!
Am I A Candidate?
Good candidates for the treatment are those with pinchable areas of fat, such as love handles or a double-chin, in individuals who maintain a healthy lifestyle including a healthy diet and regular exercise. To find out if you’re a candidate, book a free consultation at a Sona Medspa near you! At this consultation, we’ll go over all of the details of how CoolSculpting® works, look at the areas you want to reduce, and come up with a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs.
Just like any cosmetic procedure, CoolSculpting® results and patient experience may vary! It is important to remember that CoolSculpting® is for reducing stubborn pockets of fat and does not replace diet and exercise. It is not for weight loss. Patients can see up to 20%-25% fat reduction in the treated area. The majority of those who walk through our doors are great candidates and have allowed us to transform their lives with CoolSculpting®, will you be next?