coolsculpting procedure faq

CoolSculpting Procedure FAQ

If you have areas of fat and flab that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet or exercise, you’ve probably wondered what kind of cosmetic treatment could possibly get rid of them without surgery. Maybe you’ve seen information about a CoolSculpting procedure on television. It might seem too good to be true. Could just strapping a device to your arm or your love handles get rid of the fat?

CoolSculpting: Does It Work?

CoolSculpting takes advantage of a quirk in human physiology. Specifically, it’s the fact that fat cells are damaged at different temperatures than other cells. To damage a fat cell, it needs to be cooled down to 39 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is too warm to injure other types of cells, but it causes ice to form in fat cells and destroy them. The body then flushes them out. This process is called cryolipolysis.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Procedure?

During the CoolSculpting procedure, the aesthetic provider marks the places to be treated and then affixes a gel pad and an applicator to the area. It’s held in place by a vacuum cup while being gently cooled to around 39 degrees for 35 minutes to one hour, depending on the applicator. During the procedure, you will feel comfortable enough to catch up on emails, read a book, watch television, or even take a nap, depending on the area being treated. After the treatment itself is completed, your provider will massage the area to break up the fat cells and speed up results.

What Do Typical CoolSculpting Results Look Like?

Though there are no typical results for CoolSculpting, most people notice that their problem area has a slimmer and more svelte look. The muffin top is gone, replaced by firmer flanks. The “chicken wing” arm is smoother, and the body in general has a trimmer silhouette.

Will I Look Like the CoolSculpting Before and After Photos I’ve Seen on Your Website and TV?

Again, there are no typical results after the CoolSculpting procedure, but the aesthetic provider at Ultra Smooth Skin takes photos of you before your treatment and takes photos a few weeks afterwards. You’ll be able to see the difference. It’s not unusual to experience as much as a 25 percent reduction in fat. One great thing about the CoolSculpting procedure is that when the fat cells are destroyed, they don’t return. When they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Where Can I Find Real CoolSculpting Reviews?

You can find real CoolSculpting reviews on sites such RealSelf and CoolSculpting’s official website.

What Are the CoolSculpting Costs Compared to Liposuction?

Because it’s noninvasive and there’s no downtime, CoolSculpting costs less than a procedure such as liposuction. In 2016, the national average cost for liposuction was notably higher than for CoolSculpting. If you have the CoolSculpting procedure done, you won’t have to go under anesthesia, wear compression garments, take care of a surgical wound or recuperate at home for any amount of time.

Can I Get CoolSculpting at Home?

Unfortunately, only a licensed professional can perform CoolSculpting. Any cryolipolysis treatment that’s said to be for home use has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Furthermore, don’t assume that a non-surgical treatment means it’s safe for anyone to do it. Training is essential for proper cryolipolysis application and results. Even in medical spas, poorly trained providers have given patients bad results or no results at all. There are also some risks associated with cryolipolysis for some patients, so a medical evaluation conducted by a professional is essential.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

The CoolSculpting procedure does not hurt at all! You may feel a bit of pulling, but you get used to it quickly. The temperature is also tolerable. While it may feel really cold at first, patients adjust and feel comfortable. During the treatment, you can work, read, listen to music or sleep. After the session, you can go home or even go back to work. There’s no downtime and no anesthesia is required.

How Long Does CoolSculpting Last?

Since the destroyed fat cells are lost permanently, the results of CoolSculpting are long lasting. You’ll be able to see a difference in as little as three weeks, and you’ll see the best results after eight weeks. You can gain weight, however, if you’re not careful to watch your diet and exercise. This is because your remaining fat cells can still expand if you don’t eat right or exercise. Keep taking care of yourself and see your physician regularly to ensure you’re in good health.

What Are the Typical CoolSculpting Side Effects?

CoolSculpting side effects are minimal. You may feel tightness, tingling and numbness in the area that was treated for a few days. You may also have a little bruising and swelling, but this also goes away over time.

What Areas Can Be Treated With a CoolSculpting Procedure?

Areas that are most often treated with CoolSculpting are the abdomen, the flanks, and the inner and outer thighs. CoolSculpting for arms is a popular use of the treatment. Back and bra fat can also have the CoolSculpting procedure as can that banana roll beneath the buttocks.

Where Should I Choose to Get CoolSculpting Near Me?

Choosing a CoolSculpting provider is an important task. As stated above, the wrong provider can give you poor results or no results at all. Our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ, are award-winning practices, recognized by Zeltiq, the creators of CoolSculpting. When you choose Ultra Smooth Skin, you choose the practice that gives patients real results in a safe, comfortable environment. If you live in the Scottsdale or Chandler, Arizona, area, you’re already close to one of Ultra Smooth Skin’s convenient locations. You can choose our office at the DC Ranch Village Health Club in northeast Scottsdale, our Gainey Village office in Scottsdale or our Ocotillo office in Chandler.

CoolSculpting in Scottsdale in Gainey Village and DC Ranch Village Health Clubs

We have two convenient locations in the Scottsdale area instead of Village Clubs: Gainey Village and DC Ranch Village Health Clubs.

CoolSculpting in Chandler at Ocotillo Village Health Club

Our third and newest location, a little south in Chandler, AZ, it located in a third Village Club location: Ocotillo Village. If Scottsdale is a bit of a commute for you, schedule your consultation at our newest location.

Schedule a Consultation for a CoolSculpting Procedure at Ultra Smooth Skin

The aesthetic providers at Ultra Smooth Skin are pleased to offer CoolSculpting. We are certified in the CoolSculpting procedure and our staff, led by Lisa Williams ANP-C, is knowledgeable and experienced. We pride ourselves on our high-quality service. Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation to get rid of that stubborn fat once and for all, quickly and painlessly.