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What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate fat cells in certain areas of the body. By using cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells, CoolSculpting can be used to target fat cells with precision.

The procedure involves placing a cooling device on the targeted area, which then freezes the fat cells. Over time, the frozen fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body through the liver. It can be used on numerous zones around the body such as the abdomen, love handles, thighs, and chin to produce the lean appearance that you crave. Most fat zones are reduced in size by up to 25 percent following a complete set of treatments and it requires no downtime or recovery.

What Areas Can Be Treated With CoolSculpting?

We treat most areas of unwanted fat with CoolSculpting, including:

  • abdomen
  • double chin
  • flanks
  • upper arms
  • back fat
  • bra fat
  • inner thighs
  • outer thighs
  • banana roll (beneath the buttocks)

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How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting precisely freezes the fat in a selected area without harming the skin, nerves, and other surrounding tissue. The cooling is carefully monitored throughout the entire process. As the fat cells are frozen, they begin to die naturally. Following the procedure, the technician will gently massage the treated area to further break up the frozen fat cells. This will allow them to be excreted by the body more easily. The cells will begin to disappear several weeks after the treatment.

Why Should I Choose Ultra Smooth Skin for CoolSculpting?

Ultra Smooth Skin is a great choice for CoolSculpting in the Chandler and Scottsdale, Arizona, areas because we have some of the most skilled aesthetic technicians and because we are a certified CoolSculpting center. Our director, Lisa Williams ANP-C. is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner with years of experience in a variety of anti-aging and body sculpting techniques. We offer a safe, secure and technologically advanced location for CoolSculpting.

What to Expect From a CoolSculpting Treatment at Ultra Smooth Skin

We offer CoolSculpting at each of our locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona, serving the entire Phoenix area. Our aesthetic providers at each location will give you professional, individualized care when you come in for CoolSculpting.

The CoolSculpting Consultation

Any CoolSculpting treatment will begin with a complete consultation during which our aesthetic technicians will determine exactly what your goals are for your body. We will help you determine where the fat has collected and which areas we can treat. We will ask you applicable questions, including questions about your past medical and surgical history.

The CoolSculpting Procedure

On the day of your treatment, one of our providers will mark the exact areas to be treated. We will then place a medical-grade gel pad on the treatment area and attach our applicator to the pad. When the treatment starts, you will feel the fat sucked up into the vacuum-like applicator. The CoolSculpting applicator will then carefully cool the area. The treatment lasts approximately 35 to 60 minutes. No needles, incisions or anesthesia is needed.

CoolSculpting Results and Follow-up Treatments

There is no recovery time needed following the treatment. Within the next few weeks, the frozen fat cells will be gradually eliminated by the body, giving you a leaner appearance. Your body can never make more fat cells; the ones that have been frozen are gone forever. You may need up to two additional treatments for the best results.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

  • Non-invasive: CoolSculpting doesn’t require surgery, incisions, or anesthesia.
  • Little to no discomfort: Since CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment, there is little to no discomfort during treatment.
  • No downtime: Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment, there is no downtime required. Patients can usually return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment.
  • Safe and FDA-approved: CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that has been shown to be effective in reducing targeted areas of fat.
  • Versatile: CoolSculpting can be used to treat a variety of areas on the body, including the abdomen, thighs, love handles, chin, and upper arms.

CoolSculpting FAQs

Is CoolSculpting Surgery?

CoolSculpting is not surgery because it is noninvasive. It requires no anesthesia, needles or incisions. Additionally, it does not require a lengthy recovery time. You will be able to continue with your regularly scheduled activities immediately following your treatment.

How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need?

Most patients require up to three treatments per area to achieve results. However, this varies by patient and treatment area. Our providers will discuss the number of treatments and how you can purchase a package to help you achieve your desired result.

Who Shouldn't Get CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ has been approved by the FDA since 2012, meaning that it’s been determined that the treatment is considered safe for most patients. However, CoolSculpting is not for you if you are obese because it is not an approved weight loss treatment. If you are 30 pounds or more over your ideal weight, CoolSculpting may not be the right treatment choice. Additionally, CoolSculpting is not for you if you are pregnant, have a history of eating disorders or have had recent surgery in the area.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt? Will I Receive Anesthesia?

Most patients do not report pain with CoolSculpting. You will feel an intense chill at first until the area becomes numb within a few minutes. You may also feel pulling from the suction of the applicator. You will not need any general or topical anesthetic for the procedure. Most patients report that they are generally comfortable during their CoolSculpting treatment. Many of our patients relax and read or catch up on email during the procedure.

Are There Any Side Effects With CoolSculpting?

Your CoolSculpting technician will discuss risks and side effects with you before your treatment. In general, side effects are quite rare but could include temporary redness, bruising, swelling, tingling or pain at the treated area.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

CoolSculpting costs vary depending on how many treatments you will require and the size of the treatment area. Consider checking our monthly specials that we may offer before your treatment.

Where Can I See CoolSculpting Before and After Photos?

You can check out actual patient before and after photographs at the official CoolSculpting website. We also have a book of CoolSculpting before and after photos that you may flip through during your consultation.

Where Will My CoolSculpting Treatments Be Performed?

As CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that requires no anesthesia, all treatments can be performed right in our Phoenix-area medical spas.

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Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting may be the right choice for you if you have excess fat in certain areas of your body that is unresponsive to diet and exercise. You should be close to your goal weight and have some noticeable fat bulges in one of the areas that we treat. If you are looking for a noninvasive body sculpting procedure, CoolSculpting may be right for you.

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