CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
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 free consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.
How much does CoolSculpting 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 you create a customized treatment plan with Spa Greystone that's tailored to your body, your goals and your budget.
How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. Additional sessions may be scheduled in order to meet your goals.
Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) during CoolSculpting, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
What does CoolSculpting 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?
Proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction,CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for nine different areas of the body. These include the thighs, abdomen, flanks, back and upper arms as well as the chin and jawline areas.
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.
When can I return to normal activities?
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work when their CoolSculpting session is over.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. Spa Greystone will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
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 again by taking even better care of themselves.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, 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.