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CoolSculpting Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
If you have noticeable bulges in certain areas that you would like to get rid of, you may be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is designed for men and women who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese.
How much does the CoolSculpting cost?
The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed and your ultimate goals. You can create a customized treatment plan with Spa Greystone that's tailored to your body, your goals and your budget.
What happens during CoolSculpting?
First, the area or areas to be treated with controlled cooling are selected. For instance, if the patient's goal is to reduce their love handles, the system is positioned on the patient's side. The CoolSculpting device then draws the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm tug and pull — enough of a pull to ensure that the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently.
Patients are comfortably seated or lie down during procedure. Many people spend this time reading, checking their messages, simply relaxing or even taking a nap at our Birmingham, Alabama medical spa.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
During your treatment, a gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Applicators that use vacuum draw the tissue into the applicator cup. You may feel pulling, tugging and mild pinching. As the panels go to work in the first few minutes and controlled cooling is delivered to the targeted fat, the patient feels a sensation of intense cold. This sensation typically subsides within 10 minutes as the area becomes numb.
Spa Greystone is dedicated to offering the next generation of CoolSculpting technology that adds comfort and reduces treatment time. The new CoolAdvantage applicator features a larger cooling area and an enhanced cup design that freezes away unwanted fat with shorter treatment times and greater comfort than ever before.
When can I return to normal activities?
The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, so patients can return to normal activities immediately. Patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary.
When will I see results?
While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their session, the most dramatic results are usually seen from 1 to 3 months after treatment. The body will continue to flush fat cells for up to 4 months. The CoolSculpting procedure has a 95% patient satisfaction rate, according to data from ZELTIQ Aesthetics. Spa Greystone will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
Are the results permanent?
Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) during the CoolSculpting procedure, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good. As long as the patient maintains his or her weight with their normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.
Many people take even better care of themselves after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.