How it works
CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely controlled cooling temperatures to the fat cells under the skin in targeted areas. The treated cells are frozen or crystallized so the body is triggered to naturally eliminate the dead cells, leaving you with a slimmer area.
The procedure takes about an hour total. Most people say that the treatment is so comfortable that they sit back and read a magazine, nap, or listen to music while it’s happening. After treatment, you can return to your regular activities. There is no downtime and it does not require garments like liposuction treatment.
You will see improvement over the next weeks and months. Some areas will require more than one treatment but this is often determined at the time of the
Is CoolSculpting Right for You?
If you have fat areas on your body that are resistant to diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the perfect fit. Men and women who have bulges in areas on their abdomen, chin, arms and legs that do not change from a healthy lifestyle, find CoolSculpting to work wonders. The most important step to answering this question though, is to schedule a consultation from a professional.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
This question is best answered in a free consultation with one of our CoolSculpting experts in Seattle. The price range will depend on the area you are treating, number of treatments required for the desired results, etc. We invite you to come talk to us to learn about all the body contouring services available to meet your goals and budget.
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How Cold does it get? Does it hurt?
As you may expect, the CoolSculpting procedure will feel a little chilly. For the first 5 to 10 minutes, you may feel intense cold as the treated area becomes numb. Since most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue in, you may also feel some tugging, pulling, and/or mild pinching.
Can I multitask during my treatment?
Yes, you can absolutely multitask during your CoolSculpting treatment. You are encouraged to read, check your emails, take a nap, or whatever feels comfortable for you. You can relax while you say goodbye to stubborn fat.
Is there any downtime?
Because the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, it’s typically very easy to return to your normal activities after the treatment. Often, patients go back to work on the same day. When you have a CoolSculpting treatment, there are no needles, no surgery, and no downtime.
AM I A CANDIDATE
The CoolSculpting procedure is designed for people who want to eliminate fat bulges in specific areas. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution (unlike weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass). People who choose CoolSculpting often want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable fat bulges in certain areas.
Where does the fat go?
The frozen fat cells become crystallized, then die. The dead fat cells then are naturally processed and eliminated by your body. Some patients wonder if the results are permanent. CoolSculpting results are long term because those fat cells, and that fat bulge, are gone for good.
When will I see results?
You may start seeing changes in your body as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment. The most dramatic results are usually visible after 2 months. Several months after your treatment, your body will still continue to flush out fat cells.
Will I need supplements?
After your CoolSculpting treatment, no special supplements are required. You won’t need to change any of your lifestyle habits because it’s not a diet and exercise program. Many people do feel more motivated to take good care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. They look better, they feel better, and they want to keep their reshaped body healthy.
Are there side effects?
Typical side effects after the procedure include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain. For a few hours after the applicator is removed, many patients do experience redness in the treated area. In rare cases, this redness may persist for a few days, up to 2 weeks, but it will completely resolve itself.
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Is CoolSculpting right for me?
CoolSculpting is a great treatment for people with stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
How many treatments will it take to reach my goal?
Some patients only need one treatment, but others need multiple depending on the treatment area and the desired results.
How much time does each treatment take?
Each CoolSculpting treatment takes an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area and how many areas are being treated.
Are CoolSculpting treatments safe?
CoolSculpting is FDA-approved safe and effective treatment for fat reduction. CoolSculpting is non-invasive which means no downtime and no risk of post-surgery complications or recovery.
Who is not a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
In general, the ideal patients have slight abundance of subcutaneous fat with small bulges or pouches of “stubborn” fat which they want to reduce on their belly, thigh, back, arm or submental area.
Are there side effects with CoolSculpting?
Some patients experience redness, tingling, achiness, or bruising during and after CoolSculpting. However, these side effects are transient making this a low-risk treatment.
Is any recovery time needed after a CoolSculpting treatment?
CoolSculpting requires no downtime since it is a completely non-invasive treatment however, tenderness, aching and slight swelling can be present for up to a week post procedure.
What are the areas of the body where CoolSculpting can reduce fat?
CoolSculpting can be used on the abdomen, thighs, love handles, back (including bra fat), buttocks, and under the chin.
What happens to the fat after a treatment?
After CoolSculpting treatment, your body will gradually filter out the frozen fat cells through the lymphatic system, leaving you with permanent results.
What does CoolSculpting feel like?
During your CoolSculpting treatment, you will feel a slight tugging or pulling and a cold sensation. The treatment area will gradually become numb because of the intense cooling technology used during CoolSculpting.