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CoolSculpting® FAQs

What factors affect the prices of CoolSculpting®?

The price ranges from $800 to $4,000 plus.

The main determining factor for CoolSculpting® price is the number of applicators required to provide satisfactory results. The applicators also come in different sizes to fit the area of application, so this will influence the quote. The Anti-Aging Clinic has been doing CoolSculpting® for 10 years. 

Our staff is trained by CoolSculpting® University, fully certified technicians working under the guidance of Dr. Frame. The expertise of your aesthetician matters, as body sculpting contours and shaping are subject to the experience of the aesthetician. You can expect a quality experience in a well-reputed and elegant clinic. 

Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure?

The CoolSculpting® fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery such as gastric bypass, the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese.

Good candidates for the CoolSculpting® procedure have unwanted fat in particular areas. If you are fed up with exercising and dieting and not able to change your shape or have just that little chub you can not get rid of… then think CoolSculpting®.

You can take a quick quiz to see if you are a candidate for the CoolSculpting® procedure.

Your first step should be to speak to us and book a consultation to see if CoolSculpting® is a suitable procedure for you.

How cool is the CoolSculpting® procedure? Does it hurt?

The procedure will feel a little chilly because controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. You will feel the intense cold in the targeted area initially, this feeling usually subsides as the area numbs. Most of the applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, and you may feel some pulling, tugging and mild pinching. Most of these effects are felt at the site of the treatment area. We have noticed that these CoolSculpting® effects are temporary and usually recede within a few weeks. Pain and discomfort after the procedure may fluctuate again three days later, where side effects may temporarily return.

Can CoolSculpting® reduce fat on every part of my body?

The areas that are FDA-Cleared to treat with CoolSculpting® Technology are:

  • Flanks, also known as love-handles or muffin top
  • Abdomen or belly fat. 
  • Thighs, including inner thighs and outer thighs
  • Excess fat underneath the chin, also known as submental fullness or a double chin
  • Bra fat is the area between your breast and armpit.
  • Back fat
  • Fat underneath the buttocks, coined “banana roll”
  • Upper arms
  • The submandibular area below the jawline

How long does a CoolSculpting® treatment take?

Each CoolSculpting® treatment is unique, so it depends on which areas of the body and how many of them you plan on doing. Depending on the area, treatment can be done in as little as 35 minutes. If you choose to do multiple treatments in a session, expect to spend more time. Dual-sculpting may reduce treatment time if the areas can be done simultaneously.

How many CoolSculpting® treatments do I need?

Most patients receive several treatments to eliminate fat and maximize their body contours. Ideal candidates are close to their ideal body weight but just need some assistance to achieve their body contouring goals.  The number of treatments you’ll need for optimal results depends on your body type and end goals.

Many patients choose to do CoolSculpting® on multiple areas, and sometimes multiple treatments to reach their ideal end result. Everyone has subcutaneous fat. This fat lays on top of the muscle becoming the pouch that many do not like. It is different from visceral fat that surrounds the organs, requiring a different type of fat reduction.

When will I see the results?

To see your stubborn fat reduced to noticeable results it will take between one and three months after your first treatment session. The fat cells are slowly eroded by the body and it may take as many as four months to six months after your initial treatment to see the results of your treatment. This is true peace of mind because treated fat does not return. At Anti-aging we believe we do not make beauty, we reveal it in due time.

What happens to the frozen fat cells?

CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis (freezing) to eliminate the fat.  When fat cells freeze, they die off and are then naturally disposed of through the body’s natural processes. The process by which the cells die is called apoptosis. Once these cells collapse, they are naturally disposed of by the lymphatic system. You can eliminate stubborn fat deposits and keep them off for good. 

Are there any side effects after treatment?

Typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia (visibly enlarged tissue volume in the treated area) may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.

Can I gain weight after having a CoolSculpting® treatment?

The CoolSculpting® treatment helps to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. It is not a weight-loss treatment, so it is possible to gain weight again if you don’t keep up your healthy habits. This kind of weight gain will most likely happen evenly throughout your body, not just in treatment areas. You are not likely to see the weight gain in the treated area. Coolsculpting® is an effective long-term means of achieving your desired body sculpting and contour of patients near the ideal weight. The science of Coolsculpting® boils down to this, you can eliminate stubborn fat deposits and keep them off for good with healthy body weight from a healthy lifestyle.

How to prepare for CoolSculpting®?

Because the suction of the applicator can be quite strong we recommend avoiding any anti-inflammatories, such as aspirin, or Advil one week prior to reducing the risk of bruising after the procedure. Bruising is common, and can be expected but usually only last a few days.

Prepare yourself to develop a healthy lifestyle and eating habits to maintain a stable body weight. The Coolsculpting® treatment will work for you to enjoy the slimmer-toned body and live more confidently with these stubborn fat deposits removed.

When to do the second or third CoolSculpting® treatment?

A second or third CoolSculpting® treatment may be recommended to further refine the targeted areas.

According to clinical trials as well as our clinical experience, it does take upwards of 4-5 months to see the final result. We recommend that doing a second treatment within about 30-60 days can enhance your overall treatment results.

The theory behind this mechanism is with the first treatment you create an inflammatory response around the fat cells. *The inflammation dissipates gradually over the following 60-90days post-treatment, during this as the fat cells die. If you treat a 2nd time prior to the inflammation completely resolving, you are able to generate, theoretically, an even larger inflammatory response with subsequent greater fat volume reduction.

Multiple treatments can help you achieve your ideal image. Coolsculpting is not a weight-loss treatment and does not replace diet and exercise.

*According to the clinical trial paper, published in 2011. It demonstrates this effect  Brightman L, Geronemus R. “Can Second Treatment Enhance Clinical Results in Cryolipolysis?” Cosmetic Dermatol. 2011 Feb; 24(2): 85-88.

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If you would like to learn more about CoolSculpting® or your candidacy for this procedure, please contact us.

We will happily answer your questions and schedule a consultation to help you begin your journey to remove stubborn fat.

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