CoolSculpting FAQ

fitness woman in a side view
fitness woman in a side view

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is also known as fat freezing. It is a non-invasive treatment that uses advanced cooling technology to reduce fat cells. It eliminates stubborn deposits of fat in trouble zones like the stomach and thighs.

Is CoolSculpting Expensive?

CoolSculpting prices vary per person. It is an affordable treatment, starting at around $750. There are many ways you can save money on a treatment plan.

Is CoolSculpting Permanent?

CoolSculpting is a long-lasting fat reduction method. Once the fat cells exit the body, they can never return or regrow. This results in long-term fat reduction as long as the patient doesn’t gain weight. Excessive weight gain obscures CoolSculpting results.

Does CoolSculpting Work?

Yes, CoolSculpting works. It is cleared by the FDA to reduce fat cells. Some studies prove that it reduces 25% of fat at the treatment site in just one session.

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

CoolSculpting is virtually painless. It is a tolerable treatment that patients can enjoy. During the first few minutes of the machine activating, some patients feel a tugging sensation and an intense cooling. This dissipates as soon as the treatment area goes numb.

Can you DIY CoolSculpting?

No, DIY CoolSculpting does not work. It is dangerous. People using ice packs to mimic the cooling of CoolSculpting leave themselves at risk for thermal damage or frostbite. CoolSculpting should only ever be done by a licensed professional.

Is CoolSculpting Right for Me?

CoolSculpting is a treatment made for reducing fat on a healthy adult struggling with diet and exercise resistant fat cells. It is never used as a weight loss treatment or to cure obesity. If you question your treatment candidacy, you can schedule a free consultation with a provider to learn more.

When Will I See CoolSculpting Results?

CoolSculpting results are evident within 8 to 12 weeks. Some people might see results sooner. The fat reduction continues for up to 6 months after the completion of the cooling sessions. Individual experiences will vary.

Can CoolSculpting Eliminate Upper Arm Fat?

Yes, CoolSculpting tackles stubborn upper arm fat. The FDA cleared a special applicator to treat hard-to-treat areas like the upper arms.

Is CoolSculpting Dangerous?

CoolSculpting is cleared by the FDA. It is also scientifically proven as safe and effective. Risks or side effects are infrequent. To secure safe treatments free from any adverse effects, you should select a licensed professional to perform your cooling sessions.

What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is the newest fat freezing treatment available. It uses the same advanced cooling technology as the original CoolSculpting.

What is Different about CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite features many improvements. It has re-engineered applicators capable of burning twice the amount of fat in less time. It also makes treatments more comfortable, effective, and provides shorter cooling sessions.

What is Cryolipolysis?

Cryolipolysis is a scientifically proven procedure that uses controlled cooling to freeze unwanted fat cells to death. CoolSculpting is the only FDA-cleared body shaping treatment that uses Cryolipolysis to reduce unwanted fat.

What areas can CoolSculpting treat?

CoolSculpting can reduce fat in almost any area of the body from head to toe. CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to freeze fat in the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, submental region, and upper arms.

How cold does CoolSculpting get?

The CoolSculpting machines are calibrated for the optimum temperature for freezing fat cells. The CoolSculpting applicator chills a bulge to 4 degrees Celsius (39 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit) just above freezing. The overlying skin and surrounding tissues are not harmed during CoolSculpting treatments.

How does CoolSculpting compare to Liposuction?

Liposuction removes more fat than CoolSculpting, but Liposuction is an invasive procedure. It requires surgery, general anesthesia, and a lengthy recovery time. CoolSculpting is non-invasive. It is better for spot-reducing isolated bulges of fat. It is also ideal for people who want to reduce fat without surgery or lengthy downtime.

Will CoolSculpting help me lose weight?

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment. It is a fat reduction treatment. Unlike weight loss treatments that merely shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells through Cryolipolysis. This results in visible, long-lasting reductions in fat.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

The best way to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with a reputable CoolSculpting provider. Fat freezing treatments work best on isolated bulges of pinchable fat. It is intended for healthy adults who struggle with stubborn fat bulges that resist diet and exercise.

CoolSculpting in Newtown Square

If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite, contact KP Aesthetics. We are a leading provider of the original CoolSculpting and the NEW CoolSculpting Elite in Newtown Square. Call us at 484-420-4094 to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more. 

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Kimberly Costalas, RN at KP Aesthetics.

Kimberly Costalas, RN

Nurse Injector for Cosmetic Medicine and Certified Coolsculpting Specialist
Kim has over 10 years of patient care experience and has been performing aesthetic services since 2011. She trained with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and has had many private, one-on-one sessions and instruction from Merz Pharmaceutical. She has had extensive, individual training by Zeltiq (the maker of CoolSculpting) representatives and attended CoolSculpting University for further instruction.

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