Frequently asked questions
ARE COOLSCULPTING RESULTS PERMANENT?
CoolSculpting results are long lasting. Unlike weight loss programs that shrink fat cells, the process of cryolipolysis physically metabolizes fat cells and excretes them from the body as waste. These cells cannot grow back. They cannot re-expand. They are gone for good. Excessive weight gain may obscure some of your CoolSculpting results so it is important to follow a healthy lifestyle to maintain your skinnier, sculpted look.
The durability of CoolSculpting results is proven in a longitudinal study ⁱⁱⁱ published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Researchers evaluated patients 9 years after a single CoolSculpting treatment. They found that after nearly a decade, CoolSculpting results remained clearly evident. The study concludes “local reductions in fat [after a single CoolSculpting treatment] have significant longevity…suggest[ing] results from Cryolipolysis may be very long-lasting.”
WHEN WILL I SEE MY COOLSCULPTING RESULTS?
After a CoolSculpting treatment, the body’s lymphatic system collects and processes the frozen fat cells over a span of several weeks.ⁱ Individual experiences vary but some patients report visible fat reductions in as little as 4 weeks. But for the majority of patients, CoolSculpting results typically take 8 to 12 weeks to fully manifest.ⁱⁱ While some patients wish CoolSculpting results were immediate, other patients appreciate the gradual reduction in fat because it mimics the appearance of natural weight loss.*
DOES COOLSCULPTING HURT?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that touts a high patient tolerance rate.¹ While individual experiences may vary, most patients report no CoolSculpting pain during their treatment. However, it is not uncommon to experience some mild discomfort during the first five minutes of the procedure when the CoolSculpting machine is first turned on. During this time patients describe a pulling or tugging sensation and feeling cold at the treatment site. But again, this discomfort usually dissipates quickly, allowing patients to sit back and relax or even take a nap for the remainder of the treatment.*
COOLSCULPTING RISKS AND COOLSCULPTING SIDE EFFECTS?
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive treatment that is safe and cleared by the FDA. It is praised for its high safety profile and minimal CoolSculpting risks. A clinical study evaluating the “Safety, Tolerance, And Patient Satisfaction With Noninvasive Cryolipolysis”ⁱⁱ concluded that “cryolipolysis is a safe, well-tolerated, and effective treatment method for reduction of subcutaneous fat.”Another clinical study ⁱ confirmed these findings saying, “cryolipolysis is considered to be both safe and efficient with a high patient satisfaction rate.”
Besides a very low rate of CoolSculpting risks, CoolSculpting side effects are also unlikely. However, it is not uncommon to experience symptoms associated with your body’s immune response to collect and process frozen fat cells following treatment. Symptoms may include tenderness, redness, numbing, or bruising around the treatment area. Typically these symptoms are mild and clear up within days.*
CAN COOLSCULPTING TIGHTEN SKIN OR IMPROVE SKIN LAXITY?
The CoolMini applicator is designed to target submental fullness, also known as a double chin. Clinical studies and Cool Sculpting before and after pics reveal how effectively the CoolMini can reduce fat under the chin. But that’s not all the CoolMini can do to help you improve the appearance of a double chin. Recently, the FDA cleared the CoolMini to “improve the appearance of lax tissue in the treated area.” ⁵
The FDA clearance followed several studies evaluating Cool Sculpting’s ability to tighten skin that is loose and sagging. One study, published in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery noted “independent assessments by patients and investigators found consistent improvement in skin texture and laxity”⁶ after CoolSculpting treatments to reduce a double chin. This means the CoolMini applicator offers a double solution for improving the appearance of a double chin.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING?
Cool Sculpting is intended for healthy men and women who struggle with bulges and stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. The best way to discover if CoolSculpting will be right for you is to schedule your Free CoolSculpting consultation with Coolsculpting of Southlake. During this time, we will discuss your individual needs and determine if Cool Sculpting is the best way to reach your goals. If this is a good solution for you, your Treatment Specialist and Cool Sculpting medical provider will develop a plan that is not only specific to your body and needs, but also within your budget. We want to ensure you are comfortable with every step of your wellness journey.