CoolSculpting® is by far the most popular body sculpting treatment in the U.S., with approximately 300,000 procedures performed each year. However, many of the clients we see who are looking at CoolSculpting as a body contouring option still ask, does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical, noninvasive body contouring procedure for men and women that reduces pockets of stubborn body fat in trouble areas such as the abdomen, lower back, and under the chin. Introduced to the market by leading medical cosmetic brand, Allergan Aesthetics, CoolSculpting was FDA-approved in 2010 to help individuals who actively work out and lead a healthy lifestyle to tighten and tone target areas that have been resistant to exercise and diet alone.
Here are the Top 10 CoolSculpting Questions our Master CoolSculpting Specialists Hear from Clients wondering, “Does CoolSculpting Work”:
1. How does CoolSculpting work?
CoolSculpting is the brand name for a fat-freezing method called cryolipolysis. During a CoolSculpting procedure, two applicators are placed on the target area to deliver controlled cooling at the exact location of unwanted fat cells. Unlike exercise alone, CoolSculpting is able to target specific areas of wanted fat loss.
Since fat cells are significantly more susceptible to cold damage than other cells, CoolSculpting leaves the skin and other surrounding tissue unharmed. Once the unwanted fat cells are frozen, the body naturally processes and eliminates them as waste, reducing up to 25% of fat in the treated area.
2. Is CoolSculpting a weight loss treatment?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment. It is a fat reduction method to target unwanted fat deposits that have proven challenging to reduce through diet and exercise efforts. CoolSculpting is meant to complement weight loss efforts, but cannot replace traditional diet and exercise. An ideal CoolSculpting candidate actively works out and maintains a healthy lifestyle but is seeking fat reduction treatment for a specific area.
3. Does CoolSculpting work on belly fat?
Yes, CoolSculpting is scientifically backed to reduce belly fat. In fact, CoolSculpting has been proven 85% effective at reducing stubborn body fat in the abdomen and has been shown to reduce the visible fat layer in the stomach in just two sessions.
4. How many CoolSculpting treatments are needed?
The number of CoolSculpting sessions will vary depending on each individual’s body contouring goals and desired treatment areas. You can anticipate up to a 20 to 25% reduction in fat layer thickness after a single session, though most clients require two or more treatment sessions to achieve their desired results.
5. How long does it take to see CoolSculpting results?
You may begin to see CoolSculpting results as early as four weeks post-procedure, but the most dramatic results appear within one to three months. Your body will continue to naturally remove the damaged fat cells for up to six months after your procedure when results will be most evident.
6. How do you speed up CoolSculpting results?
There’s no magic trick to speed up CoolSculpting results, but you can enhance them with a healthy diet and routine exercise. Individuals who maintain an unhealthy lifestyle and remain sedentary after CoolSculpting can anticipate less fat reduction than individuals who maintain healthy habits to accelerate overall fat reduction.
7. How long does CoolSculpting last?
CoolSculpting results can last indefinitely, as the frozen and eliminated fat cells cannot physically grow back. However, if you gain weight after your CoolSculpting procedure, you may gain new fat deposits in the same treatment areas.
8. Does CoolSculpting get rid of cellulite?
CoolSculpting can reduce pockets of fat along the abdomen, flanks, and inner and outer thighs to reduce the appearance of uneven skin; however, it cannot remove cellulite.
9. Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting?
The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is an adult who is relatively fit but struggles with modest-size fat deposits that have not been easily reduced through traditional diet and exercise. CoolSculpting candidates should live a healthy lifestyle but should not be seeking a weight loss procedure, nor should they substitute invasive methods such as liposuction for a CoolSculpting procedure.
10. Does CoolSculpting work?
Yes, CoolSculpting technology works. CoolSculpting is proven to have up to 91% efficacy in reducing fat layers in the flanks, abdomen, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and under the jaw, and can eliminate up to 25% of fat with one treatment. To see the results of CoolSculpting in action, look at real-life before and after results.
However, the other key to success is your CoolSculpting provider, as they are not all the same. If you find that you are a candidate for CoolSculpting treatment, to ensure that your investment works, you need to work with a Master CoolSculpting Specialist.
Master CoolSculpting Specialists are trained in advanced protocols and are required to stay up to date on the evolving CoolSculpting technology and how it can be applied. They are also more training on how to utilize CoolSculpting when the client has anatomical irregularities, dramatic weight loss, larger pockets of fat, asymmetry, or scar tissue concerns. Master CoolSculpting Specialists are taught techniques to overcome each of these issues, which less experienced providers may not be equipped to address.
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There are a multitude of reasons why CoolSculpting is one of the most popular body sculpting treatments, from its success in reducing visible layers of body fat to the longevity of its results. Now that you know how it works, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our CoolSculpting specialists. We’ll take the time to discuss your unique aesthetic goals to craft a customized treatment plan that can help eliminate stubborn body fat once and for all.