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Commercials and advertisements for CoolSculpting seem to be everywhere lately! Medical spas across the globe introduce CoolSculpting to their collections of body contouring treatments. You may find yourself wondering if CoolSculpting is the solution to your love handles or bulging tummy. But does CoolSculpting really work?

What exactly is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical treatment that uses controlled cooling to reduce body fat. It is NOT designed to be used as a weight-loss treatment. Rather, CoolSculpting is intended to help people get rid of stubborn body fat that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise.

Treatments can take as little as 35 minutes to administer. The procedures can be performed at your favorite local med spa. While pricing may vary, you can expect to pay $750 to $1,000 per treatment.  

Does CoolSculpting Work & produce noticeable results?

“In an analysis of data from more than 1,000 people who underwent cryolipolysis. Fat in the treated areas was reduced by about 25%, on average, and side effects were limited to temporary redness, bruising, soreness, and numbness.” – Hope Ricciotti, M.D., and Hye-Chun Hur, M.D., M.P.H., Editors in Chief, Harvard Women’s Health Watch

First-time patients are always a little hesitant when they come in for their consultations. Most of women have seen friends’ great results. But their first question is still – “Does CoolSculpting really work?” and more importantly “Will it work for me?”.

While treatment results may vary, CoolSculpting is known for producing visible results within 1-3 months.  Peer-reviewed clinical papers both confirm the effectiveness of the procedure when administered as indicated.  Our Patient testimonials also confirm these findings.

However, it is important to note, that multiple treatments may be required to produce your desired results.

Which areas of the body does CoolSculpting® target?

You may be wondering, does CoolSculpting® work for all areas of the body? CoolSculpting is designed to reduce fat in specific areas of the body that are particularly prone to be resistant to exercise and diet. The procedure is especially effective for fat bulges in these body parts:

  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms
  • Area under the buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Area under the chin
  • Middle and lower back
  • Area under the jawline

Who should administer CoolSculpting procedures?

“Most states have found with proper training, education and supervision, most medical spa professionals (including professionals who are not licensed as RNs or doctors) can perform CoolSculpting at this time…As with all medical treatments, prior to your initial treatment, the medical spa should conduct an in-person exam by either a doctor, a nurse practitioner or a physician assistant.” – American Med Spa Association 

Before scheduling a CoolSculpting® appointment, make sure the procedure will be administered by a trained medical spa professional. You can confirm this during your initial consultation regarding the treatment. In general, CoolSculpting is typically performed by one of the following medical spa professionals:

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Other medical professionals who have been trained by CoolSculpting to administer treatments

Does CoolSculpting work and is it a safe treatment?

After wondering “Does CoolSculpting work”, the next question usually is… “Is it safe?” Yes. When CoolSculpting is administered as intended by a trained medical professional, it is a very safe procedure. The manufacturers of the Zeltiq CoolSculpting System, designed their equipment with patient safety in mind and the CoolSculpting device is FDA approved.

In fact, you can easily access the FDA approval documents for the system on the Clinical Information section of the CoolSculpting website.

While CoolSculpting is a safe treatment, it is always a good idea to discuss the procedure’s safety indications. Youthtopia’s CoolSculpting specialist will be sure to fully inform prior to moving forward with the procedure.

For example, you may not be a good candidate for CoolSculpting if you suffer from cold agglutinin disease or cryoglobulinemia. You should also talk to your doctor if you recently had surgery or if you have a pre-existing hernia. 

Are there any possible side effects?

As you know, with virtually any procedure, there are some possible side effects associated with CoolSculpting. However, they are generally mild and tend to emerge after the procedure is completed. You may experience skin sensitivity, tingling, stinging, firmness, cramping, or swelling in the area that was treated. You may also notice temporary redness, bruising, or swelling. 

More serious side effects are very rare and include noticeable enlargement of the area that was treated. This side effect typically does not become visible until several months after the procedure was completed. This enlargement may require surgical treatment. If you would like to know more about the prevalence of these side effects, be sure to ask your doctor or CoolSculpting specialist for additional information.  

What factors contribute to how CoolSculpting works?

Many patients do not realize that they play a key role in maximizing their experience with the CoolSculpting procedure. Here are three important factors that can help you achieve the results you are looking for with CoolSculpting:

Realistic Expectations: Patients who are considering the procedure should remember that CoolSculpting is not designed to produce weight loss. Additionally, results often take 1-3 months to become visible.

Choice of Provider: Choosing an award-winning med spa with a highly skilled specialist is the key to great results and experience with CoolSculpting. Be sure to check out video testimonials and references to ensure you will be treated by a properly trained provider.

A Commitment to Improving Your Health: Maintaining your focus on exercise and a healthful diet is important and can help you maximize your satisfaction with your CoolSculpting results. 

What is the best way to determine whether CoolSculpting is right for you?

As outlined above, CoolSculpting® is a safe, FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction that is proven to eliminate stubborn body fat. In spite of CoolSculpting’s impressive track record of results, you may still have some questions or wonder if you are a good candidate for the procedure. 

Book an appointment to determine Coolscuplting is right for you! If you’re still wondering does CoolScuplting work, schedule your no-obligation consultation with a YouthTopia CoolSculpting specialist now.

So… does CoolSculpting work? YES, but during your consultation, you will learn whether or not you, personally, are a good candidate. This is your opportunity to share your questions and concerns about the procedure.

You can also take a tour of our Med Spa and discover why we are Atlanta’s most trusted CoolSculpting provider. We look forward to helping you finally eliminate your stubborn body fat!

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