Answering Your CoolSculpting® FAQs

Posted on March 10, 2021

If there’s one treatment option that has transformed the plastic surgery industry, it’s CoolSculpting®. This non-surgical treatment is one of the best ways to get rid of stubborn fat without surgery or even downtime. It’s common to have questions about CoolSculpting and whether it really works, so here’s answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting with our team.

How does CoolSculpting work?

It can sound gimmicky, but CoolSculpting uses a cooling method called cryolipolysis to freeze targeted fat cells, causing them to crystalize and be flushed from the body through lymphatic pathways. Cryolipolysis works because CoolSculpting technology can maintain an exact temperature during treatment of fat cells – the overlying skin and tissues are unharmed because this temperature is actually warmer than the temperature needed to damage skin and muscle! The result is a slimmer and more contoured look.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting can come with a lot of benefits. These include:

  • Permanent results
  • No incisions
  • No needles
  • No downtime
  • No anesthesia
  • Multiple treatment areas at once

What happens during treatment?

CoolSculpting requires only a quick and easy treatment session that can take less than an hour. During your session, you’ll relax while a specialized, molded applicator is put on your treatment area. This device draws the skin and fatty tissue into a cup with mild pressure while the cooling energy is administered. During this process, you can relax and bring your book, show, or podcast.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

At first, you’ll experience an intense cooling sensation at your treatment area. After a few minutes, the area will go numb and you likely won’t feel anything. CoolSculpting doesn’t require any anesthesia for this reason.

When can I return to my normal schedule?

There’s no downtime required after CoolSculpting, so you can return to your normal schedule right away. You can even exercise immediately afterward.

When will I see results?

You’ll begin to see results in about three weeks after your first treatment, but these will continue to improve with more treatment sessions over the course of a few months. The best part is that your results are permanent as long as you maintain a healthy weight and an active lifestyle.

Schedule a Consultation

CoolSculpting is one of the best ways to put the finishing touches on your body. To learn more about your ideal treatment package and to get started, we invite you to contact our Chicago office by calling or filling out our online form.