Questions about CoolSculpting? Here’s what you need to know

Posted on February 25, 2020

CoolSculpting is an incredibly popular procedure, with thousands of people choosing it as an effective and non-invasive body contouring technique. If you’re one of the many patients who have become interested in CoolSculpting, you probably have a handful of questions that need to be answered before you’re ready to get started with the procedure. Here are five of the most common CoolSculpting questions answered.


Does CoolSculpting need to be repeated?

For many people, it’s common to require multiple CoolSculpting sessions before they see their goal results. A single session will usually remove about 20 percent of the fat cells in the treatment area. Any remaining fat cells can be further removed in follow-up sessions.

How long will it take before I see results?

CoolSculpting is not an immediate fix. It takes time for the body to flush away fat cells following a CoolSculpting treatment. Most people will see their results at around three months after the treatment, however, some changes will be noticeable as early as two weeks.

Can I use CoolSculpting to lose weight?

CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. Because the procedure removes fat cells, you may see some small changes in weight after CoolSculpting. However, it is not an alternative for a healthy diet and exercise if you want to lose several pounds.

Will I have loose skin after CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting will not result in loose skin, but it doesn’t tighten or tone existing loose skin either. If this is a concern in addition to stubborn areas of fat, another procedure, such as SkinTyte, will likely be better suited to you,

Where’s the best place to go for CoolSculpting?

If you’re considering CoolSculpting, it’s important to have the procedure done at a reputable practice by an experienced and certified technician. At the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine, your CoolSculpting procedure will be completed by a professional and experienced team led by board-certified dermatologists. They will ensure that your procedure is both safe and effective and advise whether CoolSculpting is the right treatment for your needs.


To learn more about CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation at the Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine in Chicago’s River North area. Call our office at (312) 767-5513 or request an appointment online.