Top Questions About CoolSculpting

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CoolSculpting is a great way to get rid of unwanted fat that seems to stick no matter how focused you are on diet and exercise. Facial Aesthetics Medical Spa can answer all of your CoolSculpting questions during your initial consultation in Denver. Call our dermatologists today at (855) 857-4770 to talk about your body treatment options.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, FDA-approved alternative to liposuction. This form of body contouring works for a majority of patients and removes stubborn fat cells from various parts of your body. This process was derived from Cryolipolysis®, which is based on research that found children who often ate popsicles were more likely to have dimples because the cold temperature killed and removed small fat cells in their cheeks.

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting freezes and kills fat cells using the technology of Cryolipolysis®. This procedure removes the heat from fat tissue through cold plates and a suctioning vacuum. Your body will naturally get rid of these dead fat cells over the course of three weeks to two months. You will notice a gradual difference over time. The device is placed on your chosen area and does not affect the surrounding skin.

What Does It Feel Like?

During the procedure, you could feel some tugging or pinching on the area. Your skin will become numb after several minutes, and you may also experience stinging, cramping or aching. These symptoms will fade over the course of the session. Everyone experiences pain a little differently; you may feel quite uncomfortable or feel no discomfort at all.

After your CoolSculpting session, you may have some redness, bruising and swelling. You could experience pulling or stinging sensations over the next few weeks. You can help this by massaging the area.

Do I Qualify For CoolSculpting?

This procedure is not a quick fix for overweight or obese men and women. CoolSculpting works best on parts of your body where exercise and diet have difficulty toning and removing stubborn fat. The best way to know if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting is by speaking with one of our experienced dermatologists. We also offer laser hair removal to help you reach your best look.

Is It Safe?

The CoolSculpting procedure is safe and effective. No needles or surgery are involved. It's FDA-approved and has given many patients lasting results.

What Are The Side Effects?

The treatment process could cause some slight pain and discomfort including: pulling, stinging, swelling, bruising and other minor sensations. The redness should subside rather quickly in the span of a few hours, but sometimes this can last up to two weeks. You may have intermittent side effects for several weeks as your body recovers and removes the dead cells.

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

The price varies depending on the area of your body you'd like to focus on. Speak with our aestheticians in Denver about financing your CoolSculpting treatment.

Is There Any Downtime Required After My Treatment?

CoolSculpting is non-invasive. You can return to your normal activities right after your treatment session. You may have some discomfort from the bruising or swelling, but can continue with your workout routines and lifestyle without interruption.

Will I Need More Than One Treatment?

For the best results, several sessions could be recommended. The best way to know how many CoolSculpting treatments will give you your ideal results is to call our Denver location at (855) 857-4770 and schedule your initial consultation.

How Long Does A CoolSculpting Treatment Take?

The time needed depends heavily on the size of the area you're working on. The average length of one session is around one hour per area, but this varies. During this time, you can watch a movie, catch up on work or surf the web.

When Will I See Results?

You will begin to notice results around three weeks after your CoolSculpting treatment. The final effects will show up close to two months later, but you will see gradual improvements during this time. We may recommend you come in for a follow-up appointment.

What Are The CoolSculpting Alternatives?

Liposuction is the most effective alternative to CoolSculpting, but liposuction only removes the fat. The CoolSculpting process deadens fat cells and helps to prevent fat from collecting there in the future.

How Much Fat Is Removed And Where Does It Go?

You could have up to 25% of your fat cells killed in a specific area, but this depends on your body type and the number of treatments you undergo. These dead cells filter out of your body via your lymphatic system over the span of several months. The fat cells are gone which then stops fat from building up in that area again.

Can CoolSculpting Get Rid Of Cellulite?

Neither liposuction nor CoolSculpting can completely remove cellulite. Speak with our Facial Aesthetics staff about your cellulite options.

What If I Gain Weight Back?

Fat cells in the treated area are filtered out of your body, but weight gain can cause all of your body to accumulate fat. Many of our patients take good care of their body and overall health in order to keep their newly sculpted body in shape.

If you're interested in CoolSculpting, please call Facial Aesthetics in Denver today at (855) 857-4770 to schedule your consultation. We serve clients in Denver, Castle Rock and Aurora, Colorado and surrounding Colorado areas.