What do I need to know about CoolSculpting?
Get the facts about the #1 non-invasive fat-reduction procedure in the world!
CoolSculpting is extremely safe. More than 7 million CoolSculpting treatments have been performed worldwide, and that number is growing every day. We've performed more than 15,000 CoolSculpting treatments with successful and safe results.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment that permanently removes fat in targeted areas. It offers an ideal solution for men and women looking to reduce fat in some of those typical trouble zones many of us deal with like the belly, love handles, back, thighs and more.
We have performed thousands of safe, effective CoolSculpting treatments during the past eight years. In fact, we are the largest providers of CoolSculpting in Connecticut, and when it comes to aesthetic treatments, experience matters. Because we perform so many CoolSculpting treatments, we also stay current with the latest advancements in this breakthrough treatment and have all of the applicators available. That means your fat reduction treatment can be perfectly targeted to your individual needs and goals.
Non-invasive CoolSculpting works without penetrating the skin, and most patients report little to no discomfort. When the applicator is first applied, you will feel coldness, but then your tissues will become numb like when you use an ice pack. This is your cue to relax because you won’t feel anything else until the treatment is finished. You can go back to normal activities, including working out, right away. For a few days or weeks after treatment, some numbness may continue, as well as redness, swelling, bruising and sensitivity. These mild effects subside within a week or two.
During a CoolSculpting procedure, the appropriate applicator is applied to each treatment area for approximately one hour or less. Initially, there is a feeling of intense coldness, which subsides as the skin becomes numb. As the applicator chills the fat, the cooling begins a process of natural fat cell removal. Clients remain very comfortable during the time the applicator is on the skin and often read, watch videos or simply relax.
CoolSculpting works through cryolipolysis, which is the process of utilizing controlled freezing to destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting does this without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. Once the fat cells have been frozen to death, they are naturally eliminated by the body during the weeks following treatment.
Because CoolSculpting destroys fat cells by freezing them, and they are naturally eliminated by the body during the weeks following treatment, CoolSculpting results are permanent. You should be aware that remining fat cells can expand in size if you gain weight. That means the best way to retain your svelte physique is to maintain your weight after having CoolSculpting.
Just one CoolSculpting treatment provides visible results. In fact, each CoolSculpting treatment reduces fat by up to 25% on the treatment site. Depending on how much fat you have and how your body responds, you may want to have additional treatments, but many patients are perfectly pleased with the effects of just one CoolSculpting procedure.
There is minimal discomfort during the procedure, and absolutely no down time afterwards. There may be mild tenderness after the treatment and a temporary reduction in sensation resulting from the chilling of the tissues. Most clients resume their normal activities, including returning to work and exercise regimens, on the same day as the procedure.
CoolSculpting can be used to treat fat on the abdomen, love handles, back, bra line, chest, flanks, inner and outer thighs, under the chin (double chin), upper arms and under the buttocks. Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting have discrete and localized fat bulges.
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results at about 12 weeks. But your body is still flushing fat cells and may continue doing so for up to 6 months after treatment.
Each CoolSculpting treatment reduces fat on treated areas by 20-25%.
You can safely receive multiple treatments to the same area until your desired result is achieved. You can also treat additional areas at the same time or afterwards.
The ideal CoolSculpting candidate is within 10 to 20 pounds of ideal body weight and has localized fat in specific areas of concern, such as the belly, love handles, upper arms, back or under the chin. CoolSculpting works best on fat that is pinchable.
Yes! Because we has a variety of applicators, we can treat multiple areas during one visit. This might mean tackling both love handles at once or it could mean targeting belly fat and your double chin at the same time.
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment and not a weight loss program. The amount of fat lost will not generally lead to a significant reduction in your weight. But your body will be seriously more sculpted, and your pants waist will tell a more important story than your scale!
Yes, CoolSculpting’s breakthrough technology targets fat cells. So whether you lose weight easily or can’t get rid of those last 5 or 10 pounds, CoolSculpting offers fat reduction to any treated area.
Men and women love CoolSculpting! For guys, it offers an ideal solution to a beer belly, love handles, moobs and any other male problem areas. Women love CoolSculpting’s ability to improve issues like the post-baby belly, bra line fat, bat wings, inner and outer thighs and the dreaded banana roll. With the CoolMini applicator, CoolSculpting provides a solution to double chins for men and women.
Because everyone’s fat is different, CoolSculpting’s results will vary depending on the type and amount of fat a patient has on the area being treated. However, one treatment generally reduces fat 20-25% at the treatment site.
No matter what your age, CoolSculpting offers a solution to unwanted fat. Particularly in older men and women, diet and exercise alone often are not enough to maintain the sleek physique of youth. Patients in their 70s and beyond will receive the same benefits from CoolSculpting that younger patients experience.
CoolSculpting offers a wonderful solution to the post-baby belly. Because your body takes some time to recover from pregnancy and settle into its new shape, it’s best to wait about six months after giving birth or breastfeeding before having a CoolSculpting treatment.
CoolSculpting is safe and effective for women who have had a C-section. Because CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure and does not affect skin or tissues surrounding the fat it targets, it presents no complications after a C-section. In order to give your body time to recover from pregnancy, you should wait about six months after giving birth and/or breastfeeding before having treatment.
With more than 7 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, this breakthrough in non-invasive fat reduction is safe and effective. However, there are a few conditions that are contraindications for CoolSculpting: cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. CoolSculpting works best for patients who are within a normal body weight range and is not a weight loss treatment.
We have four locations – Radiance Medspa in Avon, CT and Greenwich Medical Spa in Greenwich, CT; Westport, CT; and Scarsdale, NY. Each location features the same advanced technology and similarly experienced professional clinicians, so the only question is which location is most convenient for you?