There's no better way to make mom feel special on Mother's Day than spending the day with her. What if you and mom spent the day together while getting a CoolSculpting® treatment? Well, that's exactly what mom, Ana, and daughter, Melissa did!
This lucky pair spent the afternoon with Dr. Grant Stevens, freezing away their stubborn abdomen fat, and we caught it on camera! Watch Ana's and Melissa's full treatment to see what to expect before, during and after the CoolSculpting® treatment.
Dr. Stevens, shows us how this COOL treatment works while answering questions about what to expect from a CoolSculpting experience! Take a peek into a real treatment and read answers to the Frequently Asked Questions.
What To Expect Before CoolSculpting® Treatment
Before getting a CoolSculpting® treatment, it is highly recommended that you visit your physician to determine if you are a candidate. Dr. Stevens assessed that Melissa was a good candidate for this CoolSculpting® treatment because she had subcutaneous fat (fat you can grab or tug on) and realistic expectations. Every body is different, which is why it is important to set proper expectations with your treating physician before getting a CoolSculpting® treatment.
“Fat cells are more sensitive to cold than our skin and muscles. After 10 years of research, CoolSculpting® came up with the exact temperature to kill a fat cell.”
- Dr. Grant Stevens
What To Expect During CoolSculpting® Treatment
Treatment times vary depending on what part of the body you are having treated. The majority of treatments take 35-minutes per treated area, allowing enough time for a quick show or to take a snooze before you head back to work. Other areas, can take 45 to 60 minutes.
Many practices offer the opportunity to have multiple areas treated in a single day! The most common areas treated with the FDA-cleared CoolSculpting® treatment are the abdomen, love handles, back fat, bra fat, outer or inner thighs, and upper arms. What area(s) would you have treated?
What to Expect After CoolSculpting® Treatment
CoolSculpting® is a FDA-cleared, safe and effective way to reduce fat by delivering precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin, a process known as cryolipolysis. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die.
After your CoolSculpting® treatment, your body naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells, leaving a more sculpted you! Remember, CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure, but a nonsurgical way of reducing the fat in those stubborn areas that are resistant to diet and exercise.
After a CoolSculpting® treatment, patients can expect up to 20%-25% reduction of fat in the treated area, but it is important to remember that CoolSculpting® is NOT a weight-loss procedure.
How Long Does it Take to See Results from a CoolSculpting® Treatment?
CoolSculpting® patients begin seeing results from the treatment in as little as one month, but the final results are apparent at around three months. Many patients opt in for multiple CoolSculpting® treatments in multiple areas to reach their body sculpting goals. Check out some before and after pictures of real CoolSculpting® patients to see some COOL results!
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?
“Generally, by 3 months you see the full results.”
- Dr. Grant Stevens
The Next Step in Your CoolSculpting® Journey
Now that you have seen a two woman treated with a CoolSculpting® treatment, you should feel confident in answering, "how does CoolSculpting® work." Are you ready to find out if you are a good candidate for the treatment? Take this short quiz to help determine if the CoolSculpting® treatment is right for you.
Next, you'll want to meet with a CoolSculpting® clinician in your area to come up with your complete treatment plan. With this unique treatment plan, you'll be one step closer to achieving your body sculpting goals. With the assessment out of the way and treatment plan established, you can set up an appointment for treatment, so you can kiss those pesky bulges goodbye!