What Areas Does CoolSculpting® Treat?
CoolSculpting® is safe and effective for reducing fat cells throughout the body. The most popular FDA-approved treatment areas include:
- Abdomen & Flanks
- Inner/Outer Thighs
- Buttocks (Banana Roll)
- Upper Arms
- Back & Bra Fat
- Submental Fullness (Under-chin)
How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?
CoolSculpting® treatments can vary significantly from patient to patient. Depending on the treatment area(s), you can expect your procedure to take anywhere from 30-60 minutes. Patients who would like to address two areas at once (i.e., inner/outer thighs) can do so in a single office visit.
CoolSculpting® treatments are performed by a board-certified dermatologist to ensure an optimal outcome with minimal discomfort. Most patients watch movies on our iPad, read a magazine, work on their computers with our office WiFi, talk on the phone, or even nap during the procedure.
What Results Will I See?*
Many patients start to see initial results from their CoolSculpting® treatment in just a couple of weeks. Clothing will begin to have a better fit, and you’ll notice a more streamlined physique over the course of several months. Final results from CoolSculpting® will be apparent about 3-4 months after your final session.
While you may be able to see a reduction of fat with one CoolSculpting® appointment, the majority of patients need a series of treatments to achieve an optimal outcome. You may need anywhere from 2-6 sessions based on your short and long-term goals.
Ruptured fat cells that are metabolized by the body are unable to reform. That being said, CoolSculpting® cannot prevent future fat from accumulating. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prevent the need for further CoolSculpting® sessions down the line. However, touch-up treatments can safely be done as needed.
*Individual Results May Vary*
Is There Any Downtime or Side Effects?
There is no downtime, recuperation, needles, anesthesia, chemicals or surgery involved with CoolSculpting®. Side effects are generally minimal and typically subside quickly. You may experience slight redness, swelling, or tenderness at or around the treatment site for several hours to several days.
Long term side effects with CoolSculpting are very rare. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (a thickening of the treated area that usually occurs weeks to months post treatment) has occurred in approximately 1 in 4,000 treatments and can often be improved with other methods of fat removal. The newer, gentler applicators of Coolsculpting Advantage starting in 2016 made this much less common and the even more comfortable handpieces of Cool Elite in 2021 have no reported cases of PAH reported.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
To learn more about CoolSculpting® read the FAQs, pre and post-instruction information that can be found by clicking on the links below.
Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Krauss Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Wellesley, MA office directly to schedule – (781) 416-3500.
Krauss Dermatology serves the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary*