CoolSculpting® is one of the most popular nonsurgical procedures in the country—and we can certainly understand why. The treatment freezes away “pinchable” areas of fat and helps trim the body. We receive many CoolSculpting questions from patients here in Kalispell who want to learn more about body contouring treatments. Most men and women want to know if this treatment can help them tone trouble spots that don’t respond to diet or exercise.
Because Coolsculpting is a nonsurgical treatment with zero recovery time, it is a great option for those new to cosmetic procedures who want to sculpt their body. If you’re wondering if CoolSculpting is right for you, here’s a few answers to 5 common questions.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
No, CoolSculpting is not a painful procedure. It is a noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment that doesn’t require pain medication or anesthesia. However, some patients may experience mild numbness, tenderness, or swelling after their CoolSculpting session. These side effects are temporary, and over-the-counter products such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) effectively ease the discomfort.
What does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of a CoolSculpting session in Kalispell depends on the areas being treated. The smaller the treatment area, the lower the overall cost. Addressing multiple areas at once (such as with our DualSculpting sessions) can also affect the price. Our staff can give you an accurate estimate during your 1-on-1 consultation.
Does CoolSculpting tighten skin?
As CoolSculpting freezes away unwanted fat, it can also smooth and firm the skin around treated areas. One possible explanation for this is that intense cold can trigger new collagen production in the skin. While this unexpected “bonus” is not yet an FDA-approved result, it is still a great benefit that many patients enjoy.
How many treatments do you need to see results?
Patients can enjoy fat-reducing results from a single CoolSculpting treatment. But for those who wish to see more dramatic results, a series of sessions can create a noticeable difference. Many patients schedule a follow-up procedure about a month or so after their initial treatment. Over the weeks and months following a treatment, the body will shed the dead fat cells, and the fat layer will reduce in size.
Can anyone get CoolSculpting?
Any healthy man or woman can use CoolSculpting to remove excess fat. However, it is important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a “weight loss procedure.” While it can sculpt the body, it is not a substitute for exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Ideal CoolSculpting candidates are those who want to reduce fat in targeted areas without the need for surgery such as liposuction.
If you would like to contour your body without surgery, CoolSculpting may be right for you. Request a virtual consultation online if you would like to learn more about your treatment options. You can also contact our practice by phone at (406) 756-2241.