Coolsculpting is an innovative treatment that contours your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. It’s one of the top body-shaping procedures nationwide, and we’re happy to offer this treatment to you! Find out how CoolSculpting can help you look and feel your best!
Watch this video where Aesthetician Keiann Roberts discusses CoolSculpting at The Medical Spa. Then, give us a call at 704-884-2179 to schedule a consultation!
Faster Way to Fat Loss
At The Medical Spa, we have the newest CoolSculpting technology. Therefore, you can anticipate an even faster procedure and improved results. On your first visit, we’ll provide you with an individualized CoolSculpting plan to help you reach your goals and freeze away fat from troublesome areas.
Each treatment takes approximately one hour or less. During your CoolSculpting treatment, you can rest or catch up on your favorite series in a private room with Netflix and Amazon TV. As an added bonus, we will even provide complimentary lunch for patients treated during their lunch hour (with purchase of a minimum 4 cycles).
You’ll also have access to a private entrance for discreteness. The Medical Spa team looks forward to helping you look good and feel great!
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment that actually freezes away your fat without exercise or dieting. It was developed by scientists from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital when they realized that cold could target fat cells. As a result of this finding, they decided to create CoolSculpting as a way to kill fat cells and shrink waistlines.
The procedure works by freezing unwanted fat cells. Then, this causes the fat cell to die. Next, your body processes the fat and disposes of the dead cells. It is safe because it doesn’t harm any other tissue, such as skin or muscle, and it’s also FDA-approved!
You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting at The Medical Spa if you’re having a hard time losing those last few pounds you need to reach your desired body shape and weight. Unfortunately, it is not an ideal option for people who want to lose a lot of weight. However, this procedure is most effective when you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight, but have fat deposits in the stomach, love handles, thighs or buttocks.
While CoolSculpting non-surgical fat removal is a long-term solution that actually eliminates fat, a good candidate should continue to eat healthy and exercise, or face the risk of having the fat re-accumulate.
Although CoolSculpting is an effective treatment, it isn’t the right option for everyone. It is a safe procedure, but providers may not want to offer this treatment if you are pregnant, suffer from an autoimmune disorder or have a history of bulimia or anorexia in the past year.
You’ll have “before” photos taken at your first visit, so you and the provider can get a better picture of your results. Once the procedure begins, the provider may mark the treatment area. A gel patch is placed over the skin to protect it during the procedure. Then, the provider will place the appropriate applicator on the area. If you are treating a big area, expect a big applicator. The applicator suctions to the area like a vacuum to isolate and freeze the fat.
In the end, “after” photos will be taken, so you can get a great view of your results! Check out some of our before and after photos from CoolSculpting treatments!
Sometimes, diet and exercise just isn’t enough. Because of age or genetics, you may have stubborn areas that simply won’t shrink as much as you want. This is common in the stomach, thighs and buttock.
In the past, invasive surgery may have been your only hope. However, now, you can choose a safe, non-invasive procedure to get rid of those annoying fat cells. And they won’t just shrink, they’ll be gone for good!
Get the COOL advantage. It’s a non-invasive procedure that will leave no scar, requires no anesthesia and causes little-to-no pain. Plus, it destroys fat cells permanently, making it a long-term solution. Some non-invasive procedures promise to shrink your waistline, but only provide short term results; not CoolSculpting!
BONUS: You don’t have to follow a specific diet or exercise regimen to improve the results. CoolSculpting was designed to work for YOU!
IS THE COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT RIGHT FOR ME?
CoolSculpting® is a fat-reduction treatment for men and women who want to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat in certain areas of their body (see FDA cleared areas for treatment). CoolSculpting® is NOT a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical alternative that has little to no downtime.
To see if CoolSculpting® is right for you, take our Am I a Candidate quiz and make an appointment with a provider near you for a one-on-one consultation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
That all depends on what areas you treat and how many treatments you have. Many patients choose to do CoolSculpting® on multiple areas to reach their ideal end result. Typically, CoolSculpting® will cost anywhere between $2000-$4000 for a personalized treatment plan.
When you meet with a CoolSculpting® consultant, they will work with you to find a personalized treatment that fits your body and your budget. In fact, many CoolSculpting® providers offer flexible payment plans to help you get the results you want without having to pay the full cost up front.
For more information on the cost of CoolSculpting® treatments, click here.
CAN COOLSCULPTING® REDUCE FAT ON EVERY PART OF MY BODY?
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT?
The applicator will be placed on the treatment area and there will be a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body, followed by that signature cooling effect. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.
See additional Important Safety Information below.
After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That’s it!
To learn more about what happens during a CoolSculpting® treatment, read our What To Expect page!
HOW LONG DOES A TREATMENT TAKE?
Each CoolSculpting® treatment is different, so it depends on which areas of the body and how many of them you plan on doing. Depending on the area, treatment can be done in as little as 35 minutes. The CoolSmooth applicator is discontinued, however some practices may still use it. If you opt to do multiple treatments in a session, expect to spend more time. Some providers have multiple CoolSculpting® machines, allowing patients to do multiple treatment areas at once, reducing the amount of time spent in office.
Hear what real patients had to say about their CoolSculpting® experience, here.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
While you will see up to a 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area after a single treatment, it depends on the person and the area being treated. Your provider will work with you to determine if additional treatments are necessary to reach your desired goal.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
You’ll start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post-treatment. Final results may take 6 months or more.
See the fat-reduction results up close with our Before & After gallery. Check out the results of real patients to see how CoolSculpting® helped shape their bodies after several weeks.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FROZEN FAT CELLS?
CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, which is just a technical way to say fat-freezing. When fat cells freeze, they die and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural process. Don’t worry: This process happens so gradually, you won’t necessarily notice a difference in your day-to-day life.
Read more about the science of cryolipolysis here.
IS THE COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT SAFE?
CoolSculpting® has been cleared by the FDA to effectively treat nine different areas of the body (see the FDA cleared areas below). Clinical trials have demonstrated CoolSculpting® to be safe and effective in reducing fat in certain areas.
WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE COOLSCULPTING®?
The CoolSculpting® treatment is not for everyone. You should not have it done if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss treatment. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting®is right for you.
See additional Important Safety Information below.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS AFTER A TREATMENT?
Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. Paradoxical hyperplasia (visibly enlarged tissue volume in the treated area) may develop two to five months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® is right for you.
See additional Important Safety Information below.
CAN I GAIN WEIGHT AFTER HAVING A COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT?
The CoolSculpting® treatment helps eliminate stubborn pockets of fat. But, since CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss treatment, it is possible to gain weight post-treatment if you don’t keep up your healthy habits. This kind of weight gain will most likely happen evenly throughout your body, not just in treatment areas.
Learn more about the difference between fat loss and weight loss here.
WILL MY HEALTH INSURANCE COVER A COOLSCULPTING® TREATMENT?
Because CoolSculpting® is a voluntary cosmetic treatment, it is not normally covered by insurance providers and FSA companies. Check directly with your insurer to learn what is covered under your plan benefits. Alternately, you can also check with your CoolSculpting® provider to see if they offer financing options. Contact The Medical Spa of Gaston by clicking here.