Frequently Asked Questions


How does CoolSculpting work?

This revolutionary technology uses a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis to target, cool and eliminate fat cells without damage to neighboring tissue. After a one-to-two hour CoolSculpting™ procedure, your body goes to work. Over the next two to four months, the crystallized fat cells break down and they are naturally flushed from your body.

What will the results be?

On average, each CoolSculpting™ procedure results in a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treatment area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional procedures. Some clients, though, find that one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your provider can discuss and design a plan that suits you best.


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What happens during the procedure?

We will first position the device on the area to be treated. The device then draws the bulge area up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently.

What does it feel like?

As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. You will be seated comfortably or lying down during the one to two hour procedure. Many people spend this time reading, working on their laptop, listening to music or even taking a nap.


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Can I return to normal activities after the procedure?

Yes. The CoolSculpting™ procedure is completely non-invasive, so that you can return to normal activities immediately. You may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary. Many of our patients even go to the gym immediately following the procedure!

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still be flushing fat cells at that time, and will continue doing so for up to four months.

Are the results permanent?

When you have your CoolSculpting™ procedure, the treated fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with their normal diet and exercise, long-term results should remain stable.

How do I get started?

Call us at (602) 354-8040 or fill out the inquiry form below to schedule a free consultation to learn more about CoolSculpting by Zeltiq and what it can do for you.