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What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive, safe, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat by cryolipolysis. This procedure safely freezes unwanted fat cells to induce a natural, controlled elimination of the fat cells from problem areas such as the abdomen, flanks (love handles), inner and outer thighs, arms and bra area. CoolSculpting® was FDA approved in 2009 and over a million people have experienced this amazing procedure. It really works!!!

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting®? (Compared to Traditional Liposuction)

No surgery. No downtime. No activity restrictions. You may resume work and exercise immediately after your procedure. IT WORKS!! Effective way to permanently reduce unwanted fat without the risk and recovery time of surgical liposuction procedures.

Does it hurt?

You will feel an intense cold sensation that disappears within minutes as the area becomes “numb”. Most clients find the procedure comfortable and often read or work on their laptop computer during their treatment.

How long does the procedure take?

We offer the latest hand pieces from Zeltiq that can treat an area in as little as 35 minutes, so it won’t disrupt your entire day. We also can perform “DUAL SCULPTING”, which involves the use of 2 machines and enables us to treat 2 areas AT THE SAME TIME!

How does it work?

During the CoolSculpting® procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area to specifically target underlying fat, leaving the skin surface unaffected. When fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a visible reduction in fat bulges.

How effective is CoolSculpting®?

On average, CoolSculpting® results in a 20% reduction of fat with every treatment. You can start to see results as soon as 3-4 weeks after your treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a 2-4 month period.

Who is a good candidate for the procedure?

Dr. Gulcher and her CoolSculpting® Certified Staff can determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Generally, if you can “pinch an inch”, you are likely to benefit from CoolSculpting®. We offer free consultations to assess if this treatment is appropriate for you and to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending on the amount of fat and your desired outcome, you will likely need more than one treatment to your problem area to reach your treatment goal.

*The information about Coolsculpting was reviewed by Dr. Lisa Gulcher. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.