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What is CoolSculpting®?

Nearly 80% of Americans feel unhappy about how their body looks at times. About two in five people feel this way each time they look in the mirror.

In some cases, dieting and exercise aren’t enough to help achieve your health and beauty goals. You don’t have to feel stuck with stubborn fat, though! If you’re looking for ways to lose stubborn fat this year, consider CoolSculpting® instead.

What is CoolSculpting®, exactly, and how can it help? Keep reading to find out!

After reviewing this guide, you could find a simple, stress-free method for accomplishing your goals. You can show off your stunning figure and feel confident when looking into the mirror, too!

Get ready to slim down. Read on to learn everything you need to know about CoolSculpting® today.

What is CoolSculpting?

Let’s start by answering the question that likely brought you here in the first place: what is CoolSculpting®?

Also known as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction solution. It’s an effective, non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Choosing a non-invasive treatment option can help you avoid complications and downtime.

CoolSculpting® uses intense, cold temperatures to target stubborn fat cells. Each session takes about an hour.

If you’ve struggled to lose stubborn fat through dieting and exercise, you can freeze off fat using CoolSculpting instead. Removing stubborn fat cells will also help you tone up and accomplish your beauty goals.

What is involved in a CoolSculpting Treatment?

You can schedule a consultation appointment with one of our body-shaping specialists to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you. We’ll ensure you experience the best possible results through treatment.

You can also ask us, “what is CoolSculpting®” to learn more about the procedure.

During treatment, our technician will use a cooling applicator that looks like a vacuum cleaner nozzle. They’ll place the nozzle against your desired target area. Then, the machine will use intense cooling temperatures to freeze off fat.

Possible treatment areas include your:

  • Bra fat
  • Thighs
  • Flanks
  • Upper arms
  • Below the chin
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Banana roll

You’ll notice a slight sucking sensation. Don’t worry; the CoolSculpting® treatment isn’t painful. You might experience a small amount of discomfort during treatment, though.

Throughout a treatment session, our technician will move the device around. The applicator will suck and cool different areas to accomplish your goals. In other words, you can treat multiple areas during a single session.

After your session, the technician will massage the treatment area to break up any frozen deep tissue. Massaging the area can help your body naturally absorb the destroyed fat cells.

You can listen to music, read a book, or work on the computer during treatment.

How It Works

Now that we’ve answered the question, “what is CoolSculpting®?,” let’s discuss how the device works.

Cryolipolysis focuses on removing your body’s subcutaneous fat. Subcutaneous fat is located directly under the skin. Intense cooling temperatures can destroy these stubborn fat cells.

Then, the body will absorb and naturally remove the stubborn fat.

The device is able to extract energy from your subcutaneous fat cells, encouraging the cells to die gradually. Don’t worry, though. Cryolipolysis won’t affect any surrounding nerves, muscle, or tissue.

It can take a while before you recognize results, though. During the months following your session, your lymphatic system will digest the frozen fat cells. Your body will then filter out the cells as waste.

CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment option for removing stubborn fat. Since it’s noninvasive, treatment doesn’t require anesthesia.

It’s important to note that it’s not a weight-loss treatment, though.

CoolSculpting® Costs

Cost for treatment can range between $2,000 and $4,000. The cost usually varies based on the treatment area. The size of the treatment area can impact the cost, too.

For example, you might decide to treat smaller areas such as your upper abdomen or under the chin. These treatment areas require a smaller applicator. Treating these areas will cause less than others.

Remember, working with an experienced, licensed provider will ensure the best possible results. You can schedule a consultation appointment with a member of our team for more accurate pricing.

Ideal Candidates

Scheduling a consultation appointment with a member of our team will help you determine if you’re an ideal candidate.

You might want to consider cryolipolysis if you’ve struggled to lose stubborn fat through dieting and exercise. A doctor might recommend CoolSculpting® as a treatment option as well. However, there are a few factors that might exclude you from treatment.

For example, you’re not an ideal candidate if you have:

  • Poor skin tone
  • Loose skin
  • Cold urticaria
  • Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia

Cold urticaria is a condition that can cause hives if your skin gets too cold. Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria destroys red blood cells when you’re cold, leading to complications. Cryoglobulinemia occurs when abnormal proteins thicken in cold temperatures.

If you have one of these conditions, speak with one of our experts to discuss alternative treatment options. Make sure you’re informed about potential risks before starting treatment.

CoolSculpting® isn’t ideal as a treatment for obesity, either. If you need to lose weight for health reasons, consider working with a medically-guided weight loss program like Blue Sky MD to lose weight in a supportive and safe clinical setting.

The Benefits

Now that we’ve answered the question, “what is CoolSculpting®,” let’s discuss the amazing benefits of this treatment option! Here are a few reasons to consider beginning treatment today.


One of the top benefits of CoolSculpting® is it’s non-invasive.

With liposuction and other surgical options, incisions can leave you with unseemly scars. You can avoid scarring by choosing CoolSculpting instead.

Since treatment is non-invasive, it’s also low-risk. Even if you choose liposuction with a board-certified plastic surgeon, there are risks to consider.

With CoolSculpting®, you’ll only experience minor, temporary side effects. These side effects will fade quickly, too.

You won’t have to worry about side effects associated with anesthesia, either.

Safe and Effective

CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective treatment option for losing stubborn fat.

With CoolSculpting®, you can target specific areas. This localized fat reduction option will allow you to accomplish your beauty goals. You can even target stubborn areas that are resistant to exercise and dieting.

single cryolipolysis session could result in a 20 to 80% reduction of stubborn fat cells.

While some recent controversy over CoolSculpting from has highlighted some risks, the incidence of adverse reactions to CoolSculpting like Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) is extremely low—between 0.05-0.39%. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should consult your primary care doctor and dermatologist before undergoing CoolSculpting.

Do CoolSculpting® results last?

Yes! In fact, 73% of patients report satisfaction. Over 80% would recommend cryolipolysis to a friend.

According to the same study, treatment was most effective for the flank, back, and abdomen areas.

No Pain

After surgery, it’s inevitable that you’ll experience some amount of pain. Potential pain and discomfort dissuades many people from surgical options in the first place. With CoolSculpting®, you won’t have to go under the knife.

You can avoid painful side effects, needles, and incisions altogether.

Remember, you might experience a little discomfort after treatment. Every patient is a little different. It’s possible you’ll feel sore, as if you recently exercised.

Swelling is a common side effect as well. Other potential side effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Aching
  • Redness
  • Tenderness

These side effects should subside after a day or two. You can contact a member of our team if these side effects persist.

However, the discomfort is nothing compared to what you would experience after surgery.


Many people are searching for customized treatments that can help freeze off fat. Look no further! You can adjust your CoolSculpting® treatment plans as you see fit.

Since it first gained FDA approval, CoolSculpting® has also gained clearance to treat numerous areas. You can get rid of your double chin, love handles, or banana roll without exploring different procedures.

In fact, each treatment area requires its own applicator. We can use multiple applicators to customize your treatment as needed.

You can freeze off fat and tackle your problem areas without stress or worry.

Fast and Easy

With liposuction, you’ll need to consider any scheduling issues before going under the knife. You’ll need to plan time for preparation, surgery, and recovery. Then, you’ll need to remain home to heal for a few days.

With CoolSculpting®, you don’t have to go through the hassle of scheduling surgery and recovery time.

Instead, you can visit one of our treatment centers and leave within an hour. Some treatment areas take as little as 35 minutes.

You can spend that time reading, working, or checking emails, too. You don’t have to put life on pause.

There’s no downtime after your session, either. Instead, you can get back to your routine without restrictions.

Lower Cost

You don’t have to worry about the cost of CoolSculpting treatment, either! In fact, CoolSculpting is less expensive than liposuction. You also won’t have to worry about:

  • Operating room fees
  • Medications
  • Anesthesia costs

Instead, you can work with a member of our team to discover a cost-effective approach to removing stubborn fat.

What is CoolSculpting®? Start Freezing Stubborn Fat Today

To recap: what is CoolSculpting®? It’s a safe, effective means of gently and effectively removing unwanted fat. With CoolSculpting, you can accomplish your health and beauty goals without going under the knife.

You can lose stubborn fat, show off your stunning figure, and feel better about your reflection in the mirror!

DermaBlue has treated thousands of patients successfully without any negative side effects, and we are extremely careful with our patient selection. If you’re not an ideal candidate, we’ll tell you right away. We also have the latest and safest equipment on the market, ensuring your CoolSculpting treatment will pose no risk to you.

CoolSculpting has been FDA-approved for over 10 years and remains the gold standard treatment for fat removal.

Eager to try CoolSculpting® for yourself? We can’t wait to get you started!

Schedule your free cosmetic consultation with a member of our team today to begin. Or, for a limited time only, get a CoolSculpting package for 50% Off when you schedule a treatment at any DermaBlue location.

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Let’s find the right treatment for you.

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