Want in on one of our most popular treatments? Read on as Mara answers the most common CoolSculpting questions, and gives you the skinny on this hot trend in body contouring.

What is CoolSculpting?

Put simply, CoolSculpting is fat-freezing. This technology is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment available on the market today. By using controlled cooling, your CoolSculpting Technician in Dallas can target and eliminate stubborn fat that sticks around no matter how good your exercise routine might be, and how healthy you eat. The results are proven, noticeable, and lasting—so you’ll look great from every angle.  

“Well, for me as a dermatologist, it’s very important that I see the science; I want to have something that has clinical efficacy that we know works. But, I also need something that has a good safety profile and a good patient tolerance profile.”

– Dr. Mary Lupo on why she chose CoolSculpting

How Does CoolSculpting Work?

Coolsculpting questions - before and after

This is one of the most common CoolSculpting questions we are asked at Mara’s by local Dallas residents. The CoolSculpting treatment utilizes a process called cryolipolysis, in which fat cells in the specifically treated area are crystallized (frozen). The fat cells are damaged and die – a process called apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. 

After a CoolSculpting treatment, a deep-tissue massage is done to mobilize the fat that has been released from the damaged fat cells. The two-minute massage can help improve the lymphatic drainage of the fat.

What Does The CoolSculpting Treatment Feel Like?

Your CoolSculpting treatment in Dallas begins with your consultation with one of our CoolSculpting Technicians. The target areas on your body are properly marked, and a protective gel is applied to the treatment area(s). Then, the machine is applied to the skin and allowed to run for as little as 3-5 minutes. 

During the first 3 minutes, you can expect to feel targeted cold in the area, and during minutes 3-5, you may feel a slight cold tingling sensation – like if you were to stick your hand in an ice chest. After this stage, the area will be numb for the rest of the procedure, and for some minutes after treatment. 

During this process, the patient is made as comfortable as possible.  The actual treatment process is fast and easy, and you can bring a book, check your email or Facebook, or just sit back and relax during the treatment. 

How Many Areas Can I Treat with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting has been approved by the FDA for use in 9 common problem areas: abdomen, flanks, submental area (neck and chin), the submandibular area (below the jawline), bra fat, back fat, inner and outer thighs, upper arms and underneath the buttocks. And the best part? Treatments for different areas can be performed on the same day. However, it is important that the fat is subcutaneous – fat that can be grabbed or pulled. 

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

This Coolsculpting question is so important! Most of our patients begin to see results in about 3 weeks, but the full result is usually seen about 3 months after treatment. Fat cell death happens over time, it is not instantaneous. Thus, the results of CoolSculpting treatments are seen over a period of a few months. But once the fat cells are destroyed, they won’t return. 

What If I Need More Than One CoolSculpting Treatment in the Same Area?

At Mara’s, we recommend that you wait about 1 to 3 months to see if a targeted area would benefit from being treated again. 

Are There Any Side Effects From CoolSculpting Treatments?

This is another of our most popular CoolSculpting questions. Some Dallas CoolSculpting patients may experience some redness or bruising in the treated area. This is completely normal and can be expected, and usually goes away within a few days. In rare instances, patients may also experience prolonged numbness or tingling after the procedure.

Am I A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting?

Chances are, yes! CoolSculpting is for men, women, young and young-at-heart who have stubborn fat that just won’t go away, no matter how much they exercise or watch what they eat. When evaluating if this is the right choice for you and your lifestyle, take this handy quiz

CoolSculpting is non-surgical, meaning there is little to no downtime after treatment.  Because the procedure reduces fat in treated areas by about 20%-25%, it can help patients achieve their long-term goals.

“We often find that when patients start a process like CoolSculpting they are more motivated to live a healthier lifestyle”

– Dr. Mary Lupo

What Can I Expect At My Initial Consultation?

The first step in our CoolSculpting treatment process in Dallas is a thorough assessment by the professional and trained CoolSculpting Technicians at Mara’s Med Spa. We will identify the areas of major concern that could benefit from CoolSculpting, and formulate a global plan to help the patient achieve their unique body-contouring goals.

With the assessment out of the way and treatment plan established, you can set up an appointment for treatment so you can kiss those pesky bulges goodbye! 

What Sets CoolSculpting At Mara’s Med Spa Apart From Competitors?

CoolSculpting treatments at Mara’s Med Spa in Dallas help remove even more fat with the addition of the latest in Z Wave technology.  Z Wave treatment uses sound waves to help increase your body’s metabolic rate and improve blood flow to the treated area. It also stimulates the production of new collagen—an essential element of youthful, healthy skin. Adding Z Wave therapy immediately after CoolSculpting can dramatically enhance your results, further reduces the appearance of cellulite, and curb any post-procedure discomfort and swelling.

Here at Mara’s Med Spa, we are dedicated to our client experience.  From the moment you walk in our doors, you are treated like the royalty you are.  Contact us today to book your initial CoolSculpting assessment. We can’t wait to help you Feel. Look. Be. Sexy!