Important Things to Know Before Getting CoolSculpting

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Dr Elenora Fedoneko

CoolSculpting uses localized cooling pads to cool unwanted fat deposits down to a temperature at which fat cells will be killed off, without damaging adjacent skin cells. Damaged fat cells will then be naturally eliminated from the body in the weeks and months following treatment. The CoolSculpting cooling pads allow fat cells in specific areas to be targeted, while having no effect on adjacent areas. This allows a skilled practitioner to effectively re-contour selected body areas by gradually removing unwanted fat cells. CoolSculpting has rapidly gained acceptance, and is now the most popular fat-loss procedure.

Primary Advantages

CoolSculpting allows targeted elimination of subcutaneous fat from many body areas, most notably including under the chin, lower and upper arms, inner and outer thighs, stomach, and sides of the abdomen. It’s a non-invasive technique, which greatly reduces the chance of developing any complications.
CoolSculpting relies on the body’s natural processes to eliminate unwanted fat after treatment, which results in gradual fat loss. This is significant, as it allows the process of losing fat after treatment to look natural. This way you don’t have to explain away any sudden, unnatural-looking changes to your body shape.


Each CoolSculpting treatment can only affect a certain percentage of the fat cells in a specific area, hence several treatments will normally be needed to achieve desired results. CoolSculpting won’t eliminate all fat cells – this is a good thing, as a primary objective of the procedure is to create natural-looking results.
Even though eliminated fat cells can’t come back after treatment, existing fat cells can still grow in size. This is why CoolSculpting can never guarantee that you can’t gain weight after treatment – and also why CoolSculpting should never be considered as a way to lose weight.

Possible Side-Effects

Side effects from the CoolSculpting procedure are exceedingly rare, and typically are of only short duration. They can include short-term bruising, minor swelling, temporary redness, and even more rarely, increased sensitivity or localized pain in the treated area.


As we recently advised, women should avoid CoolSculpting while pregnant, as well as for several months after giving birth. There are also several unusual medical conditions with which CoolSculpting is not advised – it’s highly recommended to consult with a doctor thoroughly familiar with the CoolSculpting procedure before undertaking treatment.

Results Depend on the Practitioner’s Skill

Regardless of the sophistication of the equipment used, ultimately the quality of the results achieved by CoolSculpting are determined by the skill, experience, and esthetic judgment of the practitioner performing the procedure. Unfortunately, this also means that some patients whose CoolSculpting was performed by inadequately experienced practitioners have ended up with less-than-satisfactory results. We highly recommend being very selective about who you decide to trust to perform your CoolSculpting procedure.

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Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified, and highly experienced in the application of CoolSculpting. We can provide you with expert advice on how best to use CoolSculpting to address your particular concerns, and will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about using the procedure. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.
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