How Does CoolSculpting® Work?

CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical treatment that safely and effectively freezes stubborn fat away. The procedure targets fat cells underneath the skin without damaging the skin or surrounding tissues. Treated fat cells are frozen with a patented and FDA-approved controlled cooling process. Once frozen, the fat cells die. The body naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells without any increase in blood lipids levels. Once treated, the fat cells are gone for good.

What Does CoolSculpting® Treatment Feel Like?

CoolSculpting® is a very comfortable procedure. There may be some slight discomfort as the device is placed due to the suction used. You will also feel an intense cooling sensation as the machine starts to work. This feeling will dissipate as the treatment continues, and the area becomes numb.

How Long Until I See My Final CoolSculpting® Results?

Because CoolSculpting® relies on the body’s natural metabolic processes to eliminate the dead fat cells, it can take some time before you see your final results. Most patients report seeing improvements after three weeks. Final results typically become apparent in approximately four months. Check out our before and after images to see some of the results patients have attained.

Are CoolSculpting® Results Permanent?

Once fat cells are eliminated by the body, they cannot grow back. CoolSculpting® provides long-term fat reduction and results that last. The longevity of CoolSculpting® results was demonstrated in a longitudinal study that evaluated the visibility of fat reduction nine years after a single CoolSculpting® treatment. The researchers found that after nearly a decade, results were still clearly evident, despite mild fluctuations in weight.

Does Health Insurance Cover CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is considered an elective procedure, which is not typically covered by medical insurance policies. Contact your health insurance provider for more information.

How Much Does CoolSculpting® Cost?

CoolSculpting® is a highly customizable procedure, which means the cost varies depending on individual treatment plans, the number of treatment sites, and which applicators are used. The best way to find out how much your CoolSculpting® treatment will cost is to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Merlo. If you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®, Dr. Merlo will create a treatment plan that addresses your problem areas while staying within your budget.

As a leading CoolSculpting® provider, Dr. Merlo offers promotions to provide significant savings to her patients in Princeton, NJ, and Lawrenceville, NJ.

Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me?

CoolSculpting® is intended for healthy women and men who are bothered by stubborn fat deposits that resist diet and exercise. Besides eliminating fat, CoolSculpting® is also an excellent option for contouring the body and improving muscle definition. CoolSculpting® is not a weight loss procedure.

What Is DualSculpting?

At Best Reflections, we also offer DualSculpting, the use of two CoolSculpting® machines at once for double the treatment in half the time.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

While there are some mild side effects associated with CoolSculpting®, including redness, tingling, numbness, skin sensitivity, bruising, and mild swelling, they are typically minor and resolve within a few days.

CoolSculpting® is a safe, non-invasive procedure. There is a risk of complications, but they are very rare. Dr. Merlo will discuss the risks and side effects of CoolSculpting® with you during your consultation.

What Areas of the Body Can CoolSculpting® Treat?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for removing fat deposits located on the abdomen (belly fat), flanks (love handles), inner thighs, upper arms, back fat, and other large areas. Smaller bulges, such as submental fullness (double chin), armpit fat (bra bulge), and fat deposits located above the knees, can also be treated.

How Many CoolSculpting® Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments you will undergo depends on the size and location of the affected area(s) and your goals. During your consultation, Dr. Merlo will examine you and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs and preferences.

Can I Gain Weight After My CoolSculpting® Treatment?

Yes, if you do not maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is possible to gain weight after CoolSculpting®. However, because the fat cells that have been eliminated are gone permanently, the weight gain will likely be in other areas of the body.

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