QUESTION: Am I a good candidate?
ANSWER: Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d rather not have, and would like to see gone. The CoolSculpting® fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you. Because Chilly Betty has two of the most advanced CoolSculpting® machines available, sessions take half the time of most med spas.
QUESTION: How much does the CoolSculpting® procedure cost?
ANSWER: The prices for CoolSculpting® procedures vary depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
QUESTION: Why should I choose Chilly Betty for my CoolSculpting® Procedure?
ANSWER: CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure that should be administered by trained and qualified professionals. At Chilly Betty, CoolSculpting® University Master Clinician Katie Adams personally oversees and administers each treatment to ensure the best possible results for your body. Additionally as a dual Sculptor she has two machines and the ability to cut treatment times in half what most other spas can achieve.
QUESTION: How does it work?
CoolSculpting® is based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues. It utilizes a patented technology by which precisely controlled cooling safely reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area, causing a gentle and effective elimination of fat cells through a natural biological process known as "apoptosis." In the weeks and months following your procedure, your body naturally processes the targeted fat and eliminates the dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they're gone for good!
QUESTION: How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?
ANSWER: We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting® session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.
QUESTION: Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?
ANSWER: Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good!
QUESTION: What does it feel like?
ANSWER: As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
QUESTION: Is the CoolSculpting® procedure safe?
ANSWER: The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared. If you have struggled with stubborn, isolated pockets of fat in spite of vigorous diet and exercise, CoolSculpting® targets trouble areas including: abdomen, hips, inner thighs, back and bra fat, arms, love handles, neck and chin. With over one million CoolSculpting® treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.
QUESTION: Are there any side effects?
ANSWER: During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness, or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.
QUESTION: Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
ANSWER: Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Oftentimes, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting® session is over.
QUESTION: When will I see results?
ANSWER: You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continue to do so for up to four months after treatment.
QUESTION: Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
ANSWER: No supplements or pills are required, and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting® treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
QUESTION: What happens if I gain weight down the road?
ANSWER: Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting® procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do happen to gain weight, you will gain it evenly throughout your body, not in the areas treated.