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CoolSculpting® FAQs

How was CoolSculpting® created?
Harvard scientists learned that children who would hold popsicles in their mouths would have trace amounts of fat killed off from the inside of their cheeks. With this, they realised fat is sensitive to cold temperatures. When placing specific cold temperatures on fat for a specific duration of time, CoolSculpting® scientists found that fat can be killed off completely and permanently. With this they refined the specific temperature, method and modus for treatment and thus, CoolSculpting® was born.

Since its inception, CoolSculpting® has been FDA cleared for safety and efficacy and over 4 million people worldwide have received CoolSculpting® treatments in the last few years. The treated cells will die over a three day period post treatment. They are then removed from the body by regular metabolisation and the lymphatic drainage system over a period of a few months.
Why does CoolSculpting® work when diet and exercise do not?
Chances are, you have some “problem areas”, these problem areas contain more fat cells than the adjacent areas, and you may NOT need to lose any weight. This is the exact reason CoolSculpting® is such a great solution.

Now you can finally target those problem areas without having to go through strenuous diet and exercise.

When adults gain weight (excluding obesity) the fat cells are simply getting bigger. When you lose weight, these very fat cells just get smaller. Thus, the fat gained is NEVER lost. This is why CoolSculpting® is such a perfect option. Once treated with CoolSculpting®, that number of fat cells begin reducing. With repeated treatments, the fat bulge can be eliminated to a minimal or nearly completely gone state. Once destroyed, the body’s natural processes remove the fat from targeted treatment areas.
What is a CoolSculpting® treatment like?
When you decide to treat with Coolsculpting®, certain “applicators” are chosen for the specific area you want to be treated. For example, a CoolAdvantage Plus for the abdomen area or CoolFit Advantage for the arms. These applicators will then attach to the treatment areas and stay on for the duration of the treatment.

When these applicators are put on your body, a vacuum pulls and holds the fat between cooling cup or plates, which then freeze the fats to a temperature that will freeze the area to a solid block of ice. YUP, THAT IS RIGHT, YOUR FAT WILL BE FROZEN SOLID.

This stimulates a process called apoptosis which is a programmed cell death. No other cells or organs are harmed, just fat cells! When the treatment has completed, your CoolSculpting® specialists will provide a manual massage to further break down the fats, by as much as 68%. When the massage is done, your fats will return to its normal state. So you won’t be walking out with a block of ice!
Is CoolSculpting® safe?
No damage is done to the skin, organs or any other tissues. Coolsculpting® is the ONLY treatment for destroying fat cells by freezing it. With its proven safety and high efficacy, Coolsculpting® is ONLY FDA cleared treatment for permanent fat removal. It can be used on any part of the body or face.

Coolsculpting® has been studied and tested over 10 years to ensure safe and effective. With Coolsculpting® you can have NATURAL looking results. No lump and bumps that are typical with liposuction!
Can any area of the body be treated?
CoolSculpting® has been designed to treat nearly every part of the body such as the abdomen, arms, love handles, bra bulges, inner and outer thighs and even the chin. Treatment can be received during your lunch break and will not take you away from your daily routine.
How long does CoolSculpting® take?
A Coolsculpting® treatment takes 35 minutes to 1 hour per area depending on which applicator you choose to treat with. CoolAdvantage (the newer, faster, better, stronger) applicators for the arms, bra bulges, abdomen, love handles and inner thighs, treat in just 35 mins. Original CoolSculpting ® applicators take 1 hour to treat with. CoolMini for the chin takes 45 minutes. CoolSmooth Pro for the outer thighs and non-pinchable areas take 1 hour 15 minutes to treat with.

Because we offer multiple machines, you can treat multiple areas at once, that means you can treat BOTH love handles at once (instead of one at a time), thus reducing your treatment time.
What happens to the treated fat?
Just like any other dead cell in your body, the destroyed fat cells are processed out naturally through digestion, metabolisation and the lymphatic drainage system. You will not notice any change in your body while these fat cells are eliminated.

TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU ARE A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING®, PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION.
How much downtime can I expect?
Most people do NOT experience ANY downtime. The typical patient is able to resume normal routine immediately, include working out or traveling immediately after treatment.
Is CoolSculpting® permanent?
Yes. Once fat cells are targeted with CoolSculpting®, they are permanently killed off. Targeted areas reduce by 20-25% with each treatment. The result is cumulative, meaning, if you receive an additional treatment on the same area, you can reduce another 20-25% of the remaining fat.
How many treatments will I need?
Since the ideal candidate for CoolSculpting® is someone who already has a healthy lifestyle, the average pocket of stubborn fat may need at most one to two treatments for ideal results. Some may choose more or less depending on their individual desires. Since each treatment yields a loss of 20-25% in the targeted area, you may choose to have further reduction with successive treatments.
Can I have more than one CoolSculpting ® treatment?
In order to best determine what treatment plan is best for you, please schedule your Consultation with us so that we may assess what is best to help achieve your goals.
When can I receive my next treatment of CoolSculpting®?
Those who are candidates for additional treatment, may treat the same area on the same day, or in as little as 4 weeks. Alternate areas can be treated on same day or right after.
What are the side effects of CoolSculpting®?
Over 4 million people have been treated with CoolSculpting®. Some temporary downtimes of CoolSculpting® include temporary light to medium bruising, swelling, pain in the treated area, freezer burn, blanching of the treated area, hyper-pigmentation, numbness, tingling, temporary loss of sensation in the treated area.

All downtimes are transient and completely resolve within a few months post treatment. These downtimes do NOT require medication or change in normal daily routine, and are also negligible compared to competing alternatives such as liposuction.
Does CoolSculpting® involves incisions or injections?
No. Coolsculpting® is a non-invasive technology that destroys fat without cutting the skin, chemicals or injections of any kind. By simply using cold temperature, we can destroy fat for good anywhere on the body as well as the chin.
What happens if I gain weight after CoolSculpting®?
If you happen to gain 10kg or more after the CoolSculpting® treatment, the areas treated with CoolSculpting® will not see that weight gain as much as other, non-treated areas.

Thus, weight gain of 10kg plus will be more evenly distributed throughout the body, and will not be seen as much in the areas that have been treated.
Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Generally healthy individuals who are 10-15 kg to their goal weight looking to treat areas of stubborn fat. Those above 15kg may still receive CoolSculpting®, however, more treatments may be needed to achieve a peak result.

Those who are closer to 20kg overweight would be advised to try diet and exercise and return to the clinic at a future date for treatment of the stubborn fat.
Can a “Beer Belly” be treated with CoolSculpting®?
No. Because this is the “visceral” type of fat, that is deep in the body surrounding the organs. CoolSculpting® treats subcutaneous fats, meaning that “giggly” fats just beneath the skin. These are the fats typically unresponsive to diet and exercise.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®, please call to schedule a CONSULTATION.
What happens to the skin after the CoolSculptng® treatment?
Naturally, the skin will also reduce in size post CoolSculpting®. Thus, loose skin will NOT be a issue after successive treatments of CoolSculpting®.
Medical considerations and restrictions for CoolSculpting®?
If you have a hernia mesh, you are not a candidate to treat areas of the abdomen with suction applicators such as CoolMax or CoolCore. CoolSmooth Pro may be used however. Alternate areas may still be treated safely.

Those taking blood thinners are advised against treatment with CoolSculpting®.
Is CoolSculpting® an alternative to liposuction?
Liposuction is a very effective method of fat reduction because the fat is physically removed from the body. It is an invasive procedure however, which typically involves the loss of blood, requires anesthesia, surgical incisions which will result in scars, and several months of recovery time.

As an alternative to liposuction, CoolSculpting® does not have any of these drawbacks and has had zero long-term adverse events in over 4 million cases treated which is why patients find that Coolsculpting® is the “practical” choice and Clique® Clinic is the ideal place to have this procedure performed.
Is CoolSculpting® or liposuction better for me?
CoolSculpting® is a treatment best for those who do not wish to have a surgery like liposuction, which is invasive, and comes with longer period of downtime. Studies as well as “before and afters” have shown the great results that CoolSculpting® can provide thus making it a great alternative. Those who do not want scars or pain are best suited to seek treatment with CoolSculpting®.
Treat during your lunch break!
Our clinic has multiple machines, therefore you can choose to treat with 2 machines at once with the 35-minute CoolAdvantage appliators. This helps save you time where other clinics may have one machine and can only provide treatment to one area at a time.

After your treatment you can drive back to work, workout or travel right away. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting®.