1. What areas of the body can CoolSculpting be used on?
CoolSculpting is cleared by the FDA for use on the abdomen, inner thighs, outer thighs, and flanks. It can also be used on other areas depending upon the physician’s judgment.
2. Does CoolSculpting hurt? What are the risks?
Most patients report discomfort during the first five minutes when the cool vacuum is applied. However, the area quickly becomes less sensitized. There is a small risk that the area treated will continue to tingle or have pin-prick sensations over the next 1-2 weeks, but this does resolve.
3. Can Coolsculpting treat my inner thighs?
Yes! CoolSculpting is approved by the FDA for treatment of inner thigh fat, which is both notoriously difficult to address with exercise and hated by women worldwide.
4. What is the difference between CoolSculpting and TruSculpt?
TruSculpt is a radiofrequency treatment in which heat is applied, rather than cold, to induce death of the fat cells. It is associated with moderate pain during treatment and results are somewhat user-dependent. CoolSculpt is a cold and suction device, in which fat cells die secondary to the cold. Specific areas are targeted for a more customized approach.
5. How long until I see visible results from CoolSculpting?
Most patients will begin to see results in 2-4 weeks following treatment, while best results will be seen 2-4 months later.