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Is Coolsculpting Worth It?

Young woman posing her toned body.

Is Coolsculpting Worth It?

Are you feeling insecure about your bikini body? For many, diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of stubborn fat in areas like your tummy, arms, and thighs. What diet and exercise can’t, CoolSculpting can. Let’s talk about what makes this treatment worth it.

What is CoolSculpting?

With FDA-cleared, noninvasive body contouring technology, CoolSculpting targets stubborn fat in the areas that bother you the most by eliminating up to 20-25% of treated fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis. Able to treat nine different areas, CoolSculpting results can help you feel your best with none of the sweat and dieting that traditional weight loss methods require.

If you’ve tried everything and nothing has worked long-term, CoolSculpting is an excellent option if you don’t feel comfortable or cannot afford to go under the knife. There’s no downtime, no pain, and each session only takes about an hour or less.

With new dual applicators, CoolSculpting offers sessions where you can simultaneously treat two areas of fat. If you’re visiting your dermatologist to get more than one area of fat frozen, dual applicators significantly cut down your session time so you can be out the door quicker!

CoolSculpting® Elite applies targeted cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells to trouble spots. It can reduce stubborn fat by up to 20-25% in the treatment areas, all with little to no downtime and no surgery. So yes, CoolSculpting is one of the most innovative treatments on the market, but is it actually worth the price tag?

CoolSculpting technician performing cryolipolysis on a woman's abdomen. CoolSculpting results.

One of the most common areas patients receive CoolSculpting for is the abdomen. CoolSculpting results help you get rid of that stubborn belly fat.

Are You An Ideal Candidate?

Depending on your body type, how much fat you have, your diet, your exercise routine, and your general lifestyle, CoolSculpting may or may not be the best option. Ideal candidates for this treatment are individuals who aren’t significantly overweight but have enough body fat for CoolSculpting to freeze off. They usually work out regularly, and their diet isn’t very unhealthy, but for whatever reason (usually hormones, age, genetics, etc.) they just can’t seem to rid certain areas of unwanted body fat.

Although every patient’s experience is different, the better candidate you are, the more likely you’ll have great CoolSculpting results. It’s important to remember that CoolSculpting is a cosmetic treatment, not a treatment to improve your health. If you have weight-related health issues, be sure to talk about those with your dermatologist before moving forward with CoolSculpting.

What Do CoolSculpting Results Look Like?

As we mentioned, this treatment can reduce stubborn fat by up to 20-25% in the treatment areas. However, CoolSculpting results are not instant. Unlike invasive procedures, such as liposuction, you don’t just wake up the next day with less body fat. Just one treatment session requires 8-12 weeks for your body to absorb and then eliminate the frozen fat cells entirely.

In addition, most patients will need more than one treatment to get visible CoolSculpting results. It’s also important to remember that CoolSculpting is not a skin tightening procedure, so if you have loose skin, this treatment likely won’t treat that for you. Despite all the caveats of this treatment, our team at the Miami Center for Dermatology absolutely believes CoolSculpting is worth it, as long as you are an ideal candidate and you receive the necessary amount of treatments for your body.

We’ve seen a multitude of patients receive amazing results from CoolSculpting, as well as from CoolTone, a treatment best for muscle toning as opposed to fat reduction. Check out some before and after pictures on our website!

Our team of professionals at the Miami Center for Dermatology are experts in CoolSculpting and CoolTone, able to guide you through the process of choosing which treatment is best for your body and your goals. Give us a call today or request an appointment on our website!