Still not sure if CoolSculpting is right for you? Take a look at our FAQs for details, or schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more.
When was CoolSculpting FDA cleared?
Developed by world renowned physicians, CoolSculpting was cleared for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, Health Canada and the European Union. In addition, there are more than 100 peer-reviewed publications about CoolSculpting.
Is it safe?
CoolSculpting® systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.
Does it hurt?
For the vast majority of patients, CoolSculpting is not painful or uncomfortable. During the initital several minutes of the procedure, patients may experience a crampy cold sensation, and some may experience pulling, tugging, mild pinching, tingling, stinging and aching at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Many patients sleep during the procedure. When the applicator is removed and the 2 minute massage is performed, patients can sometimes experience temporary stinging, cramping and tingling, and a short-lived pin prick sensation. During the procedure patients may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site.
Will it damage my skin?
No. Fat freezes at a different temperature than skin, which is how CoolSculpting is able to specifically target fat cells while not damaging surrounding tissues.
How many procedures have been done?
As the world's leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment, more than 11 million CoolSculpting treatments in over 80 countries have been performed worldwide.
Which areas can be treated?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared AND Health Canada approved for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the abdomen, flank (love handle), inner thigh, outer thigh (saddle bag), along with front bra fat (axillary puff), back fat, underneath the buttocks (banana roll), upper arms, knees and the submental areas (double chin). It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
Does CoolSculpting tighten the skin?
This is a great question which many patients have. CoolSculpting is brilliant at eliminating fat, however, it is not designed to tighten skin. Fortunately, the FDA now clears CoolSculpting to not only permanently reduce neck and chin fat, but to also improve lax tissues in the submental area. CoolSculpting is the first and only non-surgical fat reduction technology to be FDA-cleared in this manner.
Is there downtime?
There is little to no downtime after the procedure. Patients return to daily activites immediately after the procedure.
Are there any side effects?
Following the procedure, typical side effects may include tingling, tenderness, cramping, redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, , stinging, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. These side effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.
Will I be bored during treatment?
Not at all! This is your time to escape. You'll receive treatment in a spa-like relaxing suite with access to Netflix, healthy snacks, other services and treatments, and a gourmet lunch prepared by our Cordon-Bleu-trained chef for those planning a longer stay. Some patients catch up on reading or work, however the majority of our CoolSculpting patients love the pampered "me" time.
How many treatments are required?
Typically, ideal patients can expect two treatment visits, spaced between 4-12 weeks apart. However, the treatment plan is 100% based on your starting point, your desired end result and your expectations. At Bense SurgiSpa, we believe that every body is welcome and we all deserve to feel and look our best! Should more treatments be required based on our starting point, we will discuss this in detail in your free consultation, in our judgement-free environment.
How much does it cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting depends upon the number of treatments required, areas you wish to transform and your customized treatment plan. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more.
How do I know if CoolSculpting is right for me?
If you're looking for a non-surgical method of eliminating stubborn fat in specific areas, CoolSculpting is likely the answer. It is not a weight-loss solution and it does not replace a healthy lifestyle.
What kind of results do people see?
People generally experience a 27% reduction of fat cells in target areas per treatment. While some results may be noticeable within 4-6 weeks, expect the most noticeable results to be apparent 12-16 weeks after treatment. Why? The reason is because it takes the body this time to fully flush the dead fat cells through our lymphatic system.
Am I going to lose weight with CoolSculpting?
Sometimes no matter what we do, no matter how many hours we workout or how well we eat, those stubborn bulges just won't budge! Although CoolSculpting is not a weight loss technology on its own, you will see undeniable results and look better from every angle!
When is the right time to start CoolSculpting?
We hear this question often. Every patient who visits us has a unique story and it is important to respect where you are on your own personal journey. We do know that CoolSculpting will meet you exactly where you are. You know you better than anyone. Certain people feel they would highly benefit from starting CoolSculpting early on in their healthy lifestyle journey, knowing that it will motivate them. Others are already doing the work, and know they need CoolSculpting to take them further. Other people wish to start CoolSculpting after they’ve reached a certain goal. We validate and respect each of these approaches because they are all correct and ultimately, this is all about you!
My experience with Hope and CoolSculpting at Bense SurgiSpa in St. John's, Newfoundland, is probably the best thing I've ever done for myself.
They talked me through every assessment, every hand placement, every technique and their words were always kind and encouraging. More importantly, I never felt judged.
I would highly, highly recommend Bense Surgi Spa to anyone who might be on the fence or feeling a little intimidated. You will be treated with respect and understanding, and you won’t feel self-conscious.
You always go above and beyond for your clients and that's why people keep going to your clinic. I love trying new treatments and when you brought CoolSculpting to NL, I couldn't wait.
We are so hard on ourselves, but the Team at Bense Surgi Spa showed me positivity and kindness and celebrated all the good things I was doing to transform my body and improve my overall health.
Three months post CoolSculpting for my upper/lower abdomen. I am amazed at the results. I lost 3.5” from lower abdomen and 2” from my upper abdomen.
My experience was very positive. Hope was very reassuring and patient with me during my consult and appointments...The facility is very nice and I felt very cozy and at home during my CoolSculpting experience.
Allison and the entire staff are so knowledgeable, kind, respectful and professional. They go above and beyond to make you feel 100% comfortable and confident no matter which procedure you're interested in
I would highly recommend this treatment. It works amazing, and I am so glad that I had it done. Now, if we could get some warm weather so I could show off my new arms.
This is exactly what I hoped for, just to feel a little more confident wearing the clothes and styles that I love! Now I don't feel like I have to try and camouflage my belly!