How Long Does a CoolSculpting® Session Take?

Have you tried to shed some excess weight but found that certain stubborn areas kept their unwanted bulge? If so, CoolSculpting® might be perfect for you. This non-invasive treatment gives men and women a slimmer, more contoured figure. It targets those challenging areas where no amount of exercise will achieve the shape you want. 

What is CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is a body-contouring treatment that uses cold to freeze fat cells in a process called cryolipolysis. As the temperature becomes colder, fat cells in the treated area start to freeze. Skin and other tissues remain unaffected, although the skin will usually become numb during the treatment. Your Chill at Willow Aesthetics team specializes in CoolSculpting® Elite, the most advanced body sculpting system

How Long Does a CoolSculpting® Session Take?

The length of your CoolSculpting® session depends on the size of the treatment area. Larger places like the abdomen can take an hour or more. Smaller areas like the arms or under the chin can take as little as 35 minutes to treat

Your CoolSculpting® expert will apply a gel to help the applicators make good contact with your skin. CoolSculpting® Elite offers several applicators to target different areas of the body. You may feel tingling or cold when treatment starts, but the skin will become numb within minutes. You can relax, catch up on emails, or play on your phone while CoolSculpting® does its work.  After treatment, your provider will massage the area to help break up the treated fat cells and improve circulation. 

What are the Advantages of CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is the most popular body contouring treatment in the world for numerous reasons.  CoolSculpting® Elite has added benefits that make it the ultimate fat reduction treatment. 

More Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® Elite has been shown to remove up to 25% of fat from treated areas. Here at Chill at Willow, we will always recommend 2 treatments per area. This protocol, set by the makers of Coolsculpting, will allow for up to a 50% reduction in the treated area.

Better Applicators

CoolSculpting® Elite comes with seven applicators shaped for different areas of the body. These redesigned applicators target each body location more effectively for maximum results. Other systems often use only one or two applicators, limiting the areas they can treat. 

Treats More Areas

Many body contouring systems only target areas like the flanks, thighs, and abdomen. CoolSculpting® works in nine locations

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Arms
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Under the buttocks
  • Under the chin
  • Under the jawline

Is There Any Downtime After CoolSculpting®?

You may notice that your skin looks red and feels sensitive, numb, or tingly for a few days after treatment. You can return to all your usual routines immediately. Regular exercise will help your body filter away fat cells more quickly. Since CoolSculpting® is non-invasive, there are no incisions to care for and no limits on your activities. 

How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Last?

You will usually start to see CoolSculpting® results within a few weeks after treatment. These results will continue to develop for about three months. After your lymphatic system filters away the fat cells, they will not grow back. Your results can last as long as your weight remains stable. Even if you gain some weight in the future, the treated areas will still look slimmer as a result of the missing fat cells. 

Take the Next Step

Are you interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? If you’re ready to improve your contours, it’s time to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our expert staff at Chill at Willow.

Contact Chill at Willow today by calling (210) 760-2712.


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