When you’ve tried all forms of dieting and exercise to lose those stubborn last few pounds, give CoolSculpting a try. En Vogue Medi-Spa now offers this revolutionary treatment. Our clinics are located in Southampton, PA and Langhorne, PA. For more information, contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation.
Table of Contents:
What is CoolSculpting?Does CoolSculpting work?Is CoolSculpting permanent?On which areas of my body can I have CoolSculpting treatments?Does En Vogue Medi-Spa feature the newest and most advanced CoolSculpting Technology?What is the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting ELITE?Is CoolSculpting Safe?What is a CoolSculpting treatment experience like?How long is a CoolSculpting treatment?Does CoolSculpting hurt? Is it painful?What is a Personalized CoolSculpting Treatment Plan?What is the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?What happens to the treated fat cells? Where do they go?When can I expect to see results?Will I see results after my first session?How much weight can I expect to lose?How long after my first treatment session before I have the second treatment session?Do I need to do anything special after my treatment to ensure I have good results?How many CoolSculpting treatments do you need for optimal results?What is the difference between a CoolSculpting treatment, session or visit?Why is the second CoolSculpting session done months after the first session?Who is CoolSculpting for?I have a medical condition; am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?What type of body is CoolSculpting best suited for?How does CoolSculpting differ from other noninvasive fat reduction treatments?Why can’t a CoolSculpting Practice quote a price over the phone?How much can I expect to pay?Does En Vogue offer financing options for CoolSculpting Treatment?Does CoolSculpting work with the Allē Rewards Program?What can I expect after my CoolSculpting Treatment?What are some of the side effects?Will I have any downtime after my session?Is CoolSculpting covered by insurance?How do you ensure patient satisfaction?
One of the biggest problems with fat is just how stubborn it can be! In many cases, dieting and exercise just can’t get rid of stubborn fat deposits in certain areas of the body. When a diet and working out just isn’t working out, The CoolSculpting Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedure at En Vogue Medi-Spa can help!
The CoolSculpting targeted fat reduction treatment has become quite popular because it provides lasting results, it’s for affordable for many patients, and safe too! With over 11 million CoolSculpting treatments performed world-wide, people everywhere are enjoying the benefits of their CoolSculpting transformation. There are lots of reasons to like CoolSculpting, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest ones so you can make an educated decision as to whether CoolSculpting treatment in Southampton, and Langhorne, PA would be right for you!
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. The technical name is Cryolipolysis, which is just a scientific term for fat freezing. The medical experts at Zeltiq & CoolSculpting spent years developing the treatment, which features one-of-a-kind technology that quite literally freezes and kills fat cells. In as little as 1 session, the unique CoolSculpting® fat-freezing technology is scientifically proven to reduce pockets of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen, flanks or under the chin.
Does CoolSculpting work?
Yes, CoolSculpting is clinically proven and effective at reducing unwanted fat. It can reduce the treated fat area by up to 20 to 25%. Based on a recent clinical study, 9 out of 10 patients were satisfied with their treatment, and 9 out of 10 patients would recommend CoolSculpting to a friend or family member.
Is CoolSculpting permanent?
Unsurprisingly, this is one of the biggest questions our med spa gets about CoolSculpting, and we’re pleased to tell you that yes, unlike most other non-invasive fat reduction treatments, CoolSculpting is permanent! Once you understand a bit about how the procedure works, you’ll understand that it’s truly permanent.
With CoolSculpting, fat cells are targeted in the body, frozen, and crystallized. In the weeks that follow the Coolsculpting Treatment, apoptosis takes place, which is the programmed death of these crystalized fat cells. Once the crystalized fat cells have died off during the apoptosis process, the body disposes of them naturally.
After the dead fat cells are removed from the body, that’s it, they’re gone for good! Dead fat cells cannot be regenerated or relocated to a different part of the body. To keep new fat from forming, all patients need to do is to stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan. If they do this, they’ll be able to maintain their results indefinitely!
On which areas of my body can I have CoolSculpting treatments?
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to reduce fat in 9 different areas on the body:
- CoolSculpting® can effectively treat the abdomen, upper arm, back fat, bra fat, the flank area, on the thigh, underneath the buttocks (also called banana roll) and double chin.
- CoolSculpting® can eliminate visible fat bulges on the double chin or submentum and along the jawline in the submandibular area in patients with a BMI of up to 46.2.
- CoolSculpting® is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
Does En Vogue Medi-Spa feature the newest and most advanced CoolSculpting Technology?
En Vogue Medi-Spa is proud to feature the most advanced technology available from CoolSculpting known as CoolSculpting® ELITE. CoolSculpting was first cleared by the FDA in 2010 to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells. Now, after more than a decade of continued innovation and research, Allergan, the creator of CoolSculpting® has released an improved, updated device – The CoolSculpting® ELITE.
What is the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting ELITE?
The recently released CoolSculpting® ELITE System and its Family of Applicators freeze fat at a lower temperature than previous Coolsculpting devices. In addition, these new applicators reduce treatment nearly in half. Instead of the original 60-minute Coolsculpting Legacy treatments, you can now have a 35-minute Coolsculpting treatment with even better results.
- Improved Applicators – The CoolSculpting Elite applicators are no longer U-shaped but instead are C-shaped and come in 7 different shapes and sizes. This new and improved design better fits the body’s natural curves, providing superior treatment efficacy, comfort, and efficiency over its predecessor.
- Enhanced Fat Removal – Thanks to improved contact between the applicator and the skin’s surface, cooling is faster, and results are significantly improved. CoolSculpting ELITE removes 20-25% fat in a single treatment, versus its predecessor which removed 18-20% fat at each visit.
- Dual-Sculpting and Faster Results In Fewer Treatments – CoolSculpting ELITE makes contact with the body in a more efficient manner, as ELITE applicators cover up to 18% more skin surface than CoolSculpting Legacy. This means larger treatment areas can be targeted in less time (shorter treatment sessions). Not only that, but each device can use two applicators at the same time (commonly referred as Dual-Sculpting). CoolSculpting Elite can address two different treatment areas at the same time. This shortens appointment times considerably since multiple areas can be treated at one.
- Enhanced Comfort – Improvements to the CoolSculpting machine itself means treatment is quieter and more precise. CoolSculpting may feel like mild pinching or pulling until the area is numbed. Superior freezing technology reduces discomfort by freezing the treatment area faster. Not only does this reduce physical discomfort but also allows for sessions to feel more relaxing. After more than a decade of research and design improvements, the new Coolsculpting® ELITE System provides a more comfortable, effective, and efficient treatment.
Is CoolSculpting Safe?
CoolSculpting® has been used by doctors since 2009 and is the #1 noninvasive fat reduction treatment used by doctors. It’s proven effective and there are over 100 published papers on the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting in medical publications.
When used as directed, CoolSculpting® is a safe and effective treatment. There are over 100 peer-reviewed articles on the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting. In addition, based on a recent clinical study, 9 out of 10 patients were satisfied with their treatment, and 9 out of 10 patients would recommend CoolSculpting to a friend or family member. There have been over 11 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide
The CoolSculpting® Experience
What is a CoolSculpting treatment experience like?
If you are a candidate for the CoolSculpting treatment, En Vogue’s CoolSculpting Specialists will work with you to create a Customized CoolSculpting Treatment Plan depending on your goals. After your private consultation, you will have clinical photos taken; these serve as a baseline to show the progressive changes to your body.
- Prep – The clinician will work with you to map out a customized treatment plan physically on the areas to be treated. Once the treatment target areas have been identified, our CoolSculpting Specialists will begin prepping the treatment area for the CoolSculpting Procedure. First, a gel pad is put on to both protect the skin and ensure the applicator stays in place. This creates a barrier between the cooling applicator panel and your skin. Then sitting on a treatment chair, you will have CoolSculpting applicators attached to the areas being treated.
- Let the science do the work – You’ll feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body. After the applicator is in place, the therapeutic cooling is started. During the procedure, you may notice sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations generally subside as the area becomes numb. You will notice intense cold at first but after the first 5 minutes or so, the area being treated typically will become numb.
- And chill – Most patients like to read, watch Netflix, listen to music, catch up on email, chat with a friend, or even take a nap during their treatments. Treatment sessions typically last between 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the applicator. After the procedure is completed and the applicator is detached, your CoolSculpting Specialist will provide a brief massage on the treatment area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction. That’s it! Most patients experience little to no downtime after treatment.
Once all your treatments in that session are done, you will get dressed and get back to your busy day. You can return to work, go to the gym, or do anything you would normally do. There are no restrictions on your activities, diet, sun exposure, etc. Over the following weeks and months, your body will do all the work internally as your treated fat cells die off and are removed by the body’s own natural processes.
How long is a CoolSculpting treatment?
Treatments last 35 minutes for the most part, but some applicators, such as the one used on the double-chin area or outer thigh, involve slightly longer treatment times. Each treatment will be followed by a 2-minute massage. For most patients, 2 or more visits are recommended to achieve best results. In a clinical study, visits were 8 weeks apart.
Does CoolSculpting hurt? Is it painful?
Everyone has their own level of sensitivity. CoolSculpting uses light vacuum pressure to attach and hold the applicator to the treated area. The applicators administer therapeutic cooling which will feel like a very cold sensation in the treated area for 5 minutes or so before the area typically goes numb. After treatment is finished, the applicators are removed, and the treated areas are massaged. Many patients tell us that the 2-minute massage following treatment is the most uncomfortable part of the treatment.
What is a Personalized CoolSculpting Treatment Plan?
A Personalized CoolSculpting Treatment Plan is your provider’s recommendation, based on your consultation and assessment, of how many CoolSculpting treatments and treatment sessions you’ll likely need to see your desired results. For example, if you wanted to see an overall slimming and contouring of your midsection, your provider might recommend 4 treatments on your abdomen and 4 treatments on your sides or flanks.
What is the difference between CoolSculpting and Liposuction?
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis to freeze away stubborn fat. CoolSculpting typically has little to no downtime, meaning you can resume your normal activities right away. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and, in most cases, significant post-up downtime and recovery.
After CoolSculpting Treatment
What happens to the treated fat cells? Where do they go?
Your body sends white blood cells to the treated area to clear away the dead fat cells, which are excreted by your body over the weeks and months after treatment.
When can I expect to see results?
Some patients start to see results after 1 month, with more dramatic results seen at 3 months.
Will I see results after my first session?
Many patients do start to see results after their first session, but more dramatic results are often seen after the second treatment session. Just like with exercise, you don’t always see or feel results after one day of exercise but after multiple exercise sessions. It’s important to complete all your recommended treatments to see your desired results.
How much weight can I expect to lose?
CoolSculpting is NOT a weight loss procedure. It is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that has little to no downtime. However, you are encouraged to maintain your normal diet and exercise habits as gaining weight could impact your results.
How long after my first treatment session before I have the second treatment session?
We recommend waiting for at least 8 weeks before having a second treatment in the same area.
Do I need to do anything special after my treatment to ensure I have good results?
Just continue your normal healthy lifestyle activities, such as your regular forms of exercise and continuing to follow your normal diet, while your body goes to work triggering the affected fat cells to die off and be cleared away from the treated areas by your body’s own natural processes.
The Number Of Treatments Needed
How many CoolSculpting treatments do you need for optimal results?
While that depends on your unique needs, many patients need two sessions of treatments in an area to achieve their desired results and some patients need more than 2 sessions per area.
What is the difference between a CoolSculpting treatment, session or visit?
A session is the same as a visit or appointment. A treatment is each time a CoolSculpting applicator is applied to your body. Your treatment plan can include multiple treatments within the same session and can include a follow-up session with a second round of treatments approximately 2 months after your first session.
Why is the second CoolSculpting session done months after the first session?
The delay is to allow your body time to process and eliminate the treated fat cells from your first session. Waiting 8 weeks or more also helps us determine where best to place the applicators during your follow-up session as your treated areas’ contours will have changed.
Who can have CoolSculpting®?
Who is CoolSculpting for?
CoolSculpting is an option for patients 18 years or older who have stubborn fat bulges in FDA-cleared locations that have not responded to diet and exercise and who do not have any reason not to be treated, including any treatment contraindications.
I have a medical condition; am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
While we cannot comment on your specific condition, we recommend that you consult with either your personal healthcare provider or have a consultation with a CoolSculpting provider.
What type of body is CoolSculpting best suited for?
CoolSculpting may be appropriate for a diverse array of patients—women and men of various age ranges, backgrounds, and ethnicities. CoolSculpting candidates come in all shapes and sizes, who have “pinchable” stubborn fat that can fit into one of the many applicators. CoolSculpting can also be used on firmer fat areas, such as on the outer thigh with certain applicators.
How does CoolSculpting differ from other noninvasive fat reduction treatments?
CoolSculpting is the only noninvasive body contouring treatment that uses cryolipolysis. Other noninvasive body contouring treatments use heat or other energy-based technologies. Discuss your options with your provider to select the one that is right for you.
CoolSculpting® Payment and Value Questions
Why can’t a CoolSculpting Practice quote a price over the phone?
Our consultations and assessments involve visually and physically evaluating your treatment areas and determining the number of treatments needed to help achieve your desired results. This physical evaluation cannot be done over the phone.
How much can I expect to pay?
For many patients, CoolSculpting is definitely worth it, especially when you compare it to the alternatives out there. The cost of the treatment varies depending on the area being treated, the type of applicator/cycle used, the location the service is provided in, the service provider, and other factors.
Compared to alternatives, CoolSculpting could easily be considered less costly. It’s typically less than liposuction, often by $2000 or more. There are other costs involved with liposuction too, such as the downtime required, which might mean time off from work, and, as a result, lost earnings. With CoolSculpting there is virtually no downtime and the procedure is safe.
The price for an average CoolSculpting treatment plan can range from $1,500-$3,500, or more, depending on your needs, goals, which body area(s) you’d like to treat, and your provider’s geographic area.
Many patients may need 2 or more treatment sessions on the desired area, so that will also factor into your personalized treatment plan and total cost.
The best way to determine your potential CoolSculpting Treatment cost is to schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation. Our CoolSculpting Providers will work with you to develop a personalized treatment that fits your body and your budget. Additionally, CoolSculpting® is part of the Allē reward program, where patients earn points that can be used on a variety of Allergan Aesthetics treatments and products.
Does En Vogue offer financing options for CoolSculpting Treatment?
Yes! En Vogue Medi-Spa & Plastic Surgery Center is proud to offer several financing options for CoolSculpting. Get approved in minutes with a quick application! For more information on CoolSculpting Financing for your CoolSculpting Treatment, please call (215) 355-5777.
Does CoolSculpting work with the Allē Rewards Program?
En Vogue Medi-Spa is a proud Allē Diamond Level Partner. Allē is the new and improved loyalty program offered by Allergan Aesthetics. Get rewarded for your favorite treatments and procedures like CoolSculpting®, BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, DiamondGlow®, and more at En Vogue Medi-Spa & Plastic Surgery Center! Personalized rewards are directly linked to your Allē member profile for easy use. Points and offers can be conveniently redeemed at checkout.
CoolSculpting Side Effects and Downtime
What can I expect after my CoolSculpting Treatment?
You may experience some temporary common side effects such as swelling, bruising, and/or tenderness in the treated area. You will likely experience numbness in the treated area, which could last for a few weeks, but this too will dissipate over time.
What are some of the side effects?
Typical and common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. In rare cases, CoolSculpting® and CoolSculpting® Elite may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area, called Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH).
Will I have any downtime after my session?
As CoolSculpting is noninvasive, you should experience little to no downtime.
Is CoolSculpting covered by insurance?
No, noninvasive fat reduction procedures are typically not covered by healthcare insurance.
How do you ensure patient satisfaction?
For En Vogue Medi-Spa and our patients, results matter. While the number of treatments it takes to see results will depend on the person and the area being treated, we work with each patient to create custom treatment plans to help them reach their body contouring goals. When a patient comes into our practice, our team will take the time to assess them holistically. We first identify their body contouring goals and then collaborate to determine what we can offer to help our patients achieve those goals, such as treatment using CoolSculpting®. Whenever we recommend CoolSculpting®, we are clear with our patients that it is not a one-and-done treatment and always recommend maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle paired with a regular fitness routine.
If you’d like to learn more about CoolSculpting, then we’d like to tell you more during a simple consultation with us here at En Vogue Medi-Spa. To book your complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation with us, or to ask us any questions about our services, staff or med spa, give our friendly front desk a call. Alternatively, you can book a consultation or appointment with us online. Our clinics are located in Southampton, PA and Langhorne, PA. For more information, contact our friendly staff to schedule a consultation. We are open 5 days a week and serve clients from Southampton PA, Langhorne PA, Newtown PA, Woodmont PA, Willow Grove PA, Horsham PA, Levittown PA, Parkland PA, and surrounding areas.
We hope to hear from you soon so we can tell you anything else you’d like to know about CoolSculpting, one of the safest, highest-value fat reduction treatments available!