Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

If you are frustrated with those stubborn extra inches and want to eliminate fat, CoolSculpting may be the answer.
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Q:  What is CoolSculpting?

A:  CoolSculpting is patented FDA-cleared technique that uses a unique, highly specific non-surgical process called cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate fat cells from the body. The technique is safe and effective. Once frozen, the fat cells slowly die and over a period of two to four months, the body naturally flushes these unwanted fat cells from the body leaving a more sculpted you.

Q:  Does CoolSculpting provide a lasting solution?

A:  Yes. The CoolSculpting is designed to target and destroy 20-25 percent of the fat cells in a targeted area. Once they’re gone, they can’t grow back.*

In contrast, diet and exercise only shrink fat cells; the fat cells are not eliminated. And because these fat cells remain in the body, they can enlarge again if diet and exercise habits change. Which is why it is so important that clients combine their CoolSculpting with a sensible diet and exercise regimen to achieve the most dramatic and long lasting results.

Q:  Is CoolSculpting a weight loss procedure?

A:  Not really. CoolSculpting trims inches from the treated areas with a process to eliminate fat cells. Fat does not weigh much, but it does take up space. After their procedures, CoolSculpting patients often say their clothes fit better, their pants hang looser, their bra digs less into their back, and their self-esteem has improved.

Q:  What does a CoolSculpting treatment feel like?

A:   Patients describe a variety of sensations ranging from light to mild discomfort. Some say they experience tightness and cramping at the treatment location, others describe some after-treatment sensations such as numbness, stinging, itchiness or cramping in the area treated. All of these are usually so mild that they do not interfere with going back to work or play immediately after a treatment.*

Q:  Why CoolSculpting?

A:    CoolSculpting has a number of advantages over other fat-reduction procedures. It is non-invasive, effective, safe, and patients can return to work or other daily activities immediately after treatment. Most treatments take about an hour. Through CoolSculpting, clients can receive life-changing transformational results.

Q:  Why Dr. Dunham And Springs Body Sculpting?

A:    While there may be others facilities offering CoolSculpting, Springs Body Sculpting is the only facility solely devoted to CoolSculpting. Other facilities advertise “medically trained personal” perform the CoolSculpting. To be clear “medically trained personal” is code for “not a doctor” and includes medical office assistants, aestheticians, and cosmetologists. At Springs Body Sculpting we believe it is paramount to have a board-certified physician directly involved from beginning to end.

CoolSculpting works – period. No discussion. However CoolSculpting is more than slapping on some applicator and hitting the start button. There are nuances to CoolSculpting: Who is a candidate? Who is not a candidate? What is she/he a candidate for? Which applicator for which client and why? How the applicator is applied? How can the desired curves be preserved and/or created? How can that bump/bulge be eliminated without causing a “shark-bite” divot? How many treatments cycles for each areas? Etc, etc.

Bottom line: Springs Body Sculpting is different from all others. We are oranges, not apples. We are not the cheapest nor are we the most expensive — just the best. We focus on one thing, CoolSculpting. We believe this matters. We also believe expertise and knowledge matters. With Dr. Dunham’s expertise and hands-on approach to clients with CoolSculpting’s cutting-edge technology, life-changing transformation is possible.

Q:  Is it safe?

A:  CoolSculpting requires no needles, no incisions and is FDA cleared. The procedure destroys the targeted fat cells only and does not damage the skin or any other organs. With over 3 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be safe and effective.

Q:   What do I need to do to prepare for Coolsculpting treatment?

A:   There is no special preparation required for CoolSculpting. For the areas to be treated we recommend clients to avoid moisturizers, sunscreens, coco butter, and other creams/lotions. In the summer months we advise clients to make sure they don’t have a sunburn. Regarding medication, no medications need to stopped or changed prior to treatment; however clients on blood thinners will need to discuss this with us specifically during their consultation.

Q:   What results can I expect?

A:   Most patients will gradually see a 20-25 percent reduction of fat in the treated area. After fat cells are frozen and die, it takes two to four months for the elimination process. Because the process is gradual, the skin adjusts and regains elasticity. The cold also stimulates collagen and elastin production to tighten skin in the treated area.*

Q:   When will I see my results?

A:   CoolSculpting freezes fat cells, stimulating them to die on their own and be eliminated by the body naturally. This is a gradual process which takes several weeks to complete. Most clients will see results around 2-4 months with final results being seen at 4-6 months post-treatment. Clients wanting to lose more fat can have additional treatments as soon as 4 weeks following first treatment.

Q:   What area(s) of my body can I treat to eliminate fat?

A:   CoolSculpting can be used in the upper and lower abdomen, back, and inner thighs, and can reduce saddlebags, muffin tops and love handles. Our newest device can target smaller pockets of fat found under the chin (double chin) and around the knees and armpit fat.

Q:  How many treatments do I need per area?

A:   With each CoolSculpting treatment, most clients can expect 20-24% fat loss in the treated area. Sometimes a 20-24% fat loss is subtle, where as other times it can be stunning. Everyone is different. What is the goal? What is the expectation? For some clients a single treatment with a 20-24% fat loss is enough. Other clients want more than a 20-24% fat loss. And since the treatment result are cumulative and each treatment results in 20-24% fat loss, many clients get a second and third treatments to achieve more dramatic results.

Moreover clinical studies have demonstrate that a second treatment 30-60 days after the first treatment results in a greater percentage fat loss [more than 20-24%]. The theory behind this phenomenon is that the first treatment creates an inflammatory response around the fat cells. This dissipates about day 60-90 as the fat cells dissolve. If the second treatment occurs prior to the completion of the initial inflammation stage, an even larger inflammatory response is generated which results is a greater fat volume reduction.

Q:  How soon can I have another treatment in the same area?

A:   CoolSculpting can be repeated in the same area 4-6 weeks after initial treatment.

Q:  What happens if I gain weight down the road?

A:   If you gain weight, typically the weight is distributed evenly all over your body, not just in the areas treated or not treated by CoolSculpting. Many people, after seeing such dramatic results with CoolSculpting, take better care of themselves through diet and exercise.

Q:  How do I know if I would be a candidate for the treatment?

A:   CoolSculpting is ideal for those within 5 to 50 pounds of their target weight, but who still want to shed a few inches of stubborn fat. Many people who fall outside of the target weight range begin with a diet and exercise plan. As they lose weight and get closer to their target weight, CoolSculpting can be part of the overall plan to look and feel better and improve confidence.

Q:  How soon after pregnancy can I have Coolsculpting?

A:   While each client is different we advise women to wait at least three months after giving birth before having CoolSculpting. As well, it is best to wait until your weight stabilizes and you have finished breast feeding. CoolSculpting is intended to target exercise- and diet-resistant stubborn pockets of fat; so you want to allow yourself enough time to get to your baseline weight before starting CoolSculpting. Once there, CoolSculpting can help eliminate fat.


Schedule a complimentary consultation with Springs Body Sculpting today to learn if you are a good candidate.

*Individual results may vary