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FAQs

Cool Sculpting

WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting is a FDA-Cleared alternative to liposuction that uses Cryolipolysis (TM) fat freezing technology to safely and effectively kill unwanted fat cells without damage to neighboring tissue or organs. After a 1-2 hour CoolSculpting procedure, your body goes to work naturally eliminating damaged fat cells leaving you looking slimmer. Results can be seen as soon as three weeks, following treatment with the best results occurring over the next two to four months.

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK?

CoolSculpting gently targets and cools unwanted fat cells in selected areas to induce a noticeable natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. During the CoolSculpting treatment, we will place a protective gel over the treatment area. Once you're comfortable, the CoolSculpting device will use a combination of vacuum, pressure, and deep cooling to treat the fat below the skin and freeze unwanted fat cells. As the cooling goes to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of pressure, and intense cooling. This soon dissipates and you will be seated comfortably during the one to two-hour procedure. Many people spend time reading, working on their laptops, listening to music or even taking a nap.

WHAT IS THE TRETAMENT PROCESS?

You will either sit or lie down during the procedure, an applicator will be applied to the area for treatment. Vacuum pressure will draw tissue into the applicator cup. Cooling panels will begin to cool the area which will typically become numb after 5 to 10 minutes. CoolSculpting takes about one hour per treated area. After the treatment applicator is removed, the area is massaged for a few minutes.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?

You will see at least a 25%-30% reduction in the area treated. As part of the treatment process, before and after measurements are taken to confirm results. You will find a reduction in size and your clothes will fit better. You will have a firmer, tighter appearance. Typically you will see a noticeable reduction of fat in the areas treated anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. The fat cells are naturally eliminated from your body over the period of time following the treatment. There are no pills or supplements as long as you maintain your weight with common sense, diet, and routine exercise. Your long-term results should remain stable.Transforming Image offers options to add insurance to every treatment area treated we understand that CoolSculpting is an investment and we fully protect your investment in your self Your technician will discuss further details during your consultation.

Am I a good candidate?

Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. The CoolSculpting fat reduction procedure is specifically designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Request a one-on-one consultation with us to determine if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

How much does the CoolSculpting procedure cost?

CoolSculpting starts at around $800 per applicator, but we cannot quote prices over the phone as we need to assess all of our patients. We do this because each plan is customized based on your areas you want to freeze, body goals, and budget. All consultations are FREE and we highly encouraged you to call to set up an appointment.

How long is each session? How many sessions will I need?

We will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

Where does the fat go? Are the results permanent?

Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), your body processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.

What does it feel like?

You will either sit or lie down during the procedure, an applicator will be applied to the area for treatment. Vacuum pressure will draw tissue into the applicator cup. Cooling panels will begin to coo the area which will typically become numb after 5 to 10 minutes. CoolSculpting takes about one hour per treated area. After the treatment applicator is removed, the area is massaged for a few minutes.

Is the CoolSculpting procedure safe?

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, and thigh. With over one million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it is proven to be a safe and effective treatment for non-surgical fat reduction.

Are there any side effects?

During the procedure you may experience deep pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. As with any medical procedure, ask us if the CoolSculpting procedure is right for you.

Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Often times, patients return to work after their CoolSculpting session is over.

When will I see results?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.

Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?

...It is like getting a new lease on your body - and it's good to maintain good eating and exercise habits to maximize your transformation.

What happens if I gain weight down the road?

Many people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, take even better care of themselves. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas.

Body Sculpting

How does Venus Legacy™ work?

Venus Legacy™ delivers Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields and VariPulse™ Technology to the skin to product a dense, uniform heat matrix, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This restoring response causes the skin to contract, achieving tighter skin, combating stubborn fat areas, softening wrinkles and reducing cellulite.

Where on the body can Venus Legacy™ be used?

Treatments can be used anywhere on the face and body to smooth wrinkles, tighten loose skin, reduce cellulite and treat fat circumferentially.

What is a Venus treatment like?

This is a gentle, non-invasive procedure with no downtime. As you lay comfortably on a treatment bed, your technician will apply treatment gel along with the correct size applicator to apply smooth and consistent movements on the surface of the skin. The treatment is relaxing, very comfortable and feels similar to a hot stone massage. After you treatment, the area will feel warm and there may be a slight pinkness to the skin. The warmth and pinkness will last no longer than an hour.

How many treatments are required?

When collagen fibers in the skin are exposed to heat (as during the treatment), their structure is modified and they immediately contract, making the skin tighter upon first treatment. With each treatment you will see gradual improvement, which yields excellent, long-term results with no risk or downtime. For optimal results, we recommend 6-8 sessions for the face and 8-10 for the body.

Are you ready to love every view of you?

The sooner you set up your consultation, the sooner you’ll see results in the mirror— long-term results in those areas that have resisted all efforts through diet and exercise. Contact us today to find out if the CoolSculpting fat freezing procedure is right for you.

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