CoolSculpting® FAQ’s

Fat freezing, fat reduction procedure.

Typically, fat will be reduced by up to 20% per treatment.

While some patients may see results as early as 3 weeks after their session, maximal results are usually achieved by 12 weeks.

When possible, Dr. Dawes and/or one of his certified CoolSculpting technicians will tell you if they think a second treatment in a given area will likely be necessary. Generally, you will start to see results after 4 weeks, with maximal results seen at 12 weeks. If adequate changes are not seen by around 8 weeks, a second treatment may be recommended.

Bruising may occur and be present for up to 3 weeks.

Some patients may experience some discomfort for the first 10 or so minutes as the skin and fat is pulled into the applicator, but this will typically subside after about 10 minutes once the skin starts to cool.

Occasionally, patients may feel numbness in the area treated. While this may last days-months, it is most certainly only temporary.

Dr. Dawes will determine how many cycles you will require, as well as whether he thinks more than one treatment will be necessary for a given area. For an abdomen, for example, 4-6 cycles are typically required for a single treatment. 2-4 for the flanks and 1-2 for the inner arms, thighs and saddlebag areas

Each treatment area requires one ‘cycle’, which takes approximately one hour.

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  1. You will meet Dr. Dawes for an individualized, comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Dawes will offer individualized recommendations regarding the best treatment options available to you in a way that will allow you to make a confident, well-informed decision.

  2. You will then meet with a staff member to review your customized quote, discuss financial options and ask questions.

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