How Long to See CoolSculpting Results?

How Long to See CoolSculpting Results Bella Medspa Philadelphia, PA
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CoolSculpting is one of the most popular non-invasive fat reduction procedures on the market today.

It has been shown to be effective in reducing fat cells in many areas of the body.  The procedure is often used for people who have trouble with their weight or body shape, including adults who are overweight or obese and people with excess abdominal fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise. 

There are also some cases where it’s recommended after surgery, such as for removing stubborn pockets of fatty tissue around the thighs (liposuction). It can also be used on other parts of the body like love handles, saddle bags, double chin (submental), arms (brachioplasty) and chest (pectoral implants).

What is CoolSculpting and How Does it Work?

CoolSculpting is a medical procedure that uses cooling technology to destroy fat cells. It works by applying a cooling device to the skin that cools and freezes the fat cells. The frozen fat cells are then eliminated by the body over time.

Who is a Good Candidate?

CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment that can be used on a wide variety of people. Some of the most common candidates for CoolSculpting are people who are:

  • Close to their ideal weight, but have stubborn areas of fat
  • Not interested in surgery
  • Looking to improve their body without downtime or surgery
  • Looking to improve the appearance of their love handles, muffin top, “bra bulge”, back rolls, or other problem areas

CoolSculpting is not appropriate for :

  • Pregnant or nursing women (though CoolSculpting treatments can be administered after breastfeeding has ceased)
  • Individuals with a history of frostbite
  • Those with implanted medical devices such as pacemakers or defibrillators (CoolSculpting should not be used on the same side as the implant)
  • Those who suffer from cryoglobulinemia (an autoimmune disorder)
  • Individuals who are currently taking medications that increase the risk of cold-related injury
  • Those who have clinically diagnosed lymphedema (swelling due to a build up of lymphatic fluid)
  • People with skin conditions such as cold sores, herpes and active colds or flu (CoolSculpting should not be used on the same side as an active infection until the infection has been cleared)
  • Those with a history of keloid formation (thick scar tissue that forms as a result of an overgrowth of collagen in the skin), including those with a predisposition to keloids or hypertrophic scarring
  • Individuals who have been treated for melanoma

Potential Side Effects

The most common side effects of CoolSculpting are temporary redness, bruising, and swelling. These effects are usually mild and subside within a few days or weeks.

Rarely, more serious side effects can occur, including numbness, tingling, nerve damage, and skin irritation. You should discuss all potential side effects with your provider before undergoing CoolSculpting treatment.

How Much Does One Session Cost?

The cost for a CoolSculpting session is typically around $900 per treatment area. That price includes the freezing of the fat cells, the applicator, and the post-treatment massage.

The cost of CoolSculpting is not typically covered by insurance. However, there are many financing options available to make the procedure more affordable. You can inquire about specific pricing by contacting a provider near you.

How Long Does it Take to See Results from CoolSculpting?

The time it takes to see results from CoolSculpting varies depending on the individual and the area being treated. In general, however, you should start to see results within two to four weeks.


CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment that can be used on a wide variety of people, including those who are close to their ideal weight but have stubborn areas of fat, or those who are not interested in surgery. CoolSculpting treatments typically last around an hour and initial results can be seen within two to four weeks.

Contact Bella Medspa today to learn more about CoolSculpting or to book an appointment.

Bella Medspa
226 W Rittenhouse Square Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 267-639-2091

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