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Get the facts of CoolSculpting & see if non-surgical fat reduction is right for you.

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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.

what does it feel like?

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.

how much does the coolsculpting procedure cost?

The price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. We will help create a customized treatment plan, in person, that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

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. An area, such as the abdomen, can take from 2-6 cycles and each “cycle” takes about one hour. However, since we have two machines, we can often do two cycles at the same time, cutting your treatment time in half. We may also schedule additional sessions in order to meet your goals.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

do i need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet & exercise program?

No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after their CoolSculpting treatment. It is as if they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.

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.1

 

  1. Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

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.

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The CoolSculpting procedure is an FDA cleared non-surgical procedure for fat reduction. CoolSculpting safely delivers controlled cooling to gently and effectively target fat cells. The treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen) and then die. Over time your body naturally eliminates these dead fat cells, leaving a slimmer you.

Why CoolSculpting at The Laser Center of Marin?

Our CoolSculpting treatments are provided by CoolSculpt-certified Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners. This is a medical device that you want a medical professional operating, not an esthetician or lay person.

We have two CoolSculpting machines at The Laser Center which means we can offer “Dual-Sculpting” which cuts your treatment time in half helping you get back to your daily routine faster.