What is the treatment like?
After your desired treatment area(s) are determined, marked, and prepped, your CoolSculpting treatment is ready to begin. First, a protective gel is applied to your skin. Then, the applicator is applied to the treatment area using gentle suction. Treatments can take as little as 35 minutes. During this process, you can relax in our comfortable rooms, equipped with smart TV, Wi-Fi, plush recliner, refreshments and healthy snacks. During the first 3-5 minutes, you may feel an intense cold sensation with mild stinging, and tugging. Shortly after, the area will become numb for the remainder of the treatment. Lastly, we complete the treatment with a 2–minute massage to further damage fat cells and improve results. This part may be mildly uncomfortable to some, with 3-5 minutes of tingling, cramping, and stinging. After treatment, you can resume your daily activities with little to no downtime and enjoy results between 6 weeks and 90 days.
ARE COOLSCULPTING RESULTS PERMANENT?
CoolSculpting results ARE permanent! By the time we reach our teens, we have a set number of fat cells. As we gain or lose weight, those fat cells will expand or shrink. Other technologies temporarily shrink fat cells for short lived satisfaction, but with every CoolSculpting treatment we are eliminating 20-25% of fat cells in a given area. Once these fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good!
WHAT AREAS CAN I TREAT?
CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in the following areas: under the chin, jawline, inner and outer thighs, abdomen, love handles, bra or back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arms. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax skin under the chin & jawline. At Sculpt Spa, we are well equipped to treat all these areas.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Most procedures will require both sides of the body to be treated, with each side taking between 35 mins-2 hours, depending on the area. At Sculpt Spa, we are pleased to offer “dual-sculpting”; this allows you to treat two separate areas simultaneously, significantly reducing the impact on your busy schedule.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
Depending on the size of the area and desired results, most clients see the best results with 2 treatments. However, some clients may desire additional fat reduction. Come in for a free consultation to determine what will work best for you.
HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS?
The body can take up to 90 days, and sometimes longer, to eliminate the dead fat cells. Most clients start to see results after 6 weeks, with progressive results visible up to 3 months post-treatment. A second treatment on the same area is possible as early as 4 weeks after the first.
IS COOLSCULPTING PAINFUL?
Generally, CoolSculpting is not painful. The cold sensation at the beginning of the treatment may cause some discomfort, but the area quickly becomes numb for the remainder of the treatment. At the end of treatment there is a 2-minute massage that may cause temporary cramping or tingling, but this subsides within a few minutes. There is a small percentage of people that experience tingling or stinging in the days after their treatment due to the nerve endings waking up – our doctor can issue temporary medication to minimize nerve pain for those who experience this.
WILL I LOSE WEIGHT WITH COOLSCULPTING?
Although fat cells take up a lot of space, they don’t weigh very much. You may not see any change on the scale, but you will definitely see a change in the mirror. CoolSculpting will contour, sculpt and debulk problem areas that tend to be resistant to diet and exercise, and can help to improve confidence, and kick start a weight loss journey.
DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN?
Yes! CoolSculpting can be successful on anyone with areas of stubborn fat. Everyone is different in terms of how and where they store that fat, but with customized treatment plans, both men and women can enjoy the benefits of our treatments.
I’M ALREADY IN SHAPE, IS COOLSCULPTING RIGHT FOR ME?
CoolSculpting is just as effective on small pockets of fat as it is on larger areas. For those of you who are very fit, CoolSculpting could be just what you need to remove that last bit of stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
CAN I LOSE WEIGHT USING THE SAUNA?
After your desired treatment area(s) are determined, marked, and prepped, your CoolSculpting treatment is ready to begin. First, a protective gel is applied to your skin. The heat from the infrared sauna increases your heart rate and cardiac output, mimicking a cardiovascular workout. Loss of water weight through perspiration is temporary but you can burn up to 600 calories per session. Consistent and frequent sauna use can help to lose weight and improve health.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I COME IN?
As much as you can! We recommend at least 2-3 times a week, but studies show that 4-5 times a week is correlated with even better health benefits.
DO I CONTINUE TO BURN CALORIES AFTER I LEAVE?
Yes. It takes about an hour for your body to cool down and in the meantime, you will continue to burn calories at an accelerated rate. For added benefits, plan a workout before or immediately after your sauna session.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT USE ALL OF MY SESSIONS WITHIN A MONTH?
Your sessions will carry over to the next month.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL AND INFRARED SAUNAS?
Traditional saunas use a single heater, which heats the air; this hot air then heats the user. In contrast, our infrared saunas use advanced therapy to heat the user directly with only a small percentage of the heat warming the air. This allows you to enjoy a deeper sweat at a lower, more comfortable temperature.
WHAT ARE YOUR CLEANING AND SANITATION PROTOCOLS?
All surfaces are cleaned and sanitized immediately after every sauna session using solvents as well as UV light. All linens are washed with bleach after every use.
ARE THERE ANY CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Infrared Saunas offer many health benefits, however guests with certain health conditions are required to consult with their physician. See contraindications list.