Frequently asked questions about CoolSculpting

In our CoolSculpting Clinics questions are asked every day. Understandable!

We add the questions that come up most often to the list below.

When the fat cells are greatly chilled, they die. In the period after treatment the body processes the fat cells naturally. Once disposed the fat cells do not return.

The pressure of vacuum sucking the applicator may cause a sensation of hard pulling or squeezing. Once the cooling begins, you will experience a fair amount of pressure and intense cold for the first few minutes. These sensations disappear quickly. Many people read or watch TV during their treatment.

The CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-certified. More than 17 million treatments have already been performed worldwide. Of these, we performed at least 70,000. It is a proven, very safe and effective non-surgical method for removing fat cells.

During the procedure you may experience a sensation of hard pulling, pinching, numbness or pressure on the skin. Many clients have minimal discomfort after the procedure. However, you may experience one or more of the following sensations in the treated area: swelling, itching, tingling, numbness, sensitivity to touch, pain, cramping, bruising or redness.

All symptoms disappear on their own within two to three weeks.

If you are known to have cryoglobulinemia, Donath-Landsteiner syndrome or extreme sensitivity to cold, such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease then unfortunately you cannot undergo CoolSculpting treatment. In addition the CoolSculpting procedure is not a solution for obesity/overweight. As with any medical procedure our specialists will assess if you are suitable for the procedure.

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical method, so most clients can pick up their daily routine immediately after treatment and return to work right away. Usually only minimal discomfort and a short recovery time follows the CoolSculpting procedure.

After the CoolSculpting procedure a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer takes place. The first changes are usually noticeable after 6 to 8 weeks. You will see the most visible results after 3 months. The body will continue to naturally dispose the treated fat cells for up to four months after the procedure. Check out the before and after photos of others for an overview of results.

Cryolipolysis is another word for freezing fat cells. CoolSculpting by Allergan is based on years of intensive scientific research by Dr. D. Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School. These scientists conducted years of scientific research on cooling fat cells to a precise and constant temperature. Read more about it on the page What is Cryolipolysis?

The CoolSculpting by Allergan (formerly Zeltiq) treatment works so well that unfortunately there are companies that abuse the popularity of the treatment. With misleading information and clever marketing campaigns some organizations offer a treatment similar to CoolSculpting. They claim that their device, which at times closely resembles the CoolSculpting device, offers the same results. But an imitation device only cools the skin. So this is not to say that cryolipolysis (destruction of fat cells) occurs as a result. It has also not been scientifically proven that these devices are safe and actually destroy fat cells permanently. Imitation devices cannot perform CoolSculpting treatment nor do they have FDA certification. Only the CoolSculpting by Allergan devices have the important FDA seal of approval. Zeltiq Aesthetics exclusively owns the patents and trademark rights to the cryolipolysis technique and CoolSculpting.

There is no need to take supplements or pills, and you don’t need to start a new diet or additional sports activities. Many clients feel extra motivation after their treatment to take good care of themselves in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. After the procedure make sure you maintain a healthy diet and enough exercise to stay satisfied with the end result and your figure.

Prices from all official providers of CoolSculpting by Allergan average between 465 and 500 euros per placement. Providers with lower prices do not work with the proven effective & safely approved CoolSculpting equipment nor do they usually treat under the supervision of a doctor.

The technology and science behind CoolSculpting are the main reasons why the treatments are not cheap. Cryolipolysis is a very nice technique with very many possibilities and suitable for almost everyone, but it is important that the right equipment is used and that you are treated by certified specialists. Equipment that is not from the Zeltiq company does not offer the right result nor is it proven safe.

CoolSculpting can be compared to liposuction. However CoolSculpting is many times safer and, unlike liposuction, causes only minimal discomfort after the treatment. In addition you do not have to go under anesthesia and no anesthetics or injections are used.

At the CoolSculpting Kliniek you are assured of treatment with Zeltiq’s official, FDA-approved equipment. Also, all our people are certified CoolSculpting Specialists and are supervised by our cosmetic doctors.