CoolSculpting Specialist

Vitality MDs

Healthcare Clinic & Gynecology located in Scottsdale, AZ

Sometimes stubborn fat pockets simply don’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise. If this is the case for you, the team at Vitality MDs offers CoolSculpting®, a treatment that can produce a 20-25% reduction in body fat by freezing fat cells without surgery, medications, or downtime. Schedule an appointment with the expert team at Vitality MDs over the phone or online to learn more about CoolSculpting today.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, noninvasive procedure that eliminates stubborn fat cells without surgery or downtime. It targets fat reduction as a natural alternative to liposuction and can produce dramatic results. 

How does CoolSculpting work?

CoolSculpting uses vacuum pressure and cooling technology to freeze and destroy fat cells, allowing your body to eliminate them over time. It’s useful for getting rid of stubborn fat pockets in your thighs, chin, abdomen, back, buttocks, upper arms, and flanks.

What should I expect during CoolSculpting treatment?

Prior to CoolSculpting, your Vitality MDs practitioner reviews your medical history and examines problem areas to make sure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. If so, they apply a gel pad to the treatment area to create a barrier between the CoolSculpting technology and your skin.

Using a handheld device, they apply cold to fat cells while you relax, chat with a friend, read, or work. You might feel one or more of the following sensations:

  • Sucking
  • Tugging
  • Pulling
  • Mild pinching
  • Tingling
  • Stinging
  • Intense cold
  • Aching
  • Cramping

As your skin becomes numb, these sensations subside. When treatment is complete, your Vitality MDs provider detaches the applicator and briefly massages the treatment area to break up fat cells and optimize your results. Each session typically lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on the areas treated.

What happens after CoolSculpting?

After treatment, you might experience temporary swelling, redness, bruising, tingling, or tenderness, but there is little or no downtime associated with CoolSculpting. 

After 1-3 months, you’ll begin to notice reductions in body fat with optimal results appearing about six months post-treatment. Your Vitality MDs provider may recommend a series of CoolSculpting treatments to help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

Is CoolSculpting right for me?

CoolSculpting is a good match for just about anybody with stubborn fat pockets that linger despite healthy eating and exercise habits. However, the procedure isn’t a weight loss treatment. You should be at or near your ideal body weight prior to CoolSculpting. 

Don’t let unsightly fat bulges ruin your self-esteem when CoolSculpting at Vitality MDs is a simple, noninvasive solution. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.