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If you're tired of trying to get rid of unsightly bulges and stubborn fat pockets on your own, you might be ready for CoolSculpting. In Albany, NY, Spa One at The Plastic Surgery Group offers CoolSculpting for residents of the Capital Region who are interested in nonsurgical fat reduction. This innovative treatment uses a patented cooling process to slim down areas of stubborn fat. One or more brief treatments help patients have slimmer contours without incisions or anesthesia.

If you're interested in learning how to freeze areas of unwanted fat and you're in Albany or the surrounding area, visit Spa One at the Plastic Surgery Group to find out more about CoolSculpting. Request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form, or call (518) 944-2096 to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained professionals.

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Quick Facts

  • Treatment time: 60 minutes, on average
  • Discomfort level: Mild
  • Number of treatments: Varies; some patients are satisfied after 1, but many choose to undertake a series for optimal results
  • Recovery: None
  • Duration of results: Indefinite, as long as a healthy lifestyle is maintained

Answers to Your Questions

CoolSculpting model

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses patented fat-freezing technology developed by Harvard scientists. The specifically designed cooling panels target fat cells without destroying the surrounding tissue.1

What's involved in the treatment?

Your provider will mark off the target areas and then draw the bulges up between two cooling panels. An intense cooling energy targets the fat cells beneath the skin and freezes them. Over several weeks, the body naturally processes and eliminates the destroyed cells.

Will it work for me?

CoolSculpting is suited for individuals who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight and who already exercise and follow a healthy diet.

How soon until I can see results?

CoolSculpting is most effective at removing fat around the waist and the midsection. While experiences vary, you may begin to notice results around 3 weeks. Generally, visible results are not noticeable until after 1 to 3 months.

Does it hurt?

Unlike other fat removal systems, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that doesn't require any needles or incisions. CoolSculpting works by pulling the skin between two panels, so you'll likely feel a mild tingling or slight tugging of the skin, along with a cooling sensation. Any discomfort should be minimal.

How long does it take?

The length of treatment time varies by the area being treated, but generally, the average time for CoolSculpting is around an hour.

How many treatments will I need?

Many patients are satisfied after a single treatment,2 but an individual treatment plan can be customized to help meet specific goals.

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1 Zelickson B., Egbert B.M., Preciado J., Allison J., Springer K., Manstein D., Cryolipolysis for Noninvasive Fat Cell Destruction: Initial Results from a Pig Model, Dermatologic Surgery: 2009; 35(10):1462-1470.

2 Nils Krueger, Sophia V Mai, Stefanie Luebberding, and Neil S Sadick, Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction, Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2014; 7: 201-205. Published online 2014 Jun 26. doi: 10.2147/CCID.S44371

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