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Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

When there’s a new trending non-invasive procedure — whether it’s on fat reduction, cellulite treatment, weight loss, or anti-aging — the first question that comes to your mind is, Does it work?

This same question has dogged CoolSculpting since it burst onto the scene. Anyone who’s ever searched for CoolSculpting online has asked that question. After all, if you’re spending money on it, it better produce the results promised.

Well, answer it then: Does CoolSculpting really work?

The short, honest answer is YES. Of course, nobody in their right mind would immediately schedule an appointment based on that one-word answer alone. Think about this, though: Over 2 million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide. That staggering number is already a testament to the treatment’s efficacy.

We can imagine the dissatisfied expression on your face: Really, that’s all you’re giving me? No, that’s not all we’re giving you. We know you want more facts and are happy you’re starting your journey with research, so we’ll help you out with these tidbits of important information.

CoolSculpting has received FDA clearance

Getting the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is no easy task. It’s a highly rigorous process that required Zeltiq, the company behind the CoolSculpting brand, to conduct numerous clinical trials to prove that the procedure really works. These clinical trials involved more than 4,000 patients. Medical studies have also been published underscoring CoolSculpting’s efficacy, including:

  • A Prospective Clinical Study of Noninvasive Cryolipolysis for Subcutaneous Fat Layer Reduction 
  • Safety, tolerance, and patient satisfaction with noninvasive cryolipolysis 
  • Cryolipolysis for reduction of excess adipose tissue

Note: Cryolipolysis® is the proven science CoolSculpting is based on.

Stop looking for immediate results, focus instead on cumulative fat loss

Sadly, there are individuals who undergo CoolSculpting expecting immediate results. Let us stop you right there: Please don’t think you’ll have the body of a runway model immediately after your treatment. In fact, don’t expect to see noticeable results until after several weeks. As a side note, this is why at Renew MD we always have the consultation first; it helps in setting realistic goals and managing expectations.

CoolSculpting destroys fat cells by freezing them. When these fat cells die, they will be removed from your body as waste. Here’s the thing, though: It takes the human body months to flush out these dead fat cells through its lymphatic system. Most of our patients start seeing results within 8 weeks following treatment.

If you’ve had CoolSculpting recently and not seen any improvement, please be patient. Results will come gradually.

CoolSculpting reduces fat permanently, but…

As mentioned earlier, CoolSculpting destroys fat cells. Since the fat cells in the targeted area are already dead, it can’t expand anymore, so the results are permanent. CoolSculpting, however, removes 20% to 25% of the fat cells in the targeted area. While the treated cells in the targeted area will never grow back, there’s still 75% of fat cells that remain. This is why we advise all our patients to have a healthy diet and to exercise regularly to maintain beautiful results. You have to change your eating habits for the better and get more active, otherwise your body isn’t really going to change.

Success stories abound!

Too see is to believe. On that note, have you seen the Before and After pictures? They’re pretty amazing. Want more success stories? Just Google “coolsculpting before and after” and you’ll get tons of results: Pictures, testimonials, even videos. CoolSculpting works, and thousands of people swear by it.

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation with our CoolSculpting expert!

Woman who got CoolSculpting enjoying the view

CoolEvent: Save the Date, Lose the Fat

Ready for something cool?

Renew MD Medical Spa is hosting a CoolEvent! Join us on August 25, 2016, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, to learn more about CoolSculpting, the world’s leading non-invasive fat-reduction treatment.

  • Watch a live demonstration of the CoolSculpting procedure
  • Receive a free consultation
  • Get special event pricing and a chance to win raffle prizes
  • Attendees who purchase treatments at the event also get the chance to win a FREE CoolSculpting cycle

Space is limited, so RSVP today! Call Renew MD Medical Spa at 775-852-4500.


A man pinching his love handles and considering coolsculpting vs. liposuction

CoolSculpting Vs. Liposuction: Which Is Better?

You’ve been bothered by stubborn fat bulges for too long. Now it’s time to take action. However, which popular fat reduction treatment will you choose: CoolSculpting or liposuction? Both options are safe and effective, but which one is better? The answer depends on your body and goals.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive way to reduce fat in targeted area. CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolypolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells using low temperatures. During CoolSculpting procedures, an applicator is applied to the fatty area where it remains for about an hour. Each CoolSculpting treatment kills 25-25% of the fat cells in the treatment area. Multiple applications are usually required for patients hoping to achieve fat reduction of more than 20% in their trouble areas.

Many patients prefer CoolSculpting over liposuction because CoolSculpting is painless and non-surgical. People who don’t want anyone to know that they’ve had “work done” also prefer CoolSculpting because the results are gradual and take several months to become fully apparent! Finally, busy people with an active lifestyle often prefer CoolSculpting because there is no recovery time following the procedure.

What is Liposuction?

Liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. Liposuction is an invasive procedure that involves inserting a thin, hollow tube called a cannula under the skin. Suction is then used to vacuum out fat cells. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with minimal pain and discomfort. More fat can be removed in a single liposuction treatment than in a single CoolSculpting treatment, so multiple liposuction treatments are optional. Most patients require a week off work to recover from liposuction, and strenuous activities must be avoided for at least two weeks.

Patients with more radical fat loss and body contouring goals choose liposuction because more fat can be removed in a single treatment and the results are almost instantly apparent. Patients who want to see dramatic fat reduction in a simple treatment often opt for liposuction.

Other Considerations

When choosing between CoolSculpting and liposuction, consider your timeframe. Would you prefer several non-invasive treatments or one invasive treatment to obtain the results you desire? It takes months to enjoy the full results of CoolSculpting, so consider whether or not you have the patience to wait for results. If you’re looking for immediate gratification, liposuction may be a better option for you. If you want your results to look gradual and natural (like you’ve been working out over the course of several months), CoolSculpting is the more subtle option.

The size and location of your “trouble areas” will also help determine if CoolSculpting or liposuction is a better fit for you. For either procedure, the area you’d like to treat must have fat that is soft and pinchable. CoolSculpting is ideal for people with just one or two trouble areas, while liposuction is preferable for people with multiple, large treatment areas. The best candidates for CoolSculpting are within 30 pounds of their ideal weight, while liposuction is better for patients who want to achieve more dramatic results.

Finally, look at the skin in your trouble areas. Is it taught and normal or loose and saggy? Neither CoolSculpting nor liposuction tighten skin, so if you are struggling with loose skin, a tummy tuck may be a better option for you. Tummy tucks remove loose skin in addition to liposuction and body contouring.

Take some time to think about your fat reduction goals. Which areas would you like to treat, and what percentage of fat would you like to see removed? Making an informed decision about which procedure is best for you will help you obtain the results you desire without disappointment.

A professional consultation will also help you determine which procedure is best for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and obtain a professional opinion!