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5 Myths about CoolSculpting, Debunked

Imagine the possibility of sculpting your body by simply freezing away unwanted fat — sound too good to be true? Up until recently, it may have been a far-fetched thought; however, the FDA approved CoolSculpting in 2010 for targeting fat in the flank area (love handles) and has expanded its approvals to 9 different body areas (!) since then.
A true game-changer, CoolSculpting represents a groundbreaking advancement in non-surgical cosmetic procedures. It’s endorsed by celebrities and everyday individuals alike as a transformative solution for targeted fat reduction without the need for surgery. Yet, as its prominence in the aesthetic world grows, so do the CoolSculpting myths and misconceptions, potentially obscuring the facts for those considering this treatment.
At Pure Aesthetics, we’ve seen the power of CoolSculpting time and time again, and we’re here to help. In this comprehensive debunking, we’ll peel back the layers of the top five myths surrounding CoolSculpting to offer a clear understanding of what this procedure entails.

Myth 1: CoolSculpting is a Weight Loss Solution

CoolSculpting is often misconceived as a weight loss miracle; the notion that it can replace traditional fitness and health routines is widespread. However, CoolSculpting is a body contouring technique, not a weight loss solution. It is designed to target and eliminate specific pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The ideal candidate is already at or near their ideal weight, using the treatment to refine their body contours. Traditional weight loss affects the entire body’s fat composition, but CoolSculpting alters the targeted area’s shape by removing fat cells in that spot only. This distinction is crucial for those considering the procedure, as it sets realistic expectations regarding the outcome. A picture is worth a thousand words, so click here to check out our before and after photo gallery.

Myth 2: CoolSculpting Only Targets Belly Fat

Although the abdomen is one of the most popular areas for CoolSculpting, the procedure is versatile and can target several other areas where unwanted fat tends to accumulate, including:

  • Under-chin area
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles (flank)
  • Bra rolls (both front and back)
  • Under-butt area (banana rolls)
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Back rolls

At Pure Aesthetics, we are proud to offer our clients the advanced capabilities of not one, but two CoolSculpting machines! Through this process we call QuadSculpting, we are able to simultaneously treat four areas of your body, optimizing your experience by significantly reducing treatment time.

Myth 3: CoolSculpting is Painful and Requires Downtime

This perception is one of the longest-held CoolSculpting myths, and it’s woefully outdated. With CoolSculpting being used for the past 14 years and benefitting from rapid technological advancements, including the introduction of “cool advantage” tools, patients experience enhanced comfort.
That said, most patients do experience slight discomfort at the beginning, but it subsides as the area becomes numb from the cold. We like to tell our clients that it’s similar to sticking your hand in an ice bucket. Sessions typically last between 35 and 60 minutes, during which time you can read, watch a movie, or even work in our dedicated CoolSculpting Suite. Following the treatment, you can resume your regular activities with no downtime required.

Myth 4: CoolSculpting Results are Immediate

Patience is key when it comes to CoolSculpting, as it works through a process called cryolipolysis in which the targeted area is cooled to a temperature that causes the fat cells to crystallize and die. This cell death is a gradual process that the body naturally clears over several weeks, leading to a noticeable reduction in fat.
The full results of CoolSculpting can take up to three months to show, as the treated area gradually appears more sculpted and toned. Patents are often advised to follow a healthy lifestyle to support the metabolism and improve the results.
On a positive note, the gradual process also means the results look more natural, as the change is in sync with the body’s own fat-processing mechanisms. While some patients may see changes as quickly as three weeks after their treatment, the most dramatic results are usually visible around two months.

Myth 5: CoolSculpting is Only for Women

Although CoolSculpting has often been marketed towards women, the tides are changing. In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of men seeking CoolSculpting as a means to improve their physique. The areas that are most popular among male clients include the abdomen, flanks, and the area underneath the chin.
In closing, one of the key takeaways here is that CoolSculpting is a powerful tool for enhancing body image. Like any cosmetic procedure, it’s best to fully understand the ins and outs so you can confidently make an informed decision. By debunking these common CoolSculpting myths, we hope to have provided clarity for those curious about the procedure. It is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but for many, it offers a viable path to the body they’ve been working hard to achieve.
Pure Aesthetics is the #1 CoolSculpting provider and most experienced in North Central Florida. In fact, Pure Aesthetic’s owner, Carissa Blaser, is the first CoolSculpting Technician in Gainesville and an Allergan Medical Institute CoolSculpting Trainer for CoolSculpting facilities across the country. The experienced CoolSculpting team at Pure Aesthetics can confidently sculpt your body to perfection with no downtime. We offer complimentary consultations to determine if CoolSculpting is the right fit for you. Contact us at 352.332.7873 or book your free consultation online today!

As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.— Pablo Neruda