Frequently Asked Questions
While there are many other practices, medi-spa’s, etc., that offer CoolSculpting, and they also offer a full menu of other services, EMBODYMENT’s sole focus and expertise is in body contouring and fat reduction. EMBODYMENT’s Master Specialist is an expert in the technology and treatments from start to finish. For more information on EMBODYMENT’s spectialist, please click on this link to read LeighAnn’s Bio and credentials. CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure and just like with plastic surgery, you want a qualified expert doing your procedure. CoolSculpting® is permanent, during the treatment, the fat cells killed and gone for good. Therefore, it is possible to have a “bad treatment” and look “botched.” It does matter who does your procedure. LeighAnn of EMBODYMENT prides herself on her background, how she got to where she is today, the training she received while working on the corporate side of CoolSculpting®.
Another benefit of being treated by LeighAnn is due to her personal training history. LeighAnn, more than anyone understands the journey of reaching desired outcomes. LeighAnn’s patients find a sense of comfort with her because of her “bedside manners,” when it comes to the delicate topic of the body, our intrinsic insecurities and can help navigate a patient through their journey not just from a standpoint of body contouring.
CoolSculpting® is a proven nonsurgical fat removal technology revolutionary procedure that uses controlled cooling (also called Cryolipolysis) to target, freeze, and eliminate fat cells from your body. FDA cleared, CoolSculpting® allows you to truly sculpt and target specific parts of the body – like the abdomen, love handles, back/bra fat, inner thighs, outer thighs, double chin, arms, and more. The saying goes, “If you can squeeze it, we can freeze it.”
After the procedure, your body continues to break down the treated (frozen) fat cells, leading to a natural cell death. As the fat cells die, they collapse, and the natural inflammatory process removes the dead cells through the lymphatic system over the next 4 weeks to 4 months. That leaves you with long-lasting results with no surgery, no needles, and no downtime. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution. Once the fat cell is killed, it cannot return.
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared, non-surgical, no needles and totally non-invasive. There is little to no downtime and you can get back to daily activities right away. There are 100s of peer-reviewed papers written on CoolSculpting® and it is the world’s #1 non-invasive fat-reduction technology. As of 2019, the procedure has been done more than 8 million times and continues to gain momentum as it is safe, effective and allows individuals to contour, shape and sculpt their body in ways that diet and exercise have failed to do.
Majority of patients say that: CoolSculpting® doesn’t hurt. There is a crucial 2 minute massage after the treatment that most patients would say is: uncomfortable but bearable. There is a small percentage of patients that find a lot of discomfort in the post massage but report back after they receive their results, that it was: worth it. Everyone reacts and even “heals” a little differently, even to the area of body being treated. Some patients experience soreness, numbness, longer than others… All symptoms do go away in time and there are remedy’s to help while discomfort subsides.
No, not solely from CoolSculpting®. The saying, “muscle weighs more than fat,” is true. Fat does not weigh much at all. CoolSculpting® only targets fat cells and can sculpt, contour, reshape, resize, and debulk parts of your body that more than likely wouldn’t be affected no matter how hard you exercised or how well you ate. Pairing CoolSculpting® together with exercise and eating well or even a new weight loss program, can absolutely help you achieve your goals faster, keep you accountable and see changes that you may not have achieved with diet and exercise alone.
By the time you reach adolescence, 11-15 years old, the number of fat cells you have is set. That’s right, you have the same number of fat cells you did decades ago. The fat cells either expand, we look “fatter,” or they shrink, we look “skinnier.” When we “gain weight” (gain fat,) our fat cells expand; we don’t make new ones. And when we lose weight our fat cells shrink; we don’t get rid of them. So when we use CoolSculpting® to freeze fat cells, they go through “apoptosis” and die and then over 1-4 months flush out of the body through the lymphatic system. Those fat cells are officially gone and we cannot remake them. But there are still fat cells remaining in the treated area that can expand and give you the illusion that you “un did” your CoolSculpting® results. This is why it is important to continue with whatever you are doing (or if you are just starting to eat healthy and exercise, continue ramping that up) so you can appreciate the results for a lifetime.
It depends on the body area, the size of the body area, and the amount of fat that is desired to be reduced from the area. CoolSculpting® for a body area could cost anywhere from $800’s to $10,000’s. On average a patient spends $3,600. Again, it depends on what the patient’s needs are and everyone is unique and not one size fits all, therefore your CoolSculpting® treatment plan will be unique to you. Price shopping without meeting with a qualified specialist first is a dangerous game for the specialist and patient. EMBODYMENT understands that this can be a big investment and this is why we offer our “Patient Promise” and stand behind your results. In your complimentary consultation, a customized treatment plan will be laid out to show you how CoolSculpting® will get you to your desired outcome. You can also review our before and after photos to get a better idea if CoolSculpting® is the right fit for you!
The prices/promos/coupons/etc. are all basically the same between practices and that’s a good thing. CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure and Allergan (the parent company to CoolSculpting®) has done a great job protecting the integrity of the treatment. Therefore, practices cannot go into price wars with one another and dilute the products value. The results are permanent and it’s a medical procedure. This allows the customer/patient to instead “shop around” to find the best Specialist for them based on credentials, experience, qualifications with the technology. Executing the procedure is an art and it is important that the Specialist is educated, trained and experienced. It’s not actually required that specialists are properly trained prior to providing treatments to patients. It’s no different then going to get plastic surgery, be sure to do your research, ask to see their “before and after photos” (not corporate’s photos,) make sure they are certified and graduates of CoolSculpting® University, and ideally have obtained the Master Specialists degree. Pick your practice and specialist based off of those requirements because the price is basically the same everywhere and even though we want to get the best price, it is your body, the results are permanent and you also want the best treatment for the best results!!
Many people can go for extended periods of their life with a relatively stable body fat percentage, despite having had a pretty carefree approach to dieting. Some people, on the other hand, struggle to maintain what most consider an average size. This is because everyone is endowed with a genetic “set point” body fat percentage that their bodies will strive to stay at, despite their greatest efforts. Daily exercise, counting calories, incorporating a healthy diet all bring great results for fat loss, up to your individual set point. However, there are areas where fat will accumulate and simply refuse to be negotiated with because of markers present in our DNA. With CoolSculpting, you can take even greater control over your life and be the real owner of your body by targeting stubborn pockets of fat and clearing away the excess fat cells for good.
The experts EMBODYMENT get asked by all walks of life if CoolSculpting® is right for them and this includes already fit individuals. We live in one of the most active states in the country and we get many athletic individuals, (crossfit athletes, runners, yoga-goers, weekend warriors, etc.,) who just want to do their activities without their shirt on and feel good about it!
They put in the time and effort of eating well, working out hard, and sometimes even they still can’t get rid of that little bit of stubborn fat and truth is, they probably never will with diet and exercise alone. This is were CoolSculptingv comes in. Some of its functions are “Spot Reduction,” sculpting, contouring, in turn – making a fit person look fitter and feel more confident for any occasion. Let CoolSculpting® do what diet and exercise won’t do. We encourage you to workout and eat right to feel good, but not to try to get rid of stubborn fat…that’s what the Experts at EMBODYMENT are for… but as always, come in for a consultation so our Master Specialist can assess you and provide you with the specific outcomes you can expect for your body. Please refer to our before and after photos for examples of all body types.
The treatment itself will vary depending on the targeted area and the volume being treated, however typical sessions last around 35 minutes. Whether or not you will need follow up sessions is dependent on your goals, as you will see an impressive 20-25% reduction in body fat from your first visit alone.
As with most cases for an individual’s body, it will vary. However, exciting progress can be seen in as little as 10 to 12 weeks within starting treatment. The final results can take around 16 weeks to be completely realized, but the initial fat loss you’ll marvel at in the mirror will more than suffice to bring you satisfaction guaranteed.
CoolSculpting® uses a process known as cryolipolysis, which is just a technical term for fat-freezing. When fat cells freeze, they die off and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s process of autophagy, or the way it naturally purges itself of dead or unwanted cells. Don’t panic-this process happens so gradually, you won’t even notice in your day-to-day life (until the beautiful results begin to show!).
CoolSculpting® treatment is not for everyone. Considerations should be made if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if CoolSculpting® is a safe option for you.
Preparation for treatment day:
-Eat breakfast, be hydrated.
-Wear comfortable clothing.
-Please do Not wear lotion on the areas being treated.
-Groom (trim) the areas to be treated.
Women: bikini area (including for lower abdomen treatment.)
-Bring snacks. Feel free to pack a lunch box if your treatment is scheduled for all day.
-Our TV has Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Feel free to bring your own book and/or iPad.
-If you are planning on working, please limit items to a laptop & a folder, please do not bring your whole office🤓
-Please do Not take NSAIDs before or during your treatment. You can take Tylenol before and during your treatment. (We do have Tylenol at the office for patients.) You are welcome to take whatever you would like After your treatment.
First, the applicator will be placed on the desired treatment area and there will be a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body, followed by that signature cooling effect. During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations are mild and subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Once again, these symptoms are mild and subside quickly.
After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the treated area to break up the fat cells and further enhance fat reduction. That’s it!
WHAT TO EXPECT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING YOUR TREATMENT:
Swelling is normal as is redness, soreness and bruising in the treatment area. These symptoms can last for several weeks.
Immediately after the procedure, your treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur.
You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to your treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.
The treated area may be red for up to a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after CoolSculpting.
Bruising, swelling and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.
Nausea and tingling, stinging and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day.
You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure.
The typical recovery time is minimal post CoolSculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure.
OPTIONS TO ASSIST IN THE RECOVERY PROCESS & RESULTS:
Arnica (tablets that dissolve under the tongue) can help with bruising.
Epsom salt bath the night of treatment or the next day.
Stay hydrated for the next few months to aid in flushing the dead cells out of the body!
Foam rolling over the treated area, stretching, yoga, steam room, massage, etc.
Any kind of physical activity that will induce circulation, sweating.
WHAT TO EXPECT THE FIRST FEW DAYS AND WEEKS AFTER COOLSCULPTING:
When showering and applying lotion to the treated area, continue to massage through the area.
It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen in the first few days and weeks post treatment.
You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks.
At some point within the first two weeks following the procedure, you may experience one or more of the following sensations: deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching and/or soreness. Consult your doctor if these conditions persist beyond two weeks or worsen over time.
Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place. You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after CoolSculpting and you will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue naturally to process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure.
A small subset of patients experience delayed post-treatment pain (typically within a few days of the procedure). This side effect is unique because of it’s intensity and late presentation. Timely intervention can often reduce its impact.
Contact us & your doctor immediately if any unusual side effects occur or if symptoms worsen over time.
Weight gain will prevent you from appreciating your full results. A healthy diet and exercise routine will support what you achieve through CoolSculpting.
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS:
Please call 720-231-7885 if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than two weeks.
If you need to reach us after business hours or during the weekend please call 720-231-7885 for immediate assistance or email LeighAnn at [email protected] We always ensure our patients are never without support.
CoolSculpting® is designed to target and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that are difficult to rid yourself of through diet and exercise alone. While the pinpointed fat cells will certainly be eliminated, it is possible to regain some excess weight in other areas of the body if a healthy lifestyle is not maintained and one is over reliant on CoolSculpting® for results.
No one likes “Cancellation Policies,” including us but when you are treated at EMBODYMENT, the entire day or more than ample time is blocked out for each patient. CoolSculpting® is an investment and we never want to rush a treatment or want a patient to feel like they are receiving less than 110% of our attention. Therefore, when a patient cancels it can leave us not being able to serve anyone on that day.
We do have a Cancellation Policy form in place that is signed on the day of treatment but in order to avoid any confusion prior to a first treatment, we’ve listed the policies here:
- The Deposit is to hold the scheduled appointment day & time, it is non-refundable, and it goes towards the total cost of treatment.
- ALL cancellations with less than 5 days of notice or by not showing up for your treatment will result in forfeiting the deposit.
- If Patient has Paid In Full or is coming in for a treatment from an already purchased package, and cancels with less than 5 days of notice, the scheduled cycles are lost or the patient can pay the difference of their discount pricing and retail price to reschedule.
- This includes cancelling for Any reasons dealing with COVID, unless positive test results, vaccine appointment, email from school, etc., can be provided as proof, then a 24hr cancellation is acceptable. Less than 24hr notice will result in loss of any payments made.
- Patient can reschedule their treatment One Time with 5 days of notice (or 24hrs when dealing with COVID,) prior to scheduled treatment day/time with no penalty. Rescheduling a Second Time, even with 5 Business Days of notice, the patient will forfeit the “Package Pricing” initially quoted and remaining balance will be due to re-book the appointment. If a patient reschedules a Third Time, EMBODYMENT reserves the right to not complete the treatment and payments will not be refunded.
- For “Follow-Up Photo Appointments,” patient agrees to provide 48hrs of notice to reschedule the appointment. If less than 48hrs is provided, or by not showing up, patient understands they will be charged a $50 fee.
- Patient understands that part of the CoolSculpting® Procedure includes a 90 day post-treatment “Follow up Photo Appointment.” If the patient needs to reschedule this appointment, they responsible for rescheduling it within the 120 day post-treatment timeframe. Failure to do so, will result in being charged a $50 fee and Patient Promise is voided.
- If a situation arises outside of the above listed potentials, EMBODYMENT has the right to tend to the matter as we see fit.
- Patient understands that All Sales are Final.
One of the special things about EMBODYMENT, is that we’ve Always Only treated one patient at a time. We block out the entire day or more than ample time is allotted for each patient. CoolSculpting® is an investment and we never want to rush a treatment or want a patient to feel like they aren’t receiving 110% of our attention. So when COVID occurred, not a lot changed for us. We can perform all treatments with the patient wearing a mask. We’ve Always deeply sanitized the treatment room between patients. Now, of course, we follow all CDC.gov guidelines.
We wear masks, face shields, gloves, take temperatures, socially distance unless partaking in the assessment or treatment, only one guest is in the office at a time, no additional guests are allowed to accompany the scheduled guest, we’ve always been by appointment only, and thoroughly sanitize between every treatment and consultation.