CoolSculpting uses FDA-cleared cooling technology to freeze away the fat that leads to the highly sought-after fat freezing results. The technical, scientific term for how CoolSculpting works is cryolipolysis, which boils down to cold-triggered fat cell freezing that kills the fat cells in treated ares. Once the treatment freezes the fat cells, the frozen cells are naturally disposed of through the body’s excretion processes.

Once the fat cells are eliminated from the body, they are gone for good. Over time, fat loss is visible due to the elimination of the fat cells from the treated areas.

CoolSculpting fat loss requires no downtime

Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting fat freezing treatment does not require anesthesia, needles, cutting, or downtime. Many read, rest, and work on their laptops or phones during a treatment. Individuals also report that there is little to no discomfort during their treatments.

Like liposuction, CoolSculpting helps to get rid of the fat in diet- and exercise-resistant areas of the body. Common treatment areas include the:

  • Stomach
  • Waist
  • Arms
  • Area under the chin
  • Outer and inner thighs
  • Area under the jawline

The treatment is FDA-cleared to treat these six areas, as well as the following three types of fat:

  • Bra fat
  • Back fat
  • Fat underneath the buttocks

When will I see results?

CoolSculpting results and fat loss are visible within weeks following treatment.

Frozen fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body during the weeks following a treatment. As the fat cells are permanently eliminated from the body, you will notice fat loss in the treated areas. The fat loss results in a slimmer appearance from all angles of the body.

Some see results within one month after treatment. The most visible results are seen within two to three months following a CoolSculpting treatment.

Winter is the perfect time for CoolSculpting


If you get a CoolSculpting treatment in January or February, you’ll see optimal results by April or May, just in time for spring and summer. You’ll love how you look in your summer clothes (hello shorts and tanks) and bathing suit!

Is CoolSculpting permanent?

It’s common for individuals to see a 20 to 25% reduction in fat in treated areas after just one treatment. Once fat cells are eliminated from the body, they are gone for good.

CoolSculpting results can be long-term with a lifestyle that includes a healthy meal plan and exercise. However, it is possible to gain weight down the road, which can lead to an increase in body size or inches. Fortunately, many are inspired and motivated to improve their overall lifestyle after seeing the visible fat loss they achieve with treatment.

Fat loss vs. weight loss

When we are born, we have a specific number of fat cells. That number of fat cells stabilizes during adolescence. From there, our number of fat cells doesn’t change much into adulthood.

If we lose or gain weight, it means our fat cells are changing in size. We gain weight when our fat cells increase in size. We lose weight when our fat cells decrease in size.

CoolSculpting results in fat loss, but not necessarily weight loss. After treatment, the number of fat cells in the body decreases, so you see a loss in inches in treated areas, even if you don’t lose pounds according to the scale.

CoolSculpting works best for those close to their ideal weight

Similar to other body contouring or fat loss treatments, CoolSculpting isn’t for everyone. It works best for those close to their ideal weight with excess fat that is difficult to eliminate in certain areas.

If you’re wondering if you are an ideal candidate, you can take the Am I A Candidate CoolSculpting Quiz.

What is the cost of CoolSculpting?

The price of CoolSculpting varies based on the treatment area, provider, location of the provider, and number of treatments. Pricing is often computed based on the number of cycles required, and most treatment areas require multiple cycles. A cycle is each time the CoolSculpting applicator is placed on the treatment area.

According to a RealSafe, the price of CoolSculpting ranges from $711 to $6835. The average cost per the survey is $2780. The official CoolSculpting website indicates that treatment plans average $3200.

Many MedSpas and providers offer specials. DermaTouch RN, for example, offers monthly specials that often include CoolSculpting discounts.

If the price is keeping you from purchasing a treatment, ask your provider about possible discounts and package pricing. Allergan, the maker of the CoolSculpting and CoolTone technologies, often offers deals and specials that are available through participating providers.

Locate providers throughout the world

CoolSculpting is the top nonsurgical fat loss treatment recommended and used by doctors around the globe. Millions of treatments have been conducted worldwide for individuals with positive, safe, and proven results. If you’re looking for a provider, the chances are good that you’ll find a local provider in your area.

If you’re looking for a Texas or Houston provider, look no further than DermaTouch RN.

DermaTouch RN offers specials as the #1 Houston CoolSculpting provider

DermaTouch RN is the number one provider of CoolSculpting in Houston and the number two provider in the entire state of Texas. Our team of body contouring experts has treated hundreds of CoolSculpting patients. We love helping our clients meet their fat loss goals and seeing the smiles on their faces after they see their results!

If you are considering a CoolSculpting treatment in Houston or surrounding areas, book your consultation online 24/7. Our team of experts is standing by to answer your questions and work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your fat loss goals.

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DermaTouch RN offers minimally invasive and non-invasive treatments for men and women in Houston, San Antonio, Spring and Cypress, as well as the surrounding areas of Texas. We are the largest aesthetic practice in the Houston area, and all of our medical spa treatments are performed by a team of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and aestheticians who receive continuing education to remain abreast of emerging treatments that benefit our patients. We invite you to learn more about our office before your consultation.