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CoolSculpting Specialist

Wrinkle Fairy

Aesthetic Medicine Specialist located in Chicago, Oak Brook, Naperville, & Arlington Heights IL

Stubborn belly fat and unwanted love handles can make you feel less confident and be discouraging. At Wrinkle Fairy in Arlington Heights, Gold Coast Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, and Naperville, Illinois, Leslie Forrester, APRN, offers pioneering CoolSculpting® treatments. Call today, or schedule an appointment to eliminate stubborn fat that positively doesn't respond to diet and exercise alone.

CoolSculpting Q & A

What is Coolsculpting?

Using controlled cooling to freeze unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is a safe, effective, and noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that eliminates stubborn fat that won't budge through diet and exercise for noticeable results.

How does CoolSculpting work?

Unlike any other fat-reducing treatment, CoolSculpting does not use painful needles or anesthesia to get the results you want. Some popular areas of focus include:

  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Upper back
  • Upper arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra strap area
  • Double chin
  • Outer and inner thighs

During your CoolSculpting session, your physician will apply a gel pad and applicator to the area you want to target. They will then use the device to target the areas you discussed.

Does CoolSculpting hurt?

CoolSculpting, as you may have already guessed, is a chilly procedure. Though the treatment itself shouldn't hurt, it will feel quite cold. 

The cold should subside within 5-10 minutes as the targeted area begins to numb. You may also feel a slight tugging sensation when the applicator starts drawing the fatty tissue inside the applicator cup. 

Because CoolSculpting is a noninvasive procedure, you will likely be able to return to your normal day-to-day activities once the session is over.

Are there side effects to CoolSculpting?

Pulling, tugging, and mild pinching and cramping at the treatment site are all normal sensations during the procedure.

Some mild discomfort, numbness and tenderness is common after treatment, but most patients return to their normal everyday activities immediately without restrictions. These sensations fade away gradually over the next several days.

Will I lose weight with CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting helps your body metabolize fat cells for good, reducing the number of fat cells in the treated area by 20-25%.

Many of our patients use CoolSculpting as a gateway to implementing healthy life choices, including a healthy diet and a regular exercise program in an effort to maintain and enhance treatment results.

The freezing is targeted and effective, so CoolSculpting only affects the fat cells in the areas you want to treat. Though the treatment itself technically doesn't help you lose weight, you will lose fat and look slimmer than before.

To target stubborn areas on your body and to help improve your confidence, call Wrinkle Fairly today, or book an appointment.