Freeze the fat away with new and improved CoolSculpting CoolAdvantage!
CoolSculpting changed the fat loss game forever 5 years ago when it received FDA approval for it’s safe and effective fat freezing technology. Our offices were among the first in the country to offer CoolSculpting when it came out, and we’ve loved the results we saw from the start, but the new and improved CoolSculpting 2.0 system, which includes CoolAdvantage sculpting technology, makes this treatment even more effective!
In the past, the areas that could be treated with CoolSculpting were mostly limited to the belly and love handles, but newly-redesigned applicators allow us to treat all sorts of places on the body the inner and outer thighs, the bra area, the arms, the neck, and more! And new treatment protocols allow us to get results that are more amazing than ever1,2!
- 1 Best CoolSculpting Treatments
- 1.1 Freeze Away Belly Fat with CoolCore Advantage
- 1.2 Eliminate Love Handles and Muffin Top with CoolCurve+ Advantage
- 1.3 Ditch the Double Chin and Neck Sag with CoolMini by CoolSculpting
- 1.4 Create a Thigh Gap with CoolFit Advantage
- 1.5 Tackle Bellies that Spill over Your Pants CoolCurve Advantage Plus
- 1.6 Debulk Large Areas of Fat on Stomach with CoolCore Advantage Plus
- 2 CoolSculpting Cost in New Jersey
- 3 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 4 What happens to the fat cells? Where do they go?
- 5 What happens during the CoolSculpting treatment?
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions
- 6.1 What does it feel like?
- 6.2 Where do you offer Coolsculpting treatments?
- 6.3 How long does the procedure take?
- 6.4 What is the downtime with Coolsculpting?
- 6.5 What to expect after the procedure?
- 6.6 Are the results permanent?
- 6.7 Is Coolsculpting a good weight-loss procedure?
- 6.8 Do I need to follow a diet or exercise program, or take supplements to see results?
- 6.9 Is the Coolsculpting procedure safe? What about for dark or olive skin tones? What if I have a tan?
- 6.10 Who should not have Coolsculpting?
- 6.11 How much does CoolSculpting cost?
- 6.12 How does Coolsculpting work?
- 6.13 How long does Coolsculpting last?
- 6.14 How many Coolsculpting treatments will I need?
- 6.15 How effective is Coolsculpting?
- 6.16 Does CoolSculpting hurt?
- 6.17 What are the negative effects of CoolSculpting?
- 6.18 How much weight can you lose with Coolsculpting?
- 7 Alternatives to CoolSculpting
Best CoolSculpting Treatments
Our practice has upgraded to the NEW! CoolSculpting Cool Advantage, what we like to call “CoolSculpting 2.0”. This new way of CoolSculpting uses the same cryolyposis technology that makes CoolSculpting so effective at freezing away unwanted fat. But the new treatment applicators now treat a larger amount of tissue, are more comfortable, and have shorter treatment times.
CoolSculpting uses advanced cooling technology to target and eliminate fat cells through a controlled cooling process called cryolipolysis1,2. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved and totally non-invasive body contouring procedure that reduces fat in targeted areas of your body, providing noticeable and natural looking results. It requires no needles, no surgery and no downtime.1,2
Results happen over time with CoolSculpting, as the cooling crystallizes the fat cells and marks them for removal through the body’s natural metabolic process, the same way that fat from food is eliminated1,2.
Many patients opt for multiple CoolSculpting treatment cycles during their visit to achieve an even greater fat reduction. Most patients see noticeable results within two months after treatment as the body safely removes the fat in the targeted area.
Freeze Away Belly Fat with CoolCore Advantage
This is our most popular treatment request, and the CoolCore Advantage applicator allows us to treat more tissue in less time, with a more comfortable treatment than ever before! CoolCore works to remove stubborn belly fat of the upper and lower abdomen.
Eliminate Love Handles and Muffin Top with CoolCurve+ Advantage
Love handles and muffin top (often called “flanks” by doctors) are easily targeted by this specially curved CoolSculpting handpiece. This CoolSculpting Advantage treatment makes it possible to treat a larger area, with a shorter treatment time of 35 minutes.
Ditch the Double Chin and Neck Sag with CoolMini by CoolSculpting
New studies show CoolMini not only removes fat from the neck, but also tightens loose skin. This unique handpiece is perfect for the smallest treatment areas – double chin, knees, and armpit fat. Click here to learn more about CoolMini.
Create a Thigh Gap with CoolFit Advantage
Finally, a nonsurgical fat freezing treatment to tackle the inner thigh! This specially fitted applicator allows CoolSculpting to effectively freeze away unwanted fat at the top of the inner thigh.
Tackle Bellies that Spill over Your Pants CoolCurve Advantage Plus
The largest applicator, this Curved treatment is perfect for larger rolls of fat. It easily suctions in large volumes of fat, for effective treatment of a large area.
Debulk Large Areas of Fat on Stomach with CoolCore Advantage Plus
This applicator is great for debulking – freezing away large areas of fat, before sculpting with other, smaller CoolSculpting applicators. This 45-minute treatment is ideal for patients with upper and lower abdomen, who will appreciate the larger treatment zones this applicator achieves.
CoolSculpting Cost in New Jersey
Each cycle of CoolSculpting costs $750 – 1500. Most patients will have 1-3 cycles per treatment day, and best results are seen when 2 or more of these treatment days are spaced 4-12 weeks apart (ideal time between retreatments varies by treatment area).
Treatments packages can be purchased at a discounted rate the day of your consultation. In this case, a 25% discount is given on the second and all future treatments to the same area. We offer this discount because we know patients are happiest after at least 2 treatments to any given area, as each treatment will reduce fat by about 20-25%1.
Financing Options for CoolSculpting
Our practice is proud to partner with two of the leading cosmetic care financing companies, Care Credit and Prosper Financial, to offer our patients affordable financing options for CoolSculpting. We accept financing from these institutions for any treatment totaling over $1000. To learn more about your options, and to apply for financing right now, please visit our financing options page.
CoolSculpting is a part of our unique Rewards Plus Program, making it eligible for Reflections Rewards plus Allē (formerly Brilliant Distinctions) savings.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
What happens to the fat cells? Where do they go?
During the CoolSculpting procedure, a special process called cryolypolisis targets and freezes only the fat cells, leaving your other tissues unharmed6. These fat cells are effectively frozen to death during this time. Fat cells are unique in their sensitivity to cold, so we’re able to freeze them at a temperature that’s still safe for your other surrounding cells. Your body is constantly cleaning up and removing old and dead cells as part of its normal processes, and these fat cells will become waste products just like all of your other dead cells (eventually you’ll pee them out).
Why is this important? Because not all non-invasive fat removing procedures actually remove the cells that store fat (i.e. fat cells). Many treatments just induce these cells into releasing their stored fat. Even if your body flushes all of the stored fat out of its fat cells, it can and will quickly replenish those stores when you eat anything containing fat in the future. But when you remove the actual fat cells, you create a new “set point” for the body with less fat storage. In other words, this is the only effective way to actually get rid of fat in the long term.
What happens during the CoolSculpting treatment?
CoolSculpting is a comfortable and relaxing procedure where you read a book or watch TV while the device does the work. It starts with the application of a thin gel pad on the area to be treated. This gel pad helps the CoolSculpting vacuum applicator to attach to the targeted area and insulates your skin during the treatment. Once the gel pad is in place, the CoolSculpting vacuum applicator is attached to the area of desired fat reduction. The applicator uses suction to gently gather in the excess fat, drawing it in between two cooling panels.
We feel this video gives an accurate accounting of what the actual treatment is like and what to expect. Skip to 5:30 to see just the treatment and results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it feel like?
When the procedure begins you will feel a cooling sensation and then the treatment area quickly goes numb. You sit or lie down as the fat treated by the applicator is cooled. The surrounding tissue remains unharmed while the fat is being treated. Afterward, a quick massage will help to warm you up, and then you’ll be on your way.
Where do you offer Coolsculpting treatments?
We have 2 office locations, in Livingston, NJ, and in the Martinsville section of Bridgewater, NJ. While we perform free consultations for CoolSculpting at both of these offices. We currently perform CoolSculpting at our Livingston, NJ office.
How long does the procedure take?
Each treatment cycle takes 35-60 minutes, and patients usually choose to have multiple cycles performed during a single visit, usually between two and four. The doctor will discuss how long your procedure will take during your complimentary consultation.
What is the downtime with Coolsculpting?
There is no recovery time required after CoolSculpting, and you are free to resume your normal activities right away, including work and exercise.
What to expect after the procedure?
In the weeks following your procedure, you will notice a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer in the targeted area, with noticeable results and measurable fat reduction in about two months.
Are the results permanent?
The fat cells CoolSculpting eliminates are gone for good. However, if you gain weight in the future, your body will build itself new fat cells to store more fat. So it’s important that you maintain your results with a healthy lifestyle.
Is Coolsculpting a good weight-loss procedure?
No, CoolSculpting often doesn’t change the number on the scale very much at all. That’s because CoolSculpting removes fat cells, which are actually very light-weight. So you should expect to lose inches and look better, but the scale might not move at all.
Do I need to follow a diet or exercise program, or take supplements to see results?
No, you won’t need to change your diet or exercise routine or take any pills or vitamins to see results. CoolSculpting works well on its own to eliminate the stored fat you already have on your body. Living a healthy lifestyle is great for your health and will definitely help you maintain a healthier physique, but CoolSculpting doesn’t require changes to your lifestyle to achieve a result.
Is the Coolsculpting procedure safe? What about for dark or olive skin tones? What if I have a tan?
CoolSculpting is extremely safe. It’s been performed safely on millions of patients worldwide for over 5 years now.
Who should not have Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is not right for everyone. It won’t undo a bad diet or lack of activity, in the long term or in terms of overall health. But beyond those who don’t live a healthy lifestyle (or who are not committed to making changes to live more healthfully afterward), there are some surprising reasons CoolSculpting may not be right for you. People without pinchable rolls will not only find CoolSculpting to be extremely painful, but are unlikely to have good results. These patients are typically better candidates for SculpSure or laser liposuction.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
Once you have decided to undergo the CoolSculpting procedure, it is also important to understand CoolSculpting costs. There are some factors in which the costs of the procedure may vary including the size of the area and the required amount of treatments.
How does Coolsculpting work?
CoolSculpting was approved by FDA about 5 years ago and it is based on the science of cryolipolysis. It is a safe and effective fat freezing technology. Even as it destroys the fat cells, the CoolSculpting treatment does not harm any surrounding cells. The procedure delivers controlled cooling effectively into the fat cells and within your skin. The treated fat cells get crystallized and die. With time, your body will naturally process this fat and eliminates them.nBefore you understand whether a CoolSculpting treatment works for you, it is important to know the difference between losing fat cells and losing weight. When you lose weight, the fat cells become smaller and when you gain weight, they become bigger. By the time you reach teenage, the number of fat cells in your body are fixed. When you experience weight fluctuation, it will change the size of these fat cells and not their number. The CoolSculpting treatment reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area by about 25 percent. This means that you are decreasing the number of fat cells and it gives you the sculpted appearance as they get eliminated from your body.
How long does Coolsculpting last?
CoolSculpting is based on the science of cryolipolysis and is an effective treatment for freezing fat cells. It does not harm any surrounding tissue, delivering controlled cooling safely into the fat cells. These cells are crystallized and naturally eliminated by your body with time. By the time you are in your teenage years, your body has a fixed number of fat cells and any weight fluctuations only change their size but not the number. This means that you can reduce the number of fat cells in your body with CoolSculpting, even by about 25 percent.
How many Coolsculpting treatments will I need?
With the effective cooling technology of CoolSculpting, the way fat was eliminated saw a new non-invasive entrant. Initially, it was only helpful with treating the abdomen and love handles but, with the new redesigned applicators, CoolSculpting can now treat almost any body part using a specialized applicator. If you have been struggling with stubborn fat in other areas like the inner and outer thighs, arms, neck, bra area, or neck, you can now utilize CoolSculpting for effective reduction.
How effective is Coolsculpting?
CoolSculpting is a procedure that helps remove stubborn body fat by freezing the fat cells, which are then eliminated naturally by your body. The procedure can eliminate 20 to 25 percent fat cells in the treatment area. It does not help you lose weight and should not be mistaken for a weight loss procedure. CoolSculpting is a body sculpting procedure meant to improve the shape of your body, giving you better contours. This can make it appear as though you have shed a few pounds.
Does CoolSculpting hurt?
CoolSculpting is a quick procedure aimed at freezing away your fat cells from stubborn areas on your body. There is no downtime with this groundbreaking procedure and most patients go back to their routines right afterwards, making it one of the most popular non-invasive methods to lose stubborn fat. Anybody who is struggling with areas of fat that do not go away with just diet and exercise can opt for it as long as you have pinchable fat.
What are the negative effects of CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a very safe and effective procedure when done by a trained specialist. The team at Reflections Center offers CoolSculpting as a noninvasive body contouring procedure. This procedure is ideal because of its convenience, it’s quick and offers little-to-no downtime. As with any treatment, there are some side effects associated with CoolSculpting. During the procedure some people may feel some discomfort with sensations of pulling, pinching, tugging, tingling, and cold. Many find the procedure painless and relaxing even. Afterward, there are some mild side effects including redness, swelling, bruising (pretty rare), firmness, tenderness, itching, and/or skin sensitivity.
How much weight can you lose with Coolsculpting?
Clinical studies on the effectiveness of CoolSculpting been shown to reduce about 20-25% of fat cells in the treatment area. However, this doesn’t mean that you will shed pounds, but rather inches. CoolSculpting should not be relied on as a weightloss treatment.
Alternatives to CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting isn’t right for everyone, but Reflections offers many treatment options for fat reduction, including other non-invasive treatments. Liposonix and SculpSure offer non-invasive fat reduction, as well. SculpSure is a new technology that works by heat-damaging fat cells, which are then cleared away by the body, just like with CoolSculpting. Click the link below to visit our infographic comparing CoolSculpting and SculpSure, the two most popular and newest fat reduction treatments, or read the full story on our blog, CoolSculpting vs. Sculpsure.
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