Refine Medical Spa in Chicago is proud to offer CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts through diet and exercise.

How does CoolSculpting work?

The CoolSculpting® procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are frozen, then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a sculpted appearance.

What parts of the body is CoolSculpt used on?

CoolSculpting® is effective on upper arms, the abdomen, thighs, flanks, and bra fat.



Is there any downtime with CoolSculpting?

There is no downtime and no pain involved. You may feel a cooling, tingling sensation when the applicators are applied.

What kind of results can I expect with CoolSculpting?

You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.

Are there side effects to CoolSculpting?

There may be some temporary swelling or redness where the applicators have been applied that should clear up with days or weeks.

Are the effects off CoolSculpting permanent?

Yes, the treated fat cells are destroyed and flushed out of your system for good, but weight gain is still a possibility, because other fat cells may fill up if you take in excess calories.

How much fat can CoolSculpting remove?

CoolSculpting can eliminate up to 25 percent of the fat cells in any given part of a person’s body.

Is Coolsculpting better than liposuction?

Both procedures are comparably effective when it comes to removing fat. Neither procedure can improve the appearance of cellulite or loose skin. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that involves cutting, stitching, and anesthesia.  CoolSculpting is non-invasive and has no downtime.

To read about CoolSculpting in depth and see before and after photos, please see our blog post:

What is CoolSculpting?

To read about the combined effects of CoolSculpting and skin tightening Venus Legacy, please see our blog post:

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