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Is There Any Downside to Coolsculpting®?

Non-invasive body sculpting treatments have become increasingly popular as more individuals discover this way of addressing stubborn areas of fat. Coolsculpting® removes unwanted fat without surgery or downtime. While it produces amazing results with minimal risk, no treatment is perfect for everyone.

What is Coolsculpting Elite®?

Coolsculpting® is a body-contouring treatment that shrinks bulging areas of fat to give you a more sculpted figure. Dr. Dohner and his team offer Coolsculpting® Elite, the most advanced Coolsculpting® system. It treats larger areas and two areas at once, unlike the older obsolete system. This treatment can address areas ranging from the abdomen to the arms and under the chin. 

How Does Coolsculpting® Elite Work?

Coolsculpting® Elite works by freezing the fat cells via a suction device on the skin. This freezing does not affect the skin or other tissues. Freezing fat cells kills them and makes your body’s lymphatic system filter them away. Removing these fat cells leaves the treated area slimmer and more sculpted.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

Are There Any Downsides With Coolsculpting®?

All treatments have a few downsides. Fortunately, those that come with Coolsculpting® Elite are more often minor annoyances than anything else. 

Coolsculpting® Treatment Process

During the treatment process, an applicator becomes very cold, transmitting this temperature to your fat cells. Your skin will experience intense but harmless cold during this time. Your skin will become numb within minutes, after which people find the treatment comfortable. Some people find the initial few minutes of cold, tingling, and pulling sensations slightly unpleasant, but not enough to stop treatment. 

Coolsculpting® Downtime

The good news is that Coolsculpting® requires no downtime, and you can return to all your usual activities immediately. Most people have no complications or concerns. Some people notice the temporary development of uneven or hardened areas of fat. These are normal processes of fat removal and will fade within a few weeks. 

Coolsculpting® Result Time

It can be hard to wait for treatment results. Non-invasive treatments like Coolsculpting® Elite require your lymphatic system to handle the removal of treated fat cells. As a result, you may have to wait about three months to see your full Coolsculpting® results. Considering that results can last a lifetime, most people find the wait more than worth it. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Coolsculpting Elite®?

People who benefit from Coolsculpting® want to target specific areas of stubborn fat. It is not a weight loss treatment and is not intended for overall fat reduction. Ideal candidates have achievable goals and are generally healthy. You should not have Coolsculpting Elite® on damaged or irritated skin or if you have a skin infection in the treatment area.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step

To schedule your in-person Coolsculpting® consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Center at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you.

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