FAQs Coolsculpting™


The controlled cooling of the Coolsculpting™ Procedure targets and eliminates only fat cells (other procedures such as lasers and radiofrequency affect fat cells, but may also affect other adjacent tissue). Once the treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), they will die slowly and are naturally processed and eliminated from the body over time.

In the months following your procedure, there is a general reduction in the thickness of the fat layer in the treated area.  You should begin to observe a noticeable, measurable fat reduction in two to four months after a single procedure. Weight loss is typically not appreciated, but flattening of the treated bulge and improved contour is seen.

Four months after your procedure, you can consider additional Coolsculpting™® procedures to achieve greater fat reduction and body sculpting. Please note that a small percentage of patients (approximately 10-15%) will not appreciate visible results.

Patients experiencing fat layer reduction show persistent results at least six months after the procedure. Longer term studies have not yet been completed. The elimination of fat cells is expected to last as long as fat cells removed by more invasive procedures such as liposuction.


The procedure is ideal for those patients who have stubborn or resistant pockets of fat or bulges including pinchable abdomen fat, love handles, back (bra) fat, saddlebags (outer thighs), inner thigh bulges.  Patients who are generally fit, but have small areas that are resistant to diet and exercise are optimal candidates. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our office staff to discuss if Coolsculpting™® is right for you.


At Krauss Dermatology, our Board Certified dermatologists will perform your procedure in order to ensure appropriate placement of the cooling plates and maximize efficacy of your treatment. Our office was one of the first practices in New England to perform the Coolsculpting™ procedure, and we have had tremendous success ever since.

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