CoolSculpting® FAQs

With two CoolSculpting® machines you can reduce fat in half the time. Now at NovaSculpting, you can remove both love handles simultaneously and be done in one hour instead of two!

NovaSculpting is completely dedicated to CoolSculpting® and CoolTone™. This way you get the knowledge and attention to detail only offered by experts focused on a single procedure. You also get the latest technology and procedures only a dedicated CoolSculpting® practice can offer. Unlike most other practices in the Washington DC area, we are true CoolSculpting® and CoolTone™ experts and we will get you the results to prove it!

In order to assist clients in a timely manner, we request that you arrive 5-10 minutes early for consultations, and 15 minutes early for treatments.

Please call NovaSculpting to learn about our reschedule / cancellation policy.

Since all NovaSculpting treatments are non-invasive, post-treatment care is generally simple to follow.

Yes!

The CoolSculpting® procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat that resists diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, the CoolSculpting® procedure is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese. It is, however, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.  Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they would like to reduce.  Request a one-on-one consultation with a NovaSculpting CoolSculpting® Expert who will determine if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

Prices vary based on the area treated, number of sessions, and applicator used. Reduced price packages and special discounts are available. Create a customized treatment plan in person with a NovaSculpting CoolSculpting® expert that is tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.

One session could be as short as 35 minutes. Our NovaSculpting CoolSculpting® Experts will help you create an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.  The length of your CoolSculpting® session will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. We may need to schedule multiple sessions in order to meet your goals. Many NovaSculpting clients read, check email, or even take a nap during their sessions.

Once the fat cells are treated, they are naturally metabolized from the body.

As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and cold. This should soon dissipate. Many NovaSculpting clients read, watch videos, work on their laptops, or even take a nap during their treatment.

The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the flank (love handles), abdomen, thighs, bra and back fat, banana roll, knees, upper arm and double chin. With over one million CoolSculpting® procedures worldwide, it is proven and can be a safe and effective treatment.

During the procedure, you may experience pulling, tugging, pinching, numbness, or discomfort. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, and pain. Rare side effects may also occur. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone. You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity.

Invasive treatments (those that cut or pierce the skin) involve longer periods for recovery and all the risks and side effects that go along with surgery. Non-invasive treatments can achieve similar results without the downsides. Non-invasive treatments will not hinder you from continuing to live an active lifestyle—even on the same day. NovaSculpting body contouring procedures are specially designed to accommodate clients who do not want to—or cannot—take time out from their everyday lives to achieve lasting results. At NovaSculpting we have handpicked the most advanced technologies that provide the absolute best results with the least downtime and pain. Our treatments are relatively pain-free.

You can expect your CoolSculpting® expert’s full attention. They will spend the time listening and asking you good questions and then assessing your goals. Some consultations are simple and can take as little as 15 minutes while others may take up to 45 minutes. Regardless of how long your consultation lasts, it is complimentary, and you will have the information you need to make a decision. Together, you and your CoolSculpting® expert will determine the best treatments to meet your goals. Pricing will also be reviewed during your consultation so your decision is fully informed. You may decide to think it over for a while and schedule treatments later or begin your treatments immediately.

At NovaSculpting we want to help you achieve your goals just as much as you want to achieve them. This is why we do our best to understand as much as we can about your lifestyle and goals. We also take before and after pictures and calculate other measurements throughout the treatment process in order to help you see the progression of results.

Yes, you can. The CoolSculpting® procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some NovaSculpting clients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will quickly resolve. Oftentimes, NovaSculpting clients return to work immediately after their CoolSculpting® session

You may start to see changes as quickly as 1-3 months post-treatment, final results may take six months or more.

CoolSculpting® technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Fat cells freeze at a different temperature than surrounding tissues, disrupting the cell membrane and causing cellular death. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and metabolizes these cells out of your system, leaving a more sculpted you.

The number of NovaSculpting treatments you will need is directly related to what your goals are. We will be able to offer an accurate estimate of the number of treatments you will require during your complimentary consultation.

Most NovaSculpting clients prefer to wear loose-fitting clothing as nearly all of our procedures require direct contact with the skin and body, but if you come straight from work in professional attire, it will not be a hindrance to the procedure.

Before & After Photo Gallery

*Individual Results May Vary

CoolSculpting® is the market leader in body contouring, targeting exercise-resistant fat that diet and exercise can’t. Our CoolSculpting® results speak for themselves. You can see the differences, again and again, in these Before & After photos.

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If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of NovaSculpting’s CoolSculpting® experts, please fill out the form below or call our Arlington, VA, office directly at (703) 348-2243. NovaSculpting is the Washington, DC, metro’s premier CoolSculpting® practice and serves patients in Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, Bethesda and the surrounding area.

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