7 Questions to Ask When You Go In For Your Coolsculpting Consult
- Posted on: Aug 6 2018
What kind of results can I expect?
Some clinics will oversell and underdeliver. If you get the sense that they will say anything to get you treated then they are not always being honest. Do you feel ANY pressure? If so head for the hills! Listen to your intuition. Good Coolsculpting providers are not afraid to turn you away. They are busy enough that they are not desperate for patients.
What are the potential complications and side effects? How are they managed and who will manage them?
Any medical procedure has potential complications. If your provider cannot list them off and how they are treated then they are not for you. Coolsculpting complications are extremely rare. But if they occur they need to be managed. If the provider is evasive in their answer then get out!
Will I need more than one treatment to the same area?
There is only one correct answer to this question. It is that it depends what you want your end result to be. Coolsculpting works…period. But the outcome depends on what you want your final result to be.
What will happen with my loose skin?
Coolsculpting does not tighten skin. If they tell you that it will tighten your skin or that your skin may retract then they are not being forthright.
Who is your medical director and are they on-site?
Any “doctor” can offer Coolsculpting. In fact I get called from clinics as far as Chicago to be their medical director. But how can I manage potential complications from 2 ½ hours away? There are clinics with chiropractors, podiatrists, eye doctors, and other doctors who are their “medical director.” What kind of doctor do you want supervising your procedure?
Do you have the latest technology and handpieces?
The Coolsculpt company is always improving their technology. If your provider bought their machine years ago but does not do many procedures they are unlikely to invest the tens of thousands of dollars needed to upgrade their technology and handpieces. What handpieces do you want to be treated with, the ones that came with the original device or the newest handpieces?
How many treatments have you done?
Results are not based on the technology, they are based on a proper assessment and proper placement of the handpieces.
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