CoolSculpting ELITE Frequently Asked Questions

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When will results be visible?
The most dramatic results will show at about two months after the treatment. Initial results will likely show about three weeks after. Your body will continue to flush fat cells for four to six months after your treatment.

Where does the fat go?
Once the fat cells are crystallized, they shrink and die. They are naturally and permanently eliminated from your body.

What does the treatment feel like?
At the start of the treatment, you may feel intense cold and some pressure, both of which will quickly dissipate. Other sensations have been described as pinching, numbness, deep pulling, and discomfort. Rarely is there significant pain.

Am I a good candidate for the CoolSculpting treatment?
This is not a treatment if you suffer from cold agglutinin disease, cryoglobulinemia, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. This is not a treatment for people who are obese. It is effective for those who have diet and exercise resistant fat on hips, abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and under the chin. Consultation are complimentary, so make an appointment to discuss this treatment option for your unwanted fat.

Do I have to follow any specific diet, medication, or exercise program in conjunction with treatment?
You do not. Many people, however, feel revitalized by this treatment and feel an additional motivation towards living a healthy lifestyle. The elimination of fat cells is aided by a healthy lymphatic system, so hydration and a diet in support of lymph health is recommended, but not essential for results.

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How much does it cost?
Each treatment is customized to you and your needs, budget, and goals. Reaching your goal may take one session, or several. Meet with our experts to discuss realistic expectations and price.

How long is each session?
Session length will vary depending upon the number of treatment areas. Bring a book, magazine or tablet and relax. Some clients even enjoy a nap.

Is CoolSculpting safe?
Over a million treatments have been performed world-wide. It’s FDA approved to treat fat bulges in the abdomen, flank and thigh. It is the world’s number one non-surgical fat reduction treatment in the world. While fat cells are frozen, the surrounding tissue remains untouched by the process.coolsculpting elite machine

What are possible side-effects?
For up to a few days after the treatment, it is typical to have redness, bruises, tingling, pain, or numbness. All are temporary and will quickly resolve. We are available to address any of these concerns.

How soon after can I return to normal activities?
Immediately! Many patients return to work right after treatment.

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Linda and staff are amazing. I am always very happy with my treatment results. It is apparent that she researches various technologies and techniques. The applications are always evolving with new and improved products. Highly recommended.
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Excellent service and an overall pleasant experience. Victoria was professional and knowledgeable. She proposed treatments addressing both my anesthetic and medical concerns.. I could not be happier with the results. Also, the Receptionist, Mattie, was pleasant and efficient. I look forward to future treatments.
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Hayes Valley is the best! Kate did an incredible job with Dysport removing the wrinkles from my forehead, Sandra gave me great abs and glutes with Emsculpt, and Linda gave me my youthful facial structure back with Sculptra. These women are truly amazing. So glad that I found them!
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Gene V.
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The front desk staff are super sweet and helpful. They always ask exactly what I want and I never feel like I'm being 'upsold' or encouraged to do anything other than what I came in for. I would highly recommend HVME to anybody that is on the unsure about trying some of the services they offer. You won't be disappointed. Thank you!!
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Julie S.
This was my first experience with any filler/injection treatment and it was very pleasant, professional and everyone there made me feel safe, welcome and I felt very knowledgeable coming out of my treatment about what to expect. I will absolutely be back!
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Diana at the front desk is so sweet, the medical assistant was amazing & personable and Kate who did my procedure is my favorite! As I walked out and met my husband, I told him how much I enjoy being there & what a good vibe Hayes has.
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Cher B.
Sheila and Linda took great care of me and I look younger and vibrant.  I do not trust anyone else for injectables.  Linda is careful, thoughtful, and respectful of one’s budget. I have followed her from Marin into SF and I will continue to follow her where ever she practices.
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