CoolSculpting is the leading non-surgical, FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment

CoolSculpting Overview

At Leeia Derma Spa, we offer the advanced CoolSculpting service in Chicago, a non-invasive and patented technique designed to reduce fat in specific areas. Utilizing the scientifically backed method of cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting employs controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate fat cells. This procedure is especially effective for targeting stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise. At our Montrose, Chicago location, we focus on areas like the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, sides, upper arms, providing a targeted approach to fat reduction and body contouring.

Coolsculpting Before And After

FAQ About Coolsculpting

Safety Of Coolsculpting

CoolSculpting received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012.

This non-invasive procedure does not require anesthesia and has been performed in nearly 4,000,000 treatments globally to date.

Temporary side effects like swelling, bruising, and sensitivity may occur, but they typically resolve within a few days after the treatment.

However, CoolSculpting might not be suitable for individuals with a history of Raynaud’s disease or those who have a severe sensitivity to cold temperatures.

Targeted Areas

CoolSculpting may be used to reduce fat in the following areas:

  • upper and lower abdomen
  • inner and outer thighs
  • flanks (or love handles)
  • arms
  • bra and back fat
  • underneath the buttocks (or banana roll)


On average, a single cryolipolysis procedure can result in a 20 to 80 percent reduction of fat in the treated areas.

Furthermore, about 82 percent of those who have undergone the treatment would endorse it to a friend.


The procedure takes between 1 to 3 hours to complete. Recovery time is minimal, allowing you to return to your everyday activities almost right away.

CoolSculpting is offered by trained plastic surgeons or physicians.

Side Effects?

The FDA approved CoolSculpting in 2012 for reducing fat in the abdomen and flanks, and since then, it’s been cleared for use on multiple body areas.

Its effectiveness and safety are FDA-confirmed, with no major side effects reported in clinical trials. A 2009 study also shows that the procedure doesn’t negatively affect fat levels in the blood or harm the liver.

CoolSculpting is generally safe as a noninvasive procedure. Common temporary side effects during treatment can include sensations of cold, tingling, stinging, pulling, aching, and cramping, which lessen once the area becomes numb

After treatment, side effects like redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, cramping, and skin sensitivity usually disappear within a few days.

As with any medical procedure, it’s important to consult your doctor to determine if CoolSculpting is suitable for you, especially if you have Raynaud’s disease or a severe sensitivity to cold. It’s also important to understand both the risks and benefits of the procedure.

What To Expect

Recovery time after a CoolSculpting procedure is minimal, with most individuals able to resume normal activities immediately. 

Minor side effects like redness or soreness may occur but generally subside within a few weeks. Visible results can appear as soon as three weeks post-treatment, with optimal outcomes typically seen after two to three months, and the fat reduction process continuing for up to six months. 

While some may require multiple treatments, 79 percent of clients report a better fit of their clothes post-CoolSculpting, although it’s not a treatment for obesity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to preserving results.

Before And After Pictures

coolsculpting before and after
coolsculpting before and after

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