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Want to Hear a Scary Story? “I Bought CoolSculpting on Groupon!” OH NO!

Happy Halloween, Cool Kids.

Want to hear a scary story? This week, we heard the scariest thing of them all. “My brother was thinking about buying CoolSculpting® on Groupon.”

OH, THE HORROR! This just might be the scariest thing we’ve heard at Element Body Lab, Dallas CoolSculpting® Experts.

This story came up while catching up with a patient at her progress appointment after 2 rounds of CoolSculpting® in Dallas at Element Body Lab. She told us about her brother, who was price shopping for CoolSculpting® and found someone on Groupon. “He doesn’t live here, and he told me he was so impressed with my CoolSculpting® results that he’s started looking for the cheapest CoolSculpting® near him.”

We almost fell over.

Thank goodness for our lovely patient who talked her brother out of shopping based on cost of CoolSculpting® alone. She was able to explain the woes of cheap CoolSculpting® and convince her brother to invest in results and experience. But this inspired us to write a blog, because chances are someone out there is asking…

Should I buy CoolSculpting® on Groupon?

This will be the shortest blog ever.

NO. Don’t do it. Do not buy CoolSculpting® on Groupon.

The end.

Did you think that was all we had to say? Nope! Let’s talk about why it’s important to find the best CoolSculpting®, not the cheapest and why we would never recommend you buy CoolSculpting® on Groupon.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean….

They Lack Training and Experience

You’re not just paying for the treatment itself – you’re paying for the experience and training of your CoolSculpting® provider too. Have you ever heard that old saying, “It takes 10,000 hours to become a Master at your craft”? You’re paying for the training and expertise of your provider to ensure you get the best CoolSculpting® results.

If they’re on Groupon and they’re the cheapest CoolSculpting® in Dallas (or wherever) then they’re probably not well-trained. They’re cheap for a reason. Be careful. Hands on training should be a big priority to your CoolSculpting® practice, because results last long-term (more on that in a bit). They should have plenty of before and after photos to show of their own results, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

We recommend choosing a provider who is Certified in CoolSculpting® through CoolSculpting® University. This is a 3 day advanced training course and it’s not required, but does show that they value advanced training.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean…

They are not a Certified CoolSculpting® Practice

Both the practice and provider should be certified, not just one or the other. If they’re offering CoolSculpting® on Groupon, they’re technically in violation of a few regulations in place by CoolSculpting® as a practice, so it’s doubtful that they’re Certified in CoolSculpting®.

The practice advertising CoolSculpting® on Groupon may be running the cheaper price to gain experience for a novice provider. It’s not worth it to relegate your results to an unexperienced provider, because there is such thing as botched CoolSculpting®. SO SCARY.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean…

The Worst Customer Service Imaginable

If you’re considering CoolSculpting® in Dallas, you will absolutely get what you pay for. Cheapest CoolSculpting® does not mean the best CoolSculpting®.

When you find CoolSculpting® on Groupon, the practice you’re considering is willing to cut corners, and they’re sacrificing something. More likely than not, it’s the customer service they’re sparse on.

CoolSculpting® is a luxury purchase and the cost of CoolSculpting® includes your customer service fee. Consider the price differences between The Four Seasons and a No-Name-Motel. Both places give you a place to sleep overnight, but the customer service you will experience is much different. The level of professionalism is tied to the cost for CoolSculpting® in Dallas. Gold-service customer experiences matter when it comes down to it. And you’re worth it.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean…

It’s not CoolSculpting®. It’s a fake! BEWARE!

CoolSculpting® is the safest and best way to freeze away unwanted fat for good. It is safe, well-monitored, and FDA-cleared for reduction in fat*. CoolSculpting® holds the exclusive patent to freeze fat and it’s important to know that fakers exist. Some practices advertise “CoolSculpting®” when they’re not actually offering authentic CoolSculpting®. It’s fake news, or fake CoolSculpting®. But either way, it’s scary.

Why does using real CoolSculpting® matter? CoolSculpting® uses a temperature between -11° and -13° Celsius to target unwanted fat – it administers controlled cooling, while sparing skin, muscle, nerve, and other tissue. There are precautionary safety mechanisms in place to keep you protected and keep the treatment safe and effective.

Fake CoolSculpting® machines do not have these safety protocols or mechanisms in place. Scary part? We’ve heard reports of freezer burn, damaged skin, or harm to patients who were treated with fake CoolSculpting® devices. SCARY! Don’t do it. Run away.

CoolSculpting® sets a minimally advertised pricing limit at $600 per cycle (or treatment area). You can learn more about the vocabulary of CoolSculpting® and the difference between a cycle and a treatment here on our blog. This prevents price gouging in the market, but also lets consumers know quickly if someone is cutting corners.

If you’ve found CoolSculpting® on Groupon (or anywhere for that matter) for less than $600 per cycle, then it’s probably a fake. Do not trust it, because you’re more likely to get hurt than to get a result. Fake CoolSculpting® isn’t safe. You may get freezer burn, you may get hurt, or you may just waste your money.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean…

It’s Outdated or Old CoolSculpting® Technology!

Technology evolves over time. The CoolSculpting® technique has been updated to include new treatment areas, lower risk profiles, and more patient comfort without sacrificing results. They newest design of handpieces is called the CoolAdvantage Applicators and uses the same CoolSculpting® device, but newer attachments.

Did the older technology work? Yep. But it was more uncomfortable, had a higher risk/safety profile and more adverse reactions. It also took longer. That’s like asking if a Nokia Brick cell phone works in comparison to an iPhone X. I mean, it makes phone calls, but it’s not the same.

We have heard of older or outdated technology still existing as a treatment option for CoolSculpting® in Dallas. If you’ve found CoolSculpting® on Groupon, it may be outdated or older technology, which puts you at a higher risk in safety and side effects, more discomfort, and less treated fat cells. If you’re going to pay for a non-surgical way to get rid of fat, trust us. You want the most up to date handpieces.

CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean…

You’re being TRICKED, not treated.

Maybe you’ve found a killer deal, and the cheapest CoolSculpting® in Dallas. Maybe you’ve found a provider or practice who isn’t terrible at customer service, and they’re really offering authentic and certified CoolSculpting®. Maybe it’s even the most up to date technology, and they’re decent at freezing away fat for good.

If they are advertising on Groupon and willing to break the rules around minimally advertised pricing, they are either desperate and/or greedy. No one likes a desperate person, and you shouldn’t be in this industry for the money.

They’re tricking you. They’re going to charge you for 1 “cycle” on Groupon, then you’re stuck with them, and that commitment in cost. Once you’re stuck, they’re going to charge you EXTRA for the additional cycles needed in your treatment.

Either way you look at this, they’re thinking about the money, not about your results. This practice is not looking out for your best intention. They want your money, not your loyalty or happiness.

Have you read our blog on red flags to look for when freezing fat? We talk about this there too.

You wouldn’t consider looking for a doctor on Groupon to perform surgery, would you? Remember: CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure.

CoolSculpting® is a medical procedure. It’s a prescriptive medical device, which means that in order to ensure safety, you should meet a high-level medical professional (like a doctor) to ensure you’re a candidate at your consultation. When people walk through the doors at Element Body Lab Dallas CoolSculpting® Experts, they’re often thrilled to find we’re inside of a full-service medical practice.

Element Body Lab is located inside of Lemmon Avenue Plastic Surgery, and our medical director, Dr. Phillip Dauwe is found onsite. He meets all our CoolSculpting® clients during their initial consultation to ensure they are proper candidates and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Finding CoolSculpting® on Groupon may mean that you don’t get access to a physician. Not everyone realizes that CoolSculpting® is a prescription because it’s such a safe and easy way to get rid of fat without any downtime or medications.

Want a happier ending to the SCARY search for CoolSculpting® on Groupon?

If you want a happy ending to your horror story of looking for CoolSculpting® on Groupon, think again. Instead of looking for cheap, consider searching for “BEST” instead. With results being long term, you should consider the cost of CoolSculpting® an investment into the body of your dreams, and into your own self-confidence.

Fat isn’t hair. It doesn’t grow back after CoolSculpting®. Once it’s gone it’s gone for good. It’s much more difficult to repair botched CoolSculpting®, although it is possible. You’ll end up spending a much higher dollar amount, and you’re compromising your own safety too.

Did you find CoolSculpting® on Groupon? BE AFRAID. Be very afraid.

That sounds like the introduction to a horror film to our team of Expert CoolSculpting® providers in Dallas. If the cost of CoolSculpting® is what is holding you back, consider a monthly 0% payment plan with Element Body Lab, or ask about our loyalty programs to save some extra money. But please, do not buy CoolSculpting® on Groupon. If you’ve already made that mistake and need help repairing botched CoolSculpting®, give us a call at 214-897-3006 to see how we can help. We’re here, whenever you are ready.

Until then,

Happy freezing!
Element Body Lab,

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