What Happens If I Don’t See Any Results from CoolSculpting?

Today on the blog we’re talking about results. Not everyone sees the same results after CoolSculpting, and not everyone has the right kind of fat to be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. You’ve probably noticed the results and experiences vary disclaimer on every CoolSculpting website you’ve ever come across, so we’re talking about it. Let’s dive in and talk about what happens if it looks like CoolSculpting isn’t working for you.


What results should you expect from CoolSculpting?

Everyone is different when it comes to what to expect from the CoolSculpting experience.  On average, clients see a 20-25% reduction in the fat layer treated with CoolSculpting.


But what the heck does that mean? That means on average, about 20% less fat in a specific area aka the area treated. When thinking about body contouring – it’s majorly important to visualize the fat you leave behind so you’re able to sculpt a natural looking body that meets your expectation.


CoolSculpting is  a tool – like scissors to a hairdresser. All hairdressers use scissors, but not all haircuts are good.

All hairdressers use scissors, but not all haircuts are good. We pride ourselves on being dedicated to this single technology and we practice our skill every day, because CoolSculpting is all we do. For us, it’s not about the fat we take away, it’s about the body we leave behind – and whether that body makes our clients over-the-moon excited and confident in their results. 


We’d love to talk about your goals and the areas you’re considering defining with CoolSculpting, so you know exactly what to expect. 


Here are a few more reasons results can vary (and why we recommend a virtual consultation to talk more about your goals and body):


  • It depends on the type of fat you have. CoolSculpting works best on the fluffy fat that lies above the muscle wall, formally known as subcutaneous fat. 
  • It depends on the amount of contact you get with the cooling panel. How the handpieces get placed dictates the results you’ll see.
  • It depends on the area you’re hoping to treat. There are places that respond better and worse – and you should know the opinion of the provider based on the results they are able to achieve. For example, inner thighs respond more dramatically than upper knees, in our experience.
  • It depends on your goal. If you’d be better served by a different procedure or technology based on your ideal outcome, we want to point you in the right direction. 
  • It depends on you. Everyone tolerates cold differently and your response has to do with your metabolism, your medical history, and your goals. 


Still have questions about the differences in results you see? Read on  👇👇


The results seen from the research behind CoolSculpting were on animal studies, and they stand the test of time. They’re true within our practice, and they’re backed up by over 100 peer reviewed research papers.  The results in the research show an average reduction of “20-25% on a bell-curve” which means that some people respond a little less, some respond a little more, but most fall within that range. We believe in the CoolSculpting technology and we believe in our highly trained CoolSculpting dedicated providers. 


It is possible to see no results from CoolSculpting, but it’s rare. More often, if we talk with a client who’s been treated with another provider who didn’t notice a difference, there was a lack of education on how to appropriately place the CoolSculpting handpieces to ensure maximum contact with the cooling panel. The CoolSculpting machine is just a tool – and it’s used by a provider who needs skill to deliver on their promises they make.



Why do results after CoolSculpting vary so much?

We believe that results and experiences vary so dramatically from CoolSculpting depending on the provider you choose. We know the technology works because CoolSculpting has stood the test of time with an FDA clearance since 2009.


People wouldn’t continue to purchase something that didn’t work. We wouldn’t have raving CoolSculpting reviews from our clients if it didn’t work.


There have been over 8-million treatments performed worldwide – that’s a lot of endorsement in a technology. But expectations are everything, and you need to understand that your unique anatomy (and your medical history) will make a big difference in the treatment recommendation you’ll receive.


If you’re active and healthy, sweating often and eating right, you’re likely to see better results after CoolSculpting. That’s because the technology relies on your lymphatic system to flush out the treated fat (the fat comes out through urine, sweat, & bowel movements). If you’re inactive and looking for weight loss, CoolSculpting probably isn’t the right solution, but it depends on your goals. If you’re starting a diet and exercise program and wanting to freeze your chin fat to push you in the right direction, go for it. Using CoolSculpting as a catalyst in your weight-loss journey may just be the thing that works for you.


Results have to do with so many factors, and we can’t stress the importance of a consultation enough. That’s why we offer free initial consultations with Dallas clients, to ensure you get the advice you need from the experts, and you have the best experience possible. Our first stop is a virtual visit with a team member. We’ll educate you on the technology and give you a CoolSculpting price per treatment, no pressure and no judgment.


No matter where you go, we want to help. Obviously, we want your business, but more importantly, we want you to love CoolSculpting & have the information you need to make an informed decision that best serves you.

What happens if I see no results from CoolSculpting?


This is a question you should always ask in a consultation for CoolSculpting. (You should also read as many reviews as you can!)


Nothing in life is guaranteed, and this treatment isn’t guaranteed to work. We mentioned the bell-curve results and don’t shy away from the fact that no product or procedure can be a magic solution for everything. That in mind, your investment in CoolSculpting should be protected – you’re paying for results, and you should get them.


If CoolSculpting is not working for you, the first question is: did you take before and after photos? It’s hard to see the subtle changes when you look at your body every day. This is the oldest trick in the book when we hear “I think CoolSculpting isn’t working.” Often, people suffer from what we like to call “aesthetic amnesia” — you know, where you forget what you looked like three months ago. 


If you haven’t taken before and after photos, that’s where to start. Hopefully, that will solve the mystery of your results. If you have taken photos and you still don’t see a difference, then talk to your provider. It’s an open conversation and you’re in it together. Our philosophy is that we aren’t happy if you aren’t happy because your results are our reputation.



Your Results Are Our Reputation


At Element Body Lab, we stand behind our CoolSculpting treatments and will discuss our guarantee, which we call the Body Lab Promise. This protects your investment in CoolSculpting and in us. It’s not a promise that the technology is going to deliver smoke-show results every single time for every single person, because that’s impossible.


It is a commitment that we’ll stand behind our word and deliver results, or we will make it right. This aligns us together so you know you’re investing in someone you can trust.


If you’ve followed our recommendations in treatment and you’re still seeing no results after CoolSculpting sessions, we’ll wait a full four months from your last treatment to ensure you’re not a slower responder to the technology. Then, if there’s still no visible difference and you’re within three pounds of the weight at the time of your before photos, we’ll treat you again on our dime just to make sure that it wasn’t a one-off issue with equipment or a low responder situation. If it looks like CoolSculpting is not working for you and there’s no visible difference at that point, we’ll refund you every dollar of profit we’ve made. 


We’re in the business of helping people, and this is what we feel is right by you. It’s the way we’d want to be treated.


Let’s Chat About Fat…

After you’ve looked at our website and read as many CoolSculpting reviews as you see fit, give us a call or schedule your virtual consultation with us online for the next step.


Our consultations are free and so all you have to lose is unwanted fat. We can be reached by phone at 214-897-3006 or by email at [email protected]. Let’s chat about fat…. Whenever you’re ready.


Until then,

Happy freezing!

Element Body Lab, The Dallas CoolSculpting Experts

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