The Cost of Coolsculpting and Customer Options
Everyone who has tried to lose weight by dieting, exercising, and watching what they eat has probably run into the challenge of stubborn fat. This is the extra weight that, no matter the effort, just doesn’t seem to disappear. Unlike those Hollywood bodies on the big screen, even dedicated exercising folks have slight fat areas that just refuse to cooperate. CoolSculpting® provides a solution, by freezing fat cells to dissolve that last bit of fat that remains. Unlike the stereotyping that it’s just another cosmetic fad, CoolSculpting® is far from that; instead, the non-surgical procedure is focused on removing the remaining 30 lbs of fat that remains on a person to their ideal target weight.
While there will always be market variation, pricing tends to be competitive between services available regionally. CoolSculpting®, however, does not fall into the category of a necessary medical procedure. Instead, it is considered a cosmetic or voluntary treatment. As such, CoolSculpting® pricing can vary from city to city, depending on where one lives and the demand for the service. Where there is a bigger urban footprint by population and a larger market, pricing tends to be more competitive. In areas where the population and services are spread out, pricing may be higher as fewer offices provide the service. Generally, one can expect the cost of CoolSculpting® to fluctuate between a low of $2,000 to as much as $4,000 per treatment.
One of the key areas of price difference involves which part of a customer’s body needs to be sculpted. The price charged for the service will increase when the area is bigger. As mentioned above, even these categories will be higher or lower depending on geographic location and the overall market available for the providers. Additionally, costs increase with the number of sessions a customer requires. Some areas of the body tend to require more attention. In these situations, multiple treatments will occur, and the overall cost will increase accordingly.
Note, CoolSculpting® prices may fluctuate depending on the area of the body treated and the number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired results. Every customer is their own case with specific needs and factors. What might be a simple spot treatment for one customer could be a more extensive treatment for another customer wanting the same body area affected.
CoolSculpting® Stomach Price
Being one of the most prevalent parts of the physique, especially during bathing suit season, CoolSculpting® the stomach is a common procedure. Stubborn fat can appear for many reasons ranging from poor diet, lifestyle, post-pregnancy, age, and more. It’s also one of the most difficult areas to remove fat with exercise. A typical treatment for the stomach area may average in the range of $1,500 per treatment. Expect about 30 to 60 minutes per session. Cost obviously will increase if more than one treatment is necessary.
CoolSculpting® Price for Arms
Fat tends to appear on the back of the upper arms and becomes more noticeable with age. Because it is a much smaller area to treat, the individual treatment will be a lower expense. However, remember that most treatments involve both arms. So, while the price may be lower, usually in the range of $650 per session, it has to be doubled to cover both arms. Therefore, a true arm treatment will be closer to $1,300 overall. Again, sessions typically last a little bit over a half hour’s time, and most customers only need one appointment for full effect.
CoolSculpting® Price for Thighs
The legs, again, being a bigger area to treat and potentially requiring two sessions will be one of the more expensive areas for CoolSculpting®. A noticeable amount of fat can accumulate on the back of the legs and hips over time, particularly with age and lifestyle. The leg is actually divided into two zones, the inner thigh, and the outer thigh. Both represent their own treatment zone. With pricing for the outer area at $1,500 and the inner thigh at half that, a full session for both legs could run somewhere between $4,000 to $5,000 depending on the service provider and the extent of work done. Again, every zone will likely take slightly over a half hour’s time, but being two legs with two zones, expect a couple of hours for a full procedure application.
What to Expect Afterwards
While the treatment time for a CoolSculpting® session may only take a half-hour to an hour, the results take longer to appear. Typical results are seen in anywhere from four to six months. This is because the body must gradually excrete the dead fat cells through the liver. In the immediate short-term, the patient is likely to feel sensory side effects from the treatment. That can include a loss of feeling in the treated area, i.e. numbness, or some mild pain. This phase could last a number of days to a few weeks. The side effects won’t be drastic, and customers regularly go right back to normal life without limitations aside from the day the treatment was applied. Of course, the more body areas treated in the same visit, the more potential side effects.
Ideally, the effect of the CoolSculpting® should be long-lasting. Where dieting and exercise only reduce the size of the fat cells, they remain dormant until activated again. The CoolSculpting® process actually removes them altogether. But realize, the body can produce more fat cells. Much depends on lifestyle, diet, and genetics. Many customers who want to maintain specific areas will return for treatment over time, such as the stomach area. And, even with multiple treatments, the body has a knack for being very resistant.
Is CoolSculpting® Covered by Health Insurance?
As mentioned earlier in this article, CoolSculpting® is not considered a required medical procedure. It is a non-invasive fat reduction cosmetic procedure. As a result, it is extremely rare that any health insurance plan would provide coverage. In that regard, a customer can expect to pay out of pocket for the entirety of the treatment. Because the pricing can be significant to pay at one time, many providers offer financing. These options are typically partnered with a financing company that essentially addresses the cost of the treatment upfront for the provider and then provides a loan to the customer to be paid back over time with interest, similar to a credit card approach.
Some providers offer to bundle treatment services, which provide pricing advantages for different body areas if bought together versus separately. Again, some regions have multiple providers, so it’s worth the time to shop around as well. Competition tends to lower pricing, which works to the customer’s advantage. However, don’t expect the same financing options, as each provider has its own menu of services, price points, and establishments with payment plans.
Why choose Bared Monkey for CoolSculpting®?
Bared Monkey is a leading med spa that provides an affordable CoolSculpting® price in NY. We have more than two decades of expertise in anti-aging innovations that transform skin health and body aesthetics. We pride ourselves in staying on top of the latest technology, training, safety procedures, and applications for CoolSculpting® and laser hair removal, giving our clients a full range of body aesthetic options.
If you are considering CoolSculpting®, give us a call to find out more. Our Bared Monkey team would be happy to explain the process, show you how it works, what to expect, and how the procedure could benefit you personally. CoolSculpting® can be the push your body needs to achieve your target look. Let us show you how it works and the results!