CoolSculpting is one of today’s most popular body contouring procedures. This cosmetic treatment isn’t generally covered by health insurance since it’s not medically necessary, which means patients will have to pay out of pocket. As a result, most of them want to know how much CoolSculpting really costs and whether it’s worth the money before they head in for consultations. This article will shed some light on the issue.
Getting an Accurate Idea of Cost
Before discussing average costs and the factors that influence what patients pay, it’s worth pointing out that there is only one way to get a truly accurate idea of how much CoolSculpting will cost. People who want to undergo the procedure can schedule a free consultation here to speak with a licensed professional. During this consultation, they’ll have the chance to ask questions about the procedure, what it costs, and who is a good candidate.
Average Cost for Treatment
Some people like to go into consultations armed with at least a little bit of knowledge. They may find it helpful to know that the average cost for treatment, according to the official CoolSculpting literature, is $3,200. Just keep in mind that treatments can include multiple body areas or even sessions. The cost for each session is lower, though it still varies significantly. Some people pay as little as $600 per session for CoolSculpting treatment. Others pay over $1,000.
Factors that Influence Cost
There are good reasons for the cost of CoolSculpting to vary so much. Every patient is different. The factors that influence how much it will cost to undergo CoolSculpting can include:
The Area of the Body Being Treated
The FDA has approved CoolSculpting for the treatment of stubborn fat in nine areas of the body. They are:
- Beneath the buttocks
- Bra-strap region
- Under the chin
- Under the jaws
- Upper arms
In general, treating the largest of these areas is more expensive than only getting CoolSculpting on a smaller area. Someone who wants to reduce fat in the abdomen can expect to pay more than a patient who just wants to have a fat roll beneath their neck treated.
Number of Sessions Required
Patients who need just one session will always pay less than those that need two or more. In general, people usually request two to three sessions. However, for those who are only looking for a subtle change, one may be enough.
Equipment and Overhead
There are now two different types of CoolSculpting procedures. Traditional CoolSculpting takes longer and does not produce the same level of results but it may be cheaper since the overhead associated with paying off new equipment may be less relevant. CoolSculpting Elite is the most advanced form of cryolipolysis and can cost more but generally produces better results.
Location of the Procedure
There are differences in price between geographical areas, but that’s not the only factor to consider. When CoolSculpting is performed by a board-certified dermatologist, patients are often charged doctor’s fees. Going to a medspa instead can keep costs low without sacrificing the quality of care.
Where to Find Out More
The best way for people interested in CoolSculpting to find out more about what to expect in terms of cost is for them to schedule appointments with licensed technicians. Some medspas offer free consultations, which means there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain.