If you are considering Coolsculpting, would you rather choose a provider who graduated from Coolsculpting University or not?
The answer should be obvious, but you might be surprised by the number of people who either don’t vet their providers properly or visit a so-called doctor with little actual training. Before you schedule a consultation with just any practice, find out if their providers have attended Coolsculpting University. There are many benefits to choosing a provider who’s a graduate of the program.
Training Direct from the Manufacturer
When you want to learn a new skill, it’s often best to go right to the source. For example, it’s often best to learn a new language from a teacher who’s a native speaker of that language. The teacher will have a full understanding of the language’s idiosyncrasies, compared to someone who learned the language as a foreign language.
The same is true for Coolsculpting. When providers attend Coolsculpting University, they are getting training at the Zeltiq headquarters, directly from the maker of the product. During a Coolsculpting University session, providers learn as much as possible about the treatment and equipment. Better yet, they get all of their information directly from the source.
The Full Ins and Outs of Coolsculpting
Another benefit of choosing a provider who’s attended Coolsculpting University is that it gives you some assurance that the provider has learned pretty much all there is to know about the treatment.
Coolsculpting University is sometimes called Coolsculpting 101 as it provides an in-depth look at the procedure and machine. It also provides attendees with a chance to get some hands-on practice. The training lasts for two days. Lessons during the program include lectures from experts, demonstrations of the device on various areas of the body, and actual practice with a Coolsculpting machine. Trainees learn to look at the body from all angles to determine where the optimal treatment locations will be on each patient.
Along with looking for a provider who has graduated from Coolsculpting University, it also helps to look for a practice that is Coolsculpting Certified. Every practice that provides Coolsculpting needs to be certified by Zeltiq, so it’s a big red flag if a provider you’re considering isn’t certified.
Certification is multi-step process that involves receiving training, watching videos, passing quizzes and submitting before-and-after photos of patients to demonstrate competency.
Questions to Ask Your Provider About Coolsculpting
Once you’ve found a Coolsculpting University graduate and a Coolsculpting Certified practice, your next move is to schedule a consultation with the provider to get all of your Coolsculpting questions answered.
What should you ask about Coolsculpting? There are a number of questions that can help you better understand the procedure and how it works.
- What areas should I treat? Coolsculpting works on many areas of the body, such as the chin, arms and tummy. Depending on where you hold your fat, your provider might recommend treating one or several areas.
- How many treatments are needed? Occasionally, people get the results they want after a single, hour-long treatment. If you have stubborn fat or a lot of fat in one area, you might benefit from two or more treatments, spaced a few months apart. Your provider will let you know how many sessions you’ll need either during the consultation or after you see results from the first treatment.
- What happens during the treatment? Your provider should give you a good idea of what you can expect during each hour-long treatment session. For the most part, people are fairly comfortable and are able to read, talk or watch TV while receiving Coolsculpting.
- What happens after treatment? You’ll want to know when you can go back to work, how long it will take to see results and how you can expect to feel after the treatment session. Your provider will give you the full scoop.
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, has two graduates of Coolsculpting University on its staff. To schedule a consultation with one of our graduates, call 281-810-9083 today.