FAQs

Am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting?
Woman having a CoolSculpting evaluationThe CoolSculpting fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of with a BMI of less than 30.
 
To find out if Coolsculpting is suitable for you arrange a 30 mins consultation with one of our doctors or nurses - it only costs £25 and will give you all the answers.
Are there any CoolSculpting side effects?

woman having Coolsculpting procedureDuring the CoolSculpting procedure you may initially experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging and aching at the treatment site, but these will subside as the area becomes numb. At Face & Body we use the latest CoolSculpting technology making it more comfortable during treatment than older devices.

Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within 1-2 weeks.

 

Does CoolSculpting require me to follow a diet plan?

No supplements are required after your CoolSculpting treatment and it’s not a diet programme.

At your CoolSculpting consultation you will discuss your lifetsyle habits, and our doctor or nurse may recommend some changes in order for you to maintain the best results. However, these are never drastic and could be something as simple as getting more exercise through walking to work or reducing your calorie intake by drinking less fizzy drinks.

Many patients do feel more motivated to take care of themselves after a CoolSculpting treatment. It’s as if they got a second lease on their body! They want to take even better care of themselves.

How do I find out if this treatment is suitable for me?
Arrange a 30 minute consultation with our team - who will examine your concern, check your medical history and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan whilst explaining the cost and any associated risks.
 
All consultations are conducted by doctors, nurses and laser aestheticians and cost £25, so you will never be seen or pressurised by sales staff - as we do not employ them.
 
Call 0131 226 9610 to book your consultation or click here to request a call back.
How long do results from Botox® treatments last?

Every patient responds differently to Botox® treatments, but typcially standard treatment plans produce results that last 4-6 months. Result for light treatments plans will last up to 2 months.

How long is each CoolSculpting treatment?
A man watch a video on his iPad during a Coolsculpting treatmentYour CoolSculpting doctor or nurse will help you create an individualised treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit.
 
Face & Body uses the latest CoolSculpting technology which means that we can treat a patient in 35-45 minutes for each area. Depending on the treatment plan we will treat 2-6 ares in one day at the clinic making the process more convenient for you with less disruption.
 
You can bring in your iPad or tablet and hook up to our WiFi. Many patients read, check email, or even take a nap during their treatments. 
How much does a CoolSculpting treatment plan cost?
Woman asking how much CoolSculpting costsThe price for CoolSculpting procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals. The cost typically ranges between £1,300 - £3,200 for their personalised treatment plan depending on the number of areas treated.
 
A your consultation you can create a customised treatment plan, in person, with your doctor or nurse that’s tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. We also offer 0% finance payment plans spread over 10 months to make things easier.
How much does a skin analysis cost?

A skin analysis is performed by our highly trained aestheticians who have Advance Skin Science qualifications. The process takes 30 mins and costs £25.

How to do I check that Face & Body is a safe and professional treatment provider?

Face & Body is annually inspected by Healthcare Improvement Scotland who regulate independent hospitals, hospices and clinics in Scotland. The inspections examine our team, treatments and clinical environment, so that you have the invaluable assurance that you are in safe hands that use safe products in a safe environment.

We are also accredited with Save Face who independently check and verify patient feedback, which they publish on their website, so you can read exactly what past patients feel about our service.

 

Is an injectable treatment painful?

An injectable treatment is administered using a very fine needle that takes just a few seconds. It’s a quick tiny prick that most patients tolerate very well. If your treatment plan requires several injections at a localised area then a topical anaesthetic cream may be applied to numb the skin.

What happens if I gain weight after CoolSculpting?

Woman examining her body in a mirrorMany people, after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting procedure, feel even more motivated to stay close to their ideal weight.

However, if you do gain weight, your body will store it in the remaining fat cells. This means your weight gain will be more obvious in areas not treated by CoolSculpting where you have more fat cells remaining.

CoolSculpting removes fat cells in targetted areas for body sculpting. It is not a treatment for obesity or weight loss.

What side effects can occur with Botox® treatments?

Botox® treatments have been used globally in millions of treatments and are safe and effective when administered by a healthcare professional who has the correct understanding of anatonmy. However, like all medical treatments there can be side effects. Common side effects, which resolve quickly, include tenderness or bruising or redness at injection points. Your healthcare professional will discuss all side effects with you at your consultation, so you can make an informed decision.

When will I see results from a Botox® treatment?

It takes up to 14 days for Botox® to fully work. So although you may notice a difference sooner, you must wait 14 days to view the full results. Unless you requested otherwise, results for facial aesthetic treatments should be subtle, making you look refreshed. The difference will be noticeable to you as you know every inch and line of your own face, but hopefully less noticable to others who simply see you as well-rested. Treatments for migraines, hyperhidrosis and bruxism should show a reduction in symptoms.

Who can have Botox® treatments?

Botox® treatments are suitable for most men and women, but the best way to find out is to arrange a consultation. If you have any of the following contra-indications then please ask about alternate treatments: Pregnancy / breast feeding; Myasthenia gravis; Eaton lambert syndrome; Bell’s or facial palsy and Liver disease.