I had this procedure done a few weeks ago, by what I thought was a "coolsculpting nurse", come to find out she was an esthetican NOT a nurse!!! I ended up with a burn from the way she applied the applicator and did have the gel pad placed properly. I know a lot of offices that are allowing office staff and medical assit/estheticans to perform this procedure. However I learned the hard way, DO NOT ALLOW anyone who it not a medical licensed professional to perform this one you..Either a nurse or doctor, this maybe noninvasive but it is still altering/contouring your body in a permanent way. You can get burned, have an uneven results and other problems. I know you can have this if it were a doctor, but an estheticans has a background in skin care NOT the body's anatomy!! There are plenty of doctors who have nurses doing this procedure, do not make the same mistake I did,which has left me with a mark on my stomach!! FIND A NURSE/DOCTOR!!!!