When will I see results?
Many patients start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after their treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. Individual results do vary from patient to patient.
The CoolSculpting procedure is not a way to lose weight or treat obesity, and it is not a substitute for more invasive methods like liposuction. The areas treated with CoolSculpting are reduced in fat, but importantly patients comment that the treated region looks even and is smooth. Liposuction many times results in lumps and bumps under the skin due to uneven fat removal.
Does the CoolSculpting procedure hurt?
As you can imagine, the CoolSculpting procedure can be a little chilly. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area numbs.
After we select the area to be treated, the CoolSculpting CoolAdvantage device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. A gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Applicators are secured to the treatment area. All applicators deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
Am I able to work while I am CoolSculpting?
Absolutely! Many people read, check email, or simply catch up sleep by taking a nap during their treatments. You are encouraged to do whatever feels most comfortable for you. So sit back, relax, and say goodbye to stubborn fat! We have plenty of magazines, movies and fast wi-fi for you.
What can I expect after my CoolSculpting treatment?
While getting treated you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. After the treatment, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity.