CoolSculpting Treatment – What to Expect
Prior to any effective CoolSculpting treatment it is important for you to have a comprehensive evaluation where you can communicate your goals for the treatment and the doctor can assess your problem areas. At this time it will be determined what type of applicators will be used to freeze the fat away, and the number of areas that require treatment*.
Before the treatment is commenced, the regions where the fat will be frozen is marked with you standing up so that the correct contours can be created. How these markings are made is extremely important to the aesthetic result of your CoolSculpting treatment looking smooth and creating beautiful contours. To initiate the treatment, we will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure-enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. For the first few minutes the area feels cold, but then the area goes numb. While you are freezing fat cells, you can expect to sit back, relax, read, watch television, listen to music, or even take a nap. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done*.
No Anesthesia or Pain Medication is Required
No anesthesia or pain medication is required. Patients can return immediately to their normal routine, even if that means engaging in strenuous exercise. There may be some redness in the treated area, though this will clear within a few hours, and some swelling and rarely bruising, which will disappear within a week. Some patients have also reported a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. Additional CoolSculpting treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance your desired aesthetic effect*.
*Results and patient experience may vary.