Non-invasive body contouring with Coolsculpting
Non- invasive body contouring is a great option for those who don’t want to go the surgical route. This treatment works best for those who are a healthy weight but have a slight pooch on the abdomen, love handles, back or loose skin of the arms or thighs. This amazing technology works by freezing fat cells. The temperature is cold enough to destroy the fat cells without affecting nearby nerves, blood vessels or the skin. Over the next 30 to 90 days, the body eliminates these dead fat cells to reveal a new slimmer you. We recommend two to three treatments, four weeks apart and the results can be permanent.
How does it work?
What to expect during treatment
No general or topical anesthesia or pain medication is needed.
As the procedure is initiated, vacuum pressure draws tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels. The vacuum pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging, and pinching in the treatment area.
You also may experience intense stinging, tingling aching, or cramping. These sensations generally subside within 10 minutes as the area becomes numb.
What to expect immediately after Coolsculpting
Immediately after the procedure, the treated area may look or feel stiff.
You may feel a sense of nausea or dizziness as your body naturally warms and sensation returns to the treatment area. These are normal reactions that typically resolve within minutes.
The treated area may be red for a few hours after the applicator is removed. This is an expected but temporary effect after Coolsculpting.
Bruising, swelling, and tenderness can occur in the treated area. This typically resolves within a week or two.
Nausea, tingling, stinging, and cramping in the treatment area are often reported on treatment day.
You may feel a temporary dulling of sensation in the treated area. This is normal and typically resolves within a few hours but may last for several weeks after your procedure.
There is minimal recovery time after Coolsculpting. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after the procedure.
What to expect the next few days to weeks after Coolsculpting
It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and swollen in the first few days and weeks after Coolsculpting.
You may experience a temporary dulling of sensation that can last for several weeks.
At some point within the first two weeks, you may experience one or more of the following sensations- deep itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, strong cramping, diarrhea, muscle spasms, aching, or soreness. Please call the office if these symptoms persist beyond two weeks or worsens over time.
You may start to see changes as early as three weeks after Coolsculpting. But the most dramatic results usually occur one to three months after the procedure.
This treatment is intended for people who are within a healthy weight range. It is not intended as a weight loss tool. Weight gain after treatment will prevent you from seeing your full results. You must continue to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine after your procedure.
Schedule a follow up appointment to assess your clinical results. You may need additional treatments to achieve your desired results.
Post care Information for Coolsculpting
After the treatment, it is normal for the skin to be pink and sore. This can last up to 24 hours. You can take Tylenol, Alleve, or Ibuprofen for the discomfort
After the first 24 hours, you can experience numbness, tenderness, or soreness. The level varies among individuals and can last a few days up to two weeks. For the discomfort, you can take Tylenol, Alleve, or Ibuprofen. If you experience pain that not alleviated by over the counter pain medication, please call our office.
There are no restrictions on daily activities or diet.
The results are not immediate. You may not see any improvement for 30 to 90 days after the treatment. However, you should still return for your next appointment 30 days later. Studies show that full results are not achieved until after a second treatment.