What to Expect with CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting has rapidly risen to fame, with over eight million CoolSculpting treatments performed in the United States in 2019 alone. This cosmetic treatment is a method of fat-freezing that can eliminate sections of stubborn fat in various areas of the body. 

If you’re struggling with excess fat despite a healthy diet and regular exercise, CoolSculpting could help you reach your desired results. In this article, we’ll explain what you can expect during and after this treatment.

What To Expect During CoolSculpting

During your CoolSculpting session(s), you’ll sit in a comfortable chair while your provider places the applicator on the area you want to sculpt. Many patients opt to treat multiple areas of the body at once.

The CoolSculpting applicator draws the targeted tissue into a chamber using vacuum suction. Here, controlled cooling technology is used to stimulate cryolypolysis, or cell death, from freezing. The surrounding tissue is left unaffected, and around 25% of the affected fat cells are permanently destroyed. 

While the applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat cells, you may experience a mild pulling or pinching sensation. In the first few minutes, as the treatment area becomes numb, you may also experience an intense cold sensation.  

CoolSculpting sessions last between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the treatment area. During this time, patients may watch TV, read a book, or even work on their laptops. You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment. 

What To Expect After CoolSculpting

It takes around one to three months to start seeing results after CoolSculpting, with the final results appearing after around six months. This is because it takes time for the body to naturally remove the damaged fat cells. Many patients undergo multiple sessions to see the best possible results.

CoolSculpting produces a leaner, more sculpted appearance in the targeted areas. If you’re interested in the benefits of this unique body contouring treatment, schedule a consultation at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness today!