Coolsculpting is an exciting, relatively new treatment that can help you get rid of stubborn body fat. Since it is newer and less common than classic procedures like liposuction and facelifts, most people enter their Coolsculpting appointment without a true sense of what they can expect. This leads to a lot of unnecessary worrying and wondering. You deserve to walk into your appointment feeling confident. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from this treatment.
Coolsculpting is non-invasive.
If you are worried about shots, incisions, and other invasive measures, don't be. One reason Coolsculpting has become popular so quickly is that it is non-invasive. The procedure is carried out via a special applicator device that your practitioner holds against the outside of your body. You won't have any sutures or punctures to heal from, which really sets Coolsculpting apart from other cosmetic procedures.
Coolsculpting does make your skin feel cold and numb.
Coolsculpting works by cooling down your fat cells to the point that they release the fat they're holding onto. It causes minimal damage to your other tissues, but it will feel quite cold as if you were holding an ice pack against the skin. This becomes less bothersome after about 5 minutes, as your skin will mostly become numb. You can also expect a tugging, suction sensation during the procedure. This occurs because the device uses some suction to draw and hold your tissue against itself.
Coolsculpting can cause some minor soreness and bruising.
While you can go right back to work or other obligations right after Coolsculpting, you should not be surprised by some mild side effects that usually arise a few hours after treatment. The area that was treated will often be a bit sore, bruised, and swollen. You may also have some sensitivity or tingling in the skin. This is nothing to worry about and will wear off gradually in the days that follow.
Coolsculpting yields results slowly.
You won't look different immediately after your procedure. It will take your body some time to get rid of the fat that was frozen during Coolsculpting. You can expect your results to develop over a period of about a month. Most people need a couple of treatments to get the final results they desire.
Coolsculpting is a good choice for anyone who wants to lose extra fat. Now that you know what to expect, you don't have to worry about your upcoming appointment.