Are you excited about your upcoming CoolSculpting session but also a bit nervous about what to expect? Don’t worry. This is entirely normal. After all, knowledge is power, and the more you know about this innovative treatment, the better prepared you’ll be. So, here are ten essential things you should know before your first CoolSculpting session:
1. What is CoolSculpting?
Before you get started, it’s important to understand what CoolSculpting is. It’s a non-surgical procedure that permanently eliminates stubborn fat by freezing fat cells beneath the skin. Once the cells are frozen and destroyed, they’re naturally eliminated from your body.
2. It’s Not a Weight Loss Solution?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment but rather a body contouring method. It targets specific areas where you have stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise. This treatment reduces the number of fat cells in the targeted area but does not cause significant weight loss.
3. It’s FDA Approved?
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment, meaning it has undergone extensive testing and has been proven safe and effective for reducing body fat in specific areas.
4. It’s Non-Invasive and Requires No Downtime?
One of the most significant advantages of CoolSculpting is that it’s non-invasive, meaning there’s no surgery, anesthesia, or needles involved. Also, it requires no downtime. You can even read a book or watch a movie during your treatment!
5. Results Are Not Immediate?
Don’t expect to see immediate results after your first CoolSculpting session. It may take anywhere from 4 weeks to 3 months to see noticeable changes. Your body needs time to eliminate the destroyed fat cells naturally.
6. Some Discomfort is Possible?
While the CoolSculpting procedure is very comfortable, some patients experience a sensation of cold and pressure in the treated area for the first 5-7 minutes. Additionally, post-treatment side effects may include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, or minor discomfort.
7. CoolSculpting Targets Multiple Areas
CoolSculpting can be used to treat various areas of your body, including the abdomen, flanks (or ‘love handles’), thighs, back, under the chin, and even the back and bra area.
8. It’s Not Suitable for Everyone
Although CoolSculpting is safe for most people, it’s not suitable for everyone. Those with certain medical conditions, like cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, should avoid this treatment. Always consult with your healthcare provider before starting a new treatment.
9. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Post-Treatment
After your CoolSculpting treatment, it’s essential to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While the destroyed fat cells cannot return, other remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain. Regular exercise and a balanced diet can help maintain your results.
We hope this list helps you feel more prepared for your first CoolSculpting session. It’s a safe and effective treatment that has helped thousands achieve their body contouring goals. Remember, your journey doesn’t end when you leave the clinic.