What Does A CoolSculpting Treatment Feel Like?
Happy New Year! If you are thinking about all the ways to make this year better than 2020, you’ve probably considered body contouring. If body contouring — a nonsurgical and effective way to reduce stubborn bulges — isn’t on your radar yet, it should be. After all, there’s no confidence quite like having the body you have always dreamed about.
There are several options for nonsurgical body contouring, but the most popular method is CoolSculpting. Fat cells can only survive above a certain temperature, and a cycle of CoolSculpting lowers the temperature of the cells until they die. The body then flushes these cells away via the lymphatic system. This fat cell death is permanent!
If you’ve never had CoolSculpting before, what do you imagine it feels like?
When most people hear the name “CoolSculpting,” they imagine that the treatment must feel uncomfortably cold, like an ice cube on your skin. However, CoolSculpting is actually very comfortable. It’s common for patients to work on their computers, read a book, or even take a nap during their treatment.
CoolSculpting — although it uses cooling technology throughout the course of the treatment — really only feels cold for the first 5-10 minutes. The area quickly goes numb, like when you apply an ice pack to a bruise.
During your pre-treatment consultation, our providers will work with you to determine which areas you want to treat and which CoolSculpting applicator best suits your body. On the day of your treatment, we will apply a gel pad to the area and then situate the applicator. It attaches to the body by suction, essentially vacuuming the excess fat. For that reason, you might feel a tugging, pulling, or mild pinching sensation during the treatment.
As the applicator gets to work cooling and freezing your fat cells, the treatment area goes numb, and all that’s left to do is relax and wait while CoolSculpting works its magic.
Don’t let 2021 pass by without experiencing the confidence you’ve always wanted.
Give us a call to learn more about CoolSculpting!