How Long do CoolSculpting® Side Effects Last?
CoolSculpting is a body contouring device that freezes and destroys targeted fat cells, which eventually die off and turn to liquid, allowing the body to eliminate them for a more sculpted, fit-looking appearance naturally. It is an effective and safe nonsurgical treatment for reducing unwanted pockets of fat in moderate amounts. So, does CoolSculpting really work, and what side effects can you expect?
Most after CoolSculpting side effects are mild and temporary in the treatment area, usually dissipating within a few weeks. Read on to learn more about this noninvasive body contouring treatment from board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek and the experienced team at Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA.
How long does CoolSculpting last?
CoolSculpting treatments are designed to reduce fat cells in subcutaneous tissue by freezing them away. This quick, virtually pain-free, and noninvasive procedure uses the science behind cryolipolysis to freeze fat cells in targeted areas for a leaner physique. Fat cells removed will not return, nor will the body create more to replace those removed. However, it is not a weight-loss treatment and is ideal for candidates who are:
- Realistic about their expectations and personal goals
- At or near their ideal body weight
- Looking to avoid a surgical or more invasive procedure
- Currently living a healthy, active lifestyle
- Patient with the results, knowing it can take up to eight weeks to see the final outcome
- Committed to maintaining their current weight with diet and exercise
What CoolSculpting side effects can I expect?
CoolSculpting side effects are minimal and temporary, usually resulting in slight swelling, tenderness, itchiness, and bruising at the treatment site. These common side effects occur because CoolSculpting targets the fatty tissue, or subcutaneous fat, just below the skin's surface with frigid temperatures. CoolSculpting side effects generally go away after a few weeks, so no long-term discomfort should occur. To help make patients more comfortable, consider the following aftercare tips:
- Wear comfortable clothing, like loose shirts and yoga pants
- Some patients prefer compression clothing or Spanx®
- Manage any discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications
- Keep moving to promote good circulation and reduce inflammation
- Report any severe CoolSculpting side effects immediately
Are you considering CoolSculpting in Beverly Hills, CA?
CoolSculpting is an effective body contouring option, helping healthy Beverly Hills, CA men and women reach their fitness goals by reducing moderate amounts of stubborn fat in problematic areas. After treatments, the number of fat cells in targeted areas will decrease significantly, resulting in a long-term reduction of stubborn fat. The body cannot produce more fat cells to replace those removed, but it can store more in existing areas. For that reason, an active or healthy lifestyle is recommended to maintain the excellent aesthetic of your fat-freezing results.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective nonsurgical procedure that requires no downtime. While you may have CoolSculpting side effects that are temporary and last a few weeks, the long-term results are worth it. Contact Aesthetic Body Solutions in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation with board-certified internist Dr. Dale Prokupek. Dr. Prokupek will listen to your concerns and evaluate your problem areas to determine if you are the right candidate for CoolSculpting treatments to achieve your personal goals.