CoolSculpting is often referred to as a painless fat reduction technique. Patients can read, talk on the phone, or even nap during their session. But how can a treatment, designed to ‘freeze away’ fat cells and deliver long-term body contouring results, not hurt? Let’s uncover the truth about CoolSculpting and pain.
The CoolSculpting Experience
Each treatment begins with the patient comfortably positioned in a private treatment room. A soft, protective gel pad will be applied to the predetermined area to protect the tissues, feeling cool and moist.
Next comes the CoolSculpting applicator. Gently placed over the treatment area, light vacuum suction draws up skin and fat into the applicator. This step is best described as “feeling like a suction cup on the skin”. The CoolSculpting machine is then activated. A mild pinching sensation may be felt for 5 to 10 minutes until the treatment area goes completely numb.
Once the CoolSculpting treatment is finished, the suction applicator is released. Sometimes a ‘butter stick’ like shape of frozen fat is palpable to the touch. The provider will massage the treated area for a few minutes, causing some tingling and even tickling, as the area thaws and sensation returns. While the CoolSculpting process may feel a little strange, nothing about the treatment causes any pain.
With no anesthesia and no downtime, patients are free to get back to normal activities immediately after their CoolSculpting session. For the first few days, it is not uncommon for the treatment area to continue feeling either slightly numb or mildly hypersensitive. Tingling, itching, and tenderness are normal as the nerve supply gets back to work.
The Comforts of CoolSculpting’s CoolAdvantage Applicators
CoolSculpting’s newest generation of applicators include the CoolAdvantage and CoolAdvantage Max. Compared to CoolSculpting’s original treatment, which took 60 minutes, today’s sessions only take 35 minutes, meaning the new applicator is 42% faster. The CoolAdvantage hand piece also covers a larger treatment area and cools to a lower temperature. Patients report the advanced CoolSculpting treatments have more effective temperature settings and lighter suction, making it 45% more comfortable than in the past.
Real CoolSculpting Patients Know Best
Overall, 90% of patients report that their CoolSculpting treatment is completely comfortable. Don’t just take our word for it; do your own research. RealSelf offers hundreds of patient testimonials, as does Real Patient Ratings. You can also check out reviews from Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique’s recent CoolSculpting patients.
Ready to get more information on the CoolSculpting process? If so, contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique to schedule a free CoolSculpting consultation at (832) 975-0604. During this appointment, we will keep the CoolSculpting conversation going, determining if the treatment could be right for your unique needs.