You are now ready for the CoolSculpting applicators to be placed on your body. The applicators go on with high vacuum. The vacuum pressure draws the tissue into the applicator cup, which is lined with cooling panels. This sensation of the vacuum is unusual; it is described as pulling or tugging, but not painful. If you are having a Dualsculpting treatment, both applicators will be placed before the cooling process begins.
Once the applicator(s) have been placed, the cooling process is initiated. You will feel a sensation of intense cold, which could be accompanied by tingling or stinging, or you may feel aching or cramping. These sensations may be a bit uncomfortable at first, but approximately 6-8 minutes into the treatment, the area being Cool Sculpted will become numb, and you can expect most sensations to subside.
We make our clients very comfortable in the aesthetic treatment bed, surrounded by pillows and a blanket. During the treatment, you can watch Netflix on our big screen TV; you can read or be on your computer or cell phone. Some patients can even nap during the procedure!