What to Expect During CoolSculpting


Once You Arrive for a CoolSculpting Treatment

Sometimes people may be a bit nervous before any cosmetic treatment. The more information that you have about any procedure can go a long way toward easing any potential apprehension. Here is what you can expect before, during and after your Cool Sculpting treatment.

Once you arrive at Slim Studio for your CoolSculpting treatment, we will take pre-treatment photos. We use photography to document your progress to a slimmer body. Why we take before and after photos. Once we take your photos, the technician will review the areas for treatment that we identified during the consultation and assessment. You will then be measured and marked for precise placement of the CoolSculpting applicators.

The area is prepped with a special pre-treatment wipe to remove any lotions or oils and adds a layer of protection to the skin. A gel pad is then placed on the skin, fully covering the area the applicators will come into contact. The gel pad protects the skin from the cold.

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What to expect during CoolSculpting | Slim Studio CoolSculpting
What to expect during CoolSculpting | Slim Studio CoolSculpting

Placing the CoolSculpting Applicators

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!

How Long Does CoolSculpting Take?

The Coolsculpting applicators have varying cooling treatment times. Slim Studio has the newest technology in applicators, they are called the Cool Advantage Applicators and are used in the majority of the applicator choices. The most frequently used Cool Advantage applicators have a treatment cycle of 35 minutes, but some have a different cycle time. An example is the Cool Mini applicator- used to treat submental fat (submental fat is located under the chin), the CoolMini cycle is 45 minutes in duration. The Cool Smooth Pro applicator, which is used to treat the non-pinchable fat of the outer thighs has a treatment cycle of one hour and fifteen minutes.

What to expect during CoolSculpting | Slim Studio CoolSculpting
What to expect during CoolSculpting | Slim Studio CoolSculpting

After the CoolSculpting Applicators are Removed

Once the CoolSculpting treatment cycle is complete, the applicator is removed, and a two-minute massage is performed on the treated area. This immediate massage has been shown to enhance CoolSculpting results by over 50%. The treated area can temporarily look red and feel a bit firm but will return to a normal state in a short time.

Once the CoolSculpting Treatment is Complete

Now that the Coolsculpting treatment is complete, you are able to go about your normal daily activities, including working out if desired. You can expect to experience soreness and tenderness in the treated area for one to two weeks.