CoolSculpting involves the use of a small or large (or both, depending on which areas are being treated) paddle-like applicator attached to a hose that provides the cold. Regardless of size, each device has 2 panels with 3,000 sensors per side. A gel pad to help protect your skin is placed over the area being treated, and then the CoolSculpting device is applied and powered up. Once on, the applicator securely pulls up the area being treated between the two panels where it remains for the duration of the treatment. After a few minutes, you’ll begin to feel intense cold. Don’t be surprised if the cold rush is accompanied by stinging, tingling, aching, or a cramping sensation. This is normal and will lessen (if not go away completely) as the area becomes numb. Our CoolSculpting expert will ensure you’re comfortable and help get you situated, and then leave you alone to relax as the procedure continues on its own.
When the treatment hour is up, the device is removed and the practitioner will massage the treated area for a moment or two to restore normal blood flow. Not surprisingly, this area will be tender and you may feel slight stinging or a sensation of cramping.* You may also see a temporary whitening or reddening of the treated area, which may also feel stiff.* Otherwise, you’re free to resume normal activity immediately after the treatment.*
If you would like more information or is interested in scheduling a consultation, please call us at 909.590.1200 today. We’d be happy to assist you!
*Results and patient experience may vary.