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Do CoolSculpting Treatments Hurt?

CoolSculpting has quickly become one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for fat reduction on the market today.  CoolSculpting works by applying freezing energy to the targeted treatment area; this energy crystallizes and reduces fat cells, which are naturally disposed of by the body over a period of one to three months.  CoolSculpting is so effective that multiple studies have shown that a single treatment can significantly reduce fat cells in a specific area.

Given that CoolSculpting is so successful at body contouring – without requiring the use of surgery – it’s no wonder many people wonder if CoolSculpting treatments hurt. Fortunately, CoolSculpting is a surprisingly comfortable procedure.

The entire treatment takes about an hour to administer per treatment area.  CoolSculpting is delivered via a handpiece, which applies vacuum pressure to draw the treatment area up toward the freezing energy.  Some patients may feel some discomfort during this part of the procedure; however, it’s usually only temporary and disappears after the first ten minutes.  Most patients can read, write emails, and even sleep for the rest of their treatment.

After CoolSculpting treatment, some patients may feel some slight swelling and bruising.  These side effects are temporary and typically disappear within the first week after treatment.  While CoolSculpting requires no downtime or recovery, it’s recommended that you avoid exercising within the first 24 hours after treatment.

To learn more about how CoolSculpting can help you get ready for summer, schedule a consultation with our certified CoolSculpting Master at 865-671-3888. We can help you better understand what kind of side effects you can expect from your CoolSculpting treatment.