Are There Any Side Effects To CoolSculpting®?

Are There Any Side Effects To CoolSculpting®?

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Are There Any Side Effects To CoolSculpting®?

Getting rid of stubborn fat can be a real challenge. When a healthy diet and exercising isn't enough, patients can turn to the nonsurgical fat removal of CoolSculpting®. Each treatment is customized based on a patient's aesthetic goals, natural body shape, and the areas they need to target. CoolSculpting® is an effective cosmetic treatment that can reduce fatty deposits for both Phoenix men and women by 20 – 25% without surgery and unnecessary downtime. Patients wanting to change the way they look but not wanting surgical procedures can consider CoolSculpting® as the next step to get the body sculpting help they may need.

Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, AZ offers this innovative body contouring treatment to their patients. Women and men tired of dealing with stubborn pockets of unwanted fat can get slimmer, more contoured results with CoolSculpting®. Here is a more in-depth look at CoolSculpting® from Dr. Krch, N.M.D. of Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE to learn more about how this modern technology, including anticipated temporary side effects to expect after this transformative treatment.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

This in-office procedure at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE offers a safe and precise way to target stubborn fat cells. The patented CoolSculpting® device delivers a controlled cooling effect to minimize fat cells that reside underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are permanently frozen, turning to liquid, allowing the body to eliminate them naturally. A complete CoolSculpting® session can take about 30 – 60 minutes, depending on the number and size of target areas. It is generally recommended that patients get 2 – 3 treatments scheduled three weeks apart for optimal results. The number of treatments a patient may need will vary depending on their desired outcome and the number of areas being treated. During a private consultation, Dr. Krch will determine if only one CoolSculpting® treatment is enough or more sessions will be necessary.

What areas can CoolSculpting® treat?

Many women and men struggle with stubborn fat despite a healthy lifestyle and staying active. CoolSculpting® is an FDA cleared treatment that is safe and effective at reducing fat in the following areas:

  • Under the chin or jawline
  • Upper arms
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Upper back (bra line)
  • Flanks
  • Underneath the buttocks

In the weeks that follow, the body naturally processes targeted fat and eliminates the dead cells. Most patients begin to see visible body contouring results in about 2 – 3 weeks, which will continue to improve over the next three months after the last treatment. CoolSculpting® treatments provide long-term results since treated fat cells are permanently reduced as long as patients maintain their current weight.

What are the common side effects of CoolSculpting®?

CoolSculpting® is considered a safe, nonsurgical fat removal that provides an alternative option to liposuction. CoolSculpting® does not involve tissue manipulation, incisions, or anesthesia allowing individuals to resume normal activities after each session. The only side effects tend to be minor and occur around the target area. Any temporary side effects will subside or completely dissipate in a few days or a few weeks following the treatment. Common noticeable side effects of CoolSculpting® include:

  • Numbness or loss of sensation in the target area
  • Stinging or tingling
  • Tenderness or skin sensitivity
  • Minor swelling or redness
  • Muscle cramping
  • Slight bruising or firmness
  • A feeling of fullness in the throat after neck or chin treatments

Some patients may also experience skin sensitivity or itchiness in the treated areas for a few days after the procedure.

CoolSculpting® is a safe, effective way to reduce the number of fat cells in specific targeted areas. It is not a weight loss option and only recommended for healthy men and women. This low-risk procedure can give the right candidates a permanent resolution to eliminate stubborn fat and get the body contouring results they desire.

If you are ready to further contour your body and want to forgo a surgical procedure, check out CoolSculpting® at Krch AESTHETIC MEDICINE in Phoenix, AZ. CoolSculpting® can eliminate pesky fat and give you a more toned, slimmer profile, so you can really love how you look. If you have further questions or are interested in CoolSculpting® treatments, then we invite you to schedule a consultation today.