WHAT TO EXPECT
Before treatment, pictures will be taken of the treated area to be kept in your patient record. After you and the treatment team select the area(s) to be treated, the device is posititioned on the body and the controlled cooling is applied. A gel pad and applicator area applied to the the targeted area, and vaccum applicators draw the tissue into the applicator cup. Applicators are secured to the treatment area so that they can deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
The Cool Sculpting procedure is, well, cold as the name would imply. Controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator that is attached to your skin to freeze the targeted fat. During the first 5 to 10 minutes, patients typically experience very intense cold. However, as the area begins to numb, this intense cold feeling subsides. You may also feel some pulling, tugging, or mild pinching.
Once the treatment has begun, you just need to sit back, relax, and start saying your goodbyes to your fat. Many patients read, nap, or use an iPad to pass the time. Each treatment area takes one hour, so treatment times vary from 1 to 4 hours per session.