What are the Risks and Side Effects of Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a very safe procedures.  It was FDA-approved for fat reduction in September of 2010 and has been safely used in Europe for approximately 5 years.  The reason why it is so safe is that the cold exposure is not to such an extreme that it immediately kills fat cells;  rather, the cold exposure initiates natural programmed fat cell destruction, which is why it takes 2 months to see the results.  The exposed fat cells naturally degrade and the byproducts excreted by your body.  The only contraindications to undergoing Coolsculpting is if you have rare conditions of cold-intolerance.

Coolsculpting may be slightly uncomfortable during the first few minutes of treatment, but it is more of a strange suction and cold feeling than pain and gradually turns into a barely noticeable numbness.  This strange feeling is greatest with the largest treatment head/applicator, and less with the small and medium applicators.  Immediately after Coolsculpting, the treated area may have mild to moderate tingling, numbness, and soreness.  Mild bruising is sometimes seen, but is uncommon.  The soreness may last for 2-3 days and feels like the muscle soreness you get after a round of intense exercise.  The tingling and numbness feels just like the sensation your skin has after intense cold exposure.  It lessens over time and is usually limited to 2-3 weeks.  Coolsculpting is not known to cause long-term nerve damage.

With standard settings, Coolsculpting should cause little bruising or pain.  Sometimes the suction is increased in thinner patients to get proper exposure of the fatty area to the cold applicator.  The higher suction could increase the chance of bruising, though it is still usually minimal and limited.  The temperature is currently not altered in the current model of Coolsculpting.

So there are no needles, no incisions and no heat used with Coolsculpting.  There are no scars and no recovery.  The side effects are very tolerable and transient.  Coolsculpting offers a very safe, painless and effective method to reduce fat in multiple body areas.  Come in for your free consultation to start your treatments now!

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HCG Medical Weight Loss: http://www.belezamedicalspa.com/spa-services/medical-spa/redefine/hcg-diet-austin-tx/

Venus Freeze: http://www.belezamedicalspa.com/spa-services/medical-spa/redefine/venus-freeze-skin-tightening/

Zerona Laser: http://www.belezamedicalspa.com/spa-services/medical-spa/redefine/zerona-low-level-laser/

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About ldbroder

Medical director of BelezaMedicalSpa.com.

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