After Coolsculpting® Treatment

The CoolSculpting® procedure is non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities almost immediately. Often, patients return to work directly after their CoolSculpting® treatment, this will vary between people and may be dependent on treatment area.

The following effects can occur in the treatment area during and after a treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.

During a treatment:

  • Sensations of pulling, tugging and mild pinching.
  • Intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, cramping. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb.
Immediately after treatment:
  • Redness and firmness.
  • Transient blanching and/or mild bruising around the edges of the treatment area.
  • Tingling and stinging.
One to two weeks after a treatment:
  • Redness, bruising and swelling.
  • Tenderness, cramping and aching.
  • Itching, skin sensitivity, tingling and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a treatment.
  • Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment.
As with any medical procedure, ask a healthcare professional if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.

You can feel confident with CoolSculpting technology.

Trained Technicians – CoolSculpting technicians are provided with ongoing training to ensure there is a high standard of knowledge about the consultation process, the CoolSculpting procedure and aftercare support. They will consult with you to understand your needs and medical history and to determine if CoolSculpting is right for you.

Procedure precision – CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely the right level of controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the skin, whilst leaving the skin and other cells undamaged.** This procedure does not use needles or surgery.

Device Safety – Freeze Detect® is CoolSculpting’s inbuilt safety technology, designed to stop treatment if it detects the skin is getting too cold.

* Data obtained from cryolipolysis investigations using a porcine model.

Everyone’s experience is different and depends on the area/s treated and the number of treatment cycles performed on the day. For some people, the area treated can feel a little swollen or numb.

For others it might be red or bruised and may feel tender to touch. All of these effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.

As the CoolSculpting procedure is completely non-invasive, most people return to work and their daily activities immediately after the treatment.

At your 6 week follow up appointment, mid-treatment photos will be taken and compared next to your before-treatment photos to see your transformation unfold.

Six weeks after your mid-treatment photos, after-treatment photos are taken. This allows you and your CoolSculpting technician to compare the photos at each stage and see the results that have been achieved.

You may start to see results at 6 weeks and final results around 12 weeks after treatment. Specialised treatment plans may require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results.

Everybody is different and treatment plans and results will vary for each individual. You won’t see the results of CoolSculpting straight away. You may start to see results as early as at 6 weeks. As more of the dead fat cells are eliminated from the body, you will continue to see results up to 12 weeks after treatment.* Scientific studies have demonstrated fat layer reductions of up to 27% in multiple treatment areas.†

Some treatment plans will require multiple sessions to achieve the desired results.

Your clinic will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate your results, take photos to compare against the ‘before treatment’ photos and to discuss additional sessions if required. Follow up appointments generally take place 6 weeks after the initial treatment.

* Data obtained from cryolipolysis investigations using a porcine model.
† Based on caliper measurements taken 6 months post treatment.