What to expect during a CoolSculpting treatment

CoolSculpting is a cutting-edge fat loss procedure that’s providing incredible results for patients all over America, and the Chic La Vie team is very proud to provide this treatment to people throughout the Las Vegas Metro Area.

There’s no denying how there are countless weight loss treatments out there, but these treatments often have all sorts of harmful side effects and don’t impact a treatment area for long-term results. Your body will thank you after going through a CoolSculpting procedure with our specialists, and below we’re detailing everything you can expect from this treatment plan and overall process!

What Exactly Is CoolSculpting? 

CoolSculpting entails a revolutionary weight loss technology that’s completely non-surgical and FDA-approved. There are no sharp needles or instruments required during this treatment, because we’ll be able to target your fat cells by essentially freezing them away via a state-of-the-art applicator device.

CoolSculpting has become a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, and it’s been growing in popularity in recent years. A lot of people love CoolSculpting because it offers less downtime as compared to liposuction. Many patients have also told us that they experienced less redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness after CoolSculpting, as compared to liposuction.

CoolSculpting is now one of the go-to options for people who want to address the skin around their love handles, buttocks, chin, abdomen, bra fat, thighs, upper arms, stomach, jawline, flanks, fat bulges, and other fat reduction areas. Everyone loves how this weight loss procedure provides a natural firmness and lasting results, and we’ll always answer your questions/concerns and verify whether or not you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting during your initial consultation appointment.


How To Prepare For A CoolSculpting Session 

You’ll obtain a lot of information during your consultation appointment, and this will include preparation details to help you be ready for your upcoming CoolSculpting session. It’s always very important to follow your doctor’s instructions to help you make the most of your sessions and reduce potential side effects.

Below are some tips to help you get ready for your CoolSculpting treatment sessions:

Maintaining Realistic Expectations

CoolSculpting is going to help you destroy about 20% of your treatment area’s subcutaneous fat. You’re a good candidate for this procedure if you’re generally healthy and fit, but are just struggling to get rid of some pesky fat tissue. Because CoolSculpting isn’t a primary weight loss treatment, it can’t support patients looking to get rid of over 20 pounds of excess weight.

CoolSculpting is non-invasive, which means it doesn’t require any needles or anesthesia. This procedure will locate and kill fat cells without negatively impacting other nearby muscles or nerves. And what’s even better is that these procedures provide natural, long-term results via your own lymphatic system filtering out dead fat cells on its own.

So once your fat cells are gone, they’re not coming back!

Being Ready To Change Your Diet

Fostering healthy lifestyle habits is incredibly important in terms of obtaining the optimal results you’re looking for via your CoolSculpting services. If you’re already within about five pounds of your ideal weight, this procedure will undoubtedly be more effective and you’ll see results much faster. If you’re not within five pounds of your ideal weight, you may want to speak with one of our specialists about an exercise routine and other fitness activities that can help you obtain the changes you’re looking for.

The cooling technologies associated with CoolSculpting are revolutionary, but patients still need to do their part in terms of body sculpting, exercises, and diet in order to avoid inadvertent weight gain after the treatments.

Protecting Your Skin

It’s also important to remember that your skin needs to be in a healthy condition throughout your CoolSculpting session, and this is because the procedure involves suction and massage work throughout your treatment area. So, protecting your skin prior to your session is part of the preparation.

This includes avoiding tanning beds and excessive sun exposure during the weeks prior to your appointment, because this can lead to patient skin sensitivity and potential discomfort. You’ll also want to postpone your CoolSculpting treatment whenever you have bruises, cuts or other wounds in your treatment area.

Avoiding Blood-Thinning Medications

It’s likely that your medical provider will advise you to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements for several days prior to your CoolSculpting session. This is typically because blood thinners can increase the likelihood of bruising, cramping, soreness, and pinching sensations within your treatment site.

Some medications that are best to be avoided prior to your treatment include:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Aspirin
  • Fish oil
  • Vitamin E
  • St. John’s Wort

It’s also important to note that certain herbs can have blood-thinning effects, including turmeric and ginger.

Stop Smoking (At Least While Preparing For CoolSculpting)

Smoking can potentially delay a patient’s results and slow down the recovery process. If possible, you should refrain from smoking prior to your CoolSculpting sessions.

Stay Hydrated & Eat A Light Snack Before Your Session

It’s also important to drink plenty of water and eat a light meal or snack prior to your CoolSculpting appointment, because these sessions often last for a couple of hours.

It’s also a good idea to avoid alcohol, soda and caffeine before your session, because these drinks can dehydrate you.

What To Expect During Your CoolSculpting Treatment Appointment 

When your appointment day arrives, you’ll come to our office to receive this cutting-edge cosmetic treatment. Our team will apply a very cold, cooling gel pad device to the treatment area to cool down your fat cells to a temperature that destroys them. You’ll likely experience a tingling sensation as the CoolSculpting applicators work their magic.

These state-of-the-art machines will only target the fat cells within the correct bodily zones that your trying to address, so you don’t need to worry about killing any other cells except the ones you don’t want.

About a couple of weeks after your procedure, your body will begin to naturally process these dead fat cells and eliminate them for good. This means that CoolSculpting provides long-term results, which makes it a very popular alternative to surgery. You won’t need to worry about serious pain or other negative things that are commonly associated with liposuction, because you’ll get a similar improvement with better safety and efficacy!

Common Benefits Of CoolSculpting

There’s absolutely no denying how CoolSculpting has become one of the most popular weight loss treatments in recent years, and for plenty of good reasons. Below are some of the common benefits associated with CoolSculpting treatments:

Fat Reduction That’s Clinically-Proven

CoolSculpting is FDA-approved, and it’s one of the only non-invasive weight loss treatments to obtain this level of accreditation. Because it can effectively target and freeze fat cells, it allows a patient’s body to naturally eliminate excess fat in a sustainable way.

Treats Many Body Areas

There are many treatable areas for CoolSculpting patients, including:

  • Arm flab
  • Double chin
  • Armpit pooch
  • Lower and upper abdomen
  • Flanks or love handles
  • Saddle bags
  • Inner thigh
  • Banana roll
  • Knee chub
  • And much more!

Non-Invasive, Safe Treatment

A lot of people love CoolSculpting because it’s safe and non-invasive, but at the same time, it’s incredibly effective at eliminating fat cells. With no surgery, anesthesia or needles, this is a much-preferred alternative to other weight loss procedures.

Minimal Side Effects

There are very few side effects associated with CoolSculpting, and patients will generally only feel slight numbness and a pulling sensation as the applicator suctions their skin. Although slight discomfort may be possible as the temperature of the applicator continuously drops, our specialist will be sure to thoroughly massage your treatment area to accelerate the cell death and return your skin to a normal temperature.

You may experience some numbness or tingling shortly after your session, but all of your side effects will be temporary and mild. The vast majority of CoolSculpting patients consider the entire process to be easily tolerable.

Natural Results In Just A Few Weeks!

In most cases, CoolSculpting patients start to see long-lasting, natural results within just a matter of a few weeks after their sessions. There is no need to worry about uneven or lumpy skin texture after this treatment, because CoolSculpting is very different than other fat reduction treatments.

Because you’ll only be targeting and freezing your fat cells, you’ll only see a reduction in fat levels throughout your treatment site. So, this is a non-invasive fat treatment that also provides permanent results!

Improved Self-Confidence

Every CoolSculpting patient experiences a boost in self-confidence after their sessions, because they’ll see incredible, natural results within a matter of weeks. You’ll undoubtedly look and feel much better about your appearance after this treatment, and the long-term results of your treatment will be noticeable in your future photos!

Personalized Fat Reduction Treatment

At Chic La Vie, we make sure that every patient receives 100% personalized treatment that specifically targets individual needs. From your consultation appointment till the end of your CoolSculpting sessions, you can count on our experts to answer your questions and put your concerns first as we tailor a fat reduction treatment that’s perfect for you.

What You Can Expect After Your CoolSculpting Sessions 

Most patients experience little to no discomfort after their CoolSculpting appointments, and most patients get back to their daily routines rather quickly.

Although you might experience some redness around your treatment area for a few hours after your session, this usually subsides very soon. There are some minimal side effects that patients should be aware of, including:

  • Itching
  • Tingling
  • Bloating
  • Numbness
  • Msucle spasms
  • Cramping
  • Aching
  • Soreness

But the good news is that all of the above side effects are temporary and short-lived!

Book Your CoolSculpting Appointment Today! 

All of us at Chic La Vie are huge fans of CoolSculpting, because we know just how beneficial it is for people looking for a non-invasive, weight-loss solution. We understand why this revolutionary treatment is blowing up in popularity across the country, and we’re very proud to provide these solutions to the Las Vegas Metro Area.

Reach out to us online or give us a call at 702-233-8535 to book your appointment with one of our aestheticians to see if CoolSculpting is right for you. You’ll sit down with one of our experts during your consultation to evaluate your candidacy, as this procedure isn’t for everyone.

We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to this state-of-the-art weight-loss solution that’s growing in popularity all over the country!