The CoolSculpting Treatment Process at our Minneapolis Area Medspa Clinics
A cool gel pad protects your skin from the cooling plates while gentle suction draws your tissue into the hand piece. You may feel a little discomfort from the cold and light squeezing. Most patients are completely numb and comfortable within 10 minutes. A treatment lasts one to two hours (depending on the area). Then we massage the treated area for a few minutes. This may be slightly uncomfortable but will quickly pass. For a greater and faster fat reduction, you may opt to treat the same area twice in one visit.
If you are doing multiple treatments or multiple areas, you may be with us much of the day. We set you up in a relaxing suite which has a plasma TV loaded with Netflix, soft pillows, cozy blankets, yummy snacks, and ample beverages.
You can return to your normal activities immediately after the treatment; however, the area may be tender and slightly swollen for up to two weeks. You may have slight bruising, light nerve pain, and even some itchiness. Some patients opt to purchase compression garments to wear after their treatments because they can offer some comfort. We can also prescribe a medication to dull some of the nerve pain that's common for a few days after treatment.
Over the next few weeks your body's lymphatic system removes the destroyed fat cell. You may begin to see results after three weeks, but optimal results will be visible after 12 weeks.
If you do not double-stack and wish to retreat an area, you can schedule your next treatment in three weeks. Depending on the area treated, it may take up to four treatments to see a full correction. Every “body” is different, that's why we strongly encourage you to map out a plan that fits your lifestyle during your initial consultation.
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