Essentially, coolsculpting involves the freezing of fat cells in the body. Although the procedure targets cells that don’t respond to physical exercise and dieting, that doesn’t mean you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. A freezing applicator cools and numbs the skin, so you should expect this process to cause some discomfort or pain.
Additional discomfort can be experienced, as the frozen fat cells are extracted from the skin. Most people, who have had this treatment done at a Med Spa in Los Angeles, describe the sensation as a feeling of pinching, or pulling. The pain and discomfort aren’t long-lasting, however. It should dissipate, once the treatment is finished and the skin warms up. In total, the treatment typically lasts up to a full hour, but, of that time, the painful sensations are only experienced for five to 10 minutes.
Following the session, some patients do experience additional pain, although this depends on the sensitivity of the area treated. Patients report pain most often, when the abdomen was treated. Some itching and swelling of the treated area may also occur.
Aftercare Recommendations for the Treatment
Any side effects you experience from the treatment you receive at the Med Spa should fully disappear within a few weeks. While it takes up to four months, after your cool sculpting procedure in Los Angeles, to observe any results, the pain should be alleviated much sooner. In the meantime, you can take over the counter painkillers and NSAIDs to alleviate some of the discomfort.
Additionally, you can wear comfortable, or loose-fitting clothing, but you should also wear compression clothing over the treated areas. Gentle exercise and frequent movements can also help your body heal faster and alleviate some discomfort. If you do experience pain for an extended period, or if the side effects seem severe, you should consult a doctor.
Some people find that massage therapy, guided imagery, and other relaxation techniques can help to reduce discomfort. After the procedure, you may want to try meditation, as well. Warm compresses applied to the treated areas can help to reduce the pain and inflammation around the treated areas.
To learn more about the process, contact Sculpt DTLA to make an appointment. Their courteous and knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and help you better understand what you can expect from the treatment. If you have tried other methods of weight loss and still can’t lose stubborn pounds, trying coolsculpting may provide your ideal results.