“Cold” is a relative term and will vary by individual perception. In terms of temperature, the fat is lowered to about 14-degrees Fahrenheit during CoolSculpting – enough to freeze it without affecting surrounding skin or other tissue. While this may seem “cold,” most patients feel the chill for only a few moments; it soon develops into a sensation of numbness.
At our center, we use the CoolAdvantage applicators, which nearly halve treatment time to just about 35 minutes per area. We can also treat more than one area of the body simultaneously with our DualSculpting System – which also lessens overall treatment time.
I've found that my patients tolerate the CoolSculpting procedure very well and have little to no discomfort. Afterward, it is common to experience some bruising, swelling, and/or numbness that may last from hours to days. Most patients opt for another treatment or two spaced about two weeks apart, as only 20% to 30% of fat can be removed from an area at one time. It will take two to three several months before your body can completely eliminate the destroyed fat cells and reveal your final results. Please see a board-certified dermatologist who has expertise in sculpting the body with CoolSculpting and CoolAdvantage.