After your CoolSculpting treatment, the area will be numb, and you will experience some swelling. The body will then begin to metabolize the frozen fat cells, this happens in the lymphatic system which eliminates fat cells via waste. A slower reduction in fat cells helps the skin adjust to the newer, more slender you, which drastically decreases any risk of skin laxity from occurring).
CoolSculpting is not a fat loss procedure and is designed to be a contouring and sculpting treatment. This means you won’t see a large drop on the scale. A better way to gauge your results is with before and after photos, as well as taking various body measurements or trying on clothing previously to tight or small to wear. CoolSculpting takes a slow and steady approach, with visible results 8 weeks after your first treatment. This allows the skin time to adjust to a newer, more svelte you and minimizes the risks of skin laxity.
Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers a large gallery of CoolSculpting before and after photos, so you know exactly what to expect with your own results. The science of CoolSculpting is proven and speaks for itself, but nothing compares to a photo to see exactly what could be in store for you. And remember – we all come in different shapes and sizes, so number of treatments will vary person to person as well.