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What to Expect from a CoolSculpting Treatment

What to Expect from CoolSculpting

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CoolSculpting is a revolutionary non-invasive body contouring treatment designed to target stubborn fat pockets and sculpt your physique. Let’s walk you through what to expect during a CoolSculpting treatment session, the benefits it offers, and essential aftercare recommendations.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, is a cutting-edge fat reduction treatment that utilizes controlled cooling to freeze and eliminate stubborn fat cells. This non-invasive procedure is FDA-approved and offers a safe and effective way to contour the body without surgery or downtime.

Is CoolSculpting Safe?

Yes, CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that is safe and effective. 

What to Expect During a CoolSculpting Treatment Session:


Before your treatment, you'll have a consultation with your provider to discuss your goals and assess if CoolSculpting is the right fit for you. A personalized treatment plan will be designed based on your unique anatomy and desired results.


On the day of your treatment, you'll be comfortably seated in a treatment room. The targeted area will be marked, and a gel pad will be applied to protect the skin.

Applicator Placement:

The CoolSculpting applicator will be placed on the targeted area, and controlled cooling will begin. 

Does CoolSculpting Hurt?

You may feel an initial chill, but the area will become numb as the treatment progresses.

Relaxation Time:

Once the cooling process starts, you can relax, read, work, or even take a nap during the session. Many of our guests use this time to catch up on their favorite books or shows.

How long does a CoolSculpting Treatment take?

CoolSculpting sessions typically last about 35 to 60 minutes, depending on the targeted area and your customized treatment plan. Multiple areas can be treated during a single session.

Post-Treatment Massage:

After the controlled cooling, a post-treatment massage may be performed to enhance results. This massage helps break down crystallized fat cells and improves the overall efficacy of the treatment.

What are the Benefits of CoolSculpting?

  • Non-Invasive: No surgery, needles, or anesthesia required.

  • Targeted Fat Reduction: Precision in addressing specific areas of concern.

  • No Downtime: Resume normal activities immediately after the session.

  • Natural-Looking Results: Gradual, natural-looking fat reduction over time.

  • Long-Lasting: Fat cells are eliminated permanently.

Does CoolSculpting have Side Effects?

CoolSculpting treatment has very mild side effects such as: 

  • Stinging or aching at the treatment site

  • Temporary skin irritation 

  • Slight swelling or bruising

  • Temporary skin sensitivity 

CoolSculpting Aftercare Recommendations:

  • Drink plenty of water to aid in the elimination of fat cells.

  • Light exercise 24 hours after your treatment can help enhance results.

  • Maintain a balanced diet and regular exercise routine to maintain results.

Sculpt confidence with CoolSculpting at a VIO Med Spa near you. The process is comfortable, efficient, and tailored to your individual needs. 

Interested? Book an appointment today!