CoolSculpting is a completely non-surgical procedure with no time off needed, no injections, no anesthesia, and no incisions. In fact, patients can even drive themselves to and from their CoolSculpting appointment.
The length of your CoolSculpting treatment will depend on which areas are being treated, but each section treated usually takes about 30 minutes. Your CoolSculpting treatment will be customized to target your exact areas of concern.
You will be made comfortable on a reclining chair, and a gel pad will be placed onto your skin in the area that will be treated. Panel applicators then distribute vacuum pressure and intense cold to the area. The process isn’t painful, but you can expect the areas being treated to become extremely cold and/or tingling, and then numb. While the vacuum part of treatment is gentle, you may feel a tugging or pinching sensation. Most patients find this to be completely tolerable, and enjoy having a little time during their session to relax, read, listen to music, or browse around on their phone.