During the CoolSculpting procedure, no anesthesia is needed. This is because the procedure is extremely comfortable and free of any pain. Patients can relax, taking the time to sleep, read, or use mobile devices.
When undergoing CoolSculpting, clients don’t feel anything besides a tugging sensation when medical suction is used to keep the skin in place between the device’s cooling panels.
The procedure is completely non-invasive and involves no incisions, needles, or tissue manipulation. This means clients won’t need any recovery time or downtime and can head back to work almost immediately.
CoolSculpting is a very safe procedure, especially when compared to traditional techniques like liposuction. The most prominent side effects of this technique are minor and occur just around the treatment spot. The majority of side effects reduce within a few days after the procedure.
The common side effects of CoolSculpting are a pinching sensation, tenderness, minor swelling, redness, firmness, stinging, and tingling of the upper layer of the skin. Patients may experience these side effects for up to one to two weeks.