Coolsculpting After Effects: Things You Need to Know Q&A
CoolSculpting can provide a more sculpted appearance in few treatments, and with little after effects. Visit us today at Seacoast Rejuvenation Center to learn more! Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at 101 Shattuck Way Suite #1 Newington, NH 03801.
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Once the applicator that was put on the targeted area for treatment is removed, the slight pulling and pinching as well as the intense cold from the treatment will slowly go away, as your body increases its internal temperature in that targeted area, you may begin to feel some side effects.
These side effects are temporary and may include slight redness in the targeted area, mild swelling, slight bruising may occur, firmness, tingling, stinging, aching, as well as blanching and cramping. Many of these side effects are rare but can appear after each individual treatment.
However, to help combat these side effects, our CoolSculpting provider will detach the applicator and proceed to provide a brief massage on the targeted area to help break up the treated fat cells and enhance your reduction while providing a relief feeling.
Depending on each individual area that is treated, each treatment can be completed in as little as 35 minutes. Many patients will see upwards of 20-25% fat reduction after a single treatment of the individual treated area. Our providers will work with you to create a treatment plan to reach your desired goal.
CoolSculpting technology uses cryolipolysis, which is fat freezing for the fat cells we are targeting. When the fat cells die off, they are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural process meaning when you go to the bathroom. You do not need to worry! This process happens gradually, so you will not really notice a difference in your day-to-day bathroom breaks, so no need to take time off work or anything else after this treatment.
You will begin to see results happening gradually around the 1-to-3-month post-treatment mark, with the final results showcasing around the 6-month mark.
Bowel movements when it comes to CoolSculpting treatments are often gradual; however, this does not mean you will just go to the bathroom as normal. What we mean when we say gradual, is you will notice you will have an increase in bowel movements than previous for a bit. It’s nothing that is super noticeable, you may end up having a second bowel movement in a day if you normally have one a day sort of deal.
However, if you are noticing you are having more bowel movements than normal, and it is causing disruption to your day-to-day life, it may be something else that you need to talk to your primary care physician about, as CoolSculpting treatments do not cause harm or upheaval of your bowel movements.
Life isn’t always going to go the way you want it to, you may gain weight later on after a CoolSculpting treatment, and if you do, you may be worried about your appearance becoming lumpy or looking misshapen due to your treatment; however, this is simply not true.
Our body’s work efficiently, if you do end up gaining weight or even water weight in some cases, your body will evenly distribute the fat or water weight throughout the entire body. As well, the area in which you had CoolSculpting done will no longer be the storage area for your body’s fat, as there are significantly fewer fat cells there than previous, it is no longer possible. That being said, if you have prolonged extreme weight gain, the fat cells may return to the treated area.
Let’s focus on swelling and how you can increase your healing after you finish your CoolSculpting treatment(s). Drinking tons of water and changing your eating habits to more healthy ways will contribute greatly to your long-term success, not only that is drinking plenty of clear fluids like water can help with your water weight, and can contribute to even more fat loss than expected. As well, water improves your vital systems. If you consume any sugary drinks or alcoholic beverages, this can retain more water weight and you may struggle to lose the amount of fat cells in a faster time frame that you were expecting. We serve clients from Newington NH, Portsmouth NH, Durham NH, Newmarket NH, Stratham NH, Dover NH, and Rye NH.