CoolSculpting helps break down stubborn fat cells that don’t respond to traditional exercise and dieting. This fat-freezing procedure is safe and was cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 to help eliminate fat under the chin, jawline, abdomen area, buttocks, upper thigh, and the back. Once you’ve had your consultation and have scheduled your appointment, follow our top tips to help prepare for CoolSculpting.
Stop Taking Blood-Thinning Medications and Supplements
Blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin and fish oil, make the body susceptible to bruising, which is one of the few potential side effects of CoolSculpting. These medications may increase discomfort after the procedure. During your consultation, inform your doctor about any medications or supplements that you’re taking. They will either clear you to keep using them or recommend alternative medications.
Adhere to a Healthy Routine
To help achieve the desired results, adopt a healthy diet and exercise routine if you haven’t already. A healthy, nourished body may respond better to treatment and help results appear more quickly.
Take Care of the Targeted Area
CoolSculpting can only take place if the skin is in good condition. This fat-freezing technology involves massaging and suctioning, which cannot take place on bruised or cut skin.
Avoid Tanning and Smoking
Prolonged sun exposure can make the skin in the targeted treatment area sensitive and prone to bruising. Avoid tanning and apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to the intended treatment area whenever exposing it to direct sunlight.
Smoking can also delay healing. If you smoke or vape, please stop one to two weeks before your treatment.
On the Day of Treatment
Wear loose, comfortable clothing for your CoolSculpting treatment. Depending on the targeted area(s), treatment may last from 35 minutes to an hour. Feel free to bring a book, laptop, or another device to pass the time.
Our team at The Dermatology Clinic wants you to feel relaxed and prepared if you’re considering CoolSculpting. We serve Baton Rouge and the surrounding areas with a commitment to helping our clients feel and look their best. Schedule your CoolSculpting consultation today to get started.