Welcome back to another installment in our ongoing Dear #AYA series. This month, instead of focusing on general skincare questions, we will be answering questions we have received about one of our most in-demand cosmetic treatments: CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction. It’s easy to understand why CoolSculpting® is so popular. For adults with stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the abdomen, back, hips, thighs, and more, CoolSculpting® treatments can help safely reduce this fat without the need for invasive surgery. To help give you the skinny on this amazing cosmetic treatment, the skincare experts at AYA™ are here to answer some common questions CoolSculpting®.
I have done some research and think CoolSculpting® is the right treatment for me. How would you recommend that I prepare for my treatment beforehand?
Just About Ready
Dear Just About Ready,
Great question. CoolSculpting® doesn’t require much preparation. Patients should reach a stable, healthy bodyweight before their treatment. We recommend avoiding medications like aspirin and ibuprofen before your treatment, as these may increase your risk of post-treatment bruising. It’s also important to take care of your skin in the lead-up to your treatment, as sunburns or other skin injuries can make the CoolSculpting® treatment more uncomfortable.
Are there any potential risks or side effects I should know about before my CoolSculpting® Non-Surgical Fat Reduction treatment?
Dear Being Cautious,
CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved and considered very safe. The risk of side effects is extremely minimal and the treatment itself is pain-free. Unlike surgical fat reduction like liposuction, CoolSculpting® does not require any downtime for recovery and patients can typically resume their normal daily activities immediately. Although in some cases patients may experience some slight redness, tenderness, or swelling, these effects tend to be minor and brief in nature.
How long does it normally take to notice the results after a CoolSculpting® treatment?
Dear Can’t Wait,
Although you will begin to notice fat reduction within the first three weeks after your treatment, it often takes about two months to see more dramatic results. Additional improvement may occur for up to six months following your treatment. Results are long-lasting, however, many patients choose to undergo multiple CoolSculpting® treatment sessions to help maximize their results.
We hope you found these answers helpful. AYA™ is one of the Atlanta area’s leading providers of CoolSculpting®. We are proud to recently have been inducted into the CoolSculpting® 1,000 Club, commemorating 1,000 treatments performed. For more information, contact AYA™ Medical Spa today or stop into one of our three Alpharetta or Atlanta area locations (Avalon, Phipps Plaza, Northside) for a complimentary skincare analysis appointment. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+ for additional skincare tips, photos, updates, and more.