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BLUSH Beverly Hills is the premier aesthetic medicine destination for those looking for natural, beautiful results for the face, skin, and body without going under the knife. 

CoolSculpting Spa

For a long time, the only solution to removing those frustrating pockets of fat that diet and exercise couldn’t get rid of was undergoing invasive liposuction, which for some is not ideal. Luckily, with today’s modern cosmetic enhancement technology, there are non-invasive treatment options for getting rid of stubborn fat and one of the most popular treatments is CoolSculpting spa. 

Over the last few years, CoolSculpting has become one of the most requested treatments on the market. This treatment is a solution for ridding the body of stubborn fat without surgery, downtime, or risky side effects, as well as the only FDA-approved non-surgical fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to target tough fat cells that are resistant to diet and exercise. 

If you’ve never tried CoolSculpting before you may not know where to begin or what to expect at your first treatment visit. In this blog, we’ll guide you through tips and everything you need to know for your first visit to a CoolSculpting spa.

What is CoolSculpting?

First things first, let’s learn more about what exactly CoolSculpting is. CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive fat reduction treatment that works by exposing targeted areas of fat to extremely cold temperatures. These temperatures then destroy the fat cells in the targeted area without damaging any of the surrounding tissue. After treatment, the body will naturally flush out the destroyed fat cells over a period of several weeks. 

CoolSculpting is not an overall weight loss procedure and is best for patients that are already at a healthy weight and want to get rid of hard-to-lose fat from specific areas. If you’ve already gone through your diet and exercise journey, CoolSculpting is a great treatment to finish up any remaining, stubborn spots. 

The Consultation in CoolSculpting Spa

Before your first Coolsculpting treatment, you’ll want to have a consultation. A team member at the CoolSculpting spa you’ll be getting your treatment at will meet with you to discuss your fat removal and body shaping goals, examine your body, and make sure that CoolSculpting is the right procedure for you and your desired outcome. 

They’ll also go over with you how many treatments you can expect to need, answer any questions you may have, and explain the process so you know what to expect on the day of treatment. 

The First Treatment of CoolSculpting Spa

During your CoolSculpting treatment, you’ll be seated in a comfortable chair and a team member will apply a gel pad and CoolSculpting applicator to the targeted areas. You can expect to feel cold for the first 5-10 minutes before the area becomes numb. 

During your treatment, you’ll be able to sit back and relax, read, check emails, watch videos, or even take a nap. Each session usually lasts 30-60 minutes. Your technician will massage the treated area after your session before you leave, which may create a tingling sensation. After your session, you’re free to go back to your normal daily activities and routine.

Now let’s go over some tips that will help you prepare for your first CoolSculpting treatment.

Bring Compression Clothing

You may be tender or swollen after your session, which should subside within a couple of days. It’s recommended, depending on the area you’re having treated, to bring Spanx or compression clothing to wear after your session. 

Plan a Light Day for CoolSculpting Spa

While there is virtually no downtime required for CoolSculpting, some patients feel uncomfortable after their session. It’s hard to know how you’ll react to the treatment, so for your first session, try to do things that will allow you to feel comfortable and not be too hard on your body for the rest of the day. 

Don’t Take an Anti-Inflammatory

It may be tempting to take an anti-inflammatory if you know you may possibly swell after your session. However, the inflammation and swelling from CoolSculpting actually help with the fat cell elimination process. 

Healthy Lifestyle Habits

The best way to prep your body before your CoolSculpting session is to eat healthy foods. A healthy and nourished body makes it easier to achieve faster and better overall results. It’s also a good idea to eat a light meal to hold you over throughout your session instead of coming on an empty stomach. And if you’re a smoker or drink regularly, you may want to consider reducing your intake before your session for about a week prior. Smoking and drinking can impede the healing process and result in it taking longer to see results. 

The Bottom Line

CoolSculpting is a fantastic treatment option if you’re ready to remove those stubborn fat areas and achieve a slim and sculpted look. The best way to prepare for your first CoolSculpting session is to visit a licensed spa and have a consultation. BLUSH Beverly Hills has CoolSculpting experts ready to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have. Contact our team to book your CoolSculpting consultation today!