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If you want to remove stubborn pockets of fat but don’t want invasive surgeries like liposuction, CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive alternative. CoolSculpting® is an advanced body contouring technique that delivers precisely controlled cooling to target fat cells under the skin. These fat cells freeze and are permanently destroyed. Before your CoolSculpting® appointment, there are a few steps you can take to help make your treatment easy and comfortable while reducing your risk of bruising. Here are some things you can do to prepare for CoolSculpting®.

What To Do Before CoolSculpting®

Make Sure You’re A Good Candidate

Before you schedule a CoolSculpting® treatment, make sure you’re eligible. Schedule a consultation with the medical professional who will be administering your CoolSculpting® treatment to determine if CoolSculpting® is right for you. Learn what makes a person eligible for CoolSculpting® by reading Am I A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting®?

Don’t Use Blood Thinners

With your doctor’s approval, stop taking blood thinners such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and fish oil. Taking these in the 2 weeks leading up to your CoolSculpting® treatment will make you more susceptible to bruising.

Mention Any Injuries On the Treatment Area

If you have suffered a cut, developed a rash, or have any other type of pain or injury in the treatment area, tell the person administering your CoolSculpting® before treatment begins. You may need to reschedule treatment for after your injury has healed. Proceeding with treatment can make the injury worse and can cause pain.

Stop Tanning

Exposing your skin to UV rays from the sun or from a tanning bed, will make your skin more sensitive during CoolSculpting® treatment. Avoid tanning for 2 weeks prior to treatment to make the process more comfortable.

Eat Well

Your CoolSculpting® treatment will be most effective and comfortable if you’re not bloated. Eating well and staying healthy before and after CoolSculpting® treatment also helps fat cells drain from the body and will yield faster results. Eat a bit before your treatment, but don’t have a full meal beforehand. You don’t want to feel overly full before CoolSculpting®.

Wear Loose Fitting Clothing

Loose, comfortable clothing will feel best after treatment since you might be sore and your skin may be more sensitive than usual. Loose clothing will be easier to get on and off. Wear a bra and a pair of underwear that you don’t mind getting dirty, since gel will be applied to the treatment area and it may get on your undergarments.

Stop Smoking

When you stop (or cut back) smoking for at least a week before your CoolSculpting® treatment it can help your body heal faster and deliver results sooner.

CoolSculpting® In Fort Langley

CoolSculpting® is not meant to be a weight loss solution, but is instead designed for patients who are at or near an ideal weight and want to target localized deposits of fat to achieve a smooth and sculpted silhouette. The team at Skin Secrets is committed to helping our clients achieve their goals for fat reduction and body contouring with our CoolSecret Transformation Promise. This risk-free guarantee ensures the results you desire. Ask us about our promise during your complimentary consultation.

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Q: Is CoolSculpting® painful?

A: The CoolSculpting® freezing temperature provides an almost numbing effect at the treatment area. Most clients report no pain and very little discomfort. After treatment, you may experience some hypersensitivity to your skin in the treatment area or some very mild tenderness, but most clients return to their daily activities immediately.

Q: How long will it take before I see CoolSculpting® results?

A: You can expect to see results anywhere between 12 and 15 weeks after your final treatment.

Q: How long does CoolSculpting® take?

A: This will depend on the size and area of treatment, but in general a CoolSculpting® treatment takes about 4 to 6 hours.