The physician applies a gel pad to the zone being treated. This acts as a protective buffer between the cooling element of the CoolSculpting machine and the skin to prevent cold burns. Clinical trials have demonstrated that CoolSculpting is a safe and effective method for reducing fat in problem zones.
A slight suction effect is created when the applicator with the cooling element is placed on the body.
During the treatment, sensations of dragging, slight pinching, intensive cold, tickling, stabbing, mild pain and spasms can occur which are similar to the feeling that develops when ice-cold hands or feet start to warm up. These sensations stop as soon as the treated zone reaches the required degree of coldness.
After treatment the applicator with the cooling element is removed and the treated zone is briefly massaged to loosen the treated fat cells and promote fat reduction.