CoolSculpting Aftercare Guide

Congratulations on your recent CoolSculpting treatment! To ensure the best results and minimize any potential side effects, please follow this aftercare guide carefully.

Immediately After Treatment

  1. Hydration:
    • Drink plenty of water to help flush out the treated fat cells through your lymphatic system.
  2. Avoid Tight Clothing:
    • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid putting pressure on the treated areas.

First 24 Hours

  1. Avoid Intense Activity:
    • Avoid strenuous exercise or intense physical activity for the first 24 hours to allow your body to begin the healing process.
  2. Mild Discomfort:
    • You may experience some discomfort, swelling, redness, or bruising in the treated area. This is normal and should subside within a few days to a week.
  3. Pain Relief:
    • If needed, take over-the-counter pain relief such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen to alleviate any discomfort. Follow the dosage instructions on the label or as directed by your healthcare provider.
  4. Stay Cool:
    • Avoid exposing the treated area to extreme heat (hot tubs, saunas, etc.) for 24 hours to prevent additional swelling or discomfort.

First Week

  1. Monitor Side Effects:
    • Common side effects like mild swelling, redness, bruising, or numbness can occur and should subside within a few days to a week. If you experience severe or prolonged symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
  2. Gentle Skincare:
    • Use gentle skincare products on the treated areas to avoid irritation. Refrain from using any harsh scrubs or exfoliants.
  3. Continue Hydrating:
    • Keep drinking plenty of water to aid the elimination of fat cells from your body.
  4. Wear Compression Garments:
    • If recommended by your provider, wear compression garments to help reduce swelling and support the treated areas.

First Month

  1. Healthy Diet and Exercise:
    • Maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine to support the CoolSculpting results and prevent new fat deposits.
  2. Avoid Significant Weight Gain:
    • Significant weight gain can negatively impact your results. Aim to maintain your weight for optimal outcomes.
  3. Follow Up:
    • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your provider to assess your progress and determine if additional treatments are needed.

Long-Term Care

  1. Results Timeline:
    • Noticeable results can start to appear within 3 weeks, with the most dramatic results occurring over 2-3 months. Your body will continue to eliminate fat cells for up to 4-6 months post-treatment.
  2. Healthy Lifestyle:
    • Continue to practice a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and adequate hydration to maintain your results.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to support you through your aftercare process.