It’s never been easier to skip the surgery and still get beach ready! CoolSculpting, which has become one of the most popular body contouring solutions in the United States over the last several years, is non-surgical, safe, and effective—perfect for people with busy schedules who struggle with areas of stubborn fat.
Patients no longer have to rely on liposuction for those irritating “problem areas” and worry about infection, downtime, or uneven results. Non-invasive treatments can help you look and feel great without having to deal with the discomfort and recovery involved with surgery—but it’s important to realize that there is still a small time commitment involved.
CoolSculpting isn’t a painful process, but it does require patients to lie still while the treatment destroys unwanted fat cells. How to pass the time during your session? Here are some ideas.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
Before your CoolSculpting procedure, you’ll need to consult with one of our experts to ensure that CoolSculpting is the right choice for you and your aesthetic goals. While the procedure is safe and effective, it’s not appropriate for every patient. Once you’re approved for the procedure, you’ll set up an appointment for a date and time that works for your schedule.
You can expect to spend an hour or two at the office in total, depending on your desired treatment areas and the number of areas that need treatment. The procedure only takes 35-45 minutes per area, but you’ll also need to check into the office and get prepped for the session. Once you’re comfortable in a private treatment room and the CoolSculpting expert has explained the procedure, your session will begin.
Does it Hurt?
No anesthesia is needed during a CoolSculpting session. This is because the cold temperatures that destroy unwanted fat cells also numb the treatment area. Specialized applicators apply targeted cooling to the area and begin working immediately.
There may be some odd or uncomfortable sensations at the beginning of the session, such as pulling, pinching, stinging, and cold as the cooling panels begin to work. Just a few minutes into the procedure, however, patients are unlikely to experience any sensation in the treatment area.
If you need more than one area treated (say, both love handles), each area will take 35-45 minutes. However, some providers, including Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique, offer “DualSculpting,” which allows both areas to be treated simultaneously.
Offices that have multiple applicators allow patients to get through their session more quickly. Mirror Mirror has four CoolSculpting machines and is committed to helping patients experience quick and comfortable treatments.
Enjoy Your CoolSculpting Session!
You might be a little nervous about your first CoolSculpting session, but most people find that the procedure is very comfortable once the area becomes numb. So how can you pass the time? Good news: you don’t have to just stare at the ceiling during the treatment. Here are some great ways to pass the time during your session.
1. Catch Up With a Friend
Is there a friend you’ve been meaning to call? Chatting with someone on the phone is a great way to pass the time during CoolSculpting. You won’t believe how quickly the time will go, and you won’t be distracted from the conversation by trying to multitask!
2. Dive Into Your Book Club Pick
Do you struggle with finding time to read? You’re not alone. If that book club meeting is looming or you just haven’t found time to read the latest novel by your favorite author, your CoolSculpting session is a great time to make some progress. Think of your treatment time as uninterrupted quiet time you can use to get lost in a good book.
3. Save a Special TV Show
Saving a new episode of your favorite show for a CoolSculpting session is a great way to take your mind off the treatment while ensuring that you can focus your attention on something you enjoy. Bring your phone or tablet and tune in!
4. Grab a Few Zs
If you’ve never had CoolSculpting before, you might find it surprising that some people catch a quick nap during their sessions. It’s that comfortable! Don’t feel embarrassed if you find yourself drifting off—it’s a totally legitimate way to pass the time during CoolSculpting.
Is CoolSculpting Right For You?
Now that you know just how relaxing a CoolSculpting session can be, it’s time to think about whether it’s the right procedure for you. CoolSculpting is best for healthy men and women who are at or near their goal weight but struggle with “problem areas” and have realistic expectations.
CoolSculpting is a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss treatment. Don’t think of the treatment as a way to drop pounds, but rather as a way to sculpt your body and put the “finishing touches” on your physique. If you’re not sure of whether or not you’re a good candidate, you should ask an expert to help evaluate your candidacy.
Find the Right Provider
Once you’ve decided to move forward with CoolSculpting, you need to find the right provider. Look for a plastic surgeon or med spa with extensive experience and a history of safety and great results.
In Houston, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique specializes in the procedure and has four CoolSculpting machines, allowing them to offer DualSculpting. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call Mirror Mirror today at (281) 810-9083.