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How to Prepare for the CoolSculpting Treatment

January 13th, 2021

CoolSculpting is a popular treatment used to get rid of stubborn fat. If you’ve decided that you’re an ideal candidate for this treatment and booked a consultation, then we have some tips that will help you prepare for your first session!

How to Prepare for the CoolSculpting Treatment

Prior to Treatment

1. Medications

Avoid taking blood thinners, such as Aspirin, Advil or fish oil, at least one week before your session. The suction of the applicator is strong, so taking these medications can increase your chance of getting bruises, post-treatment.

2. Damaged Skin

If your skin already has cuts or bruises on the area being treated, it’s best to postpone your session. CoolSculpting can make this worse.

3. Tanning

Sun-tanning can make your skin feel more sensitive during the treatment, ultimately increasing your discomfort. Avoid excessive sun exposure before your session.

4. Healthy Eating

Eating healthy and working out, prior to your session, makes it easier and faster for you to see your desired results. CoolSculpting removes a specific fat called subcutaneous fat, located below the skin and above the muscle. Visceral fat however, isn’t eliminated with this treatment, and only goes away with a healthy diet and exercise routine. Losing weight prior allows the doctor to better visualize what areas to work the most with.

5. Stop Smoking

A week before your session, avoid smoking as it can poorly affect the healing process and delay your results.

Day of Treatment

1. Clothes

Wear loose clothing and inexpensive undergarments. Be aware: the gel applied to your skin might get on your undergarments!

2. Eat

Have a light meal prior to your session, it’s best not to experience this on an empty stomach.

3. Bring Distractions

The procedure can take a few hours, so bring some distractions that will help the time pass.

Contact Dr. Boulos

If you have any further questions regarding the preparation and what to expect during the CoolSculpting treatment, contact Dr.Boulos today!

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