CoolSculpting Results After 1 Week: What to Expect

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What Results From CoolSculpting Should I Expect After 1 Week?

After undergoing a CoolSculpting treatment, it’s essential to know what to expect in terms of results and how you might feel. About a week after your CoolSculpting session, you may experience soreness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and numbness in the treated areas. These side effects are entirely normal as CoolSculpting is a medical procedure and such reactions are to be expected. Interested in learning more about side effects and risks? Read the full safety data sheeet right here.

During the treatment, the fat cells undergo a natural programmed cell death, but it takes approximately 3-4 months for the body to fully eliminate the frozen fat cells. While most patients report minimal discomfort, pain perception varies from person to person.

While seeing CoolSculpting Results after 1 week is unlikely, results will develop over the weeks following the treatment. True results generally take about 8 weeks at a minimum to manifest as the body undergoes a natural process to flush out the treated fat cells.

Any changes noticed after a week are likely due to swelling slowly subsiding, not a difference in the fat layer. Results take a bit longer than 1 week, so expect one to three months.

When Should I See Results?

It’s important to understand that CoolSculpting results take time, and it’s not a quick fix. To get a clear understanding of what you can expect from your CoolSculpting treatment, as well as the associated costs, we recommend attending a free consultation with our qualified CoolSculpting providers.

You should start noticing subtle changes around 6-8 weeks after a single session and expect full results at 3-4 months after your final treatment. Many patients have a series of treatments done to the same area to achieve more dramatic results than one treatment can provide.

For example, the below client had a series of both CoolSculpting to the abdomen and love handles (2 sessions each) along with a series of 6 CoolTone treatments to achieve the final result pictured.

element body lab stomach results 1 week

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Rest assured that CoolSculpting does work effectively and is the safest technology available for non-surgical body contouring. With over 17 million treatments performed worldwide, it has a proven track record. At Element Body Lab, we specialize exclusively in CoolSculpting, and our countless satisfied clients love their results.

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coolsculpting back results after one week

What Areas of The Body Can I Treat With CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting can address pinchable fat in nine FDA-cleared areas from the chin to the knees. Our recommendations are personalized, considering not only FDA clearances but also your unique anatomy, goals, and predicted outcomes.

The CoolSculpting procedure can target stubborn fat and unwanted bulges in the following areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Love Handles (anatomically called the Flanks)
  • Bra Fat or Back Fat
  • Inner Thighs or Outer Thighs
  • Banana Roll
  • Upper Arms
  • Double Chin
  • Distal Thigh
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How Many CoolSculpting Treatments Will I Need To See Results?

If you opt for multiple CoolSculpting sessions to the same area, spaced 6-8 weeks apart, the effects and results compound, leading to a more transformative outcome. Alternatively, targeting multiple areas with CoolSculpting will result in differences observed in each treated area.

Most clients see a subtle change after even one treatment to the fat layer in any area. That said, the majority of results you’ll see online include multiple rounds of treatment, usually 2-4 to the treated area.

Additionally, patients saw up to 73% more fat reduction after 2 visits than after their first visit. With both results and satisfaction increasing, many clients invest in a multi-treatment recommendation.

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Who Is An Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting?

An initial consultation to develop a customized treatment plan that aligns with your goals is the first step in the process. Each patient has a different goal in mine and some clients have rare cases of medical history or medical conditions that would exclude them from being a good candidate for treatment.

We have different sizes and shapes of equipment with cooling panels to customize the treatment and the coolSculpting result for your unique anatomy. For example, some clients only notice stubborn areas of fat in the lower abdomen and are looking for the most dramatic results while they exercise 6x per week. Other patients may be looking for a total body transformation in multiple treatment areas.

While CoolSculpting is ideal for clients at or near their ideal weight, with healthy lifestyle, diet, and exercise routines, the entire procedure can be customized to meet the patients goals and expectations. Each clients treatment cost, procedure recommendation, and patient journey is different.

The best and only way to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more.

How Long Is The Recovery After CoolSculpting?

As for the recovery period after CoolSculpting, most patients experience swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, and numbness for a few days to weeks. While the full recovery period aligns with the three months it takes to see final results, individual experiences vary.

Controlled cooling during the non-invasive treatment freezes fat cells, leaving surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. Your body needs time to recover and flush out the treated fat cells.

What is the downtime after CoolSculpting and what do I need to avoid?

There’s no major downtime or recovery after CoolSculpting. The skin will be sensitive to touch for a few weeks following the treatment. For about a week, expect redness, swelling, bruising and numbness or soreness at the skin. Most people have soreness subside along with any skin redness after a week or two, but during that window don’t notice a difference in lifestyle or daily routine.

You’re able to return to work, the gym, and life immediately after the treatment. We recommend that our clients avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, ensure they’re drinking enough water, and report any unusual difference in sensation or recovery to our team for direct feedback as each patients journey is a bit different.

How long in between CoolSculpting treatments?

We recommend a cadence of at least 6-8 weeks between treatments to evaluate progress and ensure our expectations and recommendations are aligned with any results you’re noticing.

During a second, third, or fourth treatment to the targeted area, we’ll evaluate progress using photos. Photos are taken at every office visit, along with final after photos that are documented 3-4 months after the final session.

Where Do The Dead Fat Cells Go After CoolSculpting? What Happens If There’s Weight Gain After CoolSculpting?

The eliminated fat cells leave the body through the lymphatic system, and once gone, they’re gone for good. However, the remaining fat cells can still fluctuate in size, making it crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise to support the lasting results of CoolSculpting.

How Do I Best Maintain CoolSculpting Treatment Results?

To maintain results after CoolSculpting treatment, eat a healthy diet and make good lifestyle choices. While the results from CoolSculpting are permanent, the remaining fat cells left behind can still get bigger and smaller during weight gain and weight loss.

If you have any concerns or experience discomfort during your CoolSculpting journey, don’t hesitate to contact your provider to review your chart and address any issues promptly. At Element Body Lab, we prioritize your comfort and satisfaction throughout the CoolSculpting process, ensuring you achieve the best results possible.

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