During the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site.6 These sensations may subside as the area becomes numb.23
Following the procedure, typical side effects include redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness.6 Numbness can persist for up to several weeks.6 There may be a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental treatment.6 These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.6
Though rare, some additional side effects such as paradoxical hyperplasia, late onset pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms, subcutaneous induration, hyperpigmentation and hernia may also occur.6
The CoolSculpting® procedure is not for everyone.6 You should not have the CoolSculpting® procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinaemia, cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold haemoglobinuria.6 The CoolSculpting® procedure is not a treatment for obesity.3
As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting® procedure is right for you.