What to Expect During Your First CoolSculpting Session

Unwanted fat deposits can leave you frustrated with your appearance and unsure what to do next. Even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, you may find it increasingly difficult to lose stubborn bulges and feel like giving up on yourself.

Thanks to advances in technology, you can now address stubborn areas of fat without surgery or any downtime. Here at Bopp Dermatology, we offer the innovative CoolSculptingⓇ body contouring system to rejuvenate your natural figure using controlled cooling energy.

Cool technology can help

CoolSculpting targets fat cells beneath your skin’s surface, essentially freezing them to death. The dead fat cells are then metabolized by your body’s natural processes and eliminated as waste. Within weeks after treatment, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your figure. Your body begins to slim down and areas of stubborn fat begin to disappear.

With CoolSculpting, you can reduce unwanted belly fat and address fat deposits in other areas of your body, such as your:

  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Upper arms

Treatment is fast, and the cooling energy doesn’t harm your skin. One of the biggest advantages of CoolSculpting treatments is that you can undergo the in-office procedure and get right back to your usual activities, including your job. There’s no need for a recovery period and no concern about scars.

Expect to relax during CoolSculpting sessions

Your CoolSculpting journey starts with the initial consultation. You and Dr. Bopp discuss your goals for your procedure, and you work together to design the right treatment plan for you.

At your first CoolSculpting session, you can expect to sit back and relax while you’re prepped for the procedure. The technology requires a gel pad to be placed in the treatment area over which Dr. Bopp places the special CoolSculpting applicator.

This applicator allows controlled cooling energy to move through the skin to reach stubborn deposits of fat. You may feel cold sensations in the treatment area when the device cycles on, but you shouldn’t experience any pain.

This process continues until all targeted areas are treated. While you need to lie still throughout your procedure, you can catch up on your reading, play games on your phone, or take a refreshing nap.

Typical CoolSculpting sessions last 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Immediately afterwards you may feel mild discomfort and see redness in the treated area. These side effects should resolve on their own without additional treatment.

Enjoy ongoing fat loss

In the weeks following treatment, your body continues to flush out dead fat cells naturally. You can continue doing the activities you usually do without any limitations.

It can take 4-6 months to see full results of CoolSculpting treatments, but within 3-4 weeks after your session you can expect to see a noticeable slimming of your figure.

Once fat cells are destroyed, they can’t grow back. By incorporating regular exercise and a healthy diet into your routine, you can maintain your fat loss for years to come. In fact, many enjoy the results of CoolSculpting so much, they go on to live a healthier lifestyle in order to retain their contoured shape.


If you’re ready to lose unwanted fat without a minute of downtime, schedule your consultation at Bopp Dermatology online or by phone.