Does The Treatment Hurt?
There is a certain amount of discomfort associated with the CoolSculpting procedure. Because each person’s tolerance for pain varies, it is difficult to describe an exact pain level. For some patients, the cooling effect causes some numbness, tingling, or stinging. Others have described a slight pulling and pinching sensation during the treatment. When the treatment is complete, most patients have some degree of pain, itching, tenderness, and/or swelling which lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Over-the-counter pain medications are typically strong enough to relieve any pain that a patient encounters from CoolSculpting. In general, though, the “pain” associated with CoolSculpting is relatively minor and short-lasting.
In fact, most patients report returning to all of their normal daily activities immediately following their treatments!