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What To Do Before And After CoolSculpting®

What To Do Before And After CoolSculpting®

Once you know what results to expect from CoolSculpting® and you have decided this treatment is right for you, it’s time to prepare for your appointment. Although CoolSculpting® doesn’t involve as much preparation or recovery time as surgical procedures, there are still some ways you can care for yourself to get optimal results. Taking a few extra steps to get ready and to recover from this treatment will help to reduce skin sensitivity during treatment and discomfort after treatment. Here are some simple steps you can take before and after your CoolSculpting® treatment that will help you feel and look your best.

Before CoolSculpting®

  • Avoid Blood Thinners
    If it is medically safe for you to avoid blood thinners, try not to take any during the week leading up to your CoolSculpting® session. Blood thinners such as ibuprofen and fish oil will make you susceptible to bruising. If you are on blood thinners at your doctor's recommendation, do not stop taking this medication unless you have spoken to your doctor and have received an alternate form of medication.
  • Skip The Tanning Session
    UV exposure can make your skin more sensitive to the CoolSculpting® treatment. For a more comfortable CoolSculpting® session, don’t tan in the sun or use a tanning bed for at least a week before your treatment day.
  • Report Injury
    Because CoolSculpting® involves suctioning and massaging of the treatment area, CoolSculpting® may need to be delayed if you have an injury to the treatment area. This includes cuts, excessive bruising, skin rashes, or any other condition a skin care specialist thinks may interfere with CoolSculpting® or cause pain. If you have any sort of injury that may affect your reaction to CoolSculpting®, let your treatment administrator know beforehand so they can reschedule your appointment.
  • Eat Before Treatment
    CoolSculpting® shouldn’t be performed on an empty stomach. Eat a light meal or snack before your treatment so you don’t feel hungry or too full.

After CoolSculpting®

  • Drink Water
    Staying hydrated will help your body eliminate fat cells and it will help your body recover faster. Drinking plenty of water can help your CoolSculpting® results become apparent quicker.
  • Be Gentle
    After your CoolSculpting® treatment, help any redness and tenderness fade by not overusing your treatment area and being extra gentle. Although CoolSculpting® requires no downtime, you may want to refrain from working out for a few days and avoiding extreme hot or cold temperatures, particularly while bathing. Pat your treatment area dry instead of scrubbing to not irritate the treatment area. Taking these precautions will ensure your comfort after treatment.
  • Have Realistic Expectations
    Remember that CoolSculpting® results aren’t visible right away. You likely won’t see results until 3 weeks after your treatment and the most dramatic results won’t be apparent until 2 months after treatment.
  • Ease Pain
    It’s normal to feel soreness or discomfort after treatment. This can be addressed using over-the-counter medication, warm compresses, and gentle yoga and stretching. If you suffer from pre-existing chronic pain, discuss CoolSculpting® with your family doctor before scheduling an appointment.

CoolSculpting® In Calgary

CoolSculpting® is a safe and non-invasive way to get rid of stubborn fat pockets and create the sleek silhouette you desire. When you’re ready for CoolSculpting® treatment, speak to a professional about this body contouring procedure for an assessment of your treatment area and any additional pre-treatment instructions. To find out more about CoolSculpting® or to discuss treatment options, visit us at Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic. Our team of professionals at Glenmore Landing Vein Clinic will be happy to answer any of your questions and address any concerns during a free consultation. To learn more or to book your free consultation, call 1-403-253-2555 or fill in our online contact form.


Q: How long does a CoolSculpting® treatment take?
A: A CoolSculpting® session can take between 35 minutes up to a few hours and can require several treatments depending on the extent of the treatment, a person’s aesthetic goals, and how well the body responds to the treatment. 

Q: What parts of my body can I use CoolSculpting® on?
A: CoolSculpting® is most commonly used to contour the abdomen, chin, back, upper arms, hips, and thighs.

Q: How much fat can I expect to lose from CoolSculpting®?
A: In just 1 CoolSculpting® session, the treatment area can have up to 20% reduced fat.

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