CoolSculpting Side Effects and Risks

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Posted August 21, 2012 in CoolSculpting®, by Dr. Fiorillo

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CoolSculpting Side Effects and Risks

Before individuals commit to fat freezing, they often want to learn more about CoolSculpting safety. Are there CoolSculpting side effects? Are there risks involved with the world’s most popular fat-freezing procedure? Fortunately, millions of successful treatments are done around the globe. Coupled with countless scientific research, they have proven that CoolSculpting is safe. Risk is low, adverse reactions are rare, and CoolSculpting side effects, if present, are mild and temporary.

Read on to learn more about possible side effects and how to avoid them while receiving a safe, effective treatment.

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Clinical Studies Back CoolSculpting Safety

CoolSculpting has a high safety profile. It is also backed by FDA clearance and countless scientific studies. One such study was published saying, “ No significant side effects or adverse events were reported,” and concluded, “With proper patient selection, cryolipolysis is a safe, well-tolerated, and effective treatment method for reduction of subcutaneous fat.”

The study, “Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring” published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology also supports CoolSculpting’s safety. The study reports, “ Cryolipolysis has been proven to be a very safe method for body contouring, and is accomplished with only minimal discomfort” and concludes, “Cryolipolysis is considered to be both safe and efficient with a high patient satisfaction rate.”

CoolSculpting Side Effects

After a CoolSculpting treatment, the body triggers a natural immune response. This triggers the gathering and disposal of dead cells via the lymphatic system. As a result, after treatment, people may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising

The symptoms are the result of natural immune response and are isolated to the treatment area. Furthermore, most of those treated experience mild symptoms, if any are present, and they resolve themselves within one to two weeks.

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CoolSculpting Risk

CoolSculpting risk is low. However, there are rare cases of adverse reactions. Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia at the treatment site is an example of an occasional risk. It is a severe side effect that occurs when frozen fat cells grow larger. It happens mostly in men after treatment.

How to Reduce Any Risks

The best way to eliminate any chance of risks is by choosing a reputable professional to administer your CoolSculpting treatment. CoolSculpting is a technique-sensitive treatment. Therefore, your experience and results rely heavily on the expertise and experience of the person providing the treatment. Most adverse reactions or side effects are from technician error or the use of counterfeit equipment.

When selecting the right provider, prioritize experience and reputation over cost. Ensure the person conducting the treatment is a certified CoolSculpting provider such as Dr. Fiorillo in Pearl River, NY. Relying on top-rated Coolsculpting providers such as Dr. Fiorillo will help you avoid being persuaded by knock-off treatments. Remember, CoolSculpting is the only fat reduction treatment scientifically verified, and FDA cleared to reduce fat using cooling technology.

CoolSculpting Near Me

If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting and want to select a reputable provider, select Dr. Fiorillo. As a leading provider of CoolSculpting in the Pearl River, NY area, Dr. Fiorillo is a professional, licensed CoolSculpting provider. Call (845) 623-6141 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about treatment.


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