What are the risks and potential complications from this treatment?
You should NOT have the CoolSculpting procedure done is you have any of the following:
*Cold agglutinin disease
*Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria
Use caution beore performing localized cooling if you have any of the following conditions:
*Known sensitivity to cold such as cold urticaria or Raynaud’s disease, pernio, or chilblains
*Impaired peripheral circulation in the area to be treated
*Nerve pain such as post-herpetic neuralgia or diabetic neuropathy
*Impaired skin sensation
*Open or infected wounds
*Bleeding disorders or simultaneous use of blood thinners
*Recent surgery or scar tissue in the area to be treated
*Hernia in or adjacent to the treatment site
*Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, or rashes in the area to be treated
*The effect of performing treatments directly over active implanted devices, such as pacemakers and defibrillators, is not known
The CoolSculpting procedure is not a treatment for obesity. Ask your doctor if CoolSculpting is right for you. To learn more about what to expect, and to see before and after photos please visit coolsculpting.com
Depending on the type of equipment used, some mild stinging or burning may be noticed during the procedure, and the area treated may feel hot for 15 minutes or so after treatment.
Most patients will experience skin redness which will fade over the next hour or so and can be covered with light make up.
Post – treatment risks or side effects can include lower eyelid swelling (if this area is treated) and blistering of the skin at the treatment site which can very rarely lead to mild scarring and changes in skin colour or pigment.