There are many different cosmetic treatment providers floating around that say they can get you the results you’ve always dreamed of. Some may get you close, but consumers should still be wary of the claims they make. These treatments may have extreme side effects, require multiple procedures, or cause long-term damage.

One of the procedures with potential to backfire is called CoolSculpting, and while it may be popular, the risks of CoolSculpting are something everyone should be aware of before proceeding with the treatment. Here’s what to watch out for.

CoolSculpting Side Effects

The side effects of CoolSculpting manifest right from the get-go, beginning with an extremely uncomfortable tugging sensation at the treatment site during the procedure. Because a typical CoolSculpting procedure takes around two hours to complete, it won’t be just a pinch. Not only that, pain at the treatment site can last up to two weeks afterward! The area can be swollen or bruised, and your skin may become sensitive and red.

Another potential danger of CoolSculpting, although rare, is paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This occurs when the fat cells that are being targeted actually grow instead of shrink, which may cause long-term damage in the treatment area.

It’s also common for CoolSculpting patients to lose sensitivity in their treatment areas—sometimes for good. That part of the body might be completely numb forever, and if feeling does return, it won’t necessarily go back to the normal level.

More Time and More Money

Another con of CoolSculpting is the cost and time associated with it. CoolSculpting isn’t a one-session treatment—you’ll be making several trips to the clinic, which potentially means experiencing weeks, if not months, of ongoing side effects. These extra hours of treatment and recovery time add up to days of productivity lost. You’ll also be paying for each session, so there’s a greater financial burden to consider as well.

The Best CoolSculpting Alternative

There is a better, all-natural way to get the results you’re looking for from a single treatment that doesn’t have the risks of CoolSculpting: HD Body Sculpting by Belle Medical. We use a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t cut, rip, tear, cool, or heat any of the surrounding tissue, which means minimal side effects and scarring, if any.

We only use a local anesthetic, so you won’t be “put under” like in many other procedures. Best of all, you’ll get the results you’ve been waiting for in one treatment, and you’ll be ready to show them off after just about 24-48 hours of downtime. Whether we’re tightening up your arms or abs or taking care of the pesky roll of fat on your neck, HD Body Sculpting can get you looking and feeling your absolute best. While there are many fat removal procedures like CoolSculpting out there, only HD Body Sculpting can offer you top-notch results without any danger. Don’t risk weeks of feeling harmful side effects after CoolSculpting—take a look at Belle Medical’s treatments and book your free consultation today!

McKay Taylor
Author: McKay Taylor

McKay has a love and passion for health and physical aesthetics. He went to Utah State on a full-ride academic scholarship, majoring in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition. McKay is currently the CMO of Belle Medical, a competitive bodybuilder, and a Certified Personal Trainer and Dietitian. When he’s not reading up on the latest breakthroughs in health and fitness research, he’s working hard to set trends of his own. Most importantly, McKay truly believes that with proper eating habits, training, and the right medical interventions (a la Belle Medical), no physique or personal body goal is out of reach for ANYONE.