If you’re researching options for reducing fat and body contouring, some important questions you should be asking is: “Is it safe? What are the side effects?” At Bodify, we are expert CoolSculpting Elite providers (it’s all we do!), and we love it for many reasons, but mainly because it’s a safe and effective way to get real results! We’ve performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments over the years (more so than any other provider in Arizona), and we truly feel blessed to be trusted with making men and women in the Phoenix area look their best and feel more confident. If you’ve visited one of our two Valley locations, you know we take our responsibility for all of our client’s safety seriously, and we strive to always be honest and transparent about any possible risks! Even though we know CoolSculpting Elite is one of the safest fat-reduction technologies available because it’s non-surgical and non-invasive, let’s talk about the rare side effects and risks associated with CoolSculpting Elite. 

What are the Side Effects of CoolSculpting Elite?

There is little doubt that CoolSculpting Elite is one of the safest, most non-invasive types of fat-reduction available that has very little overall risk. CoolSculpting Elite does not involve any needles, cutting into the skin, tissue Bodify CoolTone pinching manipulation, or anesthesia, so treatments are incredibly more safe when compared to surgical options like liposuction. During a fat-freezing session, many clients report feeling a mild tugging sensation where the skin is placed between the controlled cooling applicator’s paddles, and some report mild tingling as the treated area gets “frozen” and becomes numb. Truthfully though, most of the men and women who come see us at Bodify to freeze their fat equate their treatments to a trip to the spa, and they use the time to scroll their phones, read, or even snooze. 

Following treatment, typical side effects can include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. However, there is little to no downtime, and most of our clients actually benefit from quickly resuming their normal activities following a CoolSculpting Elite session, including light to moderate exercise! 

Who is an Ideal CoolSculpting Elite Candidate?

With 9 FDA-Clearances, CoolSculpting Elite is considered a safe, effective way to reduce the number of fat cells in a small targeted area. However, it is not considered a weight loss treatment and, therefore not recommended to treat obesity. Ideal candidates are usually within 5-40 pounds of their ideal weight for their height. If you’re curious if you’re a candidate – you can start by answering a few simple questions on our Fat Reduction Survey: Am I A Candidate for CoolSculpting?

The team at Bodify has years of experience performing CoolSculpting treatments and will always be honest with you about whether you’re an ideal candidate. Likewise, it’s important to be honest with us about your full medical history and if you have any of the following conditions, which may impact whether or not you’re an ideal CoolSculpting Elite candidate:

  • Cryoglobulinemia a disorder where proteins that usually only increase in response to cold are in abnormally high concentrations
  • Cold Agglutinin Disease, an autoimmune condition where temperature change kills red blood cells
  • Paroxysmal Cold Hemoglobinuria a condition where red blood cells die in response to temperature change
  • Raynaud’s disease a disease that causes some areas of the body to feel cold and numb in cold temperatures or when stressed
  • Chilblains, a painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that occurs in response to repeated exposure to cold but not freezing air
  • reduced circulation or skin sensation in the treatment area
  • nerve conditions, such as diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage.

The above list isn’t meant to be all-inclusive, which is why it’s important to be open and honest with your Bodify team during your consultation about your medical history and goals!

CoolSculpting Elite has Countless Positive Benefits!

For most people, CoolSculpting Elite is a low-risk treatment option to reduce stubborn fat by freezing fat cells in the treated area and then allowing your body to naturally expel those frozen, dead fat cells from your system! To sum up, here are a few of the positive benefits of CoolSculpting Elite:

  • The skin is not broken nor compromised, removing most of the risk of complications, such as infection and scarring.what are the side effects of coolsculpting elite
  • There are few reported adverse outcomes or reactions.
  • There is no need to take time off from work or everyday activities following treatment.
  • The results look natural as they develop gradually in the weeks following your session.
  • It can help people who are at a healthy weight or who have lost weight but still have excess fat in particular areas.
  • There is less risk of regaining weight, and results are long-lasting because fat cells are actually destroyed and removed from the body.
  • There is no sagging or excess skin following CoolSculpting Elite, and the risk of skin dimpling or bumps is low because fat cells are destroyed evenly across a patch of skin.

While there are obviously many benefits to CoolSculpting, it’s important to understand how long you need to wait between treatments. If you are asking how long you should wait between CoolSculpting treatments, perhaps you need to reach out and ask.

Bodify, The Best CoolSculpting Elite Provider in Phoenix

Welcome to Bodify, where we’ve led the way in non-invasive fat reduction since our establishment in 2015. With an impressive history of over 24,000 successful treatments, we’ve honed our expertise in addressing diverse unwanted fat concerns. Contrary to common belief, CoolSculpting Elite isn’t limited to those who are out of shape; a significant portion of our clientele comprises health-conscious, physically active individuals with impressive physiques. Yet, despite diligent exercise and a balanced diet, stubborn fat pockets can persist, hindering the achievement of desired body contours. This is where CoolSculpting Elite truly excels, offering a targeted solution that effectively addresses trouble spots and boosts overall body confidence. Whether you’re a gym enthusiast chasing six-pack abs or a fitness aficionado refining your silhouette, CoolSculpting Elite offers a non-invasive and highly effective means to achieve your aesthetic goals. At Bodify, we’re committed to supporting you at every stage of your journey toward a more sculpted, confident, and empowered version of yourself.

At Bodify, we have three amazing locations, and we have a team of experienced, compassionate professionals waiting to answer all of your questions! Get in touch today to set up a free consultation, and you’ll be well on your way to feeling the confidence you deserve!

About Bodify CoolSculpting Spa

A Coolsculpting Dedicated Boutique

When you decide to have CoolSculpting and permanently remove unwanted fat, it’s a big deal. Other medical spas in Arizona offer CoolSculpting and various other services. While a full-service clinic may seem logical, Bodify is adamant that focusing on ONE technology will give you the best results. You’ll be happy to know our CoolSculpting certified team has performed nearly 36,000 treatments for both men and women to date, and that number keeps growing. Day in and day out, CoolSculpting is all we do, and to say we know it like the back of our hand is an understatement. Each member of the Bodify team has personally undergone CoolSculpting. For some of us… more times than we care to admit!

Every member of the Bodify team has sat on the other side of the table. We understand the intimidation that accompanies bearing your body. We understand the fear of admitting the struggle of not seeing the changes you want through diet and exercise alone. We also understand the uncertainty of undergoing a new procedure. Our reputation among Allergan and other CoolSculpting providers is humbling and exciting. Hundreds of other CoolSculpting providers approached us and asked if we could teach them what we know so they, too, could get their clients exceptional results and deliver a better client experience. We now host monthly training courses through our Bodify Academy. We have 2 Locations to serve you: Bodify Phoenix CoolSculpting, Bodify Gilbert CoolSulpting & Bodify Scottsdale CoolSculpting.