CoolSculpting Side Effects and Risks

CoolSculpting side effects

CoolSculpting Side Effects and Risks

Before individuals contour their body with the latest fat freezing treatment, they all want to know more about CoolSculpting safety. Are there CoolSculpting side effects? Are there risks? Fortunately, millions of successful treatments and numerous scientific studies provide the answer. Risk is low, adverse reactions are rare, and CoolSculpting side effects, if present, are mild and go away on their own.

Read on to learn more about CoolSculpting side effects and risks and how you can avoid them both altogether.


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Scientific Studies Prove CoolSculpting Safety

CoolSculpting safety is supported by countless studies. The Journal of Dermatological Surgery, found, “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 session, the body triggers a natural immune response to collect and expel dead fat cells. As a result, those treated can expect to experience one or more of the following symptoms associated with a natural immune response:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Bruising

The symptoms tend to occur just within the treatment area. Most people only experience mild symptoms that resolve within one to two weeks on their own without further medical care. 

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CoolSculpting Risks

While CoolSculpting risk is low, there are instances of rare adverse reactions occurring. The most notable occurrence being paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. This reaction is significantly rare but can be serious because the frozen fat cells grow larger. It occurs mainly in men.

How to Avoid CoolSculpting Side Effects and Risk

The best way to avoid any chance of CoolSculpting side effects or CoolSculpting risks is by selecting a reputable CoolSculpting provider. This treatment is skill-sensitive. Most of your experience and the overall results rely heavily on the expertise and knowledge of the person providing the treatment. The majority of adverse reactions or severe side effects occur due to technician error or counterfeit fat freezing equipment.


When selecting a provider, prioritize experience and reputation over the total cost of treatment. It is also important to ensure the person conducting the treatment is a certified CoolSculpting provider. Avoid knock-off treatments that cost less than the licensed treatments. CoolSculpting is the only fat reduction treatment scientifically verified, and FDA cleared to reduce fat using Cryolipolysis.

CoolSculpting Near Me

If you want the safest, most effective CoolSculpting treatment in the Plymouth Meeting and Yardley areas, contact Metro Laser. As a premier provider of CoolSculpting in these areas, we provide all clients with safe treatments in our luxury facility with licensed CoolSculpting equipment. Call us at 215-735-2737 to schedule your free consultation to learn more or reach out to us online. 

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