What you can expect:
Ø The suction pressure of a vacuum applicator may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching. A surface applicator may cause sensations of pressure. You may experience intense cold, stinging, tingling, aching or cramping as the treatment begins. These sensations generally subside as the area becomes numb.
Ø The treated area may look or feel stiff after the procedure and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur. These are all normal reactions that typically resolve within a few minutes.
Ø Bruising, swelling, and tenderness can occur in the treated area and it may appear red for one to two weeks after treatment.
Ø You may feel a dulling of sensation in the treated area that can last for several weeks after the procedure. Other changes – include swelling, itching, tingling, numbness, tenderness to the touch, pain in the treated area, cramping, aching, bruising and/or skin sensitivity – also have been reported.
Ø Patient experiences may vary. Some patients may experience a delayed onset of the previously mentioned symptoms. Contact us immediately if any unusual side effects occur or if symptoms worsen over time.
Ø You may start to see changes in as early as three weeks after your fat freezing treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after one to three months. Your body will continue to naturally process the injured fat cells from your body for approximately four months after your procedure.
Ø Additional treatments may be needed to reach your desired outcome.
Ø In rare cases, patients have reported darker skin colour, hardness, discrete nodules, freeze burn, enlargement of the treated area, hernia or worsening of existing hernia following the fat freezing treatment. Surgical intervention may be required to correct tissue enlargement or hernia formation. I understand that these and other unknown side effects may also occur and will not hold Injex Clinics or any of its staff members liable.