During the procedure, the practitioner vacuums the skin above the area of fatty tissue into an applicator that cools the fat cells. The cold temperatures numb the site, and some people report feeling a cooling sensation.
Most procedures take around 35–60 minutes, depending on the area a person wishes to target. There is no downtime because there is no damage to the skin or tissue.
Some people report soreness at the site of Cryo-sculting, similar to that they might have after an intense workout or minor muscle injury. Others report stinging, firmness, mild discoloration, swelling, and itchiness.
After the procedure, it may take around 4–6 months for the fat cells to leave a person’s body. In that time, the area of fat will decrease by an average of 20%.