When thinking about seeking out CoolSculpting®, a patient will often wonder how many times they’ll need treatment to achieve the results they desire. The truth is, it depends on every individual body. Other factors include your expectations, commitment to the treatment and your attitude towards healthy living.
CoolSculpting® can reduce certain areas that are difficult to lose through healthy diet and exercise, however, we encourage all of our clients to maintain a healthy lifestyle before, during and after treatment.
In general, patients to receive 1-3 CoolSculpting® treatment sessions in each area treated. The amount of treatments needed depends on the results you want and the number of areas being treated.
One CoolSculpting® Treatment May Be All You Need
CoolSculpting® can naturally diminish between 20-25% of the fat cells in the areas it covers. It will not help you lose weight, however, it can improve the shape of your body, making it appear as though you’ve dropped pounds. This is because a 20-25% reduction can make a huge impact on the appearance of stubborn bulges. It can provide a visible difference for all body types. However, it is not as effective for larger pockets of fat.
CoolSculpting® is most effective when a patient is close or nearing their ideal, healthy weight. Typically, a patient should only have about 20-30 extra pounds to lose. Patients at the ideal weight for this procedure may only need to undergo one round of CoolSculpting® to achieve their goal appearance.
Multiple Treatments For Stubborn Fat
If you have a small amount of stubborn fat, one round of CoolSculpting® can be effective. If you desire to slim a larger area, or you have slightly more fat on your body, you may need multiple treatments. Normally patients reach their ideal results after 2 rounds of CoolSculpting® procedures.
After 2-3 procedures, a patient can dramatically improve their physical appearance. In theory, there is no limit to how many procedures a patient can undergo. The procedure is safe and promotes a natural bodily response to fat destruction.
Each treatment will be performed several months apart, to give the body enough time to react naturally, and dispose of the fat cells organically. Typically it is best to wait a minimum of 30 days before starting a new session of CoolSculpting®, with 4 months being ideal. It is best to ensure you’re healthy before every treatment session and if you’ve had previous treatments, wait before you treat the area again to ensure all possible side effects have diminished.
A patient can, however, have multiple areas of CoolSculpting® done at the same time, in one session. It is only suggested they wait when wanting to re-treat an area.
Treatments Are As Unique As Your Body
There is no certain way to determine exactly how many treatments you will need to undergo. Generally, if you are within 20-30 pounds of your ideal weight, and have specific problem areas, you shouldn’t need more than 1-2 treatments.
Patients are usually able to fully transform their bodies after 3 treatments, but it is important to maintain realistic expectations. Wait the entire 4 months after your procedure before seeking out a second or third treatment.
CoolSculpting® relies on your own bodies ability to rid the body of fat cells. Therefore it can take time to see results.
So it is important not to get frustrated by waiting and be patient. If it has been 4 months after your procedure and you still do not see the results that you want, you can consider going for a second treatment.
CoolSculpting® should never be used as a means of weight loss, and seeking out multiple treatments for the sake of losing weight is not a good idea. It is important to be within the ideal weight for CoolSculpting® for the treatments to be most effective.
Come On In To Learn More About CoolSculpting®
CoolSculpting® should not be used as a means of weight loss. You can visit our CoolSculpting® page for more information on our treatments and the treatment process! If you have further questions about how many treatments you may need you should give us a call and book a consultation today.