How many treatments are needed?
CoolSculpting is a revolutionary treatment and can be a large profit center for aesthetic practices. 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 treatment 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 coolsculpting after treatment.
In general, everyone is different. Most clients require anywhere from 5-8 treatments depending on your skin condition and what area is being treated. The amount of treatments needed depends on the results you want and the number of areas being treated.
The area will feel cool but not intensely cold for approximately 5-10 minutes, a sensation that subsides as the area becomes numb. Then you feel nothing. Your technician will make you comfortable with blankets and pillows and offer beverages and snacks. She will provide you with our guest wifi password, a remote for the television, and leave you to relax while the fat freezes. Some people use this time to answer emails, read or simply nap. You will have a pager to call your technician in case you need anything. Your technician will have a timer and will return promptly when the treatment is completed.
Coolsculpting Results – One Treatment
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 slimming machine 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.
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.
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When can I return to normal activities?
You may return to normal daily activities immediately after treatment. A sunscreen of SPF 30 should always be applied to the treated areas that may be exposed to the sun.