CoolSculpting has quickly become one of the most popular fat-reduction procedures on the market today. Fat freezing revolutionized the cosmetic surgery game by capitalizing on innovative technology that yields excellent results with almost no downtime. Just because there is no downtime required, however, does not mean you can get multiple treatments within a week of each other. Keep reading to learn how long you’ll have to wait between CoolSculpting sessions.
Multiple CoolSculpting Sessions
Each session of CoolSculpting removes 20 to 25 percent of the fat cells from a treated area. Note that this number represents the upper bound of the number of cells that can be removed. In some instances, cryolipolysis may only destroy around 15 percent of the cells per area instead. This variability is one of the main reasons why doctors recommend multiple sessions in each region—to ensure satisfactory outcomes.
In general, if you are within 20 to 30 pounds of your target weight, you should only require one or two sessions. People that are farther away from their health goals should either take time to lose weight before their treatment or adjust their expectations accordingly. They may require multiple sessions spaced apart by several months before noticeable changes become apparent.
Time Frame Between CoolSculpting Sessions
The less time that passes between sessions, the better results you can expect. Don’t try to rush your care provider when scheduling a follow-up appointment, though. Your body needs a lot of time to break down and expel dead fat cells, with most people requiring up to 16 weeks for final results to become visible. Hence, you should wait as long as you can between sessions to gauge whether you really want to pay for another.
If you know you are overweight and require multiple sessions, and your doctor agrees, you may be able to purchase various CoolSculpting courses in a single bundle. When you sit down with your doctor and express your expectations and time frame, they should be able to conceive of a steady schedule that maximizes your available time and investment. The least amount of time most doctors will safely recommend you wait between CoolSculpting sessions is about one month.
Just like all other fat loss or body contouring procedures, CoolSculpting is not enough on its own to provide permanent results. You will need to work to maintain your new figure, which is why we recommend that before any cosmetic procedure, you commit to one to two months of steady diet and exercise. The idea is that, if you come into a CoolSculpting treatment in better shape, your results will appear more quickly and definitively. The same advice applies after the procedure, as you need to stay active and live a healthy lifestyle to guarantee the best return on your investment.