Since bursting onto the cosmetic surgery scene, CoolSculpting has helped thousands of people say goodbye to their annoying excess fat by utilizing extreme cold to freeze and destroy fat cells. Following prolonged exposure to these low temperatures, the killed cells are processed via the lymphatic system, resulting in the slimmer and toner look you have been yearning for.
One item people frequently ask about is how many sessions are necessary for effective results. The answer varies depending on the patient and on the treated area, meaning some may need various courses to start noticing significant results. Others may begin seeing amazing results after the first treatment alone.
The first thing to consider is how many areas of the body will be treated. CoolSculpting uses a tool called an applicator, which emits the extreme levels of cold as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Applicators come with different sized heads designed specifically for each treatable area. For example, applicator heads tend to be wide and flat for the thighs and belly, but smaller for more delicate areas such as the chin.
CoolSculpting’s versatility allows you to treat more than one area at the same time during each session. Thus, you can have your arms and those pesky love handles done all at once, which is one way to reduce the number of sessions needed.
The other main factor to consider is the amount of excess fat that you need to have removed. One session eradicates about 20 to 25 percent of the fat in the treated area. Note that not everybody responds to the treatment the same way, so one person could experience dramatic changes following one session while another person may require multiple sessions. After the first treatment, you should have a clear idea of how many more it will take to complete the process.
Most CoolSculpting providers will try to convince you that three or more sessions are needed to achieve complete results. While some studies suggest follow-up treatments will lead to further fat reduction, the amount of fat removed in subsequent procedures will dwindle compared to the first session. A healthy degree of skepticism is warranted if a doctor prescribes more than three sessions, as most individuals can achieve optimal results in just one.
CoolSculpting has a minimal recovery time thanks to its non-invasiveness, which allows you to go about the rest of your day routinely after each session. The short recovery time is an added perk given the tight schedules most of us have nowadays.
In general, CoolSculpting is a quick and painless procedure, with results coming fast but not immediately. The time window for results has a direct correlation with how quickly your body metabolizes fat and remove it from your system. Some patients have high metabolisms, while others have slower ones; therefore, a definitive answer depends mostly on your body’s unique features.