Patients have been increasingly requesting CoolSculpting over recent years thanks to its patented noninvasive method of removing fat. One question that people commonly ask is how many sessions it takes for results to show. In reality, the number of sessions depends on each unique patient, as one has to take into account how many areas they want to treat at the same time, the amount of fat they want removed from each area, and their expectations and body characteristics. If you think just one session will produce immediate results, in all likelihood, you will be disappointed.
CoolSculpting offers a long list of benefits, but one of the most attractive ones is that it is noninvasive, painless, and each session only takes 60 minutes. But patients need to understand that since you flush out the broken-down fat cells on your own, to see results, it can take several weeks because the body takes its time to complete this process. If patients want to help themselves see quicker results, they can start by living a healthier lifestyle, eating clean, exercising regularly, and resting after the procedure to allow the body to recover. The better shape you’re in when coming into CoolSculpting, the better and quicker results you will have.
On average, patients require 1-3 sessions per each desired area. You can treat different body parts at the same time, but this is not always the case. The number of required sessions depends on various factors but mainly is dictated by the size of the treatment area(s) and the amount of fat to be removed. In most cases, the first treatment will provide much more significant changes than follow-up sessions.
Can I Get it All Done in One Session?
Studies have shown that CoolSculpting can reduce, on average, 20-25 percent of the fat cells in the treated area. It is not meant to help you lose weight, but it will help mold your body to a firmer, better-looking figure. Although 20-25 percent sounds like a lot in one session, this does not mean that in four sessions, you will remove all the fat. The percentage is based on the available fat at the moment. Slimmer patients will notice results more quickly in as little as one session, but patients who need more work done need to understand that this is a patience game. It will take some time, but if you follow the plan recommended by your doctor, the results will appear in due time.
According to practitioner testimonials and research conducted by third parties and doctors themselves, it usually takes upwards of four months to see results. Studies also show that if you complete a second session relatively close to the first one, spaced apart by about 30 days, this will optimize results and increase the chances of you seeing quicker change. If you decide to receive a CoolSculpting treatment less than a month after your initial one, you could run into health concerns and potentially limit the procedure’s efficacy. In areas like the arms, however, dead fat may be flushed from the body more quickly than in larger body parts, meaning you can get a follow-up CoolSculpting procedure here merely weeks later. Always follow your doctor’s advice when planning your course of CoolSculpting treatments.