I treated my lower abs with Zeltiq and will have a second session (same area) 7 weeks from my first treatment. I have heard that retreating before 2 months pass enhances results, but other physicians believe that one must wait until the affected cells in the region are cleared away; otherwise these cells will prevent the adequate freezing of the next layer of cells. Will having my second Zeltiq treatment performed 7 weeks after the first rather than 8 weeks later affect my results?
Effective to Re-treat Area with Coolsculpting After 7 Weeks Rather Than 8?
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Optimal time between CoolSculpting treatments
The important issue in retreating is resolution of any symptoms after the first treatment, and most patients, unless they are very overweight, will have no fewer cells affected with the second treatment than the first.
Waiting 7 vs. 8 weeks for a second CoolSculpting fat reduction treatment
Waiting one more week should not make any clinical difference in the fat loss you obtain from CoolSculpting. The second treatment being done in the peak of inflammation,around the four to six week time, appears to be beneficial rather than waiting for the four month time we used to wait. I understand the comment about waiting for clearance of the dead fat cells but I'm not sure that they impede freezing of additional fat cells during the second treatment if done at four weeks vs. four months, at least I haven't read evidence of such.
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Second Coolsculpting application after 7 weeks
There is no harm to you or detrimental effect to your previous Coolsculpting treatment if you have treatment at 7 weeks instead of 8. We treat patients as soon as 4 weeks and some think it may be more beneficial to treat sooner. So, go ahead and have your second treatment at 7 weeks. Good luck!
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Interval between Coolsculpting treatments
In our practice we wait 2 months prior to performing a second treatment to the same area that received CoolSculpting as that time period gives us the best approximation of the response.
I don't think there is much of a difference
the difference between 7 and 8 weeks is not really much. Also, there are some who believe treating the area with multiple treatments in quick succession in more advantageous. ultimately the jury is still out. retreat at 4 weeks, 6 wks or 8 wks. the truth is, most patients will benefit from more than one treatment.
CoolSculpting Freezing fat with multiple sessions
Many people will require 2 treatments of CoolSculpting for optimal results. Your technician can help you determine what is best for you during a consultation.
Many people start seeing a change within a few weeks, but it may take as long as 4 months to see a full change. This is why it is not advisable to treat a single area with CoolSculpting more than two times within a 90 day period - there may be too much fat loss in an area that could result in irregular contours. the advantage of having a CoolSculpting treatment at a 4- 6 week mark is simply seeing faster results
7 or 8 weeks
Yes, we actually treat some patients with 2 applications to the same area at the same visit. But most patients we re-treat at approximately 4 weeks.
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