Do You Have to Have Zeltiq (Cool Sculpt) Done More Than Once?
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You can do Zeltiq more than once
Coo Sculpting can be done more than once
Often times one session of CoolSculpting may be sufficient for successful fat removal.
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Patients May Require Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments
It’s not unusual for patients undergoing coolsculpting to require multiple treatment sessions. It’s important to remember that this procedure will remove 20-25% of the fat at each session. For many patients this isn’t enough to reach their desired aesthetic goals and for this reason additional treatments are necessary.
When patients have small fat collections most surgeons will perform a single coolsculpting procedure and wait 3-4 months to measure the response to treatment. If additional treatments are necessary, they will be performed after three months.
When patients have more significant fat collections, multiple sessions may be performed at one month intervals. This may amplify the response to coolsculpting and ultimately provide better results.
In many patients a single treatment may be adequate to obtain an excellent result. Your aesthetic goals and unique anatomy will determine how many sessions are ultimately necessary to obtain the best possible result for you.
Multiple Zeltiq Cool Sculpt treatments
Cool Sculpting requires one treatment to reduce the fat in a targeted area. Additional treatments for the same area may be done if the patient qualifies. In order to qualify for multiple treatments in the same area, you must have enough pliable fat to effectively draw into the Cool Sculpt device.
CoolSculpting in Raleigh NC
CoolSculpting can provide results after just one session, however, only one side (love handle) can be treated at a time if a physician's office has only one CoolSculpting system. In order to provide elimination of fat as quickly as possible we do offer CoolSculpting Complete. This includes two systems, for twice the fat elimination in a one hour period. Vibrational therapy increases circulation and lymphatic drainage which my help waste, including damaged fat cells be eliminated with the body more efficiently. Finally, al of our patients receive a compression garment to help with skin quality and comfort.
CoolSculpting Multiple Treatments
The number of treatments required with CoolSculpting depends largely on the area the patient wants treated, and how significant a reduction they are looking for from their treatment. A patient may opt to have the same area treated more than once if they wish to see more reduction in volume in that area, however we have many patients who have been very happy with only one treatment to their problem area.
Will You Need Zeltiq More Than Once?
Your first CoolSculpting procedure should result in a roughly 25% decrease in fat tissue. Some areas will benefit from a second procedure, to further reduce fat and sculpt the body. Since the results from your Zeltiq treatment will not be evident immediately, it is a good idea to wait a full 8-10 weeks before scheduling a second procedure. CoolSculpting actually damages fat cells by exposing them to an extremely cold temperature. The damaged fat then slowly dissolves and is naturally eliminated from the body over the course of the next 2-4 months. You and your physician may decide a second CoolSculpting procedure would be beneficial, as this can add up to another 25% reduction in fatty tissue.
Typically, you’ll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit, but you may appreciate even more fat reduction with additional treatments. When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.