I got Zeltiq done on 3/29/11. It's been one month and one week and I really haven't noticed a difference. I'm 5'2" and 117 lbs, so I'm thin, but I've always had larger than expected love handles/lower stomach. I'm starting to get worried that I'm not seeing results, as many patients report that they saw a difference after one month. Is it normal that I'm not seeing anything yet? I know that they say the full result isn't until 4 months after, but when should I first start to see it working?
How Long Until the Average Zeltiq Patient Starts to Notice Results?
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CoolSculpting Results Can Take 2-3 Months to Show
After using CoolSculpting for over 1 year, we have found that only a few patients will show results in as soon as 1 month, but a more consistent finding is that it takes 2-3 months to see the final result. So we typically see patients for follow up between 8 - 10 weeks. At that point, we can make an assessment if the treatment worked well for them, if they need another treatment in the same area or if they would like to treat a different area.
How long until I see results after Coolsculpting treatment
The average is about 2-4 months after your treatment when you would begin to see results. Final results are usually seen by 4-6 months.
There are some patients who can begin to see changes even earlier and this is more frequent with the large applicator.
Clinical trial data has shown for most people, a 2nd treatment within about 2 months of the first does lead to greater reduction. This is best to be discussed with your treating physician and can determine which would be ideal for you based on your exact body concerns
How Long Before I see Coolsculpting Results?
On average, most patients start noticing a difference in the way their clothes fit and how they look right around 3-4 weeks. Some patients have reported changes in as early as 1-2 weeks. However, you will continue to improve for 2-4 months after your treatment as long as you maintain your ideal weight. Every one of our patients at two months have been very happy with their treatments and want to do more areas! Be patient, you will see results!
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Zeltiq Procedure Results, Coolsculpting Treatment
Yes, this is normal - some patients start to see Zeltiq results as quickly as three weeks after treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two to three months. But your body is still flushing fat cells and will continue doing so for up to four to six months after treatment. You can also attain further reduction with an additional procedure resulting in a higher percentage of fat loss. Some patients though, find that one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor should discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
Zeltiq Coolsculpting Results are seen within four weeks
We have been using Coolsculpting in our practice since it's FDA approval. Our patients are showing results consistently by four weeks and continue to improve over four months. The results have been excellent for reducing fat.
Some patients notice improvement in the areas treated by CoolSculpting within two to three weeks. The entire process of improvement may take two to four months. Anyone undergoing CoolSculpting should plan on more than one treatment in the area in which improvement is desired.
How long before Zeltiq results are noticable?
Results with Zeltiq (CoolScultping) are generally not seen immediately. Since the body naturally expels the fat cells (damaged by the cold during the Zeltiq treatment), results emerge slowly, over the next 4 months. You should begin to noticeably see results about 3-4 weeks after your CoolSculpting procedure. Then, over the next 12 weeks, you should slowly notice a 20-25% reduction in fatty tissue in your treatment area. I generally recommend that my patients wait 2-3 months, after their initial CoolSculpting treatment, before deciding to do a second procedure. While the second Zeltiq treatment can result in another 20-25% reduction of fatty tissue, and sculpt the area even farther, a follow-up procedure is not always necessary.
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Coolsculpting typically takes two months or more to see results
Zeltiq will tell you that it takes four months to see the full effect from the treatment but most of my patients see benefit in just two months. For some reason my male patients see great results even faster. Within two to four months you will have a 30to 25 percent reduction in the fat in the area treated. Many of my patients have noticed that their clothes size has decreased from the treatment.
Results from Coolsculpting can be seen in 1-3 months
It may take 1-3 months to see the effects of Coolsculpting. As the body eliminates the fat, it can take some time to actually see the results in your clothing.
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.
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