What is the recommended period of time between the first and second Cool Sculpting sessions (on the same area)?

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Time Between #Coolsculpting Sessions

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It takes 6-8 weeks to see the results from your Coolsculpting procedure. Many physicians advise patients to wait 2-3 months time between treatments so they can see their results before their second round. Having said that, there is no set time requirement to wait between sessions.

Austin Dermatologic Surgeon

Wait at Least a Month

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Hi MariettaMom. This is a question I hear often at my practice. When I create customized treatment plans for patients, I work with them to schedule CoolSculpting sessions as conveniently as possible. That being said, a second CoolSculpting treatment in the same area should be scheduled at least a month after the first one. If it is not clear that a second treatment is needed, it is usually a good idea to wait about 3 months so you can see the results of the first treatment before making a decision.

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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Time between #CoolSculpting treatments

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Dear Mariettamom:

I know of instances where two treatments were actually performed on the same day on the same area with good results, but given that this method has not been studied, we generally recommend that at least 4 weeks go by before the second treatment. You would want all post-treatment swelling (even subtle, subclinical swelling) to have resolved completely so that the largest possible number of fat cells can be taken up into the applicator.  For any patient who might get optimal results with a single treatment, it is best to wait for the full four months before deciding if a second treatment will be necessary for an even better result.

All the best,
Dr. Clark

Sheryl D. Clark, MD
New York Dermatologist
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What is the recommended period of time between the first and second Cool Sculpting sessions

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It is recommended you wait at least 3 months before re treating an area. Best of luck. 


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Timing of CoolSculpting treatments

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We inform patients that it takes a minimum of 12 weeks to see the full results from Coolsculpting. However, when we know that an individual is going to need additional treatments in the same area, we perform these at 4-6 weeks. This time frame is necessary to let the active inflammatory phase resolve before repeating the process. Any time after this period is reasonable to do further treatments.

Craig Schwartz, DO
Leawood Vascular Surgeon
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Timing of CoolSculpting treatments

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We usually know ahead of time that a particular area will require two treatments for full correction.  In that case, the second treatment of that same area is scheduled 1 month after the initial treatment.  If you're not sure you'll need a second treatment of that same area, then it makes sense to wait 3-4 months for the final results of the first treatment.

Best wishes,
Dr. Kavali

Carmen Kavali, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting time between treatments

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When helping patients address their shape with CoolSculpting we generally recommend that all patients be treated twice in each area in order to see best results, as a result we bundle the first treatment with the second treatment and allow for a significant discount on the second treatment in order to help ensure that patients see the most efficacy possible from the technology. We deliver re-treatment 30 days after the primary treatment inorder to help show best results by 3-4 months from the original treatment date.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 118 reviews

Coolscupting and Time Period

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Most people wait between 6-12 weeks between sessions. You can do sooner if you have no more bruising, swelling or pain.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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What is the recommended period of time between the first and second Cool Sculpting sessions (on the same area)?

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Thank you for your question.  We usually recommend a three-month interval between Coolscupting treatments on the same area.  Best wishes!

Timing for second round of CoolSculpt

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Adjacent areas can be treated as soon as you are comfortable with continuing with treatments.  We recommend the full 3 month waiting period to repeat a treatment in the same area.  Fat reduction and restructuring occurs up to a full 3 months, so it is not in your best interest to treat tissue that is still transitioning to completion.  Our patients love the results and are always eager to do more, but we insist on the three month rule.  

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

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