Optimal Time Between CoolSculpting Treatments
If you look at the studies that were conducted to develop CoolSculpting you can clearly see that fat reduction is minimal at 1 month. This is because the inflammatory process is just getting up to speed. By 2 months there is a clear reduction in the fat layers, approximately 80%.
The researchers behind CoolSculpting looked at many variable to determine the degree of cooling, amount of time to cool the fat and the side effects. It's clear to me that there is no indication to repeat an area at one month. I think practitioners that are advocating this are looking for $. Do the smart thing and wait two months. Who knows you may not even need a repeat.
Time Between CoolSculpting Treatments
Thank you for your question.
It has been shown that it is best to wait 8 weeks between treatments for optimal results.
Repeated CoolSculpting by Zeltiq can be done at different schedules
it is up to the physician to recommend at what frequency CoolSculpting can be repeated. Theoretically it makes sense to wait for the inflammatory response to get rid of the killed fat cells prior to the next treatment. I am not aware of scientifically, double blind placebo controlled studies investigating the results from Zeltiq done once per month vs. once every three months.
Wait time between Coolsculpting treatments
In our practice we recommend waiting at least 2 months, but anywhere between 2 and 4 months if acceptable. Keep in mind, 80 % of results are seen at 2 months.
CoolSculpting can be repeated in 2 months
according to the clinical studies it is best to separate repeat treatments by 2 months. Best to you.
Time between Zeltiq treatments
There will surely always be differing opinions when it comes to length of time between treatments, but we recommend 8 weeks for our Zeltiq patients.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Time Between Zeltig Treatments
If you want to retreat the same area with Zeltig, I would wait 8-12 weeks for the first re-treatment. Then, if you want to retreat again to the same area I would wait 4 weeks in between. If you are treating different areas, then there is no wait time.
David R Finkle, MD