Do You Have to Have Zeltiq (Cool Sculpt) Done More Than Once?

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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.

Long Island Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. Re-treatment for CoolSculpting is determined on a case by case bases. When you meet with your physician they should create a customized treatment plan. This should include how many cycles you need for a complete treatment, as well as if they think you will need another round of cycles after your 3 month evaluation. They may not be in the exact areas of the first treatment, but they may be needed to complete the transformation. Good luck!

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Multiple Sessions Can Optimize CoolSculpting Results

The answer to this question depends on how much and what kind of fat you are seeking to eliminate. If you have a small amount of stubborn fat, it could be that one CoolSculpting session would be sufficient. For larger amounts of fat, you may need multiple sessions. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist to find out how CoolSculpting can work for you.

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Do You Have to Have Zeltiq (Cool Sculpt) Done More Than Once

Coolsculpting requires only one treatment to reduce fat in the treated area. If patients qualify additional treatments can be done for the same area. If more than one treatment is done they must be scheduled one month apart.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Once May Be Enough

The number of CoolSculpting treatments needed varies from patient to patient. Whether you have 1 or more treatments in the same area depends on your cosmetic goals. With each treatment, about 20 to 25% of fat in the area is removed. For some patients, a single treatment is all they desire. If you do need more than 1 treatment to achieve your goals, the second procedure should be scheduled at least a month after the first session.

Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
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The number of CoolSculpting treatments required varies depending on the individual patient.

The number of CoolSculpting treatments required varies depending on the individual patient. CoolSculpting reduces fat by around 20% after a single treatment, and while some patients feel that this is enough, others want more treatments done for further results. The goal is to treat to completion for maximal results, and often a second treatment is needed. I recommend visiting a board-certified dermatologist for a consultation to see if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting, and to see how many treatments you would need to achieve your desired goals.

Mary E. Hurley, MD
Dallas Dermatologist
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Number of CoolSculpting treatments depends on goals

How many CoolSculpting treatments required depends on the patient’s desired goals. Each treatment reduces around 20-30% of the targeted fat in appropriate candidates. Some people find that one treatment is enough, whereas others will want to have more. On average, people tend to have 1-2 treatments for best results. 

Sabrina Fabi, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Coolsculpting and multiple treatments

Coolsculpting is effective and you should see a change with a single treatment.  However, if during a consultation I determine that a second treatment would better help you to achieve your goals, then you may want to plan for two treatments.  In addition, overlapping treatment areas can also help further enhance your results.  

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Do You Have to Have Zeltiq (Cool Sculpt) Done More Than Once?

Thanks for your question. Coolsculpting kills around 20-25% of the fat in an area each treatment. Depending on how much excess fat you are treating will determine how many treatments you will need. Patients with a small pocket of fat may only need one treatment but most patients see the "WOW" factor after 2-3 treatments. Best of luck.  

Brian C. Reuben, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Achieving your Ultimate Goals with CoolSculpting

Each patient is different in the goals that they want to achieve. Depending upon your Treatment to Transformation Goals  you may need 1 treatment to the area to achieve your goal or you may need 2-3 treatments to the area to achieve your goals. In order to determine how many treatments you may need to reach your ultimate goal, contact your local practice and make a CoolSculpting consultation. The Physician or Physician Assistants will create a customized treatment plan  to help you achieve your ultimate goals.

Mark Pinsky, MD
Palm Beach Gardens Plastic Surgeon
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