How long does the coolsculpting procedure last and how many treaments are needed??? I'm interested on having it done on my stomach. Thank you
How Long Does the Coolsculpting Procedure Last and How Many Treatments Are Needed?
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How much time to Coolsculpt?
It also depends on how many areas will be treated. For example, if you are treating arms, that will require 2 applicators (one applicator per machine). If you have two machines, the treatment will take one hour. If you only have one machine, only one arm can be treated at a time, so the procedure will take 2 hours. Our patients like the timesaving that is provided with Dualsculpting.
CoolSculpting permanently removes fat in one hour
One CoolSculpting treatment takes one hour per area treated. One area is typically about the size of your hand. Therefore, each "love-handle" would be considered one area, and the lower abdomen is typically considered two areas. You can treat more than one area at a single office visit, but only one area at a time. To treat two areas takes just over two hours. For many patients, a second treatment in the same area may be beneficial since CoolSculpting removes about 25% of the fat cells per treatment. The fat cells that are damaged by the treatment are frozen and later absorbed by the body's own metabolic process and are gone permanently. Typical results take about 3-4 months to be fully realized, and therefore many patients schedule second treatments at that time. Results may vary from patient to patient, overall, my patients have been very happy with their results.
CoolSculpting permanently reduces the number of fat cells
CoolSculpting is a great, FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks. Coolsculpting relies on Cryolipolysis due to the fact that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than are other tissues. We utilize the new Cool Advantage applicators which are much more comfortable and reduce treatment time to 35 minutes. We currently have 4 Coolsculpting machines and can offer "Dual Sculpting" which further reduces the treatment time. It can be used safely for off-label treatment of the upper arms, inner/outer thighs, bra-strap area, chin, and above the knees. The advance cooling technology selectively targets and eliminates fat cells gently and gradually without affecting the surrounding tissue.Patients in our office have seen an average fat reduction of 20-25% with each treatment. Depending on the patient's body composition and outcome goals, it generally takes more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. A second treatment is general scheduled 30 to 45 days after the initial treatment. It takes about 2-3 months to get a general idea of the final results. The results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable healthy lifestyle. I recommend scheduling a consultation to determine if your an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting.
Andrew Lyos MD FACS
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How many sessions one requires also depends upon the individual. What are your goals as far as circumference reduction? If there is significant work to be done, you can expect multiple sessions, however if you have "just a little bit extra" that can't be shaken with a good diet and exercise routine, then one session is likely sufficient.
Above all else, a consultation with a trained physician with experience in this procedure is your first step to determining whether you are a candidate and what to expect as far as appropriate treatment options and expectations.
CS time and treatment cycles vary
Hi anon3427. Since you posted this question, technology has advanced and now applicator cycles are only 35 minutes! You can save additional time if you find a CS provider that has more than one machine so that multiple areas can be treated at the same time. Of course, the larger applicators can also treat more areaduring the cycle, so be sure to consult with different CS providers to see what they offer. Good luck,
Cool sculpting time update...
How Long is Your Coolsculpting Procedure
My practice is equipped with multiple devices, flat screen televisions with Netflix, open Wi-Fi, and catering services in all of our Cool Rooms. We make the time spent having this procedure done both enjoyable and relaxing. Patients will enjoy a 20-25% fat reduction in the area treated. Some of our patients go on to have secondary treatment to achieve upwards of 50% reduction in the area they are wanting corrected.
CoolSculpting Procedure and Time
It is hard to tell you how many treatments you will need without having a consultation. During your consultation the provider will weigh you, analyze your subcutaneous fat to determine whether or not you are a candidate for the treatment and write you a treatment plan that will describe how many sessions you will need to reach your ultimate goal.
Coolsculpt for a few hours and see results within 3 months that can last a lifetime
How long you need to be at your dermatologist's office for coolsculpting depends on the areas you want treated and the number of devices in the doctor's office. The suction end of the device is called an applicator. There are many different applicators of different sizes and shapes to fit different area of fat - large, small, over a flat area, slightly rounded area or deeply curved. The time an applicator needs to be on to complete the 'cycle' (treatment) varies between 35 and 120 minutes. With two machines (dualsculpting), two areas that don't overlap and don't pull on each other can be treated at the same time. For example, both hips or one hip and the opposite upper abdomen can be treated simultaneously in the same cycle time. However, it would be unusual for an upper and lower abdomen to be treated simultaneously. So if you want to do your upper and lower abdomen and flanks, depending on your size and shape, the treatment could take the time of 3 or 4 cycles with dualsculpting. Your physician and her staff can give you more precise details based on the plan they make for you. Remember to factor in the time between cycles for the staff to either manually massage, or use radiowave (the z wave zimmer we use in our office) to break up the ice crystals to start the process of destroying the unwanted fat. Some patients like to get as many cycles done in one day they can, others break up the treatments over weeks based on their schedules. However you do it, in about a month you will start to see the fat reducing and by three months get your results. If you like what you see and want more, that is the time to retreat those areas to truly noninvasively sculpt your body.
I hope this answers your question. Best wishes.
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