Is there a maximum number of coolsculpting procedures you can do to one area? Such as these cool mini?

I've seen some improvement after 2 treatments and wanted to know if there would be continued improvement if I performed anther one or two.

Doctor Answers 16

Maximum number of Coolsculpting treatments

As long as there is residual fat, repeat treatments can be performed. We recommend two treatments initially about 4-6 weeks apart. Then wait 3 months and if fat persists repeat the procedure. We use two slightly lateral placements in those with a wider accumulation of fat so our first series may include 4 treatment areas at the above intervals. We have used multiple treatments in other areas with persistent fat, getting amazing results in most. However in some patients there may be a residual amount of fat that seems to be resistant to freezing despite repeated treatments. If that persists in the neck try Kybella. Best Wishes, Maurice Vick MD

Baton Rouge Urologist

Multiple CoolSculpting Treatments

As long as you can draw additional subcutaneous fat into the CoolMini applicator, you will continue getting more reduction of the fat in the area treated. Initially, Zeltiq's recommended protocol for submental fat (double chin) was two treatments in the central area at 30-60 day intervals. We are now treating the areas further laterally in patients whose anatomy allows it, with some extra overlap to the center area. This can prevent the central divot that can result from only treating the middle area in a fatter neck.

Roby F. Hayes, MD
Portland Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Number of treatments

If you like the results thus far and still have enough tissue to allow the applicator to attach then it is ok. Please remember that it can take up to 90 days to see full results so perhaps make sure you are waiting for full results before doing another. Initially Zeltiq only recommended directly under the chin but recently educated our team that the applicator can be moved slightly to the lateral area so perhaps see if this is an option for you. In short, there is no documented contraindications to multiple treatments if spaced out and there is enough tissue from the data currently available. 

Robert Heck, MD, FACS
Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Maximum Amount of CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting’s new CoolMini applicator to treat the “double-chin” area works great; I am happy to hear you are getting such a good result! In terms the amount of treatments per area, there is no maximum, whether you are treating the chin or body. However, there does need to be enough fat to fit into the applicator, or attachment/treatment will not be possible.

If you reach a point where you would still like more improvement, however do not have enough fat to fit into the CoolMini applicator, you may want to look into Kybella, an injection specifically developed to dissolve fat under the chin. Physicians may customize treatments, injecting as little or as much product needed into the targeted area, therefore there is no minimum or maximum amount of fat involved. I often treat patients first with the CoolMini, followed by Kybella injections to fine-tune results. If you are interested in pursuing Kybella treatment, be sure to consult with a board certified Dermatologist. Best of luck!

Nissan Pilest, MD
Irvine Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

CoolSculpting - Maximum Number of Treatments

There is no limit on the number of CoolSculpting treatments that may be performed in a particular area; however, it is essential that there be residual fat and that said subcutaneous fat can be drawn into the CoolSculpting applicator. With regard to the CoolMini, it is recommended that you have two treatments approximately 4-8 weeks apart, then wait up to 90 days to observe the full effects of those treatments. You may have additional treatments if fat persists and we have seen promising results with many of our patients who have desired further contouring of areas beyond an initial two procedures.

It is important that you meet with your physician to evaluate the area and determine whether additional CoolSculpting treatments are optimal for you. There are many contouring procedures available and an in-person consultation (even after two CoolSculpting treatments) will help your provider understand the best avenue for attacking those remaining pockets of fat.

Stanley Kovak, MD
Oak Brook Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Number of cool sculpting treatments

There is no maximum number of coolsculpting treatments that can be performed in an area, each treatment gives you about a 20% reduction of fat and most people require at least 2 treatments per area. Some people may benefit for more than 2 treatments but make sure you give the area enough time to see full results so you aren't wasting your time or money, you may want to save it for another body area.

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

CoolSculpting and number of procedures

 If you consider that you might get a 20% decrease in the fat density/volume with a treatment from CoolSculpt, then you can do the math to see that more can help if needed without a downside.
 There is an occasional patient that gets NO improvement.  This is the patient that is more difficult to predict.  You are obviously a responder and if you feel that you are getting an improvement with each procedure, then there is no downside for further treatments.
 Good luck with your goals and it seems that you are heading in the right direction with your treatment approach.
 Hope this helps.

Steven M. Lynch, MD
Albany Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Multiple Treatments in one Area

It's expected for patients to come back to have multiple treatments in the same area since it's 20% reduction in the treated area. We have patients that have had 3+ treatments in the same area. It all depends on if there is enough fat to suction in that area. Consult with your CoolSculpting specialist to see if you are a candidate or not. 

Robert G. Aycock, MD, FACS
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Is there a maximum number of treatments?

Thank you for your question. There is no maximum number of treatments as long as there is enough tissue to fit in the applicator. 


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 457 reviews

CoolSculpting and Results

CoolSculpting often requires multiple applicators to be used to get contouring and a few treatments. If the fat is there, you should receive about a 20%-25% fat reduction per treatment. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

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