CoolSculpting technology involves crystallizing fat cells so that they can be naturally filtered from your body for good. Most patients see results after 1-3 months, but it does take the body 3-4 months to completely eliminate the treated fat cells. As CoolSculpting reduces fat in treated areas by 25% incrementally, multiple sessions are sometimes needed for a patient to achieve their personal aesthetic goal. In the next couple months, you should see a gradual reduction in thickness of your upper arms and even more with additional cycles. Consult your board-certified plastic surgeon and CoolSculpting provider regarding any questions or concerns following your procedure. Good luck!
It will take a little time to see a final CoolSculpting result. Most of our patients report changes beginning at about a month. These continue to improve and we see the most change at about 3 months. Best of luck!
Patients can start to see results in as little as three to four weeks but patients usually start to see the full result by three months post treatment. I would give it some more time, i have seen great results with treatments to the upper arms.
Patients tend to see results in early as 4 weeks while others don't see results until the 3 month period that is required for the full process to take effect. Every patient responds differently to this treatment. If you are retreating in the same area, you can do so as soon as 30 days after the initial treatment and you would then have an additional 90 days to see the full effect. It is a slower process but worth the patience.
Results after Coolsculpting
While full results are not expected for months after treatment, you should be able to see visible change after six weeks. Request a recheck appointment with your treating physician to compare the photos taken prior to treatment with your current status.
After one month you should start to see a difference for most Coolsculpting treatments. Final results won't be apparent for 3 months. It's impossible to say without seeing you if 2, 4, or any number of treatments will help your arms. Our patients are very pleased with the results from Coolsculpting on the arms, but often patients need two treatments for optimal results.
Dear Jenna, Patient can start to see changes in a month but we do all our follow up photos and pass our judgment on the results at month 3. You should allow more time to see full benefit.
A: Some people will see results as soon as 3 weeks, but most people will not see the full benefits until 3 months. If more than one treatment cycle is needed, you would need to wait 3 months after that one as well. If you know you will need more than one cycle for the area, retreating at 2 months can help speed things up! Hang in there.
How long to wait for results?
The usual time for optimal results is 3 months. Zeltiq recommends waiting at least 3 months between treatments. You massage in the interval time period is essenetial to optimal results as are improved diet and exercise.
Hello and thank you for your question. Depending on the amount of fat that is located on the upper arms, here at Refined Dermatology, we typically do anywhere from 2- 4 cycles one month apart. Most of our patients begin to see results between 4-6 weeks. Give it a few more weeks and make sure the provider you are seeing is taking pictures, that way you can see if you are getting improvement or not. Hope this helps, Dr. S.