How Many Treatment Does 1 Area Need for Cool Scupting in Order to Get Result?

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Number of CoolSculpting Treatments Needed

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The number of cycles can vary from person to person and depending on the area being treated. The only way to determine the number of cycles needed is to be evaluated in person for a consultation. In the consultation, the clinician can go over the treatment in detail and decide if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting and how many treatments are recommended.

CoolSculpting fat reduction is planned for each patient differently depending on their physique

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Patients in our NYC practice are examined by a doctor prior to undergoing CoolSculpting for fat loss as the amount of fat may vary signficantly from one patient to the next and that may determine how many treatments they need. In addition, the number of applicators may be different and how they are overlapped and fitted for contouring / sculpting...CoolSculpting.

The information provided in Dr. Shelton's answer is for educational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical advice.  The information provided should not be relied upon as a substitute for consultations with a qualified health professional who may be familiar with your individual medical needs.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

How many coolsculpting treatments?

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Most people will get about 20-25% thickness reduction in the zone that was treated in just one treatment session.  
Of course, if you re-treat the same area, you can get more of a result.  It just depend on how much of a change you are trying to achieve.  Many people prefer the look they get after 2 rounds.

CoolSculpting Raleigh NC

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People typically report results after a single CoolSculpting treatment. However, we advise our patients that they should prepare for two treatments for ideal results.  Often people see a positive change, but they fel they could use even more improvement from a second treatment.

Keep in mind that each "love handle or "muffin top" requires on applicator. Therefore, in order for both sides to be treated in just one hour, a physician would need two systems. Otherwise, the treatments will take 2 hours vs. just one hour. 

Michael Law, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

CoolSculpting can produce noticeable results after one treatment

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While one treatment of CoolSculpting® will produce noticeable results, it’s not uncommon for patients to have a second treatment to maximize their results. CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive fat reduction technology that can eliminate stubborn areas of small fat with little to no downtime. Since the fat is removed through the lymphatic system, results typically begin appearing about three weeks following treatment with noticeable results in two month. Full results will be present in four to six months.

D. Scott Karempelis, MD
Atlanta Dermatologic Surgeon

How Many Coolsculpting Treatments Will You Need?

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Thank you for your question.

Each patient is different and so the number of treatments will depend on what area is treated, what the goals are and what the starting point is for that specific patient.  On average, we tell patients that 2 treatments will most likely be needed but if after the first treatment, the patient is satisfied with the results, there will be no need to perform the 2nd treatment.

Best to visit with a doctor and have an in person examination to get the most precise advice.

How many Coolsculpting Treatments does it take to see result

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In our practice we tall all our patients to assume they will need two treatments spaced a few months apart to get desired result however most do not need the second treatment and are quite pleased with results after one.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

CoolSculpting requires 1-3 treatments per area

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We find in our office in Orange County CoolSculpting works very well but may require more than 1 treatment. Each person is different and you can always choose to do additional treatments until you achieve the desired results.  Our average patient has 2 treatments per area.

Lorrie Klein, MD
Laguna Niguel Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 217 reviews

CoolSculpting Treatment

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Thank you for your question. Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best. Best of luck.

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.