Zeltiq on Multiple Zones, Less Results Overall?

If I get, let's say, 6 zones done(inner thighs, upper and lower abdomen, backfat) done in one day. Will I lose less from all of them compared if I did them 3 months apart?

Doctor Answers 10

Multiple CoolSculpting sites by Zeltiq do not compromise effectiveness on any one site

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Do not be concerned about treating mulitple sites at one session with CoolSculpting.  However Zeltiq is still in the process of manufacturing, we believe, other applicators to fit sites other than the abdomen and love handles better than the current available ones.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Coolsculpting results are independent of how many areas are treated

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}


If you are considering having 6 separate areas treated your results would be the same if you treated all 6 in one day as if you treated them weeks or months apart.  Zeltiq Coolsculpting damages/freezes the fat cells in the treated areas and will effect the same amount/number of fat cells if you treat just one area or six...each area is independent of the others.  If you need more treatments to the same areas to lose more fat cells and volume then you should wait 2 months before treating the same area again.

Good luck~

Dr. Grant Stevens

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Effectiveness of multiple treatments

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The amount of treatment zones which are performed will not affect the result at each individual treatment site. Coolsculpting is working at each treatment site to freeze and thereby target the unwanted fat. You can receive multiple treatments at once and still see the same result as if you were to separate the treatments by time. 


Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

You might also like...

Zeltig on Multiple areas

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Zeltig or CoolSculpting can be performed on several different areas in one sitting.  It does not change or alter the final results.  Since it takes one hour to treat each area, patients usually stage out the treatments when they are doing a large number or areas.

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 82 reviews

Freeze Fat on Multiple Areas With CoolSculpting

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

It's actually preferable to treat as many areas as possible during one CoolSculpting session. You will lose from 20% to 30% of fat in each area; that would be the same whether you did all the areas at once or spaced them out over time. 

At our center, we offer CoolAdvantage – an applicator that lets an area be treated in just 35 minutes. Plus we have DualSculpting – two CoolSculpting machines working at once – so that two areas of the body can be treated simultaneously. This would be highly advantageous in your case, since you have so many areas of stubborn fat you'd like to address. These two great new options means that your treatment time will be significantly less than it was in the past. Please see a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting.

Margaret Weiss, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
3.9 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Zeltiq on Multiple Zones, Less Results Overall?

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}
Thanks for your question. Treating multiple areas does not hinder the results in each area. Coolsculpting will freeze 20-25% of the fat in each treated area. You may be more tender from treating multiple areas but your results will be the same. Good luck with your treatment. 

Brian C. Reuben, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Multiple Treatments of Coolsculpting in 1 day

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Thank you for your question.

There has been no documentation indicating that the results will be less if more than 1 area is treated in 1 day.  Many patients choose to have multiple areas treated on the same day.  If the same area needs to have a second treatment, then waiting 8 weeks between treatments has shown to be best.

I hope this helps.

Effectiveness of doing ccoolsculpting on multiple areas has not been studied.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

The FDA trials for evaluating the safety and efficacy of coolsculpting for fat layer reduction were only performed on the abdomen, however the principles should remain the same. Coolscupting freezes the fat layer that is placed between the applicator. There should be eual freezing, liposis and fat layer reduction to all areas if your diet and exercise remain the same and you do not gain weight.

Laurie A. Casas, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Coolsculpting for multiple areas in one day

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

There is no evidence to suggest that treating different areas on the body in one day has any decrease in effect on any one particular area.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Treating multiple areas with Zeltiq CoolSculpting on the same day

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

There should be no problem treating multple areas with the Zeltiq device on the same day i.e. there should be no reduction in its efficacy by treating different areas during the same treatment session.  This is different than treating the same area.  Since it can take two four months to see the effect of CoolSculpting it is prudent to wait at least two months before re-treating the same area.  Ted Brezel, MD Queens, NY

Ted Brezel, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon

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.