How many CoolSculpting treatment cycles do I  need?

CoolSculpting is the most recognized name in non-invasive fat reduction treatments. You hear about it on the TV, radio, magazines and your favorite blog sites. 

At Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar, we have been using CoolSculpting to help patients lose unwanted fat since 2009. CoolSculpting is designed to treat exercise and lifestyle resistant fat. Those bulges that don’t budge no matter how much you work out or cut calories. 

Prior to your CoolSculpting treatment the area is assessed and marked  with a template that represents the size of the treatment applicator. The applicator is applied to the area, and the treatment cycle begins. The treatment cycle LASTS between 35 and 45 minutes, depending on the applicator that is selected. 

After the cycle is complete, an acoustic wave device ( ZWave PRO) is used to massage the area and jumpstart the fat degradation. The applicator is then applied to the next treatment area and the next treatment cycle is started. 

The number of treatment cycles that a patient will need depends on the area of the body, the amount of fat present and the distribution of the fat. Here is an example:

The patient had a total of 5 treatment cycles. Two for the first treatment, then three for the second. I  am sure you can see this is a very good result.  For a patient that is heavier we may recommend re-treating some areas with additional treatment cycles to achieve the best outcome. 

It typically takes between 4 weeks and three months to see results. Many patients continue to see changes for up to six months post treatment.

For more information, or to schedule a CoolSculpting assessment, contact us.