If you’re like many people, you might have a bit of unwanted excess fat in some areas of your body. While the amount of extra fat might not be enough to make you consider liposuction or surgery, it is enough to bother you or make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
Coolsculpting can help to get rid of that unwanted fat by actually freezing it away. The treatment can usually remove up to 25 percent of fat from a single area after just one session. But what if you want to get rid of more than just a quarter of your fat? Can you repeat the treatment to get the results you want?
Fortunately, the answer is yes. You can schedule multiple Coolsculpting sessions for enhanced results. Read on to learn why you might want to repeat the treatment–and what you can do to maximize your results.
Reasons to Repeat Coolsculpting
Typically, there are two major reasons to repeat a Coolsculpting treatment. The first reason is that the initial procedure didn’t remove as much fat as you hoped. Perhaps you were hoping to get rid of about 50 percent of the fat in the treated area. Since each treatment can only get rid of 25 percent of fat in the treated area at most, you’d be looking at a minimum of two treatments to begin with.
Similarly, you might have initially thought you’d be happy with a single treatment, only to realize after a few months have passed that you’d like to have a bit more fat removed. If it turns out that a 25 percent fat reduction isn’t doing it for you, you can talk to your provider about scheduling a second or even third treatment.
While some people might go into Coolsculpting knowing that they want more than one treatment, others might be satisfied with the results they got at first. But life changes might cause them to decide that a second treatment is in order years down the line.
For example, you might have had Coolsculpting in the tummy area when you were in your mid-20s and child-free. Five years later, you’ve given birth to a child and you’ve noticed that you’ve developed a bit of a tummy pouch again. If that pouch remains even after you’ve lost the baby weight and have been working out and eating a healthy diet for some time, another round of Coolsculpting might be a good option.
How Long to Wait Between Treatment Sessions
How long to wait between sessions depends on the reason you’re considering a second treatment. It can take some time for the full, final results to appear after your first treatment. Usually, people start to notice results a few weeks after Coolsculpting, but it can take up to 16 weeks before final results are visible.
If you’re considering a second treatment to improve the results of your first, it’s a good idea to wait as long as possible between sessions, usually at least the full 16 weeks. Scheduling your sessions too close together can affect your results.
If you enjoyed the results of your first treatment, but your body has changed in the time since, it is a good idea to wait until you’re at your target weight before you schedule a second session. For example, if you gained weight in the years after your first session or if you’ve had children since then, you’ll want to work to lose as much weight as possible before you schedule an additional Coolsculpting treatment. Coolsculpting isn’t for weight loss, so you won’t get the results you were hoping for if you try to use it to lose 10 or more pounds.
Is There Such a Thing As Too Much Coolsculpting?
It is possible to get too much of a good thing, including Coolsculpting. The thing to remember about fat removal treatments is that you need to have some fat to actually remove. If you have too many sessions, you might lose enough fat that additional treatments won’t do much good. It’s also possible to have so much Coolsculpting that the treated area ends up looking concave or indented.
Your Coolsculpting provider can let you know if you’ve had too much of a good thing or if additional treatments would help you reach your goals.
Ready to learn more about Coolsculpting, either as a first-time treatment or a repeat? The team at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas includes several graduates from Coolsculpting University. They can help you see if the procedure is right for you and recommend the number of treatments to get the results you’re after. To schedule a consultation, call 281-810-9083 today.