How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting certainly has been gaining more and more attention over recent years. And for pretty good reason. It is, after all, an effective and safe way to get rid of those frustrating pockets of stubborn fat. But all of this attention leads to a lot of questions and a lot of confusion. We want to help clear all of those up because here at NIMA we are all about education. So, let’s focus on one question in particular today: How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?
What is CoolSculpting exactly?
Before we can explain how many sessions of CoolSculpting it may take, we should explain what CoolSculpting is and how it works. This will help you understand better why it may take the number of sessions it may take.
We’ve already briefly mentioned what CoolSculpting is. It is a way to get rid of fat. Not only that, but it is one of the few weight loss treatments that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It works by taking advantage of one interesting aspect of fat cells: they freeze at a warmer temperature than most other cells. The temperature that kills them is one that leaves skin and muscle cells unharmed and virtually untouched. The idea of CoolSculpting is that if you expose an area with excess fat to that temperature for a period of time a certain number of times, you will kill the fat cells and leave the other cells alone. This allows CoolSculpting to be an effective, non-invasive way of getting rid of unwanted fat. You can get CoolSculpting done on just about any part of your body. Many people get it done on their arms, thighs, chin, and stomach; you can even get it done on your knees.
But to make sure that you really understand how CoolSculpting works, let’s illustrate how a CoolSculpting session plays out. It starts simply by a CoolSculpting technician getting everything prepared. This involves getting you in position on the CoolSculpting chair and placing a protective pad on the desired area that is more often called the target area. This pad is to help ensure that the CoolSculpting is as safe as can be, though it is considered to be safe, it is best to have some added precautions. Then the technician will get the CoolSculpting applicator in place on your target area and turn it on.
The CoolSculpting applicator will run for a specific amount of time that will be determined during your consultation (which we will talk about in a little while). While the applicator is running you may notice some odd sensations. It will, of course, start with a cold feeling, but that will soon give way to a pinching or tugging feeling. This may be uncomfortable, but it won’t last long. Eventually, the target area will numb and that feeling will go away. There is no need to worry about this numbness. It is temporary and will go away not long after the session is over. During the time that the CoolSculpting applicator is running you can do whatever you like, as long as it keeps you in position in the CoolSculpting chair. Many people use this as an opportunity to get caught up on reading and podcasts.
After the predesignated amount of time has passed, the technician will turn the applicator off and remove it from the target area along with the pad. Then they will massage the target area a bit. This massage helps get the dead, frozen cells ready to be expelled by the body by breaking them up. It also helps warm the area up a bit faster. After all of that, you get to go home. There is no recovery time, no need to take time to heal up. This is because there isn’t really anything to recover or heal from. This is one of the biggest appeals of CoolSculpting. Each session only lasts about half an hour to an hour. Then you’re done until your next session. It is quick, easy, and allows you to go back to your life without interruption.
How many treatments will I need?
So, now that we’ve talked about what CoolSculpting is and how it works, it’s time to answer the big question of the day. How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?
The issue with this question is that there isn’t a good set answer. Most people need anywhere from one to three sessions for one target area. However, some people need more. It depends on several different factors. One of these is where the target area is. For example, the thighs may take more sessions than the chin. Another factor is how much fat is in the target area. If one arm is a bit flabbier than the other, it may require more sessions than the other.
So, the number of sessions will depend, but you can’t know for sure until your consultation. Here at NIMA we give all of our CoolSculpting clients a free consultation before scheduling any sessions. During this consultation you and a Coolsculpting expert will determine a number of things. These things include if CoolSculpting is even right for you (there some you can’t or shouldn’t get CoolSculpting done), where your target area may be and if there is more than one, how long your sessions should be, and of course, how many sessions you will need. All of this will be worked out for free and there is no obligation after this consultation. If you decide that you would rather not get the treatment done that is fine!
Because everyone is different, it’s hard to give a definite answer to questions like how many CoolSculpting sessions you may need. It’s important that your CoolSculpting treatment is specifically tailored to you. That’s why we at NIMA offer a free CoolSculpting consultation. That way you can got into your CoolSculpting sessions confident that you are getting exactly what you need. Why not schedule your consultation today? That means you will just be one step closer to loving your body. What are the side effects of CoolSculpting?