You’ve finally made significant steps toward getting the body you’ve always wanted after years of finding the path to health that worked for you. You’ve worked hard to eat right and exercise, keeping your weight down to within your healthy BMI range. All weight fluctuates, even with our best efforts and most stringent diet plans. Even then, some of us are predisposed to gaining or holding onto weight in specific areas. These are some of the things about your body you cannot change – including stubborn fat.
Stubborn fat can be defined as pockets of fat the body cannot get rid of, despite all best efforts. Usually this has to do with genetics. Stubborn fat is precisely what CoolSculpting, a revolutionary fat reduction treatment, offers to take care of for its customers.
If you’ve been considering CoolSculpting as a way to shape your body, you might have the inkling that your treatment will not be the same as everyone else’s. For that reason it is impossible to answer the question, “How many times do you have to do CoolSculpting?” Each treatment will vary greatly, so the only way to get a good idea of how long the process will take for you is to consult with a qualified CoolSculpting healthcare provider, not with just a “technician.” Below are some of the things that CoolSculpting professionals consider when they determine your treatment plan.
What Area of the Body Do You Want to Treat?
Different areas of the body react differently to CoolSculpting treatments. Sometimes, a patient only needs one treatment to receive the results they wanted. This typically happens in a case where the patient only wants a small area of fat removed, such as the jawline or “double chin”. Because there is usually less fat located in these areas, there are fewer cells that need to be treated for noticeable results.
Areas of the body that are larger and collect more fat will likely need more sessions to treat successfully. Areas like the abdomen and back have large surface areas and collect fat more quickly and in more significant amounts. Treatments to these areas can be very successful, but usually with two treatments or more.
How Much Fat Will Need to Be Removed?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss surgery and is only intended for use in individuals who are not considered significantly overweight. It not intended to be used on obese individuals. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure that allows you to sculpt your body into the shape you prefer. Therefore, only minimal amounts of fat will ever be needed to be removed. The amount of fat in the area will also determine how many CoolSculpting procedures you need.
Do You Want to Treat More Than One Area of the Body?
Some CoolSculpting patients only have one area they would like to target. Most have multiple problem areas. So, in addition to the composition of your body and the amount of fat in each problem area, CoolSculpting customers need to consider whether they need more than one area on their body to be treated. The more they need to be treated, the more they will likely need more than one session. This will raise the overall cost of the treatment, but will also likely increase the satisfaction with the procedure greatly.
What is Your Budget?
CoolSculpting professionals work with patients to plan out their procedures based on their budgets. CoolSculpting cost will vary based on your specific needs, and this is something CoolSculpting providers understand and work around to the best of their abilities.
How You React to Your First Treatment
Most customers begin to see results between 6 and 8 weeks after treatment, with most dramatic results showing up approximately 3 months afterward – when fat cells have been metabolized and flushed out of the body.
Things to Keep in Mind
Hopefully, you now have a better grasp of what to expect when you go in for your CoolSculpting consultation. Here are some other things to keep in mind about the CoolSculpting procedure at Cosmetic Laser Centers in the Pittsburgh area.
- Results might vary from initial consultation estimates, and this is to be expected. After all, the body is a highly complex system that reacts to changes. If things don’t go as planned the first time around, the CoolSculpting professionals will discuss the next steps with you.
- The most drastic changes to your body are not usually seen for a few months after completion of a treatment package. Give your body time to get used to the changes and be patient.
- Cosmetic Laser Centers in Robinson Township and Warrendale/Wexford area sets itself from the competition. We proudly offer CoolSculpting consultations and treatments by either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant. Everywhere else, you are more likely to encounter vaguely named “technicians” and or, if you’re lucky a regular nurse. At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we raise the bar. After all, you and your body deserve more than a technician.