Have you reached your target weight by living a healthy, active lifestyle but still find it difficult to lose stubborn pockets of fat? If so, CoolSculpting may be the solution you need. We offer this non-invasive body contouring treatment at Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX. CoolSculpting can help you lose inches in just a few sessions, so you can achieve a slimmer, more attractive figure with minimal time and effort.
How Many Sessions of CoolSculpting Do You Need?
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing treatment that can be customized according to your needs and goals. Therefore, the exact number of sessions you’ll need is based on the amount of excess fat you expect to eliminate from the treatment. Most individuals get up to three sessions before seeing desired results.
The number of sessions you’ll need can depend on:
- The amount of fat tissue being treated
- Your body’s metabolism and unique response
- The size and location of the area being treated
- Your lifestyle before and after the treatment
What Specific Areas Are You Targeting?
To estimate how many fat-freezing sessions you’ll need, we’ll assess the size and number of areas you’re planning to target. Fat-freezing sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour per area.
So, for example, if you are trying to freeze excess fat from large areas, such as your lower back and chest, you can expect the treatment to last more than an hour. In this case, we can schedule your body contouring treatment into two sessions.
How Much Excess Fat Needs To Be Eliminated?
The size and location of the targeted areas don’t just affect the duration of your treatment sessions. These factors also determine how effective fat-freezing can be.
For example, CoolSculpting can eliminate most localized fat cells from small areas of the body, such as the calves and back of the knees. On the other hand, the treatment can freeze fewer fat cells from larger areas, such as the back or abdomen. Therefore, you may need two or more sessions to see your desired results when it comes to treating the back and abdomen.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
We use the CoolSculpting device to expose unwanted fat cells to freezing temperatures. The treatment utilizes powerful freezing energy that can penetrate the lower layers of the skin. There’s no need to worry about skin tissues getting damaged because we control the temperature to be cold enough to damage fat cells only.
During the treatment, fat cells freeze and become damaged at low enough temperatures. When this happens, the body recognizes the damaged fat cells and naturally eliminates them. As a result, you’ll notice a slimmer appearance in the treated areas.
What Is the Waiting Time Between Sessions?
It’s ideal to wait at least one month or a few weeks between fat-freezing sessions. However, if you are far from your target weight, we might recommend waiting several months between sessions.
Having ample time between sessions allows your body to respond to the treatment and start showing results. Therefore, we can properly assess how successful the treatments are.
When Can You See Noticeable Results?
About three weeks after your last session, you should begin to see changes in your physique. During this period, your body is gradually responding to the treatment.
Your results should continue to show or even improve in the next two to four months. After a few treatments, you can expect to lose as much as 20 to 25 percent of fat cells in the targeted areas.
How Many Inches Can You Lose?
Non-invasive body contouring is meant to give you subtle yet noticeable results. The exact number of inches you can expect to lose as soon as you have finished the treatment depends on a few factors, such as the number of sessions you received, the location of the targeted area, and how much excess fat you had at the start of the treatment.
For example, fat-freezing treatments for the upper arms may require only one session, but you’ll likely lose only half an inch of fat. On the other hand, if you expect to achieve a slimmer abdomen, it may take up to six sessions to lose only two inches.
How To Get Even Better, Faster Results From CoolSculpting
The best way to see the final results of your fat-freezing sessions sooner is to boost your metabolism and keep your lymphatic system functioning optimally. To do so, you must prioritize hydration and consume enough fluids, especially in the first few months following your treatment. Some of the best sources for hydration are water, bone broth, vegetable stock, and coffee.
Set Aside Time for Fitness
Maintaining an active lifestyle is essential for achieving significant results. We recommend engaging in light to moderate exercises, such as brisk walking, for two to three hours per week. And if you’re also trying to lose weight, aim for one hour of moderate exercise every day or two to three hours of heavy weekly exercise.
Focus on Getting Active
To make the most out of your fat-freezing treatments, it’s a great idea to engage in challenging physical activities, such as weight lifting and resistance training. These types of physical activities can help you see the final results of CoolSculpting sooner.
Additionally, heavy exercise supports a strong, healthy circulatory system that encourages your lymphatic system to eliminate damaged fat cells faster.
Keep It Simple but Consistent
It’s possible to engage in intense workouts with only simple equipment, such as a bench, a curling bar, plates, or free weights. However, when it comes to speeding up the progress of your fat-freezing treatments, it’s not necessary to own traditional gym equipment. You can get active and see amazing results by making your own weights with everyday items such as gallon jugs filled with water.
Who Are the Best Candidates for the Treatment?
The best way to know if you are an ideal candidate for non-surgical body contouring is to visit our office for an initial consultation. We will consider certain factors such as your health, skin condition, body fat distribution, and treatment goals.
Because your safety is our top priority, we will carefully review your medical history and assess your current health to be completely sure that fat-freezing treatments will be safe for you.
You Must Be in Good Overall Health
We encourage healthy, physically active individuals to get non-surgical body contouring to enhance their results after traditional diet and exercise. For most healthy individuals, the treatment is safe and virtually risk-free.
Your health is one of the first indicators of whether fat-freezing treatments are ideal for you. Unfortunately, if you have neurological conditions, you will not be fit to receive fat-freezing treatments. If you’re pregnant, you should wait after giving birth before undergoing the treatment.
You Must Have a Certain Amount of Excess Fat
To become an ideal candidate for non-surgical body contouring, you must have at least an inch of pinchable fat, or about five pounds of excess fat, in your targeted areas. The device we use for the treatment uses suction applicators that pull the fat from the targeted areas and freeze it.
Still, it’s possible to treat specific areas of your body that don’t have at least an inch of pinchable fat, as long as there’s still a certain amount of excess fat. And if you do have a significant amount of fat to lose in certain areas, we can schedule multiple sessions to give you ideal results.
You Must Have a Healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
If you have a BMI less that’s less than 30 but greater than 18.5, you can qualify for a non-surgical body contouring treatment. Those who are obese or have a very high body fat percentage will need to lose weight first before considering the treatment.
The closer you are to a healthier weight for your height, the more likely that you’ll be satisfied with the results of your fat-freezing treatments.
Get the Body You’ve Always Desired
If you have a small amount of body fat to lose, just one or a few fat-freezing sessions can be all you need to finally get the body you’ve always wanted. We know how challenging it can be to work hard for a slimmer figure but still deal with stubborn fat that refuses to go away. If you’re ready to make a difference, visit Wellskin Medical Spa in Dallas, TX to experience advanced cosmetic treatments that can optimize your health and beauty.