What Is The Average Duration Of A Fat Freezing Session?

When thinking of going for a fat freeze session to get rid of stubborn fat, it is useful to know how long the average session lasts. That way, you prepare how much time you would need to set aside for the procedure. In this blog post, we will discuss the average duration of a fat-freezing session. Keep reading to learn more!

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How long is a fat freezing session?

The average duration of a fat-freezing process is between 35 minutes to an hour depending on the body part and the chosen machine settings. This means that most people would only need to set aside an hour for their procedure. However, the time required may vary depending on the size of your treatment site. Do note that for your initial treatment, you may need to factor in time for your therapist to do body measurements of the treated.

How does fat freezing work?

The science behind how freezing fat cells is actually quite simple, it applies cold temperatures to freeze fat cells without damaging the skin or organs. This is because fatty tissues are more sensitive to cold temperatures. A membrane is laid on the areas of the body with unwanted body fat and the fat freeze machine uses a suction cup to freeze the fats. The intense cold temperature will kill fat cells. These dead fat cells then get flushed out of your body through your lymphatic system in standard natural way leading to fat reduction.

Fat freezing treatment is intended for body contouring and subcutaneous fat removal, not to lose weight. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by following a balanced diet and regular exercise daily can increase the effectiveness of results from fat freezing procedure.

How Fat Freezing Treatments Work
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How many sessions of fat freeze do you need?

The answer, unfortunately, is not straightforward. The number of sessions needed for this body contouring treatment depends on your ideal weight and how much unwanted fat you'd like to remove on the targeted areas. The common areas of body that people seek treatment for are, flanks, upper arms, thighs, bra bulge and back fat. Larger areas with more subcutaneous fat may require multiple treatments (four to five cycles) to achieve your desired results. Smaller areas would usually only require one or two sessions to eliminate fat.


In short, each sessions should take about 35 minutes to an hour depending on the size of treatment area and chosen machine settings. This non-invasive treatment is effective in getting rid of your stubborn fats. Furthermore, there is no downtime, you will be able to resume your normal activities after the treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Fat Freeze Treatment last?

Through these years we have found that 45 minutes is the sweet spot so as to get maximized results. Many of our clients see significant results after just 1 or 2 sessions. However, we've seen people get the desired results after 4-6 sessions.

How many fat freezing sessions do you need?

Usually, 1-2 sessions are enough for smaller areas but to treat larger areas or have more fat to address the best results after 4-6 sessions. Most people generally obtain their desired result within a couple of weeks.