How Many Fat Freezing Sessions Do I Need for Optimal Results?
This is a question that many people are wondering about. The answer, unfortunately, is not straightforward. The number of sessions needed varies from person to person.
As a business that does 800+ treatments a month, we've seen clients get great results as quickly as in 3 sessions. However, others take 10 sessions and this is because everyone have different body goals and reaction to the treatment. In this blog post, we will discuss how many sessions of fat freeze are typically needed to remove unwanted fats. Keep reading to learn more!
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3 Factors That Determine How Many Coolsculpting Sessions You Need:
1) Targeted Body Goal
The number of sessions needed for this body contouring treatment depends on targeted body goal 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.
The average fat reduction for first session is 23%, observable after a few weeks. The first treatment session targets approximately the first centimeter of fat, and subsequent treatments target deeper layers of fat on the treatment layer. Studies have shown that there is a continual reduction of fats with increased treatment sessions.
2) Fat Distribution in Body
Although, fat cells are present in every area of the body, the different fat receptors affects amount of fats in a specific area. This in turn may affect the number of treatments needed.
Fat cells usually have a dominant alpha or beta receptors. Alpha receptors increased blood sugar level and fat storage. Beta receptors encourage cells to burn fats. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a high number of fat cells in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or chin. For these individuals, no amount of dieting or exercise will work fast enough to get rid of those areas of those excess fat.
Cryolipolysis is an alternative method that could help reduce these localized fat cells and regulate body fat distribution. The amount of sessions needed will vary based on the initial amount of stubborn fat cells the patient has. During your initial consultation, your therapist will do a body measurement for your treated area to advise on the number of sessions you need for that targeted area.
3) The Equipment
It is important to use the right Coolsculpting device. Using the right size of applicators on the treatment area will affect the extent of fat removal and number of sessions needed. The applicator creates a gentle suction when connected to the skin. A smaller applicator, is ideal for the chin, while larger applicators are required for areas like the thighs and abdomen. Multiple applicators can be applied at the same time to treat different areas, this will reduce total treatment time. Up to two applicators can be placed around the abdomen and flanks for maximum results.
Patience Is Key
Results are not immediate because of how Fat Freeze works. It takes time for your body to flush out these dead fat cells through your lymphatic system. This may take up to two weeks to remove excess fat. Therefore, we recommend waiting at least 30 days after treatment to see how your body is responding. If you would like another treatment in the same area, we suggest waiting for a month before going for the next treatment. In the meantime, keeping a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet and exercise) will be beneficial in maximizing final results.
The number of fat freeze sessions required varies from person to person, this mainly depends on 3 factors; knowing these will help you estimate the number of sessions you require to achieve your weight goals. On average, most of our clients see results they're happy with in around 5-7 sessions.
If you are interested in fat freeze but you are not sure the number of sessions you will need, we recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experts. They will accurately assess your problem areas and give you a treatment plan tailored to your body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although many places claim that fat freezing can tighten loose skin, from our experience, it rarely does. The purpose of fat freezing is to reduce the size of the treated area.
Research generally indicates that cool sculpting can remove a few fats in a small amount without any side effects. The research showed the use of cryogenic lipolytic techniques that have been proven effective to remove excess fat from different areas and reducing the resulting weight.
Fat freezing treatments last for 30-90min, depending on the suction cup and the amount of fat in the treated area. For common areas like the tummy, we recommend a medium cup for 45min.
There is no need for anaesthetic medicine so the fat reduction treatment can be done even during lunch time.
Many of our clients see visible differences after just one treatment in areas such as the tummy and thighs. For the fastest results, we notice that 6-8 sessions in one month give the best results, followed by 2-3 a month for maintenance.