Fat Freezing: How Many Sessions Are Needed for Results?

"How many sessions for fat freezing treatments do I need to get rid of these unwanted fat bulges?" is a common question we get. The answer, unfortunately, is not as straightforward. There are a variety of factors that affect the number of sessions you will need to lose weight.

As a business that does 800+ treatments a month, we've seen client 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 article, we will provide a general guideline to help you figure out how many fat-freezing sessions is suitable for you to remove your stubborn fat cells.

Fat freezing treatment

3 Factors That Determine How Many Coolsculpting Sessions You Need:

1) Size of Treatment Sites

The number of sessions needed for this non invasive treatment depends on how much unwanted fats you'd like to remove in a specific area to achieve your body goals. Larger areas with more subcutaneous fat may require multiple sessions (three to four treatment cycles). Smaller areas would usually only require one or two sessions.

The average fat reduction for first session is 23%, observable after a few weeks. Studies have shown that there is a continual reduction of fats with increased fat freezing treatment sessions.

Small pockets of fat

2) Your Body's Fat Distribution

The amount of fat in a certain area can affect the number of sessions. This depends on how dominant the individual's alpha and beta fat receptors are. Some people are genetically predisposed to have a high alpha receptors in specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or chin. The alpha receptors promote fat storage. For these individuals, diet or exercise will not work effectively to get rid of those areas with 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 pockets the patient has.

Fat In Unwanted Areas
Fat distribution in a human body

3) The Equipment Used

It is important to use the appropriate coolsculpting device. Using the right size of applicators on the treatment area will affect the extent of fat removal and number of sessions needed. A smaller applicator, is ideal for the chin, while larger applicators are required for areas like the thighs and abdomen. In one sessions, multiple applicators can be applied at different areas to treat more stubborn fats. Up to two applicators can be placed around the abdomen and flanks for maximum results.

Different types of applicators
Various fat freeze applicators

Patience Is Key

Fat freezing treatments are good for targeted fat cells. However, results are not immediate because of how this fat reduction treatment works. It takes time for your body to flush out these dead fat cells through your lymphatic system. Therefore, there will be a time delay after your fat freezing treatment before you can see expected results. This does not mean that the treatment is not working. In the meantime, keeping a healthy lifestyle (healthy diet and exercise) will be beneficial in maximising final results.

Take Away

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. For most people, this is between 3 and 10 sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for fat freeze to work?

You may see some results immediately after the procedure. However, full results can take up to three months to appear.

Is Fat Freezing Permanent?

You may still gain weight if you do not maintain your diet. Although our competitors might try to tell you that the results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate diet plan.

‍If you do one or two sessions but then eat 5000 calories, you're still going to experience weight gain. If you're doing the sessions and maintaining your ideal body weight, the results often last a long time.

How Long Does Fat Freezing Last?

Many might try to tell you that the fat freezing results are permanent, we want you to know that this still depends on having the appropriate lifestyle for maintenance.

Imagine exercising everyday and eating 5 burgers right after each workout.