When patients ask how many times they’ll need to do CoolSculpting at our Fort Worth, Texas, practice, they typically mean how many times will they need to come into our office. It’s important to understand the CoolSculpting glossary when asking this question because some phrases might be a bit confusing.
First, you should understand the difference between cycles, sessions, and treatments. But before we get into defining those terms, a quick refresher about how CoolSculpting works is probably appropriate right now.
‘Freezing’ Away Fat
As a certified CoolSculpting practice and a national leader in the number of treatments performed and the quality of results, we are one of the busiest CoolSculpting providers in Texas from Abilene to Tyler. CoolSculpting is the breakthrough nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that works by cooling fat cells in targeted areas until they begin dying. Fat cells die at temperatures that aren’t cold enough to damage the skin’s surface or surrounding tissue.
The results (as seen in these before-and-after photos) emerge gradually over the next few months as the body’s lymphatic system removes the dead fat cells.
Cycles vs. Treatments vs. Sessions
The cost of CoolSculpting at our practice is determined by the number of cycles used for each area being treated. Some practices use “cycle” interchangeably with “unit,” which can make it a bit confusing if you’re looking for a CoolSculpting practice and trying to compare prices. Some offices may even call cycles a treatment.
So, what is a CoolSculpting cycle?
A CoolSculpting cycle refers to each time an applicator treats a specific area of the body. The number of cycles needed depends on the treatment area. Typically, patients will see results after 2 cycles per area. It’s important to keep in mind that most CooSculpting procedures involve 2 areas—meaning 4 cycles. For example, patients wanting to reduce fat in their upper arms will need 2 cycles on each arm.
What about treatments?
If you think of treatments as the overall plan, then it’s possible to have multiple treatments during a single visit. Those patients who want their upper arms toned may also want to reduce fat under their chins, which is an additional 2 cycles. After discussing a patient’s concerns and cosmetic goals during the initial consultation, we create a comprehensive treatment plan. What distinguishes our practice from most others is that we have 3 CoolSculpting machines, which means we can treat multiple areas at once and greatly reduce the time a patient needs to spend at the practice.
What are sessions?
This is what most patients mean when they ask how many times they’ll need CoolSculpting. A treatment session is each visit you make to a med spa for CoolSculpting. Again, this depends on the patient’s goals. Patients will often return for a second session to enhance the results of their initial session.
Reduce Fat and Build Muscle
The company that developed CoolSculpting has added CoolTone™ to its menu of body contouring treatment devices. Men and women who may have plateaued in their efforts to create greater muscle tone in the abs and buttocks can boost their results with CoolTone. Coupling CoolTone with CoolSculpting gives patients a leaner, more defined appearance.
If you’re interested in CoolSculpting, CoolTone, or both, contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (817) 228-4315 to schedule an appointment.
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