You may be familiar with the term CoolSculpting®, which is a method of freezing fat cells to get rid of excess body fat. The popularity of CoolSculpting® is growing exponentially year after year, partly because of its effectiveness and the fact it’s a non-invasive procedure requiring virtually no downtime.
What is Dual CoolSculpting®?
The name probably gives it away, so as you might imagine, Dual CoolSculpting® simply involves the use of two separate machines during a single CoolSculpting® session. Why would you want to do that?
There are several benefits to using the Dual CoolSculpting® method. For one thing, it cuts the length of your treatment time so each session is shorter, allowing you to get in and out of the office more quickly.
Any fat removed by Dual CoolSculpting® is permanently removed and will not return, which is considered a big benefit by most patients.
Another major benefit to Dual CoolSculpting® is that you can be sure your body maintains a more balanced appearance. With traditional CoolSculpting®, each session generally focuses on one side of the body at a time.
So if you’re treating the fat on your thighs, one thigh would be done during a session. The other thigh would be addressed during a subsequent session.Dual CoolSculpting® allows you to tackle both sides in just one session. So you can take care of getting rid of love handles, or thighs, or arms or whatever, on both sides of your body at the same time.
Most CoolSculpting® sessions can take up to an hour to perform. With Dual CoolSculpting®, you’re able to shape and contour twice as much of your body in half the time.
Dual CoolSculpting® is Not a Treatment for Obesity
A common misconception is that Dual CoolSculpting®, or just CoolSculpting® in general, is some sort of weight loss treatment. This is not the purpose of Dual CoolSculpting®.
The best candidates are typically at or near their ideal weight and are using Dual CoolSculpting® to help them eradicate lingering areas of fat that are seemingly unaffected by a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Dual CoolSculpting® Recovery Time and Cost
As you may imagine, the cost for Dual CoolSculpting® can vary greatly. There are many variables to consider that can impact the final amount. Things to consider include how many sessions you need, the size and number of the areas to be treated and your own personal goals for the end result of how you want your body to look.
Many providers won’t even hazard a guess at an estimate if you call and ask. This is ultimately for your benefit. It’s important they get to see you and speak with you before tossing out a random estimation that may be completely wrong.
It’s best to schedule a consultation and let them help you create a personalized treatment plan. Once that’s been established, they’re better able to provide you with a specific amount for your entire treatment.
It may take from three weeks to a couple of months to begin seeing changes, and the body often takes from four to six months to completely flush out the destroyed fat cells and the full results become apparent.
The good news about recovery time from Dual CoolSculpting® is that there really isn’t any required. Because it’s a completely non-invasive procedure, most patients are able to return to their regular activities and normal routine immediately following the treatment, with some returning to work the same day.
To see how you might benefit from Dual CoolSculpting®, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.