Just when you thought CoolSculpting®, one of the most popular nonsurgical body contouring tools out there, couldn’t get any better, you hear about the stacking technique! Stacking CoolSculpting treatments offers a unique set of benefits that can have you looking and feeling your greatest in a flash.
Want to learn more? This quick guide answers your must-know questions about stacking CoolSculpting treatments and how to choose the best provider.
What Is the Stacking Technique and How Does It Work?
Traditional CoolSculpting requires an initial application, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Then, you’ll go home and wait for results to develop. This happens gradually over the course of a few months. Once you start seeing changes to your body shape and come close to seeing your final outcome, you and your provider can decide whether or not you could benefit from an additional treatment.
With the stacking method, your CoolSculpting provider administers back-to-back applications in one visit. This allows more fat to be removed in a single session, compared with the traditional technique. Most people only require one treatment session using the stacking method and are able to see their results more quickly, since they don’t have a waiting period in between applications.
What Is DualSculpting®?
Up to 60% of targeted fat can be removed using the CoolSculpting stacking technique, compared to only 25% of targeted fat during traditional CoolSculpting.
DualSculpting is another technique that can be used to help enhance your results and reduce treatment time. CoolSculpting facilities with multiple machines can treat both sides of your body at the same time, cutting your total treatment time in half.
For instance, if you’d like to get rid of those pesky love handles, DualSculpting allows your provider to treat your right and left sides at the same time. So instead of doing one side, then repeating the process on the other, you can knock them both out in one sitting.
Who’s a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Anyone in overall good health who is looking to achieve a slimmer figure without surgery could be a good candidate for CoolSculpting. And if you’re already considering CoolSculpting, there’s no reason you couldn’t inquire about the stacking method and/or DualSculpting as well.
Keep in mind that you’ll see the best results if you’re already close to your ideal weight before beginning CoolSculpting. Nonsurgical body contouring, like liposuction, is designed to help eliminate small, isolated areas of stubborn “pinchable” fat and is not an effective weight loss solution.
While CoolSculpting isn’t able to address loose skin, another nonsurgical treatment called Profound RF can. Talk to your provider about this option if skin laxity is a concern.
How Do I Choose a CoolSculpting Provider?
First and foremost, you want to choose a facility with certified CoolSculpting providers who have attended CoolSculpting University. You should be able to find this information on a facility’s website, but it doesn’t hurt to ask during your consultation to make sure.
Secondly, if you think the stacking technique and/or DualSculpting is right for you, make sure your provider offers these options. Again, this information should be readily available online to help you narrow down your search before you start making phone calls.
At your consultation, make note of how clean and organized the facility is, how friendly the staff members are and how well your CoolSculpting specialist was able to answer your questions.