One of the most frequent questions we receive at West Houston Dermatology Laser & Skincare Center is “How long before I see results from my Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatment?” Of course, it depends on the individual, but patients typically see results within six to eight weeks following treatment, and even beyond that timeframe for some. This is a subtle approach to getting rid of exercise and diet resistant fat, and for a good reason. CoolSculpting uses scientifically proven methods to attack the body’s fat cells without damaging any surrounding cells or tissues. It takes time for the cells to go through the biological death process and be cleared from the body by cells called macrophages. Macrophages act like pac-man and eat up the dead fat cells. From there the cellular debris is cleared through the body’s natural systems like the liver. No, CoolSculpting will not give you immediate results like liposuction, but it is also non-invasive and non-surgical. There are no incisions, no drains, and little to no downtime following Zeltiq. It is a trade off that our patients find well worth the wait. Contact our office and learn more about CoolSculpting and see if this is the right treatment for you.