What Is CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-surgical, FDA-cleared fat-freezing procedure. This fat-reduction method utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all efforts of diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® Elite is an excellent alternative to liposuction as it safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively freeze fat cells underneath the skin. Over a short period of time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate these dead fat cells for good. It is specially designed for those who have noticeable fat bulges underneath the chin, in the thighs, in the abdomen, and flank, as well as those who have bra fat, back fat, and fat underneath the butt. CoolSculpting® Elite results are proven, noticeable, and lasting.
What Areas Can We Treat With CoolSculpting®?
Stomach and Abdomen
Inner and Outer Thighs
Love Handles and Flanks
Back Bulge and Bra Area
Under Buttocks (Banana Roll)
How Does CoolSculpting® Work?
CoolSculpting® technology precisely targets fat cells beneath the skin, and cools them to temperatures that trigger their natural death. Over time, the treated fat cells shrink and are naturally metabolized and eliminated by your body, leaving a more sculpted you. With CoolSculpting®, once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good.
How Fat Cells Are Frozen?
Despite diet and exercise, fat cells accumulate in the body and can be very tough to get rid of.
CoolSculpting® technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target, freeze, and kill only these fat cells.
In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body.
CoolSculpting® results are long-term, as treated fat cells are gone for good.
CoolSculpting vs CoolSculpting Elite
Better engineered = 100% of patients are getting faster and better results then ever seen before
Two applicators on each machine = freezing more fat in less time
Redesigned applicator = better contact, better grip, and better results
New rewards program = more points for CoolSculpting Elite and other Allergan services
Removable applicator heads = more treatments in less time
Quieter machine = more relaxation
CoolSculpting® vs. Liposuction
A method of fat removal, liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires individuals to undergo general anesthesia. It works by using large tubes to pull out fat from targeted areas of the body, leaving individuals with immediate results. However, it’s an invasive procedure and can require a week or two of recovery. CoolSculpting® doesn’t require surgery and therefore has no downtime.
CoolSculpting® vs. Diet and Exercise
Your health – in addition to your appearance – is largely reliant on a well-balanced diet and regular exercise. CoolSculpting® shouldn’t take the place of either of these, but rather act as an aid that can help you accomplish your goals. Diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of fat cells, but they don’t permanently rid your body of them. CoolSculpting® freezes off fat cells for good, enhancing your diet plan and serving as great encouragement for continuing a healthy lifestyle.
What to Expect
The first step is your free consultation.
The first thing we’ll do in the consultation is talk about your goal weight and where you are, to understand if CoolSculpting® is right for you.
You should maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan before trying CoolSculpting®.
You’ll need to avoid anti-inflammatories such as aspirin before the procedure.
We’ll weigh you and take a few photos before starting the treatment.
Treatments can take as little as 35 minutes.
Expect minimal discomfort, like pulling and pinching, during the treatments.
Feel free to bring a book or a laptop to use during the treatment.
Within three weeks to three months, you’ll start to see changes.
Schedule a follow-up assessment to review your results.
Try to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Coolsculpting® Elite Frequently Asked Questions
What does CoolSculpting® Elite feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel minimal discomfort, slight pressure, and intense cold. This soon dissipates. During treatment, many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap.
How much of a decrease in fat cells does CoolSculpting® Elite provide?
With each session you are able to decrease the number of treated fat cells by about 20%. Each additional treatment further enhances your results, ridding you of an additional 20% of the treated fat cells per session. With CoolSculpting® at Total Skin, it’s easy to sit back, relax and reduce that stubborn fat.
How much does CoolSculpting® cost?
When it comes to CoolSculpting® Elite, no two bodies are the same. Though CoolSculpting® Elite is non-invasive and relatively painless, it’s still considered a medical procedure and may require a series of treatments to achieve the results you’re after. As such, prices for CoolSculpting® Elite can vary depending on your current height and weight, the size of your treatment area, and how much fat you’re aiming to eliminate.
When will I see CoolSculpting® Elite results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as four weeks after your treatment and will experience the most dramatic results after two months, but your body continues flushing out fat cells for up to six months after treatment.
What happens if I gain weight down the road?
Many people take even better care of themselves after seeing the results from their CoolSculpting® Elite procedure. However, if you do gain weight, you may gain it evenly all over your body, not just in the treated areas. You will, however, have fewer fat cells in your treated areas, so you may see increased tone in treated areas, even after gaining weight.
How many treatments are necessary?
Many see results after just one treatment, but others may need a few treatments to reach their specific goals. A trained member of our staff will work with you to customize an appropriate plan during your initial consultation, in which we will work together to determine treatment areas and the number of sessions needed.
What are the risks of the procedure?
Side effects are minor and rare and can include (but are not limited to) temporary discomfort or numbness in the treated areas following the session.
What happens to the frozen fat cells?
After the fat cells are targeted and frozen, your body naturally and gradually sheds them. They become processed and eliminated on their own over the course of six months. Unlike with diet and exercise, fat cells actually die and are permanently gone from your body with the CoolSculpting® Elite procedure. You’ll literally freeze them away and be left with a toned, firm body.
What areas do you treat?
The most common areas are abdomen, sides, back, legs, arms, chin and what we call the “banana roll,” which is a roll under the buttocks. However, if you have concerns in a different area, we recommend coming in for a consultation to find out how we can help!