What is CoolSculpting® ELITE?
CoolSculpting® ELITE is a non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that works by freezing fat cells using a process called cryolipolysis. The thermal effects of freezing these cells causes the outer membrane to break down, thus permanently destroying unwanted fat from the treatment area. CoolSculpting® ELITE targets subcutaneous fat without injuring your skin and surrounding tissues.
Why CoolSculpting® ELITE?
Coolsculpting & Coolsculpting Elite offers a non-surgical, natural approach to “sculpt” the areas of your body that are resistant to diet and exercise. It can be used to sculpt the abdomen, back, inner and outer thighs (saddlebags), the flanks (muffin top), upper arms, and your double chin.
The new Coolsculpting ELITE device is clinically shown to have 96.6% acceptable tissue contact as compared to only 65.7% for the older Coolsculpting device – a 30.9% improvement. This results in a larger treatment area, greater fat reduction, and better results for YOU!
- No downtime
- Permanent fat loss
- Treat from your chin to your knees.
- Freeze double the fat in half the time with Dualsculpting™.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will come up with a treatment plan with your provider prior to your appointment so you can plan your time accordingly. Once our providers have applied the treatment applicators, they will adjust pillows and make you as comfortable as possible. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Once you are done, your provider will massage the treated area. Studies show that massage after the treatment helps to optimize results. You may feel tenderness and numbness in the treated area for 1-2 weeks. In 2-3 days after treatment you may feel some itching that is a sign of the fat cell destruction. You may resume normal daily activity immediately after your treatment.
So what is exactly is CoolSculpting® and how can it freeze off my fat?
Many people have stubborn fat that is resistant to exercise and diet, but when combined with Coolsculpting® can help minimize the appearance of those stubborn bulges. Fat cells crystalize and die at 4 degrees Celsius (C). CoolSculpting® will bring the temperature as low as -11 degrees C to penetrate several layers of fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. Once those fat cells are crystallized, they die and are gone for good!
Are results from Coolsculpting® permanent?
Yes! Once fat cells are destroyed with CoolSculpting® and removed from the body, they cannot be regenerated. Each time you treat an area with CoolSculpting®, you can expect an average of 20-25%* lasting fat reduction. And the best part is CoolSculpting® is safe to do multiple times to one area should you want more reduction! *Disclaimer: CoolSculpting® is a FDA-cleared, proven procedure. Like all aesthetic procedures, results may vary.
What does the CoolSculpting® treatment feel like?
Take a brand new ice pack out of the freezer and place it on your bare skin - that is what the CoolSculpting® procedure will feel like. Some experience a slight burning or tingling sensation for a few minutes, like when you put your cold hands into warm water, but that will quickly subside. After each application is done, your technician will perform a 2 minute manual massage to help break down the crystallized fat cells and bring the temperature back to normal, this can feel slightly uncomfortable but will quickly subside. Within minutes your body will not show sign of any treatment being done.
Who is an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting®?
Generally healthy individuals who are 20-30 pounds or less from their goal weight who are looking to treat areas of stubborn fat. Those above 30 pounds may still receive CoolSculpting®, however, more treatments may be needed to achieve a peak result. Those who are closer to 50 pounds overweight would be advised to try diet and exercise first and return to the clinic at a future date for treatment of the more stubborn fat.
Is there downtime after CoolSculpting®?
No! There is no required downtime after a CoolSculpting® procedure, however, some may experience discomfort in the treatment site like cramping, tingling, numbness and slight swelling. Since there is absolutely no downtime, some patients even come during their lunch break!
I’m not rich, can I afford CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a great non-surgical alternative, which can likely be less expensive than other invasive methods of removing unwanted fat. However, this is not always the case, scheduling your free consultation will help us better assess the areas you are considering and give you an accurate estimate of your treatment.
How many CoolSculpting® treatments will I need?
A typical candidate for CoolSculpting® will likely need 1-2 treatments to any given area. We offer free consultations to better assess the areas you would like to treat.
How long does a CoolSculpting® consultation take?
Your free CoolSculpting® consultation will take about 15-20 minutes and we will be able to give you a specific treatment plan and price estimate. Once you are determined to be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®, we can likely treat you that same day!
Why does CoolSculpting® work when diet and exercise do not?
Chances are, you have some “problem areas”, these problem areas likely contain more fat cells than the adjacent areas, and you may NOT need to lose any weight. This is the exact reason CoolSculpting® is such a great solution. Now you can finally target those areas without having to go through strenuous invasive procedures. When adults gain weight (excluding obesity) the fat cells are simply getting larger, like balloons. When you lose weight, these fat cells just get smaller. This is why CoolSculpting® is such a great option. Once treated with CoolSculpting®, that number of fat cells is reduced significantly. With repeated treatments, the fat bulge can be eliminated to a minimal or nearly completely gone state. Once destroyed, the body's natural processes remove the deceased fat cells from those targeted treatment areas.
How long does it take to see my results?
Results can be seen in as little as 4 weeks, but the best results are seen in 2-4 months. Some results can take up to 6 months to fully develop.
Are there any side effects or risks to CoolSculpting®?
Typically there are no side effects from CoolSculpting®, however some people may feel temporary tingling, numbness, tenderness, bruising, or swelling in the treated area. Treated areas may become slightly flushed post treatment for a period of up to one hour. But that's it! Typical risks are a minor chance of temporary bruising, swelling and numbness to the treated area. All side effects are transient and will completely resolve with time.
What is a CoolSculpting® treatment like from start to finish?
When you decide to treat with CoolSculpting®, certain applicators are chosen for the specific area you want treated. For example, a CoolCore for the abdominal area or CoolFit for the arms. Your technician will then apply these applicators in the appropriate treatment area and it will remain there through the duration of the treatment (usually 35-45 minutes).
When these applicators are placed on, a vacuum-like suction pulls and holds the fat in a tissue cup, which then bring the temperature down gradually to -11 degrees C. That is right, your fat will be frozen solid! This stimulates a process called apoptosis which is a programmed cell death. No other cells or organs are harmed, just the subcutaneous fat! When the treatment has completed, your technician will provide a manual massage to further break down the fat cells, by as much as 68%! When the massage is done, your treatment area will return to its normal state - so you won't be walking out with a block of ice!
What happens to the treated fat?
Just like any other dead cell in your body, the destroyed fat cells are processed out naturally through digestion, metabolization and the lymphatic drainage system. You will not be able to see these cells being excreted or feel any differently, just sit back and watch your relationship with your mirror grow stronger!
How does CoolSculpting® compare to VelaShape®, SculptSure, or Venus Freeze?
While they have similar names, they should not be confused with CoolSculpting®, an FDA cleared treatment for non-invasive, fat reduction. Treatments like SculptSure, VelaShape® and Venus Freeze are "laser treatments" that shrink fat cells temporarily. So while you may see a reduction in the areas treated, there is no long-term sustainable damage to the fat cells which CoolSculpting® provides.
Coolsculpting® also holds the patent for freezing fat cells at -11 degrees C which has been proven over and over, through Harvard based studies, to be the temperature at which multiple layers of fat cells crystalize and therefore die.
Can I get my treatment the same day as my consultation?
Yes! We often have same-day availability for treatments!