CoolSculpting Elite is an innovative fat reduction procedure using the most advanced technology to date. The non-invasive treatment can permanently eliminate up to 20-25% of fat cells without the need for surgery. This cosmetic procedure provides a solution for those stubborn areas of the body where it is difficult to remove fat by diet and exercise.
How does CoolSculpting Elite work?
CoolSculpting works by targeting and freezing fat cells to break them down and kill them. It does this via a process called cryolipolysis, where two panels known as applicators clamp and hold a roll of fat. The state-of-the-art technology then cools the fat cells to a freezing temperature without causing the patient any pain.
CoolSculpting Elite is the only FDA-cleared cosmetic procedure for killing stubborn fat cells in nine different body areas. These include the abdomen, thighs, under the buttocks, upper back (around the bra line), lower back (including love handles), upper arm, under the chin, and around the jawline.
Is CoolSculpting safe?
The cryolipolysis procedure that CoolSculpting uses is exceptionally safe and carries less risk than other similar treatments such as liposuction. The freezing method that CoolSculpting uses only damages fat cells. All other cells, including skin cells and underlying tissue, will remain undamaged and unchanged.
CoolSculpting is completely non-invasive, so it does not involve any surgery, incisions, or anesthetic. Therefore, there is no recovery time, and patients can continue with their daily activities, including driving straight after treatment.
What is the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite?
Coolscupting Elite uses a more advanced machine with a more intelligent design. Elite uses dual applicators instead of one, as the original CoolSculpting does. Because of this, it can treat two areas simultaneously, making the treatment time shorter and more efficient.
Elite also has 18% more skin surface coverage, making it more effective for larger body areas. There are several different applicator sizes, too, giving greater precision for hard-to-reach spots like the neck. With all these improvements, CoolSculpting Elite eliminates significantly more unwanted fat than the original version.
What to expect during a CoolSculpting Elite treatment
During a CoolSculpting session, the cosmetic surgeon or aesthetic medicine provider will vacuum the skin of the targeted area into an applicator that will then begin cooling the fat cells. The extreme temperature numbs the site like a numbing agent would, so it does not feel painful or uncomfortable. Some patients may feel a cooling sensation, mild tingling, or light pinching but rarely anything more.
A Coolscultping Elite session will last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of body parts requiring treatment. Afterward, you might notice the targeted area feels a bit sore, similar to after an intense workout.
The results of CoolSculpting are not immediate as the fat cells leave the body gradually. You will start to see the effects within 1 to 3 months, but it can take between 4 to 6 months for all the dead fat cells to exit the body. By this time, you can expect to see around a 20% decrease in fat in the treated area.
Is CoolSculpting Elite suitable for you?
CoolSculpting Elite is for anyone who is at or near their ideal body weight but is struggling to lose fat in one of the nine areas that CoolSculpting Elite targets. This innovative procedure is suitable for anyone who has previously tried to eliminate fat through diet and exercise and had no success. It is a solution for those who want to change the look of their body without resorting to risky, invasive, and surgical procedures.