What is CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is a body contouring treatment that uses the only FDA-cleared treatment for fat reduction, cryolipolysis.
What Areas Does CoolSculpting® Elite Treat?
CoolSculpting® Elite is used to treat stubborn, diet and exercise-resistant fat in nine body areas:
- Under the chin
- Bra line
- Under the buttocks
- Upper arms
How Does CoolSculpting® Elite Work?
CoolSculpting® Elite uses advanced cryolipolysis technology to freeze fat cells, destroying up to 20-25% of the cells in a treated area. Since fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the skin, the technology in CoolSculpting® Elite is able to target fat cells only without damaging other tissue. Applicators are placed on the treatment area and then cooled down to a temperature that only freezes the fat cells, causing cell death. The immune system then slowly removes the dead fat cells over time.
How is CoolSculpting® Elite Different Than the Legacy System?
CoolSculpting® Elite uses the same technology as the CoolSculpting® legacy system. However, it comes with two applicator paddles, allowing treatment of two areas at once. This can cut treatment length in half for clients desiring treatment on multiple body areas. The shape of the CoolSculpting® Elite applicator paddles have also been modified to allow more contact with the skin for a more effective treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is best for clients who have a healthy lifestyle, are physically active, and are close to their ideal weight. CoolSculpting® Elite is not a weight-loss treatment but instead is focused on removing fat that has not responded well to diet and exercise.
How Long Does it Take to See Results?
You will begin to see some minor changes in just a few weeks following treatment, with maximum results showing up after 3-4 months.
How Long Do CoolSculpting® Elite Results Last?
Once the dead fat cells are metabolized by the body, they’re gone forever! This doesn’t mean that you can’t ever gain weight in the area again, though, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.
How Many CoolSculpting® Elite Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you will need depends on the areas you want to be treated and the amount of fat to be removed. Treatment of one small area may only take one session, while larger areas with more fat will require repeat sessions. Since the CoolSculpting® Elite technology allows two body areas to be treated simultaneously, the number of treatment sessions for multiple body parts may be reduced by up to 50%.
Are There Any Side Effects from CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is noninvasive, nonsurgical, and considered to be both safe and effective by the FDA for removing body fat from nine approved body areas. The procedure has no recovery downtime and you are free to drive yourself home from your appointment. However, like with any procedure, there is the risk of certain side effects. Common side effects at the treatment site include:
- A pulling or tugging sensation
Mild to moderate pain at the treatment site is less common, but also possible. In very rare cases, clients may experience nerve pain or paradoxical fat hyperplasia, which occurs when the treatment actually increases the number of fat cells instead of reducing them.
If you’ve tried a healthy diet and regular exercise but still have areas of fat that just won’t budge, CoolSculpting® Elite can help. Contact Gulf Coast Institute of Rejuvenation at (941) 753-0600 or online to schedule your consultation and find out how CoolSculpting® Elite can give you that silhouette you’ve always wanted without the risk of surgery.