Approximately 54 million Americans go on a diet each year to help them achieve the look they want, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dieting and exercise can help maintain a healthy weight, but sometimes, even they are not enough to get rid of pockets of stubborn fat.
For people who do not want to undergo an invasive procedure like liposuction but want a more toned appearance, there is an alternative – CoolSculpting Elite.
At A Younger You Medical Spa, we offer this fat-freezing treatment to help you eliminate these fat pockets that not even diet or exercise can affect. Learn more about this non-surgical treatment and the benefits it can offer.
What Is CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite is a non-surgical treatment that tackles stubborn fat by freezing fat cells and allowing your lymphatic system to eliminate them.
Controlled cooling technology targets fat cells, which are more affected by the cold than other cells. The fat cells freeze while other cells remain untouched. Your body then processes the crystallized cells over time, giving you a more toned and natural look.
This non-invasive and non-surgical treatment is particularly useful for treating:
- Love handles
- Upper arms
- Double chin
- Back fat
- Fat under the buttocks
- Bra fat
It is important to understand that CoolSculpting Elite is not a weight-loss treatment. It is a body contouring procedure that can help you get the look you want but will not necessarily affect your weight.
The best candidates for this fat-freezing treatment are people who are close to their ideal weight but struggle with areas of fat that neither diet nor exercise can remove.
If you have extreme skin laxity, have a body mass index over 30, or if you want immediate results, this may not be the best option for you. We can find an alternative treatment to help you achieve your goals.
CoolSculpting vs. CoolSculpting Elite
CoolSculpting Elite is an improvement on the original CoolSculpting procedure. The Elite version has updated technology that allows you to get the results you want with fewer sessions.
Each session can also be much faster since CoolSculpting Elite uses two applicators instead of one, allowing the technician to treat different areas at the same time.
The CoolSculpting Elite applicator is more comfortable than the original, and it also offers better contact with the treatment area because of its newly designed handpieces. The handpieces have a C-shape instead of a U-shape and follow your body’s natural contours.
The applicators also come in seven different sizes and shapes, ensuring that we can use the perfect one for the area you want to be treated.
Preparing for CoolSculpting Elite
To prepare for this non-surgical treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with us. We will assess the areas you would like treated to make certain CoolSculpting Elite is the best choice. If you have questions about the procedure, we are happy to answer them.
We will ask for a full medical history and a list of medications you take. To help you prepare for treatment, we recommend you stop taking blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen and aspirin, as well as supplements like vitamin E, fish oil, and St. John’s Wort. Always consult with your primary physician before stopping any medications.
We also recommend that you avoid alcohol for at least five days before your appointment. Try to avoid damaging the skin in the areas we will treat. If you have cuts, rashes, or bruises, it may be a better idea to postpone treatment until you have healed.
On the Day of Treatment
Wear comfortable clothing and bring a change of clothes to wear during the appointment. Make sure that they offer easy access to the treatment areas. Feel free to also bring a book, tablet, or other entertainment for the session.
We usually do not apply any type of topical anesthesia before we start. The procedure can take one to several hours, depending on the size and quantity of the areas you want to be treated.
Once we finish, we will massage the areas to help loosen up the frozen fat cells. There is no downtime with CoolSculpting Elite, so you can get back to your life.
Recovery and Aftercare
After CoolSculpting Elite, you want to wear loose, comfortable clothing for a few days. We recommend you exercise lightly to allow blood to circulate and speed up the healing process. You can also use warm compresses in the treatment areas. We also recommend you stay hydrated.
Some people start seeing results just three weeks after their treatment session. You will start seeing much more noticeable results after two months. Your body will continue to eliminate the fat cells for up to six months, so you will likely continue seeing changes in how the treated areas look.
One of the best things about this fat-freezing treatment is that it permanently eliminates fat cells. As long as you maintain your weight, there is no reason to see fat pockets again in the targeted areas.
Turn to a Fat-Freezing Treatment for Lasting Results
If you no longer want to struggle with fat pockets that you can’t seem to get rid of, CoolSculpting Elite can be a perfect choice. This non-surgical treatment requires no downtime and is a safe alternative to more invasive procedures like liposuction.
At A Younger You Medical Spa, we are proud to offer CoolSculpting Elite to people in the Brookfield, Burlington, Waukesha, Milwaukee, and New Berlin areas of Wisconsin.
With our dedication to providing quality cosmetic treatments that enhance your natural beauty, we are one of the leading medical spas in the region. Call us today to schedule your appointment.