When CoolSculpting first gained FDA approval in 2010, it quickly became a popular way to reduce stubborn fat that seems immune to diet and exercise. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that allows patients to finally see results that even diet and exercise can’t achieve.
Patients love CoolSculpting so much that when CoolSculpting Elite was released, the team at A Younger You Medical Spa knew we needed the latest advancements in body sculpting. As a result, patients in Brookfield and Burlington now have the opportunity to sculpt the body they want using the latest technology available.
People’s bodies come in different shapes and types, and some bodies hold on to resistant fat pockets that keep you from achieving the figure you want even when you’re exercising and eating healthy foods. CoolSculpting Elite allows you to see the results you’ve worked for.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing treatment in which a skilled technician places an applicator onto a stubborn pocket of fat. The applicator suctions the skin into its cooling plates, then exposes the fat to precise, calibrated cooling.
The cold temperature of the CoolSculpting process freezes underlying fat without harming the skin in the surrounding tissues because fat freezes at higher temperatures than skin.
After the fat cells freeze, the cell membrane holding the fat ruptures, and it dies. The body naturally processes the dead fat cells, removing them from the body via the lymphatic system. The fat cells never return, making it a permanent, non-surgical treatment for reducing pockets of fat.
How Is CoolSculpting Elite Different?
CoolSculpting Elite builds on the fat-freezing treatment developed with the original procedure. While the original CoolSculpting machine only allowed for one applicator per treatment, CoolSculpting Elite uses a dual applicator system, enabling technicians to double the fat reduction in less time.
CoolSculpting Elite’s new applicators are also entirely re-engineered using a new, innovative design. The new design complements the body’s natural curve, better fitting the treatment area. As a result, the unique shape is more effective and comfortable.
Lastly, the CoolSculpting Elite’s cooling panels are 18% larger than the originals, increasing the amount of frozen fat in a single treatment.
What Areas Can I Treat with CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite’s groundbreaking technology makes it the only non-surgical treatment for targeting nine areas of the body, including:
- The submental area under the chin
- The submandibular area under the jawline
- Inner, outer, and front thighs
- The abdomen
- Flanks or love handles at the waist
- Bra fat on the torso, under the armpits
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks
- Upper arms
While both CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite may require multiple treatments to achieve your desired results, with CoolSculpting Elite, the treatment is more effective, and appointments are shorter.
Will CoolSculpting Elite Help Me Lose Weight?
While losing weight and eliminating fat may sound similar, they’re not the same. CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss treatment; it’s a fat-freezing treatment. Since muscle weighs so much more than fat, the fat you lose from CoolSculpting won’t make a big difference to the number on your scale.
CoolSculpting treatments improve your appearance and can remove up to 25% of the fat in a treatment area. Patients undergoing CoolSculpting procedures aren’t necessarily looking to drop weight but hoping to improve their figure at a current healthy weight.
How Does a CoolSculpting Elite Procedure Work?
Every CoolSculpting Elite treatment begins with a consultation with one of our expert technicians. We’ll discuss your treatment areas and your ultimate goals during this consultation and estimate the number of sessions you’ll need to see the best results.
When it’s time for your treatment, a member of our expert team will attach the applicator to your treatment area, where it will sit for the duration of your session. Although the CoolSculpting device will feel cold to your skin for the first few moments after activation, this sensation should go away after a few minutes.
While your treatment is underway, you can read, watch TV, or even sleep while the activators destroy your fat cells. The entire treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the targeted area. After the treatment, we will massage the area to break up the crystallized fat cells.
The procedures don’t require any downtime, so you can resume your daily activities immediately.
How Many CoolSculpting Elite Sessions Will I Need?
The number of sessions you’ll need varies based on your treatment area. Most patients receive between one and three sessions. However, for CoolSculpting to work, there must be a “pinchable” amount of fat in the area.
We typically ask patients to wait at least a month between treatments. The body needs some time to flush the fat cells, and you don’t want to refreeze the same dead fat cells. Waiting for one to three months between treatments provides the best results.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients begin to see changes in the contour of their treatment area as soon as three weeks after their initial treatment. However, two months after your treatment, the results will be much more noticeable.
Since the destroyed fat cells need to go through the body’s natural eliminating process, the full results take time. Smaller treatment areas, such as the chin or jawline, tend to see results sooner.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is ideal for anyone who wants to get rid of pockets of excess fat that stubbornly persist despite maintaining a relatively healthy weight. Candidates for CoolSculpting Elite should be near their ideal weight to see optimal results.
If your goal is to shed resistant fat without surgery or downtime, then CoolSculpting may be the ideal treatment for you. To learn if you’re a good candidate for this state-of-the-art body contouring treatment, book your appointment with A Younger You Medical Spa at our convenient Burlington or Brookfield locations!