CoolSculpting ELITE Non-Surgical Fat Reduction

Available at our Cow Hollow and Larkspur locations.

coolsculpting elite treatmentThere’s really a difference between fat reduction and weight loss.

When we diet and lose weight, it’s the size of our fat cells that shrinks, not the number of fat cells in our body. When we stop dieting, those same fat cells can enlarge again. CoolSculpting Elite non-surgically and effectively freezes away fat cells for good. This device is the only FDA-cleared fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling. Over one to three months following a treatment, frozen fat cells are absorbed by the body.

CoolSculpting ELITE can remove 20% to 25% of fat in the targeted area in a single treatment.

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Reach your body-beautiful goals faster! For ten years, CoolSculpting Legacy led the industry in innovation for non-surgical, safe, permanent fat-loss. Now, CoolSculpting ELITE’s next generation applicators fit the body’s curves better, allow for shorter treatment times, provide more comfort through improved cooling, and cover up to 18% more skin surface to treat larger areas. Elite also supports the use of two applicators simultaneously, so two treatment cycles may be completed during one session, for half the appointment duration of CoolSculpting Legacy.

What Is CoolSculpting?

targeted areas which coolsculpting elite treatsIt’s technical name is cryolipolysis, which is just a scientific way of saying “fat freezing”. For individuals with healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, fat freezing is a safe and effective way to reduce excess fat.

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment.

CoolSculpting is for patients at or near their ideal body weight who want to reduce fat in one or more of the nine FDA-cleared treatment areas: Submental (under the chin), submandibular (under the jawline), thigh, abdomen, flank (“love handles”), bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (“banana roll”), and upper arm fat.

Who Can treat Patients With CoolSculpting?

Only those trained and certified at the CoolSculpting® University should practice this treatment. However this is not strictly enforced, so consumers should research potential providers carefully. Our practitioners go well beyond the standard course curriculum by completing the CoolSculpting University Masters class training and certification. They have treated hundreds of male and female patients, over all approved body areas.

Am I A Good Candidate For CoolSculpting Elite?

Yes, if:
• Your BMI score is below 30 and you have areas of excess fat you wish to target.
• You’re tired of looking at stubborn fat. You might be at a healthy weight, but still have pockets or deposits of fat on certain areas of the body.
• You don’t want an invasive treatment, which comes with significant risks and downtime.
• You have “pinchable” areas of fat you’d like reduced.

For many people with stubborn, unwanted fat, CoolSculpting Elite is the ideal solution as it permanently removes fat cells without the need for surgery. However it’s not meant to be a treatment to help people lose a lot of weight.

Other Benefits

Minimal downtime, non-invasive, no anesthesia, no drugs, no special diet or exercise other than your usual healthy lifestyle.

Before and After Photos

(The before and after photos below showing results to eliminate a double chin were achieved after just two CoolSculpting treatments.)

How long until I see results?

Results will start to show in about one to three months with a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer as dead fat cells are expelled from the body.

How long do the results last?

After a CoolSculpting treatment, the treated fat cells no longer exist and can therefore no longer expand, resulting in the long-term reduction in the size and occurrence of “trouble spots”. However, since each contouring treatment reduces only about 20-25% of fat cells patients should continue to eat well and exercise, as they can still gain weight in that area due to the remaining fat cells.

What happens during treatment?

First a clear gel pad is applied to the treatment area. This creates a barrier between the cooling panel and your skin. When the applicator is applied you’ll feel a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body. At the onset of the procedure you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Treatment times vary depending on what part of the body is being treated. Treatments take around thirty-five to forty-five minutes per area. You can read, watch a show on your tablet or phone, or even take a nap. We will make sure you are comfortable!

Is there downtime with this treatment?

Typically, there is minimal discomfort and recovery time after the CoolSculpting procedure. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine immediately after their treatment. The treated area may have redness and tenderness for a few hours up to a few days. Some patients may experience one or more of the following: deep itching, tingling, numbness, cramping, and general aching or soreness. Don’t hesitate to contact us if these conditions persist or if you have any other post treatment concerns.

Coolsculpting Elite before and after photo

How many treatments are needed?

While some fat such as submental fullness (under-chin fat) can be reduced with just one to two sessions, other areas may require a series of four or more treatments. This is because in each session up to 25% of fat cells can be destroyed, so more treatments may be needed to achieve your goals. Generally, moderate body contouring can typically be accomplished with two to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. We can provide an individualized treatment plan best suited for your body and desired results.

Coolsculpting Elite before and after photo

What’s The Science?

CoolSculpting® uses patented fat-freezing technology to selectively break down fat cells deep below the surface of the skin. Eventually, the fat cells rupture and die, allowing your body to naturally metabolize, absorb and excrete them. That is to say, the damaged fat cells are flushed from the body over time.
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1.) Many of us have bulges of stubborn fat, like muffin tops
2.) Yellow large fat cells
3.) Blue represents fat cells that have been frozen during a CoolSculpting treatment.
4.) Frozen cells shrink, die, and are absorbed by the body for up to six months after treatment.
5.) After your treatment, fewer yellow fat cells remain. Externally, results are visible. You may not weigh less, but you’ll look thinner.

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