Coolsculpting® Elite is an innovative technology created by Allergan, the nation’s top cosmetic pharmaceutical company.
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What is Coolsculpting® Elite?
Coolsculpting® Elite is the newest and most advanced Coolsculpting® technology yet. It is an FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat. Coolsculpting® Elite allows you to target bulges of unwanted fat, giving you the power to sculpt the shape of your body. With millions of treatments done worldwide, it is proven to be safe and effective.
The new machine design of Coolsculpting® Elite now features a dual applicator, allowing patients to treat two separate areas at the same time. The applicators have also been improved in the latest generation of the technology. The applicator shape has been refined to allow 18% more tissue contact while simultaneously being more comfortable for the patient!
The FDA has cleared Coolsculpting® Elite to treat visible fat bulges in the following areas:
- Under the chin (double chin)
- Flanks (love handles)
- Inner and outer thighs
- Upper arms
- Bra fat
- Back fat
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
How Does Coolsculpting® Elite Work to Remove Fat?
In order to understand how Coolsculpting® Elite works, it is important to know the difference between weight loss and fat reduction. We are born with a fixed number of fat cells in our bodies. When we gain weight, we do not grow more fat cells; the fat cells just get larger. When we lose weight, our fat cells shrink.
Coolsculpting® Elite destroys fat cells through a phenomenon called cryolipolysis. Also known as fat freezing, cryolipolysis is effective because fat cells denature at a higher temperature compared to other cells. This means by using cooling technology, we can target the fat cells, leaving surrounding tissues unaffected.
Coolsculpting® Elite technology safely cools the targeted area down to the temperature where fat cells freeze. When the fat cells crystallize, the body naturally flushes them out of its system. Each Coolsculpting® Elite treatment can eliminate 20-25% of the fat cells in an area, leaving a more sculpted you.
What Is a Coolsculpting® Elite Treatment Like?
Everyone’s body is different! Coolsculpting® Elite treatments vary depending on your areas of concern, the number of sessions needed, and your ultimate goals. With two applicators on each machine and different applicators to choose from, your Coolsculpting® Elite specialist will design a treatment plan that will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
When you arrive for your Coolsculpting® Elite appointment, one of our staff members will apply a Coolsculpting® Elite applicator to your area of concern. If you choose to treat two areas at once, both applicators will be applied. The applicators have slight suction and will create a seal against your skin. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes of your treatment, you typically feel intense cold. This quickly dissipates within the first 5-10 minutes, as the area is numbed. Coolsculpting® Elite treatments can take as little as 35 minutes and treat two areas.
Recovery and Results After a Coolsculpting® Elite Treatment?
Coolsculpting® Elite does not require any recovery or downtime, so most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after Coolsculpting® Elite. After your treatment, you may experience some slight tenderness, redness, itching, or numbness in the treated area, which usually subside over one to three days.
Some patients may see results as early as three weeks after their session. The results will continue to improve over the next several weeks, and the most dramatic results are typically visible after two months. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to three to six months after treatment. During this time, the body will naturally eliminate around 25% of the treated fat cells.
Multiple treatments may be required depending on each person’s body and individual goals. Subsequent treatments can be done after two to four months, reducing up to another 20% of fat. Since the fat cells are eliminated from the body, the results from Coolsculpting® Elite are permanent.
You can also complement your Coolsculpting® Elite treatment with a SkinCeuticals® product to enhance your results. We especially recommend the Body Tightening Concentrate, a cooling fluid that helps tighten, firm, and improve the appearance of loose, sagging skin. Purchase your SkinCeuticals® products at the ONLY SkinCeuticals® Advanced Clinical Spa in El Paso, and earn points and discounts when you enroll in the SkinCeuticals® Rewards Program!
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Am I a Good Coolsculpting® Elite Candidate?
Coolsculpting® Elite is great for both men and women. A proper evaluation by one of our Coolsculpting specialists is required to determine whether you are a candidate for this non-invasive procedure.
Coolsculpting® Elite is best for candidates who:
- Are not considered overweight but still have stubborn fat, despite a healthy diet and regular exercise
- Have small to medium-sized pockets of fat and wish to avoid an invasive liposuction treatment
- Are in good health
- Have realistic expectations of what this treatment can achieve
- Want fat reduction and body contouring with no surgery or downtime
Coolsculpting® Elite is not intended for:
- Cellulite and obesity problems
- Tightening excess skin
Take the Next Steps
Look your best and feel confident. Get started by scheduling a consultation with our Body Treatment Specialists by calling or texting (915) 351-1116. During this time, we’ll evaluate what kind of treatment would be most beneficial for YOU, as well as answer any questions or concerns that you might have about the treatment.
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