For non-surgical fat removal, CoolSculpting® could be the answer that you need. You may not want to wait the full month or more before you see results. Find out how you can see a change in your appearance even faster with CoolSculpting® Elite at The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® is the only method of fat reduction that doesn’t require surgery and has FDA clearance. This method employs an applicator that targets fat cells with controlled cooling. Due to the skills required for safely targeting the CoolSculpting® equipment, only qualified technicians may administer this procedure, like our experts at The Skin Center by CPS.
Why Choose CoolSculpting® for Fat Reduction?
The standard CoolSculpting® procedure offers several benefits over more intensive forms of fat reduction, such as surgical liposuction. First, you can do the procedure over your lunch break and return to your standard activities. There is no downtime after getting a CoolSculpting® treatment. In fact, many people find the procedure relaxing because they have a quiet 30 to 45 minutes to watch a movie, read a book, or listen to music while the technician works.
While CoolSculpting® can offer great results after several treatments, other options may work better for you. Therefore, we always consult with each individual before they choose the fat reduction method that will give them the best results. Other options include surgical and non-surgical options, such as liposuction and CoolSculpting® Elite.
How Long Do CoolSculpting® Results Take on Average?
The results for CoolSculpting® take between one to three months, on average, to really see. But even after a single session, fat layers reduce in thickness by 20% to 25%. The good news about this fat reduction is that you will see continued results as your body naturally eliminates the fat cells targeted by the treatment. Additionally, if you have multiple sessions to get rid of larger deposits of fat or for several areas on your body, you will also see greater results over the weeks and months after your treatment.
The reduction in fat throughout the body changes the contours to be sleeker, giving you a slimmer silhouette. Plus, studies back up the treatment’s longevity with patients still showing results six to nine years after receiving CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting Patient Results
How Do CoolSculpting® and CoolScuplting Elite Work?
Both versions of the CoolSculpting® system use applicators to direct coolness to a specific body area with fat deposits you want to lessen. The applicators chill the fat inside the body without causing damage to the skin or internal tissues. Additionally, CoolSculpting® and CoolSculpting® Elite are the only procedures for fat reduction that are nonsurgical options and cleared by the FDA.
Cooling fat cells is a process called cryolipolysis. Through this procedure, the technician targets fat cells in the body to cool them. When the fat cells cool, they undergo apoptosis, which is the natural death of cells. Because fat cells sustain damage and die at higher temperatures than other tissue, the CoolSculpting® process does not cause damage.
After the fat cells die, the body’s own immune system takes over to process the remains of the fat cells out of the body. The results are less body fat and a more sculpted appearance.
Both forms of CoolSculpting® can reduce fat from men and women in up to nine places on the body, including, but not limited to:
- Upper arms
- Hips or outer thighs
- Under the buttocks
The CoolSculpting® technician will need to know your problem areas during the consultation to create a custom treatment plan for you.
How Is CoolScuplting Elite Different?
The company behind CoolSculpting® offers a new device to improve the application of cooling technology. Named the CoolSculpting® Elite, this device uses the same FDA-cleared technological methods of its predecessors, but the Elite offers upgrades for technicians.
The CoolSculpting® Elite offers technicians seven different applicators. With more applicators to choose from, the system improves the coverage of the cooling area and fits the body’s natural contours better. In fact, it can cover 18% more area than the original model using a single applicator.
With more applicators, the CoolSculpting® Elite can get twice as much work done during each treatment session by allowing the technician to apply cold two sites at once. Therefore, if you agree upon a set number of treatments with your CoolScuplting technician, you may get similar results in fewer appointments by choosing a provider who offers the CoolScuplting Elite.
How Long Does CoolSculpting® Elite Require to Show Results?
The CoolSculpting® Elite system’s unique design can treat twice as many places per session, reducing the total number of treatments required. Therefore, the Elite system can help you to see faster results due to requiring fewer treatment sessions.
However, note that the body has to naturally process out the fat cells, so you will still need to wait for at least a few weeks before seeing a marked difference after your initial treatment. The total time you wait will depend on how much fat the procedure cooled and which part of the body you had treated.
For example, you may only need one or two treatments to address fat under the chin, but stubborn deposits on the outer thighs or abdomen may require more treatments. Based on your personalized plan, we schedule each subsequent session about once a month or every six weeks.
Find Out More About How to Get CoolSculpting® Elite Treatment from The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery
Contact us to find out more about using the newest option from the company that produces CoolSculpting® and CoolTone, the CoolSculpting® Elite. Plus, when you schedule a consultation with us, you can learn if the CoolSculpting® Elite system can help. At The Skin Center, we want to give you the chance to look your best by bringing the latest aesthetic technology to our clinic. If you want to know more about CoolSculpting® Elite, schedule your consultation with us today at The Skin Center by Charlotte Plastic Surgery.