At Premier Skin Clinic, we are passionate about providing only the safest, most effective treatments to the clients who visit us from Fort Collins and other Northern Colorado communities, as well as those traveling from Wyoming and Nebraska – which is why we are adding CoolSculpt® Elite to our list of services.
CoolSculpt® is a non-invasive body contouring system that freezes fat cells and eliminates them. The most sophisticated CoolSculpt® system yet, CoolSculpt® Elite features dual applicators, an advanced touchscreen, and a lighter, more compact build than the original system, giving your provider more flexibility with your treatment.
CoolSculpt® Elite has redesigned cups that allow your practitioner to target 18% more surface area at a time. With two applicators per machine, our practitioners can now treat two areas on your body at once. These new applicators, with 7 different shapes and sizes, also offer improved fit and comfort.
What does CoolSculpting® do, and how does it work?
CoolSculpting® is ideal for clients who eat healthy and exercise regularly but still have areas of stubborn fat.
We use cryolipolysis, otherwise known as fat freezing, to freeze the fat cells in the treated area. For weeks to months following treatment, the body will naturally eliminate the dead fat cells, which can result in up to 20-25% reduction of stubborn fat in the treated area. Once these fat cells are gone, they are gone for good.
What makes CoolSculpt® Elite better than other treatments?
Compared with CoolSculpting®, CoolSculpting® Elite offers two applicators in one machine. This gives providers the ability to treat two areas at the same time – meaning patients can spend less time in the chair as compared to treating with the original CoolSculpting® system, which has 1 applicator.
The new CoolSculpting® Elite applicator collection includes 7 different shapes and sizes, which allows providers to treat a wide range of body areas. The innovative C-shaped design complements the body’s natural curves for improved fit and comfort as compared to the previous generation CoolSculpting® applicator.
Compared with invasive procedures like Liposuction, CoolSculpting® gives our patients little to no downtime, and results can be seen 1-3 months after treatment. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that can be painful and requires anesthesia, and once any post-surgical swelling resolves, results are seen soon after treatment. CoolSculpting® can cost far less than Liposuction, depending on the number of areas being treated.
What areas of the body can CoolSculpt® Elite be used on?
CoolSculpting® is FDA approved to reduce fat in both men and women on 9 areas of the body:
- Under the jawline
- Under the chin
- Upper arms
- Back fat
- Bra fat
- Flanks (love handles)
- Under the buttocks
What can I expect during my CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
After your private consultation with us, you will have clinical photos taken; these serve as a baseline to show the progressive changes to your body. The clinician will work with you to map out a customized treatment plan physically on the areas to be treated.
While sitting on a treatment chair, you will have CoolSculpting® Elite applicators attached to the areas being treated. First, a gel pad is put on to both protect the skin and ensure the applicator stays in place. The applicator uses vacuum so you may notice sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. After the applicator is in place, the therapeutic cooling is started. You will notice intense cold at first but after the first 10 minutes or so, the area being treated typically will become numb.
Most patients like to read, catch up on email, watch TV shows, or even take a nap during their treatments. Treatment sessions typically last between 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the applicator. After the treatment ends, the applicator and gel pad are removed, and the treated area is massaged for 2 minutes to help break up the fat cells. The massage is often the most uncomfortable part of the treatment as the treated area is both firm and very cold.
Once all your treatments in that session are done, you will get dressed and get back to your busy day. You can return to work, go to the gym, or do anything you would normally do. There are no restrictions on your activities, diet, sun exposure, etc. Over the following weeks and months, your body will do all the work internally as your treated fat cells die off and are removed by the body’s own natural processes.
How long does CoolSculpting® take to work?
A CoolSculpting® Elite session takes as little as 35 minutes, depending on the area treated. Some applicators, such as the one used on the double-chin area or outer thigh, involve longer treatment times. After each session, you can go right back to your daily routine. At Premier, we recommend at least two sessions to achieve your desired results. Visits are typically done 8 weeks apart.
After treatment, the dead fat cells are removed through a natural biological process. Though this process begins within days after your treatment, it can take up to 3-6 months for all the treated fat cells to die and then be cleared away from the treated area. Those fat cells, once eliminated, are gone for good.
Call 970-221-1285 to book your consultation for CoolSculpting® Elite and take advantage of the most advanced, non-invasive body contouring technology to eliminate your stubborn fat. ***Keep an eye on our newsletters and social media for limited time specials too!
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