The CoolSculpting® Elite fat-reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat in targeted areas. Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting® Elite procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates for the CoolSculpting® Elite procedure have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Many people want a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
The price for CoolSculpting® Elite procedures varies depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed, and your ultimate goals. Most patients opt to receive treatments in multiple body areas in order to achieve their goals. The cost typically ranges between $2,000-$4,000 for their personalized treatment plan depending on the number of areas treated.
The length of your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being treated during one visit. The latest technology of CoolSculpting® Elite can treat a patient in 35-60 minutes, some patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit. Some practices even have multiple CoolSculpting® systems and applicators, so it’s possible for a patient to have multiple areas treated at once. You and your provider may also schedule additional treatments or office visits in order to meet your goals.
Results can be seen after one visit for some, though it may take several visits for others. However, an individual consultation will determine how many treatments are necessary to meet your specific goals.
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their CoolSculpting® Elite treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 or 3 minutes. Patients are usually able to return to normal activities following their appointment.
During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. Following the procedure, typical side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity. Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental area treatment. These effects are temporary and generally resolve within days or weeks.
Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, ask your physician if the CoolSculpting® Elite procedure is right for you.
You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment.
There is minimal downtime with a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment; however, some patients may feel some discomfort like cramping or swelling in the treatment area.
CoolSculpting® Elite is not permanent, but the results are long lasting.
CoolSculpting® Elite is a great option for those people who do not want to undergo surgery. It is better for localized fat removal. Liposuction is an aggressive form of fat removal and can remove larger quantities of fat at a time.
Christie grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, attended The Pennsylvania State University earning a Bachelors in Health Policy and Administration, and then graduated from the AVEDA Institute in Chapel Hill as a Licensed Esthetician. She has worked at Synergy for over 3 years. Skincare has always been her passion, so this industry was a no-brainer! Most recently, Christie attended CoolSculpting University to become fully CoolSculpting Certified. She is our Coolsculpting & Emsculpt Technician at our Inside the Beltline location, helping to improve her client’s skin issues and level of self-confidence by reaching their goals with CoolSculpting or Emsculpt. In her free time, Christie likes to spend time with friends and family, and making as many trips to the beach as possible!
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