The Skin & Laser Center of Grosse Pointe is proud to offer scientifically-proven, non-invasive body contouring treatments that reduce fat in trouble spots and help patients reach their aesthetic goals with little to no downtime. In this post, we’re answering all your questions about one of our most effective and popular treatments, CoolSculpting® Elite.
What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® is a safe, non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure that uses cooling technology to freeze and eliminate unwanted fat cells without surgery or downtime. Originally developed by Harvard scientists, CoolSculpting® hit the market in 2010, and since then over 8 million treatments have been performed worldwide. In as little as 35 minutes, the procedure freezes away stubborn fat in many areas of the body, including the upper and lower abdomen, inner thighs, flanks and back of the arms.
What is CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is the latest, most advanced CoolSculpting® technology on the market and the #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment in the US. The treatment safely freezes and eliminates stubborn fat cells by up to 20-25% without harming surrounding cells and tissue. Following treatment, the frozen fat cells are naturally processed and permanently eliminated over time by the body’s own natural processes, yielding long-term, natural-looking results.
CoolSculpting® Elite applicators were designed in a C-shape cup to complement the body’s natural curves for an improved fit and comfort during treatments. The design and dual capability of the applicator afford better tissue contact and coverage, with up to an 18% larger cooling area than traditional CoolSculpting®.
With the advancements in the new CoolSculpting Elite, we can deliver faster, better, and more consistent treatments than ever before. We can treat two areas at once and offer more comprehensive contouring of body fat, while freezing the fat in nearly half the time. The new improved collection of applicators allows us to reach our goals with decreased treatment time, larger treatment area while providing a comfortable delivery. – Dr. Richard Ferrara, MD
CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in nine areas of the body, including the thighs, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, “love handles,” underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), upper arm, and the double chin area.
Am I a Candidate for CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting® treatments are fully customizable for both men and women—Skin and Laser Center providers will work with you to design a treatment plan precisely suited to your specific needs and goals.
Does CoolSculpting® hurt?
During the CoolSculpting® Elite procedure patients may experience slight discomfort that subsides as the treatment area becomes numb. This may include intense cold, tingling, stinging, and cramping sensations but most patients say this goes away within a few minutes and the rest of the treatment is very comfortable. Side effects may include “temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment.”
When will I see results from CoolSculpting®, and how long do they last?
Patients may start to see results as early as three weeks after treatment. The most dramatic results will appear between one and three months after treatment. In clinical trials, 100% of CoolSculpting® Elite patients saw results within a 30-day period. We also pair our CoolSculpting® treatments with Alastin Skincare TransFORM Body Treatment to help enhance results.
Once fat cells are destroyed, they are gone for good! Click here for more details on CoolSculpting® and before and after photos.
What other body contouring treatments does the Skin & Laser Center offer, and how do they differ from CoolSculpting®?
The Skin & Laser Center of Grosse Pointe also offers CoolTone. CoolTone is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that is FDA-cleared for strengthening and toning the muscles of the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Using high-frequency electromagnetic technology to stimulate muscle contractions, CoolTone is a great complement to CoolSculpting®, as it tones and firms the muscles in the treatment area. While the two procedures are often done together, it is not necessary to do CoolSculpting® before CoolTone. Your personalized consultation with the Skin & Laser Center team will help determine which treatments are right for you.
How do I get started with CoolSculpting®?
Email the Skin & Laser Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 313-884-9100 to schedule your personalized body contouring consultation. During this consultation, our team will get to know you and get a sense of your aesthetic goals. We’ll design a fully customized treatment plan to address your concerns and help you achieve the changes you’re looking for.