CoolSculpting® Elite is a safe and effective non-surgical fat-freezing treatment cleared by the FDA that delivers precisely controlled cooling below the surface of the skin to freeze and kill fat cells. It specifically targets those stubborn areas of fat pockets that won’t budge with diet and exercise.
CoolSculpting® Elite treats two areas of the body at the same time. There are seven different applicators to choose from, so treatments can be tailored to your specific body type depending on your body goals. Contact our team today to start CoolSculpting Elite in Palm Desert and Murrieta, CA, or keep reading to learn more about the process.
During the CoolSculpting Elite procedure, controlled cooling is delivered via an applicator to freeze the targeted fat. Though you may feel an intense cold initially, this feeling usually subsides within a few minutes as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, or mild pinching.
A gel pad is placed on the target site to protect your skin. Suction is used to draw the tissue into the applicator cup. The device then delivers controlled cooling to the treatment area. Depending on the area(s) being treated, your session can take between 35 minutes and one hour to complete. Once the treatment is complete, the CoolSculpting® Elite device will be removed, and the area will be massaged to maximize results.
CoolSculpting® Elite technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin.
The treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
CoolSculpting® Elite technology uses controlled cooling to target and treat these fat cells.
After your treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, tingling, or numbness in the treated area. Most patients are relieved of these symptoms after a few days, but it may last a couple of weeks. Overall, recovery time is minimal, and you are able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Many patients will see results as quickly as three weeks after treatment, but the most dramatic results typically appear within two to three months. The body will continue to process the fat cells for four to six months. CoolSculpting® Elite can provide a reduction of fat by up to 20 to 25 percent. Contact SoCal CoolBody today for CoolSculpting Elite in Murrieta.
CoolSculpting® Elite is not permanent, but the results are long lasting.
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.
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.
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.
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. The new CoolSculpting® Elite system has multiple 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.
There is minimal downtime with a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment; however, some patients may feel some discomfort like cramping or swelling in the treatment area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Patrick Moore, MD, FACS started his premedical education at the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry. In 1990, he received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed a 5 year residency in General Surgery.
Dr. Moore currently resides in Temecula, CA. Here, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Lauren and their 3 children. When Dr. Moore has free time, he is guaranteed to be spending time with his family. Together, they like to adventure outdoors, layout by the pool and go to the movies.