Does CoolSculpting® Work? Here’s Why You Should Try This Body Contouring Option

Woman (model) looking in the mirror confidently with her hands behind her head.

When searching for a procedure to contour and sculpt your body, CoolSculpting® is one of the most popular nonsurgical options available. Although not a weight loss treatment or magic bullet, CoolSculpting is incredibly effective for reducing fat and improving your silhouette. Our Rochester dermatology practice was one of the first providers to offer CoolSculpting, and our patients keep reaping the benefits, now with CoolSculpting Elite.

If you are unfamiliar with how CoolSculpting works and its many benefits, keep reading to discover how this noninvasive treatment can freeze away excess fat.

3 Reasons To Choose CoolSculpting Over Other Body Contouring Procedures

While several surgical and nonsurgical body contouring procedures are available, CoolSculpting remains the superior option for many reasons.

1. CoolSculpting Gives You Effective and Reliable Results

CoolSculpting relies on its original cryolipolysis technology that was carefully developed years ago, clinically proven, and FDA approved. CoolSculpting Elite advances this fat-freezing system, giving you excellent, time-tested, and even more efficient results.

It does this with 7 specially shaped applicators that conform to your body’s angles and contours. Some applicators are curved to fit rounded areas such as under the chin, the abdomen, and love handles, and others are flat to treat straighter areas of the body such as the arms and inner thighs. There’s even a surface applicator for the outer thighs and other areas without adequate pinchable fat.

CoolSculpting can remove up to 25% of fat cells in a single treatment; other body sculpting treatments may need several sessions to achieve the best results.

2. CoolSculpting Is a Safe Treatment Option

CoolSculpting machines are equipped with several safety features to give our patients an effective and comfortable treatment experience. The CoolSculpting system uses temperature control technology and sensors to make sure the devices don’t get too cold and cause freeze burns on the skin.

If the sensors detect a patient’s skin getting too cold, the system shuts down automatically so you don’t have to worry about skin or nerve damage after your CoolSculpting procedure.

It’s not for everyone, though. If you are pregnant or have a serious medical condition, recent surgery, a pre-existing hernia, or health concerns such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, CoolSculpting isn’t right for you.

3. CoolSculpting Permanently Removes Fat Cells

CoolSculpting permanently removes fat cells from specific areas of your body during a single treatment. Once your body flushes out the treated fat cells, they are gone for good!

However, there is the potential for your existing fat cells in the area to expand due to weight gain. Significant weight gain can impact the treated areas and may create the need for more CoolSculpting sessions.

What Are the Benefits of CoolSculpting Elite?

As the area’s premier provider, we offer CoolSculpting Elite’s advanced technology to give our patients improved results and other advantages, including:

  • More fat reduction: The applicator can address more fat cells than traditional CoolSculpting.
  • Larger treatment area: CoolSculpting Elite covers larger surface areas, targeting more fat cells in one session. (It treats 18% more surface area than traditional CoolSculpting.)
  • Quicker treatment: The dual applicators simultaneously target two treatment areas, making it a time-saving option for our patients.
  • More treatment areas: The CoolSculpting Elite applicators are designed to fit the body’s curves and flat areas more tightly so there’s better contact with the tissue. This allows effective treatment of many more areas.
Graphic: Areas You Can Improve with CoolSculpting® Elite

CoolSculpting Elite sculpts your contours by reducing fat in the
following areas.

WOMEN: Picture of woman (MODEL) with the following labels.

-Below the jawline (to define and contour your jawline)
-Bra fat (fat that occurs under the armpits)
-Upper arms
-Back fat
-Upper and lower abdomen
-Banana roll (fat under the buttocks)
-Upper arms
-Double chin (fat under the chin)
-Spare tire (fat accumulation on the lower abdomen)

MEN: Picture of man (MODEL) with the following labels.

-Double chin (fat under the chin)
-Muffin top (fat on the waist)
-Inner and outer thighs
-Below the jawline (define and contour your jaw)
-Upper abdomen
-Love handles (fat on the sides of the waist)
-Inner and outer thighs

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How To Maintain Your CoolSculpting Results

The best way to preserve your results is by following your provider’s aftercare instructions and preventing weight fluctuations.

Massage the Treated Area

Massaging your treatment area after CoolSculpting has been proven to boost results. Your provider will massage your skin after your session, and you can continue to massage the site during your recovery. This may help your body process your fat cells more efficiently. For the best results, follow your provider’s instructions on when to massage your body and for how long.

Eat a Balanced Diet

You don’t need to drastically reduce your calories or follow unhealthy diet plans to maintain your results. Our patients have great success eating a balanced diet that includes nutrient-rich foods and limiting high-fat and highly processed foods.

Don’t forget consistent hydration. Consuming adequate water after treatment will help your body’s lymphatic system flush the damaged fat cells. Once you’ve achieved your results, good hydration helps you maintain a healthy body and ensures your body absorbs the nutrients in your food.

Get Consistent Exercise

Keeping your metabolism active will help you process fat cells after the initial treatment. Additionally, regular exercise will keep your body strong and healthy and control weight gain. If you need help building and strengthening muscles, consider CoolTone™.

Get Maintenance Treatments

Although you will see excellent results after your initial treatment, maintenance treatments can improve and refine your results. Your provider will advise you when to undergo maintenance treatments based on your body goals.

What’s the Best Age for CoolSculpting?

You may be surprised to learn that CoolSculpting can work at nearly any age and body type. If you are generally healthy and want to lose stubborn fat, this is an excellent nonsurgical option to reshape and contour your body. Older patients can benefit from combining a skin tightening procedure such as Ultherapy® with CoolSculpting to improve sagging skin after fat reduction.

The advanced technology in the CoolSculpting Elite system makes it easier to shift stubborn fat deposits on your body with minimal discomfort and downtime. Our experienced providers customize each CoolSculpting treatment to fit your needs and desired results. To see if you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting Elite , request a consultation with our highly experienced team or call us at (585) 272-0700 to schedule an appointment.

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