Your First CoolSculpting® Elite Treatment: Before, During, and After

Dermatology Associates of Rochester

Nonsurgical body contouring options, including fat reduction and muscle toning treatments, continue expanding. CoolSculpting led the way with its “fat freezing” technology, and CoolSculpting® Elite represents the latest evolution of the procedure. This non-invasive procedure uses the latest technology to freeze away fat cells and slim down stubborn rolls and bulges.

Because CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical option that doesn’t involve downtime or anesthesia, it’s a popular “beginner’s treatment” for new patients. However, those unfamiliar with cosmetic procedures may be unsure what to expect.

Is CoolSculpting Safe? 

CoolSculpting Elite is an FDA-approved treatment with an excellent safety record. We were the first practice in Rochester to offer this advanced CoolSculpting technology. Katie, our CoolSculpting team leader, has performed thousands of CoolSculpting treatments. If you have ever been interested in trying out fat reduction options, this walk-through offers a step-by-step guide to what to expect. 

What Happens Before a CoolSculpting Elite Treatment?

Every CoolSculpting journey begins with a consultation. During this 1-on-1 conversation, you can discuss treatment goals, desired results, and any other lingering questions. You’ll get an honest assessment if CoolSculpting is right for you, and we may also suggest other treatments that would pair well with your body sculpting goals. Together, you can decide on a custom treatment plan just for you.

What Happens During a CoolSculpting Elite Treatment?

A CoolSculpting Elite treatment session begins with your provider marking the target area. They will take before photos, note your current weight, and handle any skin-protecting measures. You will then be asked to lie down in a comfortable, inclined seat.

The provider will ready the C-shaped cooling applicator and place it on the treatment area. In most cases, the applicator suctions the fatty tissue between 2 paddles, where it rapidly cools to a temperature low enough to destroy the fat cells. The procedure usually lasts 1 to 2 hours, depending on the number of areas being addressed. Thanks to our 3 CoolSculpting Elite machines, you can treat multiple body parts simultaneously and reduce your overall treatment time.

What to Expect After Your Treatment

Patients may experience mild redness, bruising, or numbness around the treatment area. But these side effects will fade within a few days or weeks. There is no downtime required after a CoolSculpting session. You can return to work or home immediately after the procedure.

Your results will gradually develop throughout 3 to 4 months as the body sheds dead, frozen fat cells naturally. The target areas will begin to shrink as these cells are permanently removed. You can schedule a series of follow-up sessions for more dramatic results. Ask our dedicated CoolTeam how many treatments will help you best reach your body contouring goals.

CoolSculpting Elite is an excellent option for freezing away fat and toning the body, all without the need for surgery. If you would like to learn more about your body contouring options in the Rochester, NY, area, you can request a consultation using the online form or call the medical spa office at (585) 272-9346.

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