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

Dermatology Associates of Rochester

Body contouring procedures are more popular than ever, and CoolSculpting® Elite is leading the charge at Dermatology Associates of Rochester. This noninvasive 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. But those who aren’t familiar with cosmetic procedures may be unsure of what to expect.

CoolSculpting Elite is a safe, simple, FDA-approved treatment, and we are the first practice in Rochester to offer this advanced CoolSculpting technology. If you have ever been interested in trying out fat reduction options, this walk-through offers a step-by-step guide of what to expect. 


Every CoolSculpting journey begins with a consultation. Request a complimentary meeting with Dermatology Associates of Rochester, the top CoolSculpting provider in Rochester, either online or by phone.

During this 1-on-1 conversation, you will have a chance to discuss treatment goals, desired results, and any other lingering questions. Katie, our CoolSculpting team leader, always gives you an honest assessment if CoolSculpting is right for you. She 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.


A CoolSculpting Elite treatment session begins with your provider marking the target area. They will take before photos, make note of 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 fatty tissue will be suctioned into place and exposed to a steady stream of cold. The procedure itself 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 at once and cut down on your overall treatment time.


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 over the course of 3 to 4 months, as the body begins to shed the 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 online or call the medical spa office at (585) 272-9346.

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