After the procedure, your body continues to break down the treated (frozen) fat cells, leading to a natural cell death. As the fat cells die, they collapse, and the natural inflammatory process removes the dead cells through the lymphatic system over the next three weeks to three months. That leaves you with long-lasting results with no surgery, no needles, and no downtime. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
Many individuals who fall outside of the target weight range begin with diet and exercise regiments. As they lose weight and get closer to their target range, CoolSculpting can become an essential part of the strategy to look and feel their best, and most importantly – improve confidence. Request a one-on-one consultation with us today to learn if you’re a good candidate.
Fat reduction is serious business – it’s more than just a physical transformation. It affects every aspect of the human condition. Feeling and looking your best ignites your soul and gives you the confidence that leads to better self-esteem and empowering you to live your best life, instead of being caught up in your appearance.
While other facilities and offices offer CoolSculpting along with an endless menu of other services, we at Element Body Lab focus on one thing – fat reduction. We look at the technology as an art. We are sculpting your body, and we will give it the time and attention it deserves. We know that time, attention to detail and the individualized plans given to each patient all affect your life – mentally, emotionally and physically. We are proud of the beautiful transformations provided in this art and share in our successes with you.
We’ve also been there ourselves. Every team member at Element Body Lab has been for a consultation with a stranger, experienced a treatment for themselves, and understand all the nuances of this technology.
We know how significant a private, non-judgmental and personalized approach to this treatment is. We emphasize the shared physical and emotional transformation and the positive impacts on our clients lives. You will never be rushed, you will never be pressured, and you will always be our priority.
After the cells are frozen and crystalized, they undergo a natural cell death and eliminate over time. Because this process is slow and gradual, it allows the skin to adjust and restore elasticity. The cold also stimulates collagen and elastin production which helps tighten the skin in the treatment area(s).
You can expect an average of 20-25% reduction with each treatment. For this reason, identifying your treatment goals during your consultation is key. Most of our treatment packages include 2 rounds of treatment, achieving about 40% reduction in the treated area.
The Before & After Galleries shows what results look like several weeks after the CoolSculpting Treatment.
While diet, exercise, and other “fat loss” procedures only shrink fat cells, CoolSculpting destroys the cells. By removing the fat cells entirely, we remove the opportunity for the fat cells to enlarge during a lifestyle shift (or holiday season).
Although CoolSculpting will assist in achieving your fat loss goals, we urge and encourage you to maintain proper diet and exercise routines before, during, and after your treatment to maximize your results. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good; however, the remaining fat cells can get bigger and smaller with diet and exercise behaviors. So be on your best behavior.
Typically speaking, as the cooling begins and in the first few minutes, you’ll feel pressure and intense cold, like an ice pack attached to the end of a vacuum hose. The intense cold sensation soon fades (in about 5 minutes) but is never unbearable. The general area goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment. Typically, clients say the treatments are light-to-mild levels of discomfort. Most clients work on their laptop, enjoy watching TV or even take a nap during treatment.
After the treatment, you may feel some tingling as the area is massaged for 2 to 3 minutes. We’ll talk about the procedure, sensations, and what to expect after treatment during your consultation as well!
There’s no downtime and patients are usually able to return to normal activity following their procedure same day.
We always discuss all side effects, including cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity, swelling, redness, blanching, bruising, firmness, and sensations of fullness (like bloating in the abdomen and fullness of the throat after a double chin treatment). These effects are temporary and generally resolve within a few days or weeks. Though rare, some additional side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, talk with your provider to ensure this is the right procedure for you.
CoolSculpting is not for everyone. You should not have this procedure if you suffer from cryoglobulinemia, paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, cold agglutinin disease or are pregnant or breast feeding. At your complimentary consultation we will discuss all the details and ensure you’re well educated in the decision.
CoolSculpting’s FDA-clearance is for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area (double chin), thigh, abdomen, and flank (love handles), along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttock (also called the banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with the submental area treatment.
The first FDA clearance was received for those pesky love handles, also known as flanks or muffin top in 2010. Not long after, in 2012 the abdomen (also called belly fat, post-baby bulge, or belly pooch) was cleared. Treatment of the thighs received clearance in 2014 and in 2015, with the dawn of the selfie-era CoolSculpting was FDA cleared for submental fat (aka double chin). In 2016 CoolSculpting simultaneously received FDA clearance for back fat, bra fat, fat underneath the buttocks (coined “banana roll”). And the most recent FDA clearance was the first of its kind – treatment of the upper arms! Bye Bye BAT WINGS!
Element Body Lab offers the latest CoolSculpting technology – the CoolAdvantage Applicators that can treat patients in 35-45 minutes. Most patients have more than one treatment during the same office visit, so we invested in multiple CoolSculpting machines and applicators, so it’s possible to have multiple areas treated at once! We call this dual-sculpting.
We make scheduling easy – offering early mornings, afternoon, evening and even weekend hours. You can read, check your emails, or even nap during your treatment. Call us for our personal CoolSculpting experience – we’re people just like you.
Between now and then, you CAN get back to normal activity immediately. CoolSculpting is completely non-surgical so you can return to work, exercise or life the same day after your CoolSculpting treatment.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle. A healthy body = a happy body! We want happy patients who are happy with their results.