By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM on CoolSculpting® Elite
CoolSculpting® Elite is an evolved fat freezing system from CoolSculpting, the world’s leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment.
This next-generation system builds upon the legacy of CoolSculpting’s classic cryolipolysis technology by giving patients the chance to fast-track fat removal in half the time. Thanks to a powerfully upgraded cooling system and the introduction of seven body applicators, patients can break down a larger percentage of body fat in just one single session. CoolSculpting Elite’s upgraded fat freezing applicators are 18% bigger than standard versions, giving clinicians the power to sculpt and contour the body in a highly targeted way.
The Cosmetic Skin Clinic is the number 1 CoolSculpting treatment provider in the UK, and the very first UK clinic to offer CoolSculpting Elite. Contact our CoolSculpting clinics in London and Buckinghamshire or get in touch today to find out more.
CoolSculpting® Elite is a non-invasive and non-surgical fat reduction system that was launched by Allergan Aesthetics in Jan 2021. It represents one of the major innovations in body contouring technology to happen in the last 10 years. Thanks to its upgraded cooling system and its versatile fat freezing applicators, patients can break down unwanted fat stores across diverse areas of their bodies in half the time of a standard CoolSculpting procedure. As the next-generation fat reduction treatment, it gives patients the ability to burn through fat without the need for surgery, exercise or downtime. Currently, CoolSculpting® is the world’s leading fat freezing technology, having been performed over 8 million times throughout 80 countries.
CoolSculpting Elite uses the same pioneering fat freezing technology of CoolSculpting, but delivers its cooling energy through advanced dual applicators. These C-shaped applicators have been shaped to provide a tight fit and precision fat freezing delivery for a wide variety of different body shapes. During the treatment, our trained practitioners will deliver CoolSculpting’s patented cryolipolysis, or fat freezing technology to break down subcutaneous fat tissues across targeted areas. The applicator will chill the targeted unwanted fat cells to a cool temperature (around -9C) for a specific amount of time to crystallise the fat tissues and break them up. Your body will then naturally dispose of the unwanted fat tissues through standard metabolic processes after the treatment takes place.
CoolSculpting Elite is an ideal treatment for patients who want to maximise fat reduction in the shortest amount of time. Thanks to the dual applicators of CoolSculpting Elite, we can target two areas of the body at the same time in a short 35-minute session. So if you have multiple areas of bulging fat to reduce, like fat across your stomach, love handles or buttocks, then this effective treatment is ideal. If you have a BMI that is higher than average, and multiple fat areas to treat, then you are an ideal candidate. It is also perfect for people with busy schedules who want to treat fat stores in a faster way.
The optimal number of sessions varies for each individual and the number of exact sessions will be determined by our trained clinicians during a bespoke consultation. If you have a number of different areas of fat to be treated, then we may advise more sessions to achieve optimal results. However, your practitioner will advise on the best approach during your consultation.
A typical CoolSculpting Elite treatment takes between 35 to 60 minutes. However, the duration of total treatment depends on the number of areas to be treated, the number and the type of applicators being used. For example, if two applicators are used on your abdomen, then the total time is usually 35 – 45 minutes, but this depends on the size of the applicator being chosen for your own specific body shape. Your practitioner will give you an exact time estimate after understanding your own personal body sculpting goals during consultation.
Clinical studies have proven that CoolSculpting Elite can eliminate up to 25 percent of the fat cells in any given part of a person’s body. On average, a patient can expect to lose around 22.4% of their fat cells in the targeted treatment area with CoolSculpting Elite.
CoolSculpting Elite not only destroys subcutaneous fat cells, but also eliminates them permanently from the body. The permanent reduction in fat cells means that you will enjoy a trimmer, more sculpted and better-defined physique once the body has naturally dispelled the broken-down fat stores. As long as you maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, the treated fat won’t come back.
The CoolSculpting fat freezing technology has been rigorously tested and verified by more than 60 international clinical studies. As one of the world’s safest and most effective non-surgical fat reduction treatments, it has been performed over 8 million times worldwide. It was officially cleared for safe medical use by the FDA (the US Food and Drugs Administration) in 2009 and has since gone on to become the world’s best non-surgical fat removal procedure.
The main difference between a classic CoolSculpting procedure and the upgraded CoolSculpting Elite treatment is the shape and structure of the cooling applicators. CoolSculpting Elite fat freezing applicators are shaped like a C cup design which allows for greater skin tissue contact during the treatment. The dual applicator design and larger treatment surface area means that the cooling technology can be applied to a bigger surface area in one session. Patients can therefore treat their arms and abdomen, or buttocks and flanks, or under the chin all at once.
The re-engineered shape of CoolSculpting Elite’s applicators provides an 18% bigger reach than classic CoolSculpting fat freezing applicators.
Once the treatment has taken place, it takes time for the body to break down and dispose of the treated fat cells. However, the majority of patients should be able to detect fat reduction in as little as 3-4 weeks post-treatment. The most dramatic body contouring results should then show through after 2 to 3 months. Your body will continue to flush out the treated fat cells for up to 4-6 months after treatment.
Absolutely, yes! At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, we see a wide variety of men with different body shapes and cosmetic concerns. CoolSculpting Elite is ideal for both men and women who want to maximise fat reduction results in the shortest amount of time. Popular CoolSculpting Elite treatments for men are targeting fat across the love handles, as well as fat reduction across the stomach and under the chin. We provide a discreet service for all our patients and listen to your own body goal needs to transform the visual look of your body from every angle.
The CoolSculpting Elite procedure is relatively comfortable and pain free, and patients are often surprised how comfortable it is. Many of our patients read and relax while the treatment is taking place. The treatment area can sometimes feel slightly numb while the treatment is taking place, but very few patients have reported experiencing severe pain during treatment. The latest generation C cup applicators of CoolSculpting Elite offer a gentler suction and cooling treatment, which should lead to a more comfortable experience overall.
As CoolSculpting Elite is a completely non-surgical and non-invasive treatment, there is little to no downtime and most patients can resume their normal activities straight after having the procedure.
Our CoolSculpting Elite treatments are conveniently located at our London and Buckinghamshire clinics:
Our London, Devonshire Place CoolSculpting Elite clinic is commutable from central London areas and the surrounds including: Marylebone, Hyde Park, Green Park, Bayswater, Soho, Notting Hill, Kings Road, South Kensington, Kensington, Chelsea, Battersea, Fulham, Regents Park, Primrose Hill, St Johns Wood, Victoria, West End, Mayfair, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Fitzrovia, Holland Park, Earls Court, Highgate, West Brompton, Westminster, Islington, Hampstead.
Our Buckinghamshire CoolSculpting Elite clinic is conveniently situated near a range of towns and villages such as: Slough, Hazelmere, Amersham, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Ascot, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Little Chalfont, Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Sunningdale, Woking, Weybridge, Kingston upon Thames, Cookham, Wembley, Harrow, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Uxbridge, Hayes, Thame, Chinnor, Princes Risborough, Watlington, Oxford, Watlington, Headington, Cowley, Wendover, Wallingford, Aylesbury, Chesham, Haddenham, Great Missenden.
To find out more about CoolSculpting Elite, or to book an expert consultation, please give our clinics a call or use our online enquiry form.