It’s no secret that CoolSculpting® revolutionized the cosmetic industry by showing that non-surgical fat loss could be safe, effective, and comfortable. Since it was FDA-approved, CoolSculpting has become the best option for body contouring without the hassle of incisions or downtime. Now, Allergan has released the next generation of CoolSculpting, called CoolSculpting Elite. If you’ve been considering CoolSculpting and are wondering which option will be best for your goals, it’s important to know about the improvements that CoolSculpting Elite brings to the table. Here’s what to know about these two options and how you can benefit.

What Is CoolSculpting?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive body contouring procedure – namely, it permanently reduces fatty pockets on the body. It accomplishes this by applying controlled cooling to the treatment area with an external applicator. This process is called cryolipolysis – it works because fat cells are more sensitive to cold temperatures than the surrounding tissues, so they crystalize and are removed from the body through its normal lymphatic pathways. The result is a reduction in the appearance of stubborn fat that lasts for the long-term, since the treated fat cells can no longer expand with weight gain. In short, CoolSculpting removes fatty tissue from the body without downtime, incisions, or pain.

What Is Coolsculpting Elite?

Coolsculpting Elite is the newest version of Coolsculpting and offers a lot of improvements over the legacy device. It’s FDA-approved for treating fat in the following areas:

Love handles
Under the armpits
• Back
Upper arms
• Underneath the butt
• Underneath the chin
Upper arms

Although both CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite can be used similarly, CoolSculpting Elite is simply the next generation of CoolSculpting treatment.

Why Is Coolsculpting Elite Better?

 New Coolsculpting Elite is Allergan’s most advanced non-invasive fat reduction technology and the one and only FDA-cleared treatment to eliminate fat in 9 different areas of the body. The new system features state-of-the-art applicators that are designed better to the body as well as natural curves, and the Coolsculpting Elite applicators have up to an 18% larger cooling area than the previous generation of Coolsculpting applicators.  At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Maryland, we have several Coolsculpting Elite systems, which means Dr. Ashruf and his team can use 2, 3, or even 4 applicators at one time. This makes our center one of the leading providers of the Coolsculpting Elite technology, by routinely providing Tri Coolsculpting and Quad Coolsculpting Services.

Improved applicators.

CoolSculpting Elite applicators are C-shaped and come in seven different sizes and shapes. This design allows it to fit the body’s natural curves more effectively for more targeted, customized treatment.

Enhanced fat removal

Due to the improved contact between the skin’s surface and the applicator, freezing is faster and more improved. One single treatment can remove 20-25% of fat, making it a quick and effective investment in your body.

Faster results with fewer treatment sessions

Since the Coolsculpting Elite device makes better contact, it covers up to 18% more of your skin. This allows for larger areas to be treated, and the treatment sessions are shorter. Each device also has the ability to use two applicators which allow for more surface area to be covered (versus legacy CoolSculpting which only offers a single handpiece per platform).

Better comfort

Since the platform has been improved, treatment is now quieter and more precise. During treatment, you’ll experience some mild pinching or pulling until the area is numbed by the cooling. Since this platform has superior freezing technology, it can reduce discomfort faster. This allows for treatment to be quicker and more enjoyable.

Schedule a Consultation

While Coolsculpting Elite is not a weight-loss method, it is perfect for patients who struggle with stubborn body fat that is resistant to exercise and diet. Coolsculpting Elite can be just as effective as liposuction without the downtime or pain that come with surgery. If you want to learn more about Coolsculpting Elite, schedule a consultation at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Maryland by calling or filling out our online form.