in St Petersburg, FL
CoolSculpting® Elite represents the latest advancement in non-invasive body contouring technology. At Coundouriotis Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, we are excited to offer this upgraded version of the standard CoolSculpting® treatment to our patients from Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and the surrounding areas of Tampa Bay.
What is CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite builds upon the foundation of the original CoolSculpting® procedure, which uses a technique known as cryolipolysis to freeze and break down fat cells. This technology targets stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise to produce a slimmer body contour. While the original CoolSculpting® is still highly effective, CoolSculpting® Elite takes it a step further with several key advancements:
- Enhanced applicators: CoolSculpting® Elite applicators have been redesigned for better fit and increased contact with the treatment area, allowing more effective fat reduction.
- Dual applicators: The Elite version can treat two areas at once, reducing treatment time and covering more area per session.
- Improved Efficiency: With upgraded technology, CoolSculpting® Elite offers a more efficient treatment process, potentially leading to more pronounced results.
What Areas Can Be Treated with CoolSculpting® Elite?
CoolSculpting® Elite is versatile in treating multiple areas where stubborn fat often accumulates. This includes the abdomen, thighs, flanks, bra fat, back fat, under the chin, and beneath the buttocks (banana roll). The Elite version's improved applicators make it possible to target these areas more effectively.
What Can I Expect During a CoolSculpting® Elite Treatment?
The treatment process with CoolSculpting® Elite is similar to the standard version but with enhanced comfort and efficiency. Prior to treatment, we’ll place the CoolSculpting® applicators on the desired treatment area. As treatment begins, you will experience a sensation of intense cold in the targeted area, which becomes numb within a few minutes. Each treatment cycle takes about 35 to 45 minutes, and most patients find the procedure comfortable, often relaxing or reading during their session.
Is There Any Downtime After CoolSculpting® Elite?
There is no downtime required after CoolSculpting® Elite treatments, so you can expect to return to normal activities immediately after your appointment. However, you may experience side effects that include tenderness, redness, swelling, and/or bruising of the treated area. Some patients also experience skin sensitivity, tingling, or numbness. These side effects may persist for up to two weeks after treatment, although they should not interfere with your ability to resume normal activities.
When Will I Notice Results from CoolSculpting® Elite?
Results from your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment can be noticed as early as one month after treatment, with the most dramatic changes visible around three months post-treatment. Most patients achieve satisfactory results after a single treatment session, while others may require multiple treatment sessions to achieve their cosmetic goals. During your consultation, Dr. Coundouriotis will assess the treatment areas to evaluate how many treatment sessions may be necessary.
Are CoolSculpting® Elite Results Permanent?
While CoolSculpting® Elite permanently destroys fat cells in the treated areas, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial for sustaining your new body contour. CoolSculpting® Elite cannot prevent future weight gain. As such, gaining weight can affect your long-term results, as the fat cells that remain in the body can still enlarge. Patients are encouraged to practice healthy dietary and exercise habits to maintain the results of treatment for as long as possible.
How Much Does CoolSculpting® Elite Cost?
The cost of CoolSculpting® Elite varies depending on several factors, including the treatment area and the number of treatment sessions needed to produce your desired results. At Coundouriotis Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we understand that each patient has unique needs and goals, which is why we offer personalized treatment plans. The exact cost of your CoolSculpting® Elite procedure will be discussed during your consultation. We also offer financing options to help make the treatment more affordable.
If you're interested in exploring the benefits of CoolSculpting® Elite and how it can help you achieve your body contouring goals, contact us today at Coundouriotis Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in St. Petersburg, Florida. We are proud to offer this and other non-surgical treatment options to the men and women in Tampa, Clearwater, Sarasota, and the nearby areas of Florida.