CoolSculpting Elite is a recently launched fat freezing system in Singapore. It is the updated version of the original CoolSculpting machine, offering added features that can take your fat reduction treatment further. This redesigned system is said to target a larger area and treat more fat cells in a single session.

11 Common Questions About CoolSculpting Elite Answered

If you’re considering CoolSculpting Elite or wondering how it can help kickstart your body contouring journey, arming yourself with a few more extra information can help.  Continue reading as we explore this fat freezing system by answering the 11 most common questions about CoolSculpting Elite

1.  What makes CoolSculpting Elite different from the original CoolSculpting system?

As previously stated, CoolSculpting Elite is a redesigned system. It has additional features for safely and effectively treating localized fat bulges in less treatment time than the original CoolSculpting. Here are some of the things that make it different.

  • Dual sculpting – it comes with two cooling panels that can be used at the same time. This means that you can freeze more fat cells or treat multiple areas in a single session. This reduces overall treatment time. 
  • C-shaped applicators (previously U-shaped) – these complement the body’s natural curves, allowing for a comfortable fat freezing treatment. This shape has also made it easier to contour or treat trickier areas such as under the arms.
  • 18% more coverage – it can cover a larger skin surface, which means that it can treat more fat cells over time. This translates to fewer treatments overall.
  • Increased fat reduction – this Elite system can reduce up to 27% of stubborn fat in treated areas compared to the original system’s 20 to 25%. This leads to a visibly contoured physique or treated area.

For further reading: 5 Reasons to Love CoolSculpting® Elite

2. How does CoolSculpting Elite work?

CoolSculpting Elite works the same way as the original CoolSculpting. It uses Cryolipolysis or controlled cooling technology to target and kill fat cells. The cool temperature freezes the fat cells to the point of natural elimination. The treated fat cells are cleared through the lymphatic system and processed as waste in the liver. 

The procedure gradually reduces the fat layer thickness in the area. It enables you to tone and sculpt trouble areas or localized fat bulges that are resistant to diet and exercise. Elite’s main advantage over the original CoolSculpting is that it has C-shaped applicators that feature a larger cooling area and allow treatment of multiple areas at the same time. 

3. What are the treatment areas for CoolSculpting Elite?

This redesigned system has seven C-shaped applicators of different sizes. These are FDA-cleared to treat visible fat bulges in nine different areas of the body, such as the: 

  1. Abdomen
  2. Thighs
  3. Flanks
  4. Bra fat
  5. Back fat
  6. Upper arms
  7. Buttocks
  8. Under the chin
  9. Jawline areas

4. What is the procedure like?

CoolSculpting Elite treatments can take between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on the treated areas. It is possible to feel a cold or tingling procedure during the fat freezing, but the C-shaped applicators help keep patients feel more comfortable. This, along with the system’s gentle vacuum, also reduces squeezing on the tissue. 

5. How many treatments will I need?

In general, the recommended number of treatments for most patients is two. This, however, can still depend on the area and the amount of fat you are looking to remove. CoolSculpting Elite can make the targeted areas look visibly sculpted and slimmer with the potential for more muscle definition.

6. Is there any preparation required for CoolSculpting Elite?

There is no special preparation needed for fat freezing. It is advisable, however, to make sure that the treatment areas are free from acute sunburn. There shouldn’t also be moisturizers or any skincare product applied to the skin. And since it is a non-invasive procedure, you don’t need to stop medications or blood thinners prior to the procedure. 

7. When will I see the results? 

With CoolSculpting Elite, you can see initial improvements in as early as three to four weeks, compared to the original system’s six to eight weeks. Full results appear after three to four months or the period when your body has completely flushed all the treated/frozen fat cells.

8. Is CoolSculpting Elite safe? 

Yes, CoolSculpting Elite is FDA-cleared for non-invasive fat reduction in different areas of the body and has further improved on the safety of the original system. And compared to liposuction and other minimally invasive procedures, CoolSculpting Elite is considered safer and less painful. 

9. Is there any downtime?

After the treatment, there may be some temporary redness and swelling. These side effects, however, are minor and should not prevent you from returning to your normal routines. And as CoolSculpting Elite treats the fat cells and does not harm the surrounding skin, there is no downtime needed. 

10. Is CoolSculpting Elite right for me? 

Good candidates are those who are close to or within their ideal weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It is meant to treat subcutaneous fat, which sits directly beneath the skin and stores energy. It is jiggly and pinchable, doesn’t always respond to diet and exercise, and is commonly located on the belly, hips, thighs, butt, and upper arms. 

Just do take note the CoolSculpting Elite and similar procedures are not treatments for weight loss or substitutes for healthy diet and exercise. They are cosmetic procedures intended for body contouring. Check out the five questions to know if fat freezing is right for you

11. Will I gain weight after CoolSculpting Elite?

While the treated fat cells are permanently gone from the body, the remaining fat cells can grow and expand. This is especially true if you fail to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your CoolSculpting procedure. And when the fat cells increase in size, you are also likely to gain extra inches in the previously treated areas. 

Schedule a consultation and body assessment

With CoolSculpting Elite, you can safely and effectively freeze your fat away for a more contoured physique. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore and schedule a consultation and body assessment with our aesthetic doctor to kickstart your body contouring journey.