WHAT IS CoolSculpting?
The Latest in Coolsculpting Technology.
CoolSculpting® Elite is the next generation and most effective noninvasive fat reduction system with new applicators designed to better complement the body’s natural curves. CoolSculpting® Elite utilizes more than decade proven CoolSculpting® technology to target, freeze, and eliminate Fat cells in threated areas.
Compared to old CoolSculpting® Legacy device, CoolSculpting® Elite not only offers re-engineered C-shaped applicators, but also larger cooling panels, better suction and the ability to threat faster, more safely and efficiently two areas simultaneously with the use of two applicators.
FDA cleared CoolSculpting® Elite to treat visible fat bulges in nine areas of the body including the stomach, flanks, thighs (inner and outer), upper arms, armpit area (bra bulge,) back, below the buttocks, chin, and jawline area.
We offer NEW Coolsculpting® Elite treatments at Enigma Medi Spa – Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at Rittenhouse as well as at Enigma Medi Spa & Laser Center in NE Philadelphia.
In 1970, two doctors coined the term “popsicle panniculitis” in the New England Journal of Medicine. Their research highlighted that some infants who frequently sucked on popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks, suggesting a link between the cold and fat loss.
In 1999, two scientists at Harvard University were inspired by this research. They spent years developing and refining an innovative and safe way to selectively freeze and destroy small pockets of fat cells, without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue.
This process of cryolipolysis, what we now know as CoolSculpting®, first became FDA-cleared in 2009 to treat stubborn fat. “Cryo” means “cold” and “lipolysis” means “to break down fat.
”After initially establishing the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting® for treatment of the flanks in 2010 and the abdomen in 2012, company continued to develop new applicators for treating additional areas of the body.
In 2021, most advanced technology, CoolSculpting® Elite was introduced. CoolSculpting® Elite allows patients to treat two areas at once.
CoolSculpting® is the treatment doctors use most for nonsurgical fat reduction.
How does Сoolsculpting® work?
The CoolSculpting® fat-freezing procedure is a leading non-surgical fat reduction treatment. It uses controlled cooling to eliminate that stubborn fat that’s difficult to shift, even with diet and exercise. So now there’s a way to help you achieve your ideal look.
CoolSculpting® Elite FAQs
Q: What is CoolSculpting® Elite?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite is a noninvasive body contouring treatment that reduces areas of stubborn fat and with little to no downtime. CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental (under the chin) and submandibular (under the jawline) areas, thigh, abdomen, and flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll), and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments. CoolSculpting is not a treatment for weight loss.
Q: Does CoolSculpting® Elite work?
A: Yes, CoolSculpting® Elite is clinically proven and effective at reducing unwanted fat. It can reduce the treated fat area by up to 20 to 25%. Based on a recent clinical study, 9 out of 10 patients were satisfied with their treatment, and 9 out of 10 patients would recommend CoolSculpting® Elite to a friend or family member.
Q: How does CoolSculpting® Elite works?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite uses cryolipolysis, which is a technical way to say fat-freezing. When fat cells freeze, they die and are then naturally eliminated through the body’s natural processes over the course of weeks to months following treatment. Those fat cells, once eliminated, are gone for good.
Q: Is CoolSculpting® safe?
A: CoolSculpting® has been used by doctors since 2009 and is the #1 noninvasive fat reductiontreatment used by doctors. It’s proven effective and there are over 100 published papers on the safety and efficacy of CoolSculpting in medical publications. n addition, based on a recent clinical study, 9 out of 10 patients were satisfied with their treatment, and 9 out of 10 patients would recommend CoolSculpting to a friend or family member. There have been over 11 million CoolSculpting® treatments performed worldwideWho can have CoolSculpting® Elite?
Q: Who is CoolSculpting® Elite for?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite is an option for patients 18 years or older who have stubborn fat bulges in FDA-cleared locations that have not responded to diet and exercise and who do not have any reason not to be treated, including any treatment contraindications.
Q: I have a medical condition; am I a good candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite?
A: While we cannot comment on your specific condition, we recommend that you ask either your personal healthcare provider or schedule free consultation with us.
Q: What type of body is CoolSculpting® Elite best suited for?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite may be appropriate for a diverse array of patients—women and men of various age ranges, backgrounds, and ethnicities. CoolSculpting® Elite candidates come in all shapes and sizes, who have “pinchable” stubborn fat that can fit into one of the many applicators. CoolSculpting® Elite can also be used on firmer fat areas, such as on the outer thigh with certain applicators. CoolSculpting® Elite is cleared to treat stubborn fat in patients with a BMI of up to 30.
Q: On which areas of my body can I have CoolSculpting® Elite treatments?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA-cleared to reduce fat in 9 areas on the body. It can eliminate stubborn fat on the double chin or submentum and along the jawline in the submandibular area in patients with a BMI of up to 46.2. Other cleared areas include the upper arm, back fat, bra fat, the flank area, abdomen, on the thigh, and underneath the buttocks (also called banana roll).
Q: How does CoolSculpting differ from other noninvasive fat reduction treatments?
A: CoolSculpting is the only noninvasive body contouring treatment that uses cryolipolysis. Other noninvasive body contouring treatments use heat or other energy-based technologies. Discuss your options with our specialists to select the one that is right for you. At Enigma Medi Spa we offer practically all available body contouring technogys and procedures. For example we offer EMSculpt®, Sculpsure®, Velashape®, Morpheus8® and many more.The CoolSculpting® Elite Experience
Q: Does CoolSculpting® Elite hurt? Is it painful?
A: Everyone has their own sensitivity to discomfort. CoolSculpting® Elite uses light vacuum pressure to attach and hold the applicator to the treated area. The applicators administer therapeutic cooling which will feel very cold in the treated area and has been described as a cold sensation for few minutes before the area typically goes numb. After treatment is finished, the applicators are removed, and the treated areas are massaged.
Q: How long is a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
A: Treatments last 35 minutes for the most part, but some applicators, such as the one used on the double-chin area or outer thigh, involve slightly longer treatment times. Each treatment will be followed by a 2-minute massage. For most patients, 2 or more visits are recommended to achieve best results.
Q: What is a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment experience like?
A: After your private consultation, you will have clinical photos taken; these serve as a baseline to show the progressive changes to your body. The clinician will work with you to map out a customized treatment plan physically on the areas to be treated. Then sitting on a treatment chair, you will have CoolSculpting applicators attached to the areas being treated. First, a gel pad is put on to both protect the skin and ensure the applicator stays in place. The applicator uses vacuum so you may notice sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. After the applicator is in place, the therapeutic cooling is started. You will notice intense cold at first but after few minutes, the area being treated typically will become numb. Most patients like to read, catch up on email, watch TV shows, or even take a nap during their treatments. Treatment sessions typically last between 35-45 minutes depending on the size of the applicator. After the treatment ends, the applicator and gel pad are removed, and the treated area is massaged for 2 minutes to help break up the fat cells. The massage is often the most uncomfortable part of the treatment as the treated area is both firm and very cold.Once all your treatments in that session are done, you will get dressed and get back to your busy day. You can return to work, go to the gym, or do anything you would normally do. There are no restrictions on your activities, diet, sun exposure, etc. Over the following weeks and months, your body will do all the work internally as your treated fat cells die off and are removed by the body’s own natural processes.
Q: What is a personalized CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plan?
A: A personalized CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plan is your clinician’s recommendation, based on your consultation and assessment, of how many CoolSculpting® Elite treatments and treatment sessions you’ll likely need to see your desired results. For example, if you wanted to see an overall slimming and contouring of your midsection, your provider might recommend 3 or 4 treatments on your abdomen and same number treatments on your sides or flanks.
Q: What is the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite offers two applicators in one machine. This gives providers the ability to treat two areas at the same time—meaning patients can spend less time in the chair as compared to treating with the original CoolSculpting® system which has 1 applicator.The new CoolSculpting® Elite applicator collection includes 7 different shapes and sizes, which allows providers to treat a wide range of body areas. The innovative C-shaped design complements the body’s natural curves for improved fit and comfort as compared to the previous generation CoolSculpting® applicator. Additionally, the innovative new C-shaped design applicators complement the body’s natural curves for improved fit and comfort during initial tissue draw and features up to an 18% larger cooling area as compared to the previous generation CoolSculpting® applicators.
Q: What is the difference between CoolSculpting® Elite and Liposuction?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that uses cryolipolysis to freeze away stubborn fat. CoolSculpting® Elite typically has little to no downtime, meaning you can resume your normal activities right away. CoolSculpting® Elite results are seen 1-3 months after treatment. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and once any post-surgical swelling resolves, results are seen soon after treatment.Payment and Value Questions.
Q: How much can I expect to pay?
A: The price for an average CoolSculpting® treatment in Philadelphia plan can range from $3,000-$4,500, or more, depending on your needs, goals, which body area(s) you’d like to treat. At Enigma Medi Spa we offer more advanced, CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plans with deep discounts. We also making CoolSculpting® Elite Plan affordable by helping finance through CareCredit® or Cherry®.
Q: Why can’t Enigma Medi Spa quote a price over the phone?
A: Our consultations and assessments involve visually and physically evaluating your treatment areas and determining the number of treatments needed to help achieve your desired results. This physical evaluation cannot be done over the phone.
Q: How many CoolSculpting® Elite treatments will I need?
A: While that depends on your unique needs, many patients need two sessions of treatments in an area to achieve their desired results and some patients need more than 2 sessions per area.
Q: What is the difference between a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment, session, or visit?
A: A session is the same as a visit or appointment. A treatment is each time a CoolSculpting® Elite applicator is applied to your body. Your treatment plan can include multiple treatments within the same session and can include a follow-up session with a second round of treatments approximately 1-2 months after your first session.
Q: Why is the second session done months after the first session?
A: The delay is to allow your body time to process and eliminate the treated fat cells from your first session. Waiting 4-8 weeks or more also helps us determine where best to place the applicators during your follow-up session as your treated areas’ contours will have changed.
Q: Do I need to do anything special after my treatment to ensure I have good results?
A: Just continue your normal healthy lifestyle activities, such as your regular forms of exercise and continuing to follow your normal diet, while your body goes to work triggering the affected fat cells to die off and be cleared away from the treated areas by your body’s own natural processes.
Q: What happens to the treated fat cells? Where do they go?
A: A few days after treatment, the affected fat cells begin to die off. Your body sends a type of white blood cell called macrophages to clear away the dead fat cells. The lipids in the dead fat cells end up in your liver, while the other dead cellular tissue ends up being excreted through your urine. It can take up to 3-6 months for all the treated fat cells to die off and then be cleared away from the treated area.Those fat cells, once eliminated from the treated area, are gone for good.
Q: When can I expect to see results?
A: Some patients start to see results after 1 month, with more dramatic results seen at 3 months.
Q: Will I see results after my first session?
A: Many patients do start to see results after their first session, but more dramatic results are often seen after the second treatment session. Just like with exercise, you don’t always see or feel results after one day of exercise but after multiple exercise sessions. It’s important to complete all your recommended treatments to see your desired results.
Q: How much weight can I expect to lose?
A: CoolSculpting is NOT a weight loss procedure. It is a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that has little to no downtime. However, you are encouraged to maintain your normal diet and exercise habits as gaining weight could impact your results.
Q: Can a person gain weight after having CoolSculpting® Elite done?
A: CoolSculpting® Elite helps eliminate stubborn pockets of fat in the treated area. But, since CoolSculpting® Elite is not a weight loss treatment, it is possible to gain weight post-treatment if you don’t maintain a healthy lifestyle. This kind of weight gain will most likely happen evenly throughout your body, not only in the treated areas.
Q: Will there be any effect on my cholesterol?
A: No, there will not be a change to lipid levels in the blood.
Q: How long should I wait after my first treatment session before I have the second treatment session?
A: We recommend waiting for at least 4-8 weeks before having a second treatment in the same area.
Q: What are some of the side effects?
A: Typical and common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, or skin sensitivity, and a sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental or submandibular area treatment. Rare side effects may also occur. CoolSculpting® and CoolSculpting® Elite in very rear cases may cause a visible enlargement in the treated area, called Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), which may develop 2 to 5 months after treatment and requires surgical intervention for correction.
Q: Will I have any downtime after my session?
A: As CoolSculpting® Elite is noninvasive, you should experience little to no downtime.
Q: What can I expect after my CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?
A: You may experience some temporary common side effects such as swelling, bruising, and/or tenderness in the treated area. You will likely experience numbness in the treated area, which could last for a few weeks, but this too will dissipate over time.
Q. How do you ensure patient satisfaction?
A. For us and our patients, results matter. While the number of treatments it takes to see results will depend on the person and the area being treated, we work with each patient to create custom treatment plans to help them reach their body contouring goals. When a patient comes into Enigma Medi Spa, our clinicians take the time to assess them holistically. We first identify their body contouring goals and then collaborate to determine what we can offer to help our patients achieve those goals, such as treatment using CoolSculpting® Elite or other type of treatments. Whenever we recommend CoolSculpting® Elite, we are clear with our patients that it is not a one-and-done treatment and always recommend maintaining a balanced and healthy lifestyle paired with a regular fitness routine.
Q. Is CoolSculpting® Elite treatment covered by insurance?
A. No, noninvasive fat reduction procedures are typically not covered by healthcare insurance.
CoolSculpting® Elite at Enigma Medi SpaIf you want to learn more about the advanced CoolSculpting® Elite fat-freezing treatment, contact Enigma Medi Spa. As a premier provider of the new CoolSculpting® Elite in Philadelphia, PA, we are proud to offer our clients a fat reduction treatment that can reduce twice the amount of fat in half the time. Call us at 215-717-7000 or 215-717-7117 to schedule your complimentary consultation or reach out to us online to learn more.Get rid of stubborn fat for good.In Enigma Medi Spa we are not offering $1000 or $2000 OFF CoolSculpting® “DEALS” from unknown price.
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Your first visit
Your treatment day
After your treatment
Your certified CoolSculpting® Elite specialist will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to
your goals for reshaping your body. Together, you’ll look at your whole body from different
angles, then focus on specific areas where you want to eliminate fat.
Your treatment day
During this non-invasive procedure, a gel pad and applicator will be applied to the specified area.
CoolSculpting® Elite applicator delivers controlled cooling to the targeted fat.
After your treatment
Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the CoolSculpting®
procedure. Most patients see results between 2 and 6 months depending on the area being
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