What to Expect After CoolSculpting® Elite

Ready to achieve a slimmer, more sculpted figure? CoolSculpting® Elite lets you target those challenging areas of fat that do not respond to your efforts. This advanced body sculpting treatment removes unwanted fat with no invasive procedures, resulting in little to no downtime. 

How Does CoolSculpting® Elite Work?

CoolSculpting® Elite is the most advanced and effective form of non-invasive fat reduction. It targets pockets of stubborn fat in areas as large as the abdomen or as small as under the chin and can treat multiple areas simultaneously for faster results. 

CoolSculpting® Elite works using a process called cryolipolysis. The applicators lower the temperature of your skin and the fat underneath it. While the skin cells remain unharmed, the fat cells freeze and crystallize, breaking them apart. These damaged cells trigger the body’s lymphatic system to filter them away. 

*Individual Results May Vary

What Happens During CoolSculpting® Elite?

A CoolSculpting® Elite treatment typically takes 35 to 60 minutes. It can take one or two hours if you have treated multiple areas. Your Chill at Willow provider will use a pre-treatment wipe to prepare your skin, then, a gel pad is placed on the area being treated. The final step is the applicator being placed on the area you are treating.  As the temperature gets colder, your skin will quickly become numb, preventing you from feeling discomfort. Most people relax comfortably during their sessions. 

What to Expect After CoolSculpting® Elite

When your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment ends, your Chill at Willow provider will remove the applicators and massage the treated fat for several minutes to help break it apart. You will receive instructions on how to massage the area for several days after treatment. 

Immediately after CoolSculpting® Elite, many people notice that their skin looks red and feels sensitive or tingly. These effects typically fade within hours to days. The skin in the treated area can feel numb for several days. You can resume your normal activities immediately without downtime. 

After treatment, the lymphatic system collects and removes the damaged fat cells. This process takes several months, but you can follow these tips to encourage your lymphatic system to work at its best. 

  • Stay hydrated
  • Engage in regular physical activity
  • Follow your massage instructions

NSAIDs such as ibuprofen may affect the speed of fat cell removal by suppressing inflammation, but this should not significantly affect your final results. 

What Results Will I See With CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® Elite results begin to develop within a month or two. Full results take a full three months to develop. CoolSculpting® Elite provides long-lasting body sculpting that can last a lifetime. Individuals who maintain a consistent weight will see their results look slim and sculpted for many years.

Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite?

Anyone considering CoolSculpting® Elite should understand that it is a body sculpting treatment not intended for weight loss. Good candidates want to target specific areas of problem fat. People close to their target body weight will typically achieve the best results, but many people can achieve improvements. 

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? Schedule your consultation with Chill at Willow today by calling our office at (210) 267-8882 or filling out the form below. We are proud to be San Antonio’s Premier Aesthetic Medical Spa.