The Difference Between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite

Southlake Plastic Surgery

Close-Up of Medical Provider Marking Patient's Abdomen to Begin CoolSculpting Near Me (Southlake)

It’s not every day that a new technological advancement comes out, cutting treatment time for fat reduction in half. As soon as we heard about the newest CoolSculpting® technology available—CoolSculpting® Elite—we knew what we had to do. 

If there’s one thing you can count on Southlake Plastic Surgery for, it’s ensuring we have the latest technology available. Our clients deserve it! 

So, sorry CoolSculpting legacy machine, you’ve served us well—but it’s out with the old and in with the new! Let’s talk about the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite in DFW and what this means for your treatment trajectory. 

What is CoolSculpting? 

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared non-surgical fat reduction treatment that freezes fat cells using  cryolipolysis (the name of a fat freezing technique). Once frozen, the fat cells die a natural death and your kidneys process them.

Learn more about CoolSculpting in this video:

What does CoolSculpting treat? 

  • Unwanted body fat
  • Muffin top
  • Love handles
  • Inner thighs 
  • Outer thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Pectoral area on men
  • Upper arms
  • Double chin (submental fat)
  • Knees
  • Back fat
  • Bra fat
  • Fat underneath buttocks

What is the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite technologies? 

The original CoolSculpting technology is called the legacy machine. You can only apply 1 applicator at a time, which limits how much treatment area we can cover. 

With the new CoolSculpting Elite technology, we can apply 2 applicators at the same time, significantly reducing treatment session duration. 

Why is CoolSculpting Elite the better option?

The difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite doesn’t just lie in the machine itself; it lies in the whole treatment process! 

1. Cuts treatment time in half

With the legacy machine, we could only use 1 applicator at a time and therefore only focus on one treatment area. But because we can apply 2 applicators on the CoolSculpting Elite technology, it literally cuts treatment time in half

If your treatment plan involves 4 abdomen treatments, your original CoolSculpting treatment time would be around 4 hours. 

But with CoolSculpting Elite? Just 2 hours! 

2. Treatment is customizable 

CoolSculpting Elite also allows for a more versatile, customizable treatment approach. We have several applicators of different shapes and sizes to choose from, so we can customize treatment based on your concern areas!

This means you could come in for a CoolSculpting session for your double chin and your love handles, and get them treated at the same time!

3. Treatment is more comfortable

The new applicator design for CoolSculpting Elite improves fit and comfort during treatment. The applicators are C-shaped to fit our natural body curves better. 

4. Better results

The design difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite allows for closer contact with the skin, and therefore better suction. This suction is what isolates the fat cells and destroys them. 

Both CoolSculpting methods can remove 20 to 25% of stubborn fat in the treated area

However, with 2 intuitively designed applicators, more suction, and less treatment time, you will experience better and quicker results!

5. Treatment is safer

CoolSculpting Elite technology reduces the amount of squeezing or pinching of the treatment areas. With the original CoolSculpting technology, Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH) was an extremely rare side effect of the squeezing and pinching. 

PAH is an overgrowth of fatty cells, causing the treatment area to swell and become hard. Although already uncommon, the newer CoolSculpting Elite technology decreases the possibility of PAH even more. 

Are you a candidate for CoolSculpting Elite?

You are a good candidate for CoolSculpting Elite if you:

  • Lead a generally healthy lifestyle
  • Are within 25 pounds of your ideal weight based on your height
  • Have small, pinchable pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise
  • Want a non-surgical fat reduction treatment

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How does the CoolSculpting Elite treatment process work?

Your CoolSculpting specialist will mark and measure your treatment areas, place gel sheets to protect your skin from the temperatures, and then use an applicator to deliver targeted low temperatures to your treatment area(s). 

Related: CoolSculpting | Non-Surgical Fat Removal in Southlake

What to expect during and after CoolSculpting Elite treatment 

You already know what makes CoolSculpting Elite the superior technology, but here’s what you can expect during and after your treatment!

Freedom to do what you want during treatment

We’ll have the treatment room all comfy and cozy for you. Depending on the treatment area, you can choose to sit up or lie down. You can watch your favorite shows or movies on our TV, or you are welcome to read or bring your laptop if you have work to do. 

Feeling famished? Some people even snack during treatment! BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks).

Faster treatment sessions 

Your treatment session will be faster than ever before thanks to the 2 applicator ability on CoolSculpting Elite. 

Fewer treatment sessions

The more we can get done in one treatment session with the improved technology, the fewer treatment sessions you’ll have to come in for. Hooray! 

No downtime 

There’s no downtime after CoolSculpting treatments. You’re free to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. 

Related: Your Guide to CoolSculpting in Southlake

Southlake’s process for CoolSculpting Elite

Does the difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite have you sold on our latest treatment technology? If so, this is how our process works at Southlake Plastic Surgery!

1. Complimentary consultation 

During your initial consultation, we will talk about your treatment area(s), goals, and expectations for CoolSculpting Elite. Your specialist will then gently pinch your areas of unwanted fat to determine whether they can be treated with CoolSculpting. 

If you’re a candidate for treatment, we will take your “before” photos. 

2. CoolSculpting Elite treatment session

Your specialist will prep the treatment areas, use the latest superior technology to target your fat cells, then massage the areas afterward.  

3. Next steps

After your treatment session, we will schedule your follow-up session and provide you with aftercare instructions. Once you mark your calendar, you’re free to go about your day as usual!

Case closed: CoolSculpting Elite wins

The difference between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite is quite notable, and we’ve already had fantastic feedback about it from our clients!. 

If you’re ready to get rid of your stubborn fat once and for all with a non-invasive, practically painless treatment—schedule a consultation

As graduates of CoolSculpting University, you’re in fantastic hands. Our specialists have the best up-to-date training on CoolSculpting technologies there is.

And as always, contact us if you have any questions.