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CoolSculpting ELITE vs. Traditional CoolSculpting: Which is Better?


CoolSculpting is still the only FDA-cleared, non-surgical fat-reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat that resists all traditional efforts like diet and exercise, but now, with the newest ELITE technology, the results are even more impressive! It can treat more areas efficiently, the results are felt faster, and the technology is safer, so you’ll look fantastic from every perspective. This favored and efficient fat-freezing technology is available in the Villanova office of Bryn Mawr Dermatology to assist patients in reaching their body contouring objectives.

While this article spells out some important information about CoolSculpting ELITE, we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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CoolSculpting Elite

What is CoolSculpting ELITE?

CoolSculpting ELITE is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure for body contouring and fat reduction. It’s an advanced version of the original CoolSculpting procedure known as cryolipolysis. It is typically used to target and eliminate localized areas of stubborn fat resistant to diet and exercise.

It is still the only FDA-cleared method of fat reduction that uses controlled cooling to get rid of stubborn fat that defies diet and exercise.CoolSculpting ELITE can treat more areas efficiently, the results are felt faster, and the technology is safer, so you’ll look fantastic from every perspective.

What Does Coolsculpting ELITE Treat Best?

CoolSculpting ELITE is most effective for treating localized pockets of fat in areas where fat accumulates and can be difficult to eliminate through diet and exercise alone. Some of the commonly treated areas where it is known to be effective include:

1. Abdomen

The lower and upper abdomen are popular treatment areas, and it can help reduce belly fat and create a more sculpted waistline.

2. Flanks (Love Handles)

The sides of the torso, often referred to as “love handles” or “muffin tops,” can be treated to achieve a smoother contour.

3. Thighs

Both the inner and outer thighs can be treated to reduce excess fat and create a slimmer leg profile.

4. Upper Arms

It can target fat on the upper arms, commonly known as “bat wings.”

5. Chin and Neck

Submental fat (double chin) and fat around the neck can also be treated effectively with this procedure.

6. Back

Bulges of fat on the upper and lower back can be addressed to create a more toned appearance.

Given that you have a stable weight and diet, are generally healthy, and understand that CoolSculpting ELITE will not result in significant weight loss, treatments are appropriate for almost anyone. The experts at BMD have treated traditional areas (listed above) and non-traditional areas (if you have an unwanted bulge just ask us), all genders, a wide array of ages, and all skin tones.

Who is a Candidate for CoolSculpting ELITE?

CoolSculpting ELITE, like the original CoolSculpting procedure, is typically suitable for individuals close to their ideal body weight but with specific areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Candidates for CoolSculpting Elite should have realistic expectations about the procedure. It is not a weight loss treatment but a body contouring and fat reduction method designed to target localized fat deposits.

Good candidates for this typically have noticeable bulges in areas like the abdomen, flanks, thighs, upper arms, or chin that they want to address. They should be in good health and have no medical conditions contraindicating treatment. Candidates need to consult a qualified healthcare provider or CoolSculpting specialist who can assess their situation, evaluate their candidacy, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals. Keep in mind that individual responses to the treatment may vary, so a thorough consultation is essential to determine if CoolSculpting ELITE is the right choice for you.

What is the Difference Between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting ELITE?

CoolSculpting ELITE is an advanced version of the original CoolSculpting procedure. While both use cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate fat cells, CoolSculpting ELITE offers improvements such as treating multiple areas simultaneously, potentially reducing treatment time and providing more customizable treatment options.

These enhancements aim to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of the fat reduction process compared to the earlier CoolSculpting technology. However, specific differences and capabilities may vary based on the expertise of your provider and area(s) you choose to treat.

How Is Coolsculpting ELITE Even Better Than its Previous Predecessor?

Treatment with the CoolSculpting ELITE is an invariably better experience than treatment with the CoolSculpting Legacy device. Allergan, the inventors of the CoolSculpting device, have made improvements to the process and technology that enhance outcomes and offer several advantages: 

  1. Simultaneous treatment of multiple areas: CoolSculpting ELITE can simultaneously treat more than one body area. This saves time during the procedure and is more convenient for patients seeking treatment in multiple areas.
  2. Customized treatment options: the improved design of the CoolSculpting ELITE applicators provide more versatility, more comfort, and more options for treatment areas. This allows for a more tailored approach to body contouring and fat reduction.
  3. Faster treatment times: The ability to treat multiple areas simultaneously and the improved technology result in shorter treatment sessions for patients.

Just like the original technology, it is essential to note that the effectiveness of CoolSculpting ELITE still varies depending on individual factors: the skill of the provider, the specific treatment plan, and the appropriateness of the patient. Not all CoolSculpting treatments end in the same results, that is why it is essential to have a personalized consultation with a CoolSculpting expert to decide how to best navigate your contouring journey. It is not a one-size-fits-all device and what might be considered “better” for one person may not be the same for another.  

Why Choose Bryn Mawr Dermatology for CoolSculpting Elite?

At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible results from your CoolSculpting ELITE treatment. The specialists at Bryn Mawr Dermatology have been successfully freezing fat with the original CoolSculpting since 2017, and are now excited to be a purveyor of the new and improved version of this technology: CoolSculpting ELITE. 

During your consultation, our CoolSculpting specialists will assess your concerns and determine the best course of action for your individual case. If need be, we have board-certified dermatologists on standby to investigate any complicated medical questions you have. You will feel right at home in our beautifully decorated Bryn Mawr office as soon as you enter. Contact our dermatology staff at (610) 525-7800 to get started right now. We are excited to take care of you!

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