What is the Difference Between CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite?

Since CoolSculpting first hit the market in 2010, it has reigned as the #1 non-surgical fat reduction treatment in the world. Now, the best has somehow gotten better. CoolSculpting Elite is the latest and greatest in fat-freezing technology.

So, what changed? How did something already so well-loved level up? Trying to determine which fat-freezing treatment is right for you can be a difficult task, especially if you do not know the specifics of the new Elite treatment.

Let’s talk about it.

CoolSculpting: The Fat-Freezing Treatment That Started It All

The original CoolSculpting treatment took the industry by storm back in 2010. It was the only FDA-cleared way to reduce fat using cooling technology, also known as cryolipolysis. Without causing any pain or damage to the skin, this advanced treatment is a safe way to see results that aren’t achievable with a normal diet and exercise.

During the initial treatment, a single applicator isolates a stubborn fat deposit. The applicator subjects the bulge of fat to a calibrated cooling that effectively freezes the fat cell. The tissue and skin remain unharmed during the treatment—however, the less hardy fat cells die.

The immune system collects the dead cells and gradually processes them out of the body as waste. While the process might sound a bit harsh, it’s known as cellular death or apoptosis. Apoptosis happens commonly in the body, helping naturally maintain balance with healthy cells.

The new CoolSculpting Elite treatment is better than its predecessor. It features applicators that can freeze 2X the fat in half the amount of time.

CoolSculpting Elite Vs. CoolSculpting

The newest body contouring treatment improves the traditional fat-freezing procedure with re-engineered applicators, larger cooling panels, and the ability to use two applicators simultaneously.

CoolSculpting Elite Applicators

One of the most significant differences when comparing the old and new treatments is dual applicator capability. The revamped CoolSculpting machine comes with seven new applicators that differ in shape and size. Each one is meant to target unique areas for precise cooling. When the applicators are custom fit to a location, the results are significantly enhanced.

The new applicators feature a C-shape design that better conforms to the patient’s natural body curves. They also boast an 18% larger cooling panel that eliminates more fat than the original applicators.

9 CoolSculpting Elite Treatment Areas

The CoolSculpting Elite treatment is the only FDA-cleared treatment to reduce 20-25% of unwanted fat non-invasively in ten different treatment areas:

1. Belly
2. Love handles
3. Thighs
4. Armpit area
5. Upper arms
6. Below the buttocks
7. Back
8. Knee
9. Chin and jawline area

The secret lies in the new design of Elite applicators, which bring fat up into the cold applicator’s center better than the traditional applicators. They commonly removed 18-20% of the stubborn fat.

CoolSculpting Elite Results

The original device only targets one area of the body, using one applicator at a time. In comparison, the CoolSculpting Elite machine comes with two applicators that treat two areas during a single treatment. Using two applicators doubles the results in half the time. Within a few months, the full results will reveal themselves.

Something that patients appreciate about their contour after treatment is that it’s maintainable in the long term. Taking care of your body by fueling it with healthy foods and strengthening it with regular exercise helps keep your body weight in line with the results you get from CoolSculpting.

CoolSculpting Elite Before and After*

About three weeks after your session, the areas you treated begin to look smaller. Your body is steadily processing the burst fat cells, and as it does, you will continue to see results in the coming weeks and months.

*Since every body contouring treatment is tailored to the individual, results may vary. During your consultation, a healthcare professional will be able to offer insight into the results you can expect to see. The better your CoolSculpting provider is, the more likely you are to love the process.

What is a CoolSculpting Elite Cycle?

The vernacular used for CoolSculpting treatment plans tends to vary in some locations. It’s critical that you understand the terminology so that you can plan for the desired outcome and correct pricing. Every placement of the CoolSculpting machine to the body is known as a “cycle.” This is how pricing works for med spa CoolSculpting Elite services – you pay by the cycle.

CoolSculpting Elite Cost

When it comes to body contouring, you get what you pay for. CoolSculpting pricing is set by the cycle. Professional med spa CoolSculpting cost should be easy to understand. If you are speaking with a clinic that is unclear, or charging below $600/cycle, you should consider finding another location.

What is the Difference Between CoolSculpting Elite and Cryo?

It can be a little confusing when looking at the options you have for body contouring. CryoSlimming, like CoolSculpting, uses cryolipolysis for fat freezing. However, each treatment uses fat-freezing technology differently. Cryo uses ice or cold air to kill fat cells rapidly and intensely. CoolSculpting uses lower temperatures to freeze fat cells.

CoolSculpting Body Contouring with CoolSculpt Elite

If you want to learn more about fat-freezing treatments and determine which is suitable for your body, contact Always Beautiful Medical Aesthetics and Cosmetics.

We are a premier provider of both the original and new CoolSculpting Elite treatments in the Aurora and Denver, CO, area. Call us at 720-280-7016 to schedule your free consultation and learn more about the most popular fat-freezing treatments available.


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Ali McCoy
Ali McCoy

Meet Ali McCoy Stengel, LE, RN, BSN

Denver Area Aesthetic Injector, Speaker, and Trainer

My name is Ali and I am the founder, owner, and Master Nurse Injector at Always Beautiful® Medspa. I have been in medicine since 2002, although my passion for facial aesthetics began much earlier. Growing up with acne and self-esteem issues, it became my mission to help others feel comfortable in their skin. Bringing beauty and medicine together became the ultimate pairing to educate the patient, staff, and injector for a safe experience and natural results.

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