Available in Pittsburgh, PA
What is CoolSculpting Elite?
True to our promise of offering the most advanced, proven aesthetic treatments, we are excited to be the first medical spa in the Pittsburgh area to offer CoolSculpting® Elite body contouring. This new non-surgical fat reduction treatment is FDA-cleared, non-invasive, and scientifically proven to reduce stubborn fat. CoolSculpting Elite has revolutionized the body sculpting industry by providing visible results with little to no downtime. The new CoolSculpting Elite has a dual applicator that can treat two areas at once for faster results. Our medical spa in Mt. Lebanon, PA has two CoolSculpting Elite machines which can be used simultaneously to treat 4 areas at once. This cuts your treatment time by half.
- Scientifically proven to eliminate up to 25% of treated fat cells for good.
- FDA-cleared to treat 9 areas of the body.
- Targets stubborn fat in the areas that have been hard to reduce with diet and exercise.
- Freezes twice the stubborn fat at once with new dual applicators.
CoolSculpting Elite before & after photos
Which parts of the body can CoolSculpting Elite treat?
CoolSculpting Elite is FDA-cleared to treat 9 areas of the body including:
- Under the chin
- Below the jawline
- Bra fat
- Upper arm
- Back fat
- Side (flank)
- Underneath the buttocks (banana roll)
How does CoolSculpting Elite work?
The CoolSculpting fat-eliminating technology was developed by Harvard scientists after a simple observation was made: children who ate a lot of popsicles had dimpling in their cheeks due to a loss of fat from excessive exposure to cold. This novel idea lead to the innovative cold technology behind CoolSculpting called cryoliposis.
Cryoliposis uses precise cooling temperatures to cause the cell death of fat tissue without damaging the overlying skin or nerves. When fat cells become frozen, they crystallize and die. Your body then eliminates the dead fat cells through its natural metabolic process, resulting in a visibly sleeker silhouette. CoolSculpting Elite is proven to reduce up to 25% of the fat in a treated area.
What should I expect during a CoolSculpting Elite treatment?
First, your body contouring specialist will apply a clear gel pad to create a barrier between the CoolSculpting Elite applicator and your skin. There are several different applicators specifically designed to treat various parts of the body:
- CoolCurve™ uses suction-based cooling to treat large areas such as the stomach, back, or sides.
- CoolSmooth™ uses a non-suction-based cooling application to treat smaller areas that don’t have pinchable pockets of fat, such as outer thighs, upper arms, and bra roll. This allows for precise body sculpting on even the smallest problem areas.
- CoolMini™ works like the CoolCurve, but is smaller and designed to fit under the chin to improve the contours of your jawline and neck.
As the applicator is applied, you may feel a sudden tugging sensation (not pain) as skin is being suctioned into the device. Once the cooling process begins, the area treated will feel intensely cold for the first 10 minutes, followed by numbness. The duration of the treatment varies but is usually about an hour in which you can read, use your cell phone, or chat with a friend. After the applicator is detached, your provider will do a brief massage on the area(s) to break up the treated fat cells and enhance the fat reduction.
Is CoolSculpting Elite painful?
Most patients describe the cooling process to be slightly uncomfortable as it begins. During the procedure, you may experience sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching, and cramping at the treatment site. These should subside as the area becomes numb. At the end of the treatment when the device is removed, you may feel tenderness as the area “thaws” for 1-2 minutes as well as slight discomfort during the massage process.
What is the difference between CoolSculpting vs. CoolSculpting Elite?
CoolSculpting Elite has two applicators that you can use at once, so you can treat twice the stubborn fat in half the time with one machine. In our Mt. Lebanon, PA location, we have two CoolSculpting Elite machines, which allow for quad-sculpting, meaning you can treat four areas at once.
Recovery after CoolSculpting Elite
Most people return to their normal activities immediately following their CoolSculpting Elite treatment. Some patients feel tingling, twitching, numbness, redness, or swelling for the first few days. Numbness may continue for several weeks as normal sensation gradually returns. On very rare occasions, some people may experience temporary nerve pain that dissipates in the weeks or months following treatment.
How long does it take to see results after CoolSculpting Elite?
Results are typically seen 4 to 6 weeks after your treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Most people see a significant reduction in fat in the treated area after one treatment. Generally, two CoolSculpting Elite sessions are needed to reach our patients’ goals. Additional treatments can be performed as needed if more fat reduction is desired.
Is CoolSculpting Elite right for me?
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting Elite body contouring is a person who is at or near their ideal weight and is struggling to reduce unwanted bulges or stubborn pockets of fat. CoolSculpting Elite is not a weight loss solution and is not appropriate for people who are obese.
What are the benefits of CoolSculpting Elite versus other body contouring procedures?
It’s never been easier to sculpt the body you want without the downtime associated with surgery or Laser Lipo.
- Noticeable and lasting results
- Natural-looking reduction of fat in the treated areas
- Little to no downtime
- No special diet
- No needles
- No anesthesia
- No incisions
How much does CoolSculpting Elite cost?
The cost depends on the number of areas being treated and ultimately the body sculpting goals. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your goals and provide you with a treatment program and cost.
CoolSculpting Elite testimonial
I had my first round of CoolSculpting Elite with Maranda and I was so impressed and honestly kind of shocked at how easy and comfortable the entire process is. I met with Maranda for my consultation and her first question wasn't "What are we getting rid of?"; it was "What areas do you feel self-conscious about?" She examined the areas of stubborn fat that I mentioned (my belly and arms) to see if I was a good candidate. On the day of the procedure, everything was on time, super professional, and honestly...fun? Their new CoolSculpting Elite machine allowed them to do my arms and stomach at the same time! The procedure itself is what I would describe as uncomfortable, followed by a massage of the area to break up fat cells. Also uncomfortable, but necessary to see results. Not only was everything easy, but they had a TV, a cart with drinks, snacks, and magazines to help you pass the time. I am in the waiting period for my results (it really takes effect at 8+ weeks), but I swear my jeans already feel looser in the midsection. I would absolutely recommend CoolSculpting with Maranda! – Caitlin