Your Quick Guide to CoolSculpting


If you’re seeking a safe and effective method to eliminate stubborn fat without resorting to surgery, CoolSculpting could be your answer. 

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive body contouring technique that aims to assist individuals in achieving their desired physique without surgical intervention. This innovative approach is particularly suitable for those near their ideal weight with specific areas of fat they wish to target.

Keep reading to delve into the world of CoolSculpting, with a special focus on CoolSculpting Elite — the advanced version of the renowned CoolSculpting procedure.

CoolSculpting 101

Principles of CoolSculpting: Understand the Basics 

CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis, involves using cold temperatures to target and destroy fat cells. During the procedure, a device will target and freeze the fat cells in the treatment area, causing them to die. 

Over the following weeks and months after treatment, the body naturally processes and eliminates these dead fat cells, resulting in a more sculpted and contoured appearance.

Target Areas

CoolSculpting is renowned for treating a variety of areas, including:

  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Upper arms
  • Chin/neck
  • Hips
  • Butt

CoolSculpting Elite: Elevating the Experience

CoolSculpting Elite represents a significant advancement in non-invasive fat reduction, offering an enhanced experience compared to its Legacy counterpart. 

One main component that sets CoolSculpting Elite apart is its C-shaped applicator, which seamlessly adheres to the body’s natural curves, resulting in an 18% larger cooling area and more efficient fat cell elimination per session. 

Additionally, dual applicators allow you to treat two areas simultaneously, reducing overall treatment time. Its upgraded applicator design ensures better skin contact, possibly showing results in just three weeks — turning CoolSculpting into a faster and more comfortable approach to body sculpting. 

Treatment Process

Before undergoing the procedure, you’ll need to have a consultation with your provider so they can create a treatment plan that will help you achieve results. 

When you arrive for your first treatment, you should come wearing loose clothing. Your provider will take before and after photos before starting treatment. Afterward, they’ll place a gel pad and applicator on your skin to protect it and ensure proper suction.

To start the procedure, your practitioner will apply the CoolSculpting device to the targeted area. Depending on the applicator size and the number of areas treated, they may use multiple applicators simultaneously, freezing the fat cells in the process. 

A typical treatment usually lasts 35-60 minutes but could be longer depending on how many areas you want to treat. After the session, your provider will massage the treated area before sending you on your way.


One of the best parts of CoolSculpting Elite is the minimal downtime needed after receiving treatment. Since this is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, patients can return to their daily activities immediately following treatment. 

While side effects are usually minimal, you may experience mild redness, swelling, or numbness following the treatment. However, this should subside within a few days.


CoolSculpting Elite’s effectiveness usually becomes noticeable a few weeks following treatment. This is because it takes time to treat the targeted fat cells. While treatment plans vary between patients, most patients will need more than one session to achieve full results. Sessions should take place a few weeks following the previous session.

At The Medical Skin Clinic, our providers specialize in CoolSculpting treatments, including its latest advancement — CoolSculpting Elite. If you want to learn more about this type of treatment and whether it’s right for you, we are here to help. Our goal is to help you feel like the best version of yourself, and we’re here to help you determine which form of treatment can achieve that.

If you’re ready to begin CoolSculpting treatment, book an appointment today!