CoolSculpting Elite is a highly effective, safe fat removal treatment proudly offered at Oceana Luxe MedSpa in Corpus Christi, TX. The original iteration of this treatment is also effective, but the Elite iteration works faster. To help you determine whether this treatment is appropriate for you, keep reading to learn more about it, including how quickly it works and how to see your results as quickly as possible.
How Quickly Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?
Individual results vary, but you should not be surprised if you start to see the results of CoolSculpting Elite just three weeks after your first treatment session. Notably, every person who participated in clinical trials saw an improvement in the treated areas after no more than 30 days post-treatment. That said, it can take between one and three months for the final results of each treatment session to become apparent.
What Can I Do to See My Desired Results Faster?
To see your final results as quickly as possible, you need to work on the efficiency of your lymphatic system. Some of the steps you can take to improve the efficiency of your lymphatic system include:
- Getting aerobic exercise
- Getting anaerobic exercise
- Eating nutritiously
- Getting a lymphatic massage
- Minimizing your processed food consumption
- Staying hydrated
Additionally, you can operate at a caloric deficit if you are not yet at your ideal weight. Operating at a caloric deficit may increase the rate at which your lymphatic system flushes out the destroyed fat cells because it has less food to process. However, the most significant benefit you can expect is to feel more confident in your appearance because you are slimming down due to a caloric deficit in addition to your fat cells being removed.
Getting a Lymphatic Massage
Getting a lymphatic massage can significantly increase the rate at which you see your final results because it supports the rapid draining of your lymph nodes.
How Long Will the Results of My Treatment Last?
You can expect the fat removal results of your treatment to last a lifetime. The reason the fat removal results are permanent is your adipose tissue cells, unlike every other type of cell in your body, cannot be grown past the age of 25.
Once the CoolSculpting Elite device has frozen the fat cells in the treatment area to death, your lymphatic system flushes the fat cells out of your body through urination, exhalation, and other processes. These eliminated cells will never be replaced.
Will My Ideal Contours Last Forever?
You should know that the length of time your desired contours remain depends on how long you can remain fastidious in your diet and lifestyle. The percentage of localized fat cells that can be destroyed with this treatment depends on many factors, including the size of the area being treated. Regardless of the exact percentage of fat cells removed, there will always be some fat cells in the area remaining after treatment.
If you don’t maintain an active lifestyle and reasonable diet, it is possible that the fat cells in the treated area will expand to store the excess energy. There is no way to know for sure where your body will store excess energy. However, your genes play a large role in determining where excess fat is stored. Therefore, it is likely that a caloric surplus will result in the areas that have previously expanded once again expanding to store extra energy.
How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need to See My Ideal Results?
Even though this treatment is highly effective, you may not be able to see your ideal results after just one treatment session. In cases of very large fat deposits, six treatment sessions may be required. We will advise you on how many sessions you can expect to need to sculpt your desired contours during your initial consultation. First, though, we will need to evaluate your current body fat distribution and discuss your cosmetic goals.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The only way to find out for sure whether this treatment is appropriate for you is to attend an initial evaluation. However, you should feel pretty confident that you will qualify if you are at least 21 years of age and concerned about your current contours. Nevertheless, exclusions apply. For example, this treatment will be deemed inappropriate for you if you are pregnant, nursing, or obese. You also will not qualify if you are extremely sensitive to cold temperatures.
Furthermore, you will need to reschedule your appointment if you are ill at the time of your appointment or suffering from skin irritation. To reduce the chance that you will need to reschedule your appointment, follow all preparation instructions you are given during your initial consultation.
What Preparation Steps Will I Need to Follow?
We will give you a complete list of instructions that you must be able to follow when you come in for your initial consultation. One of the most important preparation steps you will need to take is to discontinue the use of NSAIDs, MAOIs, and other drugs that result in blood thinning. Dietary supplements that result in blood thinning also must be avoided. Examples include:
- Fish oil supplements
- Vitamin E supplements
- Ginkgo biloba supplements
It is also important that you wear sunscreen diligently and avoid cosmetic treatments that have the potential to cause skin irritation. Similarly, you should avoid the use of hair removal techniques in the treatment area that may irritate your skin, like laser hair removal or depilatory creams. Other important preparation steps include being well-nourished and hydrated and arriving at your appointment in loose, comfortable clothing with no cosmetics or metal jewelry in the treatment area.
What Can I Expect During My Treatment Session?
During your painless treatment session, the C-shaped applicator will be placed against your skin. The highly advanced design of the applicator matches your body’s natural curves, so a significant amount of fat is frozen with each treatment session. It will quickly cool the targeted area to roughly 42 degrees. This is cold enough to freeze a lot of the fat cells in the area to death. It is not cold enough to negatively affect the skin and muscle tissues in the area.
How long your treatment session will take depends primarily on the number of areas you are targeting for treatment in a single session. It usually only takes 15 to 20 minutes to treat a single area depending on its size and the amount of excess fat in the area. However, treatment sessions can take over an hour to complete if several large areas are being targeted for treatment.
What Can I Expect After My Treatment Session?
Once your treatment session is complete, there is no downtime required. You are free to return to work, and you can generally expect to be free to resume your usual routine. That said, there are some aftercare guidelines you will need to adhere to shortly after your treatment. We will advise you on every rule you will need to follow after your treatment session during your initial consultation. Some of the most important include:
- Wearing loose clothing
- Staying hydrated
- Staying well-nourished
- Getting aerobic exercise
- Massaging the treated areas
- Avoiding blood-thinners
What Activities Should I Avoid After My Treatment Session?
It is important that you avoid applying high, direct heat to the treatment area. For example, you should avoid sitting in a steam room, dry sauna, or steaming hot bath. As another example, you should not apply a heating pad, electric blanket, or hot water bottle to the treatment area. Additionally, you should avoid activities that will stress your treatment area or elevate your body temperature significantly.
For example, you should not lift heavy weights or engage in any other physical activity that will increase your body temperature significantly. For example, walking at a moderate pace is perfectly fine and even encouraged. However, you should not walk at a pace that makes you sweat or breathe heavily.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
It will take no longer than 30 days for you to start seeing your CoolSculpting Elite results. While everyone’s post-treatment experience is unique, it is not unheard of for clients to start seeing the results of their treatment just 21 days after their first treatment session. Regarding final results, it may take up to three months for them to become apparent. Contact us today at Oceana Luxe MedSpa in Corpus Christi, TX to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.