coolsculpting at CSLC

CoolSculpting Elite
Petoskey & Traverse City, MI
Naples, FL

What we tell our patients: CoolSculpting works well on a small bulge you can squeeze. It reduces the bulge by about 20%. Many patients do 2-3 treatments on an area.

The CoolSculpting advantage is that there’s no downtime.

Fat reduction has never been easier. One treatment of CoolSculpting Elite can reduce fat by 20 to 25% in the following areas: 

  • Arms
  • Love Handles
  • Stomach
  • Thighs
  • Knees
  • Man Boobs
  • Bra Fat
  • Chin

What is CoolSculpting Elite?

CoolSculpting Elite is the newest version of cryolipolysis technology. Often referred to as “the new generation of cool,” CoolSculpting Elite offers an enhanced body contouring experience. Thanks to a range of new applicators CoolSculpting Elite patients can receive faster, better, and more consistent treatments. In fact, the Elite Curve 240 applicator treats up to an 18 percent larger treatment area when compared to the Cool Advantage Plus applicator. We have the new CoolSculpting Elite in Petoskey, Traverse City, and Naples. 

CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite are the only FDA-cleared treatments to eliminate visible fat bulges in the following areas: 

  • thighs (inner and outer)
  • abdomen 
  • flanks (love handles)
  • bra and back fat
  • below the buttock (“banana roll”)
  • upper arm* 
  • chin*

*CoolSculpting Elite can be used to treat the upper arm area in patients with a BMI of ≤ 30 and in submental and submandibular areas in patients with a BMI of ≤ 46.2.

CoolSculpting vs. BodyTite

CoolSculpting is an external treatment that “freezes” a fat bulge without damaging the skin. In a 35 minute treatment, the superficial layer of fat is treated with cryolipolysis. After CoolSculpting, the skin may be tender to touch like a mild bruise. Results are visible in 3-6 weeks. CoolSculpting does not tighten the skin. BodyTite contracts skin by up to 40%.

BodyTite is a minimally invasive treatment where the physician places a radiofrequency probe under the skin to heat and liquefy the fat and tighten the skin. Then gentle liposculpture may be performed to reshape the body. The treatment takes about 90 minutes per area and downtime is 2-3 days of sore, puffy skin. BodyTite is more precise than CoolSculpting and it tightens the skin. 

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How does CoolSculpting Elite work?

CoolSculpting Elite is an advanced version of CoolSculpting. The concept is still the same: using a technique called cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting Elite destroys fat cells via a “cold applicator.” CoolSculpting Elite features a new C-shaped dual applicator for enhanced comfort and fit. During the treatment, our Coolsculpting master provider applies the applicator on your skin to freeze and destroy fat cells within the treatment area. After treatment, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. 

Most CoolSculpting sessions can be completed in 35 minutes or less. What’s more, patients can return to work immediately after treatment – no downtime required!   

We’ve treated thousands of patients with CoolSculpting. Patients notice their stubborn bulges shrinking within just a few weeks. The best results from CoolSculpting are in a couple of months and more treatments results in more fat reduction! 

Pros and Cons of CoolSculpting Elite


  • targets an 18 percent larger cooling area
  • dual applicators make CoolSculpting Elite the quicker and more effective option 
  • noninvasive, in-office procedure 
  • no downtime 
  • measurable, long-lasting results 
  • enhanced comfort thanks to superior gentle vacuum technology

✗ Cons

  • temporary pulling, tugging, pinching, or slight discomfort 
  • temporary swelling, bruising, and numbness in targeted areas
  • hyperpigmentation (uncommon)
  • Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH)*

*Reports of PAH occur 1 in every 4,000 sessions. 

Would CoolSculpting work for me?

Good CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite candidates are of almost normal body weight and the desired treatment areas are soft and squeezable. Also Coolsculpting patients should understand that the treated area reduces by 15-25% with each treatment so the results take time.

When a patient is considering CoolSculpting, it is important to get a consultation by a certified Coolsculpting specialist. An medspa that also offers cosmetic surgery will be able to compare fat reduction treatments in detail.


CoolSculpting Elite vs. laser assisted liposuction

CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freezes a stubborn fat bulge. Common areas include the love handles, abdomen, arms and thighs. In 3-6 weeks, patients notice the excess fat on the treated area shrinking. You can expect to see about a 20% reduction in fat with CoolSculpting Elite.

Laser assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive liposuction treatment that is performed in the office. The laser ensures a smooth result and some skin tightening after the treatment. At Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center Dr. Gustav Lo uses the Smartlipo laser. We see about an 80% reduction in a fat bulge of a person of normal weight after one treatment.

Traditional CoolSculpting vs CoolSculpting Elite

Traditional CoolSculpting uses one applicator to target one treatment area at a time. With CoolSculpting Elite, patients can treat two areas at once. 

CoolSculpting Elite features re-engineered applicators and larger cooling panels for faster, more enhanced fat reduction. CoolSculpting Elite applicators are designed to better conform to a patient’s natural curves – making the procedure more comfortable than a traditional CoolSculpting procedure.

CoolSculpting Elite Before and After Photos at
Cosmetic Skin & Laser Center

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