CoolSculpting® Elite

Are you looking for a gentler body sculpting alternative to liposuction? Women and men from Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, choose CoolSculpting Elite with Dr. Kevin Johnson because it is both safe and effective, with comfortable treatments that can easily be worked into their busy schedules. The non-invasive treatment shrinks the bulges of fat in trouble spots such as the abdomen using a groundbreaking cooling process that requires no needles, incisions, or downtime. CoolSculpting Elite enables us to treat 2 areas at once, enabling us to remove more fat in less time!

How Much Does CoolSculpting Elite Cost in Coeur d’Alene?

Dr. Johnson is committed to offering a range of body contouring alternatives for a range of patients and budgets. The price of a CoolSculpting Elite procedure varies depending on the areas you’re concerned about and the number of sessions needed to meet your cosmetic goals, among other factors. We recommend at least 2 CoolSculpting Elite sessions per area to achieve best results.

We require payment in full before your CoolSculpting Elite session. Consultations are complimentary. If you need to cancel, we request that you give us 24 or more hours advance notice.

Before & After Photos

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Good CoolSculpting Elite Candidates

CoolSculpting Elite appeals to many men and women who have never undergone a cosmetic procedure because, unlike liposuction, it is non-invasive and there’s no recovery period. The best candidates for CoolSculpting Elite are bothered by stubborn pockets of fat in specific areas even though they maintain a healthy lifestyle with good diet and exercise habits.

CoolSculpting Elite isn’t for weight reduction. Instead, it slims specific areas of the body. You should be near a stable, healthy weight before undergoing a CoolSculpting Elite procedure.

What Areas Does CoolSculpting Elite Treat?

Specially designed applicators enable CoolSculpting Elite providers to target a wide range of treatment areas—virtually anywhere from head to toe that you want to reduce unwanted fat.

The CoolSculpting Elite device has been redesigned, using a C-shaped cup to fit to the contours of your body and treat a larger area of fat than the original CoolSculpting device. This means that we can cool up to 18% more fat in one session. With 7 different applicators, the CoolSculpting Elite device enables us to create a customized treatment plan to suit your needs.

We can also treat 2 areas at one time, making the treatment not only more effective, but more efficient for you.

Diagram of Coolscultping Treatment Areas

How Does CoolSculpting Elite Work?

The new and improved CoolSculpting Elite technology targets fat cells with precisely controlled cooling that effectively destroys the cells without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. The FDA-cleared procedure uses a unique cooling process called cryolipolysis, a technique developed by Harvard University scientists after they noticed that some children’s cheeks dimpled after eating ice pops. The enhanced C-shaped applicator enables us to treat a larger surface area, resulting in more fat cooled during each cycle.

Different Applicators for Personalized Treatments

We have a variety of applicators that treat different areas of fat and may work in slightly different ways while still using CoolSculpting Elite technology. For example, the design of the applicator for treating the back is slightly different because it does not use vacuum suction. It has a large cooling plate, and the whole applicator is strapped flat against the skin. Treatments with this applicator take a bit longer (around 2 hours) but work well for “non-pinchable” areas of fat, such as the lower back.

Thanks to the newly redesigned CoolSculpting Elite applicators, we have a variety of options to use to address your unique needs to ensure your comfort and address your problem areas. No matter how complex your goals are, our practitioners help you plan the details of your procedure to help you get the body you want.

CoolSculpting Elite Procedure

Dr. Johnson and his team at Advanced Aesthetics customize your procedure depending on the areas you want to treat. When treating the abdomen, flanks, or back, the CoolSculpting Elite curved applicator uses gentle vacuum suction to pull the bulging tissue between 2 cooling panels. The panels deliver precisely controlled cooling to the area, damaging the fat cells deep within in about an hour.

During the treatment, you feel the vacuum suction and cold sensations at first before your skin turns numb, much like with using an icepack. Then, you simply relax while the device does the work. Many patients read or browse the Web on a phone or tablet. Some even nap because the treatment is so comfortable.

Recovery & Results

There is no downtime after a CoolSculpting Elite procedure. A technician massages the treatment area once the applicator is removed, and then you can resume your daily activities.

Fat cells frozen during the session gradually die soon after your treatment and are removed from the body through its natural metabolic processes. During the ensuing 2 to 4 months following the procedure, patients usually notice the bulges that caused concern shrink gradually as the body flushes away dead fat cells, however experiences vary.

Some patients schedule a second treatment session to reach their cosmetic goals, but in many cases a single procedure is enough to produce the desired results. Nonsurgical skin tightening with Profound™ may enhance CoolSculpting Elite results.

The effects of CoolSculpting Elite typically last as long as the results of liposuction. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen can help you maximize and prolong your results.

Enhancing Your Results

For a more dramatic body transformation, many patients combine CoolTone® with CoolSculpting. While CoolSculpting reduces stubborn fat, CoolTone strengthens and tones your muscles. Together, they sculpt your body and enhance muscle definition, delivering comprehensive results. Achieve a slimmer, more toned physique with this powerful combination.

Dr. Kevin Johnson

Dr. Kevin Johnson

Welcome to Advanced Aesthetics. Throughout my years serving the body contouring and facial rejuvenation needs of people in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, I’ve learned a lot—including how to meet my patients where they are. If you’re like most of our guests, you’re busy, you want to address a specific concern, but you might not know where to begin. We’re ready to help.

Meet Dr. Kevin Johnson

Frequently Asked Questions

How does CoolSculpting Elite compare to liposuction?

Even people who are in great shape can have trouble toning certain areas of the body, such as the abdomen or flanks. CoolSculpting Elite and liposuction are both good options for reducing stubborn fat. Liposuction can remove more fat than CoolSculpting Elite, but it also requires incisions, anesthesia, and some time off work to recover. That’s not true for CoolSculpting Elite. It works without incisions and kills fat cells without injuring surrounding tissues or skin.

Either procedure can be a good fit in many cases, so it all depends on your priorities. Dr. Johnson is an experienced body contouring specialist who is very familiar with both techniques. He can listen to your goals and recommend the right approach for you.

How does CoolSculpting Elite work?

The CoolSculpting Elite procedure can safely and effectively destroy localized areas of fat because fat cells are vulnerable to cold. They begin dying at temperatures that don’t injure the skin or damage surrounding tissue. The cooling process, called Cryolipolysis, is precisely monitored during the treatment. As fat cells gradually die, they are absorbed by the body and then removed through the natural metabolic processes in the weeks that follow.

Is CoolSculpting Elite painful?

No. Any discomfort during a CoolSculpting Elite treatment is minimal and typically occurs only during the initial stages of the procedure as you get used to the cold sensation. Most patients relax, read a book, or use a mobile device during the treatment. Some patients even nap.

How long does the procedure take?

The duration of the treatment, like the cost, depends on the number of treatment areas. Dr. Johnson customizes CoolSculpting Elite procedures for each patient’s specific concerns. A typical treatment session for 1 area, such as the upper abdomen, takes about an hour. A session using the applicator for “non-pinchable” fat, such as on the lower back, takes about 2 hours.

How many sessions will I require?

Some patients need only 2 sessions. Others may require 3 or more visits for optimal fat removal. Dr. Johnson will discuss the possibility of further treatments during your follow-up appointment.

How much fat can be removed through CoolSculpting treatments?

The amount of fat that can be effectively removed through CoolSculpting treatments varies depending on several factors. These factors include the individual’s unique body composition, the specific treatment areas chosen, and the number of sessions completed. While CoolSculpting can lead to visible fat reduction (usually up to 25% in the treatment area), it is not a weight loss solution. Instead, it’s a targeted fat reduction procedure.

Will the fat come back?

CoolSculpting aims to provide long-lasting results by permanently eliminating treated fat cells. Once these fat cells have been metabolized by the body, they do not regenerate.

However, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the procedure, as remaining fat cells can expand with weight gain, potentially impacting your overall body shape. Staying mindful of diet and exercise can help you maximize and maintain the benefits of your CoolSculpting treatments.

Dr. Johnson specializes in body contouring procedures and can recommend the best approach for you. Request your complimentary consultation using our online form or call us at  (208) 676-8346 to schedule an appointment.

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