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Safely eliminate stubborn fat without surgery or downtime.

CoolSculpting Elite is safe, FDA-approved, and scientifically proven to eliminate fat in nine areas of the body without general anesthesia, incisions, pain, or compression garments. The CoolSculpting Elite’s dual applicators target wider treatment areas to eliminate twice the amount of fat in the same amount of time.

Based on the number of treatments completed, RejuvenationMD is the #1 CoolSculpting provider in Western Washington. With two experienced CoolSculpting specialists as well as direct supervision from on-site physicians, we perform thousands of treatments each year.

Why choose RejuvenationMD for CoolSculpting® Elite?

RejuvenationMD is the #1 CoolSculpting® provider in Washington’s North Sound, helping thousands of people with non-surgical body contouring treatments each year. With two Master CoolSculpting® specialists on staff as well as direct supervision from on-site physicians, we are the most knowledgeable CoolSculpting practice in the North Sound.

CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical body contouring treatment that permanently destroys fat cells through a controlled cooling process before your body naturally gets rid of them on its own. Once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

RejuvenationMD is one of the only medical spas in Western Washington to offer the newest generation of fat freezing technology, CoolSculpting® Elite. Using cryolipolysis, a nonsurgical procedure that freezes fat, CoolSculpting® Elite stimulates your body to eliminate fat cells. This causes stubborn fat to gradually appear smaller.

CoolSculpting® Elite became the newest, safest, and most effective fat freezing technology when it entered the market in 2021, 11 years after the original, standard generation of CoolSculpting®.

What can be treated with CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared to treat nine areas of the body that store stubborn fat, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Flanks (AKA love handles)
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Bra fat
  • Arms
  • Rolls beneath the buttocks (AKA banana roll)
  • Submental fat (AKA double chin)

How is CoolSculpting® Elite different from the original CoolSculpting® system?

Unlike the earlier technologies, CoolSculpting® Elite allows us to target two areas at once using dual C-shaped applicators. This means the new system can treat up to two times more fat in the time frame of one cycle, cooling an area up to 18% larger than the original system. The C shape also allows the system to mold to the body’s natural curves and fit your body better than older versions. The better the fit, the better its ability to target fat.

Another advantage of CoolSculpting® Elite is that it has no reported cases of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH), a rare condition that occurred with the first generation fat freezing device.

Is CoolSculpting® Elite safe?

CoolSculpting® Elite is FDA-cleared to eliminate stubborn fat in areas such as under the chin, upper arms, back fat, love handles, abdomen, thighs, and more. As long as you’re healthy and a good candidate, it’s a safe procedure. It’s scientifically proven to eliminate fat in nine areas of the body without general anesthesia, incisions, pain, or compression garments.

When will I see the results of my CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?

It takes time for your body to naturally eliminate the fat cells destroyed by the treatment. This process can take anywhere from one to three months. You may start to see some fat reduction in the treated areas just four weeks after your treatment, but final results can take up to six months.

Keep in mind that to achieve final results, most people need two or three CoolSculpting® Elite sessions. Since your body takes about three months to flush out the fat cells after each treatment, we recommend spacing each session out 30 days.

If you’re seeking CoolSculpting® ahead of a special event, keep in mind that you will need multiple sessions and need to plan plenty of time in advance. If you have a wedding in the summer, for example, you’ll want to have your first treatment at some point in the winter to get noticeable results in time.

What can’t be treated with CoolSculpting® Elite?

CoolSculpting® Elite is not meant to be a weight loss treatment. It isn’t designed to get rid of all the fat on your body on its own, but rather to treat specific areas of stubborn fat that you can’t target with diet or exercise.

How many CoolSculpting® Elite treatments will I need?

Although treatment can take half the time with Elite than with the earlier CoolSculpting® machine, it still requires multiple sessions for most patients to see results. Each session reduces fat by 20-25%, so the treatment plans we recommend consist of 2-3 CoolSculpting® Elite sessions.

If you want to go above and beyond with targeting fat, it’s possible to have five or six sessions.

How much does CoolSculpting® Elite cost?

At all three of our RejuvenationMD medical spa locations in Bothell, Burlington, and Bellingham, we offer CoolSculpting® Elite starting at $800 and up, and most of our patients need about 2-3 treatment sessions to see their goal results.

The cost of your CoolSculpting® Elite treatment plan will depend on the areas you want treated, the amount of fat you want to target, and the amount of treatment sessions you need. When you consult with us for your CoolSculpting® treatment, we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored to you.

All new patients at RejuvenationMD receive a $200 credit toward any treatment, which can be used toward CoolSculpting® Elite, and the Alle reward program makes it easy to earn points and save on future treatments.

How long do CoolSculpting® Elite results last?

Your results from this non-surgical body contouring treatment are permanent as long as you continue to follow a mindful diet and exercise plan.

When CoolSculpting® Elite kills off fat cells, they’re gone for good. If you gain a lot of weight after your treatment, you risk gaining fat back in the treated areas.

How do I prepare for a CoolSculpting® treatment?

Try to make sure you’re close to your ideal weight before your treatment. CoolSculpting® is a fat loss treatment, not a weight loss treatment.

Other precautions to take before CoolSculpting® include:

  • Do not consume alcohol within 24 hours before your treatment
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin within a few days to a week before your treatment

What are the possible side effects of CoolSculpting®?

Like the older CoolSculpting® technology, there is low risk involved in getting Elite, but pain or loss of sensation in the areas you have treated is possible. Some people feel nauseous during the procedure and may notice a rash, swelling, stinging, or discoloration on the treated areas afterward.

Other possible side effects of CoolSculpting® Elite include:

  • Bruising
  • Nerve pain
  • Rough-looking skin
  • Paradoxical fat hyperplasia (increase of fat cells in treated areas)
  • Firmness
  • Cramping
  • Sensation of fullness in the back of the throat after submental treatments
  • Itching

What is a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment like?

During a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment, we apply a gel pad before placing the dual C-shaped applicator on the treatment areas. The applicator lowers the temperature of your tissue and freezes your fat cells. One cycle takes about 35 minutes per area.

Since CoolSculpting® Elite can treat two areas at once, a full treatment can take half the time it would take with the older CoolSculpting® technology. This means we can treat both your left and right flanks within one 35-minute cycle.

At the end of each session, we’ll massage your treated areas to kickstart your body’s natural process of eliminating fat cells killed from the treatment. You’ll be safe to drive yourself home after your appointment.

Does CoolSculpting® Elite treatment hurt?

When controlled cooling is applied to the targeted fat, you may feel some stinging, tingling, or intense cold sensations. Any discomfort involved with CoolSculpting® Elite goes away as soon as the applicator is removed. Patients at RejuvenationMD are able to read, watch movies, or even take a nap during their treatments.

Does CoolSculpting® really work?

Based on clinical trials, yes, CoolSculpting® Elite really does work. According to a study by the manufacturer, ZELTIQ Aesthetics, CoolSculpting® patients saw a 20–25% reduction in fat-layer thickness after each treatment and 77% showed a visible improvement in skin laxity within one to three months.

According to an Aesthetic Surgery Journal study examining patient satisfaction rates, 88% of the 91 patients studied said they would have another CoolSculpting® Elite treatment, and 92% said they would recommend it to others.

Can CoolSculpting® be combined with other treatments?

Z Wave
Although CoolSculpting is proven to be an extremely effective fat-reduction method on its own, you can now kick your body-shaping sessions up a notch by adding a Z Wave finish to your CoolSculpting procedure.

The Z Wave treatment uses sound waves to help increase your body’s metabolic rate and improve blood flow to the treated area. It also stimulates the production of new collagen—an essential element of youthful, healthy skin. Adding Z Wave therapy immediately after CoolSculpting can dramatically enhance your results, further reduce the appearance of cellulite, and curb any post-procedure discomfort and swelling.

CoolTone™ is another nonsurgical solution for people hoping to improve strength and muscle definition. It works fast — patients will see results after just four sessions in a two-week period. CoolTone uses magnetic muscle stimulation to strengthen, tone, and firm the abs, butt, and thighs. This exciting treatment can be done on its own or combined with Coolsculpting® Elite to firm up your skin even more.

Am I a candidate for CoolSculpting® Elite?

As we like to say “Squeezable fat is freezable fat.” If you can squeeze it, we can permanently eliminate it. While CoolSculpting® Elite won’t replace good nutrition and exercise, it’s a great, non-surgical way to remove a percentage of stubborn fat for good.

If you’re expecting to get CoolSculpting® to remove as much fat as possible without dieting and exercising along with your treatments, this probably isn’t the treatment for you. CoolSculpting® Elite is great for patients who are motivated to get into shape, but just need that initial push to get them into their fitness journeys. It’s essential to continue eating healthy and exercising regularly to get the most out of your results.

CoolSculpting® Elite is not a good option for you if you:

  • Have a substantial amount of loose skin
  • Have cold urticaria, a skin condition in which cold sensations cause hives
  • Have cryoglobulinemia, a condition in which your blood thickens in cold temperatures
  • Have cold agglutinin disease, an autoimmune anemia
  • Have paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, a blood disorder in which the immune system destroys red blood cells when the body is exposed to cold temperatures
  • Are pregnant or nursing

Is there any downtime needed after a CoolSculpting® Elite treatment?

There is no downtime needed after CoolSculpting® Elite. Our patients are able to return to their normal activities shortly after treatment. It’s common to experience minor side effects like temporary numbness, discomfort, and swelling, but these should all subside within a few days of treatment.

For post-care instructions go to “Patient Info” and click on CoolSculpting.

To book your CoolSculpting® Elite appointment

Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with one of our experienced providers to discuss your goals.

With three medical spa locations in Burlington, Bellingham, and Bothell, Washington, we’re here to make Western Washington even more beautiful!

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“I saw Dr. Tsitsis for a CoolSculpting session for fat reduction. Her clinic is very clean, professional, and so relaxing. You basically sit on a soft, padded recliner for an hour while the machine freezes away fat. It’s painless during the procedure. I read a book while it was happening. I’ve only had mild soreness/numbness since then. Looking forward to seeing my abs again 🙂 Definitely see Dr. Tsitsis for this. Her customer service and staff are top notch.”