Vancouver CoolSculpting Elite by Dr. Michael Workman
Freeze your unwanted fat away with CoolSculpting Elite in Vancouver, WA.
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Workman, uses this non-invasive and non-surgical technique to help you eliminate unwanted, stubborn fat for good. This procedure takes place at The Workman Center for Beautiful Skin and Bodies conveniently located in Vancouver serving the Portland/Vancouver metro area. CoolSculpting Elite will help you redefine your curves and add new definition to your body - all without a single scar.
CoolSculpting Elite is currently the most popular non-surgical body contouring treatment available.
It works with the use of a specially-designed applicator that literally freezes away those stubborn pockets of fat that have resisted all attempts at dieting and exercise. CoolSculpting Elite allows you to target various areas of your body to create the contours you've been working hard to achieve. This treatment is safe, effective, and FDA-approved.
With the new Elite machines we can treat more areas in half the time thanks to the dual applicators. In addition, compared to the older, original CoolSculpting applicator, CoolSculpting Elite applicators are larger, allowing more surface area to be covered. The new C shaped applicator fits your body's natural curve allowing for a much more comfortable treatment as well compared to the previous U shaped applicator.
Because dieting and exercise are not always enough to create the body you want, you can instead target specific areas on your body and naturally eliminate the fat cells.
When you elect to undergo CoolSculpting Elite, you can gain control over your body by shaping it the way you’ve always wanted. By targeting stubborn fat pockets on your abdomen, arms, love handles, back, chin, and thighs, you can finally achieve the look you’ve always wanted.
The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting Elite should be in good general health and 30 pounds or less away from their goal weight. It's also important to have good skin elasticity so your skin won't appear more lax as the fat melts away.
If you are more than 30 pounds away from your goal, you can still try CoolSculpting, but it will be beneficial to diet and exercise in addition to the treatment. You are more than welcome to schedule a complimentary CoolSculpting consultation and our Registered Nurse CoolSculpting Specialists will help you create a goal and treatment plan to support you in getting where you want to be. In addition if you have conditions such as cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin disease, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria CoolSculpting is not recommended.
CoolSculpting works by gently cooling the fat cells underneath the skin while leaving the skin and surrounding tissue unaffected.
The fat cells then freeze and die in a process called apoptosis. In the weeks to months following the treatment the dead fat cells are naturally eliminated. White blood cells (macrophages) digest and consume the dead fat cells and the fatty acids (lipids) that were within the cells.
You are left with a permanent reduction of fat cells that are gone for good. You will never “regrow” or regenerate fat cells and untreated areas will have no change.
When you first arrive for your appointment you will check in with our receptionist Kay and she will provide you with your consent forms to sign.
While your paperwork is being signed our CoolSculpting Specialists and Registered Nurse will prepare the treatment room just for you. When the paperwork is finished you will be brought back to the treatment room. First, we begin with your “before” photos to track your progress. After that the skin is cleansed and the treatment area is marked, a gel pad is then applied to the target area. As the procedure is initiated the vacuum applicator draws tissue onto the cooling panels. The applicator is then secured to ensure it does not move or pop off once the treatment is initiated. As the controlled cooling begins to target the fat cells you may experience sensations of intense cold, pulling, tugging, mild pinching, aching, cramping, stinging, or tingling. These sensations subside as the area becomes numb. No general or topical anesthesia or pain medication is required.
Immediately after the procedure the treatment area may look or feel stiff and be slightly red. This is a temporary but expected effect. After the applicator and gel pad are removed the provider will massage the area for two minutes. This leads to a 68% better reduction of fat cells. The massage tends to be the most uncomfortable part of the treatment for clients but it is necessary to effectively reduce the fat cells. It is described as a mild discomfort and rated no more than a 1 on a 0-10 pain scale. The procedure may take one to several hours or multiple visits depending on your treatment plan that is developed during your consultation. There is typically minimal recovery time after CoolSculpting. Most patients return to their daily routine immediately after walking out our door.
There is no invasive surgery involved with CoolSculpting Elite procedures. Because of this, treatment times are often short, with many clients scheduling appointments during their lunchtimes.
You may experience some discomfort at the site of your treatment, such as itching, bruising, numbness, and minimal swelling, but these should not keep you from returning to your regular activities immediately afterward.
Your results may start to become visible in as little as four weeks, with optimal results after 2-3 months. Keep in mind this depends on which area you have treated, as some can take up to 6 months to show the full results.
CoolSculpting Elite does not have immediate results because it takes your body some time to naturally process and dispose of the destroyed fat cells. Fortunately, you will not feel any of the process, so be prepared to watch your body change.
While there are many choices for body contouring, you will feel safe, respected, and confident in the care you receive here at The Workman Center for Beautiful Skin and Bodies. Dr. Workman, a Vancouver board-certified plastic surgeon oversees all the treatments.
You are treated by Registered Nurse CoolSculpting Specialists who have attended CoolSculpting University, a prestigious training at the CoolSculpting headquarters outside of San Francisco. Dr. Workmans practice has been offering aesthetic treatments to the Portland/Vancouver area for 27 years. CoolSculpting has been offered since it was released so we have been able to see the technology evolve into the amazing treatment it is. We are your local experts of body contouring and would love to help support you towards your goal.
It can be described as a mild discomfort and rated no more than a 1 on a 0-10 pain scale. Sensations range from intense cold, pulling, tugging, mild pinching, aching, cramping, stinging, or tingling. These will subside as the treatment area becomes numb. When the treatment is complete and the tissue warms back up this can be described as having your bare hands outside in the cold or snow and then coming inside and washing your hands under warm water.
There is minimal risk associated with CoolSculpting. The FDA has approved CoolSculpting as an effective, safe way to reduce stubborn fat. It is the only non-invasive, non-surgical FDA-approved method of permanently removing fat cells.
With the new Elite machines we can treat more areas in half the time thanks to the dual applicators. In addition, the new applicators are larger, allowing more surface area to be covered compared to the older, original CoolSculpting applicators. They are also much more comfortable thanks to the new C shape that fits your body’s natural curve, compared to the previous U shaped applicator. This is the best, most effective, and safe body contouring technology on the market.
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Pricing for CoolSculpting varies per person. Three factors are used in determining cost: what area are we treating, how much surface area do we need to cover, and how much fat needs to be reduced? All bodies are unique, so this is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. Treatments can range from $600-$6000, which we know is a big range. To develop your treatment plan, determine your cost, and see if CoolSculpting Elite is just for you we recommend you schedule a complimentary consultation with our Registered Nurse CoolSculpting Specialists.
As CoolSculpting Elite is an elective treatment, it is generally not covered by insurance.
CoolSculpting Elite is a non-invasive and non-surgical method for permanently removing fat cells. It also has little to no downtime post procedure. Liposuction is an actual surgical procedure that involves incisions, has increased risks, as well as a surgical recovery period.
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