What is a Coolsculpting® by Zeltiq?
CoolSculpting® is an FDA-cleared non-surgical body contouring treatment that freezes stubborn fat, which is then naturally eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting® allows for noticeable reduction in unwanted bulges without the need of needle or knife. Little to no downtime is required.
Developed by after renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, CoolSculpting® was born from the observation that some children ended up with dimples after sucking on popsicles. Cryolipolysis, the principle on which CoolSculpting® is based on, relies on controlled cooling for non-invasive local reduction of fat deposits to reshape body contours. The coldness target and crytallise fat cells. These crystallised fat cells gradually die a natural cell death (apoptosis) and is then eliminated from the body. Because CoolScuplting® selectively targets only fat cells, it does not harm tissue, nerves or muscles.
Results can be observe as early as 3 weeks with optimum results experienced after 1 to 3 months.
The ugly truth is that we all have stubborn fats that no amount of dieting or exercising is able to get rid of. If you can pinch an inch or two, Coolsculpting® can potentially be your answer to getting rid of these stubborn bulges.
What the treatment involves:
The CoolSculpting® procedure uses vacuum pressure to draw tissue into an applicator cup between cooling panels. The suction pressure may cause sensations of deep pulling, tugging and pinching. These sensations generally subside after 10 minutes as the area is cooled and becomes numb. The tissue will then be cooled for an hour in order to crystalliised the fat cells. The discomfort if any, is minimal and tolerable.
After the treatment:
The treated area may look or feel stiff and transient blanching (temporary whitening of the skin) may occur. The treated area may appear red for a few hours after the applicator is removed. Slight soreness at the treated area may be felt for the first couple of days.
Following the procedure, a gradual reduction in the thickness of the fat layer will take place.
Coolsculpting® by Zeltiq is a highly customized procedure. We will only be able to quote you the price after an assessment session