CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is an innovative new way to help reduce stubborn fat cells in problem areas, including the abdomen, the flanks, the inner thighs and outer thighs and even double chins.
We are excited to be able to offer CoolSculpting here at our Louisville practice, and thought we would share some facts about this new procedure with you:
- CoolSculpting is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction
With no need for incisions, injections or anesthesia, you can achieve excellent results with minimal pain and virtually none of the downtime associated with surgical procedures.
- CoolSculpting was discovered by accident
Legend has it that years ago, scientists at Harvard discovered that children who were eating popsicles in order to soothe teething pain were developing dimples in their cheeks. This led to the development of CoolSculpting as a form of fat loss treatment.
- CoolSculpting works using “Cryolipolysis”
CoolSculpting Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without causing damage to other tissues. The body then absorbs the fat cells, in a safe and efficient way. Simple!
- CoolSculpting can lead to fat reduction of up to 25%
CoolSculpting is extremely effective at getting rid of the fat hiding in stubborn areas. Because it is a non-surgical procedure, there are no scars left behind, but the reduction in fat is still very noticeable.
- CoolSculpting is not a weight loss procedure.
People who are obese or significantly overweight may not be a good candidates for the procedure. Patients who have undergone a bariatric procedure may require a more invasive surgical alternative for their sculpting needs. CoolSculpting is best and most effective for patients looking to shed 10 to 15 pounds.
- CoolSculpting requires no downtime
As the procedure is performed in our office, in a matter of hours, there is no need for our patients to take too much time out of their already busy schedules. You do not need to receive any sort of anesthetic prior to treatment, and no pain medications are required after treatment.
- CoolSculpting Only Targets fat cells
Simply put, this means that unlike some laser treatments, the surrounding skin and tissue will remain unharmed. This is great news as it means your skin will look smoother and leaner, while still looking healthy.
- CoolSculpting is the only FDA approved Cryolipolysis
The only genuine Cryolipolysis treatment on the market was created by Zeltiq. The procedure has been subjected to rigorous testing and CoolSculpting is the only non-surgical fat reduction technology which is FDA approved. If you are offered Cryolipolysis, that is not Zeltiq CoolSculpting, this is not a genuine treatment and could be dangerous.
- CoolSculpting is suitable for everyone
As long as you are not obese, and only looking to lose 10 – 15 pounds, CoolSculpt is suitable for everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or body type. Patients are however required to be over 18 years of age unless referred by a Doctor and accompanied by a parent.
- CoolSculpting is discreet
CoolSculpting is quick, clean and discreet. The procedure itself only takes 1 hour to treat a single area, and no one will know that you have had it unless you chose to tell them why you are looking so great!