WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING by ZELTIQ?
Zeltiq® Coolsculpting is an FDA approved non surgical , no needles, non invasive treatment used to spot reduce fatty tissue or bulges. It gently and effectively reduces fat in targeted treated areas. It eliminates fat cells by freezing them, causing a natural and gradual programmed cell death (termed apoptosis) and does not harm surround tissues or skin. There is no downtime or recovery after the treatment session. Please do not confuse Coolscuplting by Zeltiq with Zerona. They are completely different devices. The Zerona device is not and never will be offered at our practice. Unlike Zeltiq, the Zerona has a very low patient satisfaction rate, including many complaints describing poor and/or inconsistent results on several review sites.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE? A single treatment site is approximately the size of a hand. An applicator device is placed on the treatment site and the device draws up the bulge of fatty tissue in between two cooling panels. For the first 5 minutes you will feel a pull or tug on the skin area as the skin slowly becomes cooled.
WHAT AREA (s) CAN BE TREATED?
Treated areas include abdomen (upper or lower), love handles, bra/back fat, inner or outer thighs. Unless its an upper or lower abdomen, most other treatments will consist of 2 sites, a “right” and “left” site.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE? As the panels start cooling, the patient feels a tugging sensation for the first 5 minutes or so, as the skin is cooled this sensation will dissipate. There is no need for anesthesia or pain medication. Each treatment is 1 hour per site, most patients watch TV, read a magazine, use their cell phones, or quietly rest.
AM I A CANDIDATE? Best candidates are individuals who are close to their ideal body weight and have small fatty bulges resistant to diet and exercise. Candidates have to understand this is not a replacement for Liposuction, as the results rendered will be less dramatic. Ideal individuals whose BMI (Body Mass Index) are below 30 will be considered for candidacy. We perform many laser liposuction cases in our practice. For more information on this visit our Slimlipo page
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS? The results are usually apparent by 6 weeks and continue to improve for the first 3 months after the treatment session. Studies show an average of 20-25% of the fat layer can be reduced with a treatment session. If more reduction is desired, additional sessions on the same area can be performed at 4 month intervals. In general laser liposuction can remove about 60-80% of the fat layer. Coolsculpting by Zeltiq has had over 80% patient satisfaction rates on review sites.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY? There is no downtime. The patient can return to normal activity or go to work immediately, there are no restrictions or dietary needs. Dr Varano had a treatment and was running on the treadmill 30 minutes later (Also because he is aware this is not a replacement for a good diet and exercise). Some patients may experience redness, bruising, tingling or numbness in the area which is temporary.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Cost is based on treatment area(s): range $750- $1200, additional treatments receive additional discounted prices
BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS(Photos courtesy of Zeltiq Aesthetics)
Before and after Zeltiq treatment ( 5 weeks) done on Dr Varano
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