As seen on The Doctors and Dr. Oz, the "fat freezing" technology known as CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ is now FDA approved for non-invasive fat reduction.
The most effective non-surgical fat reduction treatment is gaining headway with new upgrades to the technology. The applicator required for treatment is evolving to attack more fat cells at the same time and be more capable of treating the most difficult trouble areas.
Although the FDA only cleared the device for love handles and abdomen, CoolSculpting has also been used for the past 3 years to treat areas such as back fat, arms, thighs, knees, and male chests as well.
The results in these areas are exciting, however in the past it has been a challenge to place the device head right where we want it. The new upgrade, called the CoolFit applicator, boasts nearly 40% greater size in the cooling plates, yet a smaller design to fit properly on arms, inner thighs, common areas where patients demand treatment.
While nobody has complained about the original method of treating these areas, we are confident that CoolSculpting will be even more effective with this new design.
Achieving greater reduction and a more comfortable and appropriate fit, this advance will improve both the patient experience and the results.
The CoolSculpting procedure combines the science of Cryolipolysis with advanced proprietary engineering into the Zeltiq System. What makes CoolSculpting different from other non-invasive modalities for fat removal is its advanced cooling technology that selectively targets and eliminates fat cells gently and gradually while sparing all other tissue.
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Each CoolSculpting procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat on average in the treated area. Most patients can begin to see results as soon as three weeks after treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months.
Treatments begin at just $695 per area. The total cost of your Zeltiq treatment will depend on the number of areas you would like to treat and how many treatments you need. Compared to liposuction, CoolSculpting is a terrific alternative that costs less and has little to no down time.
Using a specially designed cooling applicator, the CoolSculpting device is applied to the desired area of fat reduction to extract energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. A gentle vacuum pressure draws the tissue between the cooling panels, delivering precisely controlled cooling conditions that have been proven to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. As your fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.
The CoolSculpting device controls the rate of energy extraction or cooling during the procedure, resulting in a reduction in fat that is visible in two to four months. Fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body’s normal metabolic processes.
With this non-invasive "fat freezing" technology, there is no need for needles, no incisions, no anesthesia or pain medications, and no recovery time. Patients are able to resume normal activities immediately following the procedure.
To learn more about CoolSculpting and if the "fat freezing" procedure is right for you, contact Hess Plastic Surgery in Fairfax, VA.
Hess Plastic Surgery in Fairfax is convenient to all Northern Virginia cities, including Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Falls Church, Herndon, Manassas, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Haymarket, Gainesville, and Warrenton.