CoolSculpting (Freeze the Fat) by Wave Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Laser Center
The Cool Way to Reduce Fat™
It’s not about what you lose. It’s what you gain. So say goodbye to stubborn fat. And say hello to the body you once had with our clinically proven, FDA-cleared, totally non-surgical treatment without the downtime.
NO SURGERY, NO DOWNTIME, NO NEEDLES, NO ANESTHESIA
CoolSculpting® is a new, non-invasive way to gently and effectively reduce fat in targeted areas of the body. CoolSculpting results are noticeable and natural-looking. What makes the CoolSculpting Procedure different is that it uses advanced cooling technology (Cryolipolysis) to selectively target fat bulges and eliminate fat cells through a gradual process (apoptosis and phagocytosis) that does not harm the surrounding tissues. The CoolSculpting Procedure can reduce unwanted fat and bulges in the flank (love handles) and abdomen. Unlike traditional invasive surgical procedures, the CoolSculpting Procedure is non-invasive with no needles and no need for surgical incisions.
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INTELLIGENTLY DESIGNED FOR VERSATILITY
Say hello to the CoolFit Applicator, an exciting addition to the CoolSculpting® product line. The CoolFit applicator’s advanced engineering design features a flat applicator cup and larger cooling plates, enabling treatment of more areas and more patients than ever before.
- Longer Cooling Plates
» Maximizes treatment area with 38% greater cooling surface than CoolCore
- Flat Applicator Cup
» Ideal for longer fat bulges
- Unique Applicator Design
» Easily treat hard-to-reach bulges
- In-Line CoolCard Insertion
» Patient-friendly design
CONFIDENTLY TREAT MORE PATIENTS
The new CoolFit applicator allows you to easily customize your patients’ treatment plans, particularly in areas with longer fat bulges.
|Some stubborn fat bulges are immune to diet and exercise|
|CoolSculpting targets and cools fat cells to temperatures that trigger fat cell apoptosis|
|No damage to nerves or other tissues because lipids in fat crystallize at a warmer temperature than water in other cell types|
|Following treatment, fat cells enter an apoptotic death sequence and are gradually removed in the next few weeks and months by the immune system|
|Fat layer thickness significantly reduced|
|Fat layer reduction in targeted area leads to an improvement in flank appearance|
SAY GOODBYE TO STUBBORN FAT.
It’s called stubborn fat for a reason: no matter how much you eat healthy and exercise, it’s virtually impossible to lose those annoying muffin tops, love handles, and belly pooch. You’re left with two options: live with them or think surgery. Neither is cool by us. That’s exactly why we developed CoolSculpting. Only CoolSculpting targets fat cells alone, eliminating them in an easy, non-intrusive fashion that exercise and diet can’t achieve as quickly or as effectively.
THE COOL SOLUTION IS THE MORE NATURAL SOLUTION.
Procedures that use laser, sonic waves and even surgery to remove fat can actually destroy other tissue in the process by burning, shattering or extracting non-fat cells. This requires downtime for your body to heal. Totally uncool. Fortunately, CoolSculpting doesn’t burn, shatter or extract any cells. Developed by Harvard scientists, our unique, FDA-cleared, patented procedure uses a targeted cooling process that kills the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. Only fat cells are frozen. Your healthy skin cells remain, well, healthy. No knives. No suction hoses. No needles. No scars. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and are naturally eliminated from your body. In a few months, boom: say hello to a new you.
MINIMAL DOWNTIME AND LASTING RESULTS
Unlike a lot of other procedures, CoolSculpting takes very little time and is pretty simple to fit into your daily life. After your CoolSculpting treatment you can typically get right back to your busy day. Each treatment lasts one hour – the same time you might spend at the gym. So you can easily fit your appointment into a lunch break.
After one visit, you’ll typically see a noticeable reduction of fat. It takes a few months to fully realize the effects, mainly because it takes that long for your body to naturally dispose of the fat cells. And yes, you can lose even more with additional appointments if you and your doctor deem it necessary.
So after a few months, your clothes will fit better and you will look better. What’s more, there are no pills or supplements. And as long as you maintain your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable. Hello, you again. How cool is that?
Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis - the breaking down of fat cells - to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. The scientific principles of Cryolipolysis were discovered by Dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
The physicians and their team conducted research that demonstrated that under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. Their initial work, published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine in November 2008, showed that:
- Exposure to cooling via energy extraction causes fat cell apoptosis - a natural, controlled cell death, which leads to the release of cytokines and other inflammatory mediators that gradually eliminate the affected cells.
- Inflammatory cells gradually digest the affected fat cells in the months after the procedure, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.
- Lipids from the fat cells are slowly released and transported by the lymphatic system to be processed and eliminated, much like that of fat from food.
Based on their research findings, the investigators concluded "prolonged, controlled local tissue cooling can induce selective fat cell reduction and subsequent loss of subcutaneous fat, without damaging the overlying skin." This discovery, called "selective Cryolipolysis," led to the development of the patented technology behind the non-invasive CoolSculpting® Procedure.
Why the CoolSculpting Procedure Is Different
The CoolSculpting Procedure using Cryolipolysis is fundamentally different from other non- or minimally invasive modalities. Other methods of fat removal primarily involve necrotic cell death by damaging fat with heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound, or chemical injections. Each approach poses potential technical challenges, particularly with respect to targeting the right tissue depth and unintended damage to other structures close to or within the fat layer. Predictability of efficacy using these other techniques is also uncertain. In contrast, the CoolSculpting Procedure using Cryolipolysis induces apoptosis only in fat cells to gently and gradually reduce the fat layer while preserving all other tissue.
CoolSculpting® combines the science of Cryolipolysis with advanced proprietary engineering into the CoolSculpting system. What makes the procedure 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.
The CoolSculpting System
ZELTIQ developed an advanced medical device that utilizes Cryolipolysis to eliminate fat. The device is available to physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures.
How It Works
With the CoolSculpting Procedure, a specially designed cooling applicator is applied to the desired area of fat reduction to extract energy (cooling) from the underlying fat tissue without damage to other tissues. The applicator cup uses vacuum pressure to draw the tissue between the cooling panels. During the procedure, the applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling conditions that have been proven to target and eliminate fat cells in specific areas of the body. When fat cells are exposed to precise cooling, they trigger a process of natural removal that gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer.
Natural, Gradual Body Fat Reduction
The CoolSculpting system controls the rate of energy extraction or cooling during the procedure. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in two to four months. The fat cells in the treated area are gradually eliminated through the body's normal metabolic processes, similar to how fat from food is eliminated.
Little to No Downtime
With this non-invasive technology, there are no needles, no incisions, no need for anesthesia, and no recovery time. Patients typically resume normal activities on the same day as the procedure, making it a good choice for patients seeking a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
DELIVER INTENSE HEAT through the skin, resulting in traumatic and sudden cell death (necrosis).
NON-SPECIFIC ENERGY DELIVERY, and as a result, tissue other than the fat cells will be affected.
PATIENTS OFTEN REQUIRE PAIN MANAGEMENT, increasing case complexity.
TECHNIQUE DEPENDENT with small margin of error.
EXTRACTS ENERGY to cool fat cells and trigger their natural cell death (apoptosis).
EXTRACTS ONLY ENOUGH ENERGY to selectively target fat cells — other cells and tissue remain unharmed.
PATIENTS TOLERATE PROCEDURE WELL without the need for pain medication during treatment.
NOT TECHNIQUE DEPENDENT and requires no staff time once the patient is set up and treatment is underway.
What is Coolsculpting®? Can you tell me more about it?
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses cooling technology to noticeably eliminate fat without surgery. Your doctor will determine if you are a good candidate and work with you to determine the best treatment plan during a one-on-one consultation.
Am I a good Candidate for Coolsculpting®?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution for people who are obese, or a substitute for surgical methods such as liposuction. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in certain areas they’d like to get rid of. Your doctor will determine if treatment is right for you during a one-on-one consultation.
What happens during the treatment?
You and your clinican first select the area(s) to be treated. Your clinican will position the device on your body. The device will then draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull and pressure – enough of a pull to ensure the selected tissue will be cooled most efficiently. An hour or so later, depending on your needs, you’re done.
What does it feel like?
As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, work on their laptop, or even take a nap during their treatment.
How long is each treatment
During your consultation, your doctor will discuss how much time should be allotted based on your individual treatment plan. A typical treatment can last between one and three hours.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
Yes you can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so typically you can return to normal activities immediately. Some patients experience redness, minor bruising, tingling, numbness or discomfort in the treated area, but this is temporary and will resolve completely. Often times, patients return to work after the session is over.
What will my results be?
Typically, each CoolSculpting treatment results in a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area. After the initial treatment is complete, you can attain further reductions with additional treatments, resulting in even more fat loss. Some patients find that just one treatment fully addresses their goals. You and your doctor will discuss and design a plan that suits you best.
When will I see results?
You may start to see changes as quickly as three weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after two months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Do I need to take special supplements or follow a strict diet and exercise program?
No supplements or pills are required and you do not have to adopt new diet and exercise habits. Many patients feel more motivated to take care of themselves after the CoolSculpting treatment, too. Like they get a second lease on their body and want to start anew again by taking even better care of themselves.
Is CoolSculpting® safe? Painful? Are there side effects?
CoolSculpting® is FDA-cleared for the flanks (love handles) and abdomen and is proven to be a safe and effective treatment. Typically, there is minimal to no downtime after the treatment though patients may experience temporary pain or discomfort. Side effects can include redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch, cramping, itching, tingling, and numbness. Numbness can persist up to several weeks after a procedure. Your doctor can talk to you more about what to expect during and after treatment when you meet for your consultation.
How much does CoolSculpting® cost? How many treatments will I need?
The price for CoolSculpting varies, depending on your areas of concern, the number of treatments needed and your ultimate goals. Your doctor would need to assess you in person to help estimate the cost. Typically, you’ll see a noticeable reduction of fat in the treated area after one visit, but you may appreciate even more fat reduction with additional treatments.
Are the results permanent?
When you have your CoolSculpting treatment, the affected fat cells will be eliminated. As long as you maintain your weight with your normal diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.
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Real people. Real results. And if you listen, no one talks about just the fat they lost. It’s all that they gained by having their body again. That’s the coolest result of all.
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