Zeltiq® treatment is CoolSculpting® treatment, and this approach can be used to reduce stubborn fat bulges that haven’t responded to diet or exercise.
Founded in 2005, Zeltiq® Aesthetics based its CoolSculpting® system off of “cryolipolysis.” This science takes into account that fat cells respond differently to outside stimuli than other cells. In turn, fat is more sensitive to cold temperatures than overlying and surrounding tissues.
CoolSculpting® can selectively reduce those pinchable areas of unwanted fat where some diets and fat reduction techniques have either had little to no effect, or may have resulted in your “yo-yo’ing” between “before” and “after” versions of yourself.
Through CoolSculpting by Zeltiq’s unique approach, you can safely retain that desired “after” version of yourself, no drastic surgeries or crash diets required!
You may be a candidate if Before” CoolSculpting® treatment:
- You have noticeable bulges in areas such as the sides, around the middle, upper thighs, and behind the arms or back
- You are otherwise healthy, within a normal range or close to it
- You desire an alternative to surgical fat reduction, such as liposuction
If you are obese, other procedures such as gastric bypass may be more suitable. CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction and not a weight loss technique.
Consider how when you lose weight, the fat cells become smaller but the cells don’t go away. When you gain weight, those cells will return to a bigger size.
The CoolSculpting® procedure works so well in part because it actually reduces the total number of fat cells in the treated areas. When fat cells no longer exist, they can’t grow any larger.
In turn, After CoolSculpting® treatment look forward to:
- Lasting results because once fat is gone, it’s gone for good
- Evenly-distributed weight gain; unlike other techniques, if you do gain weight it will be distributed throughout the body and not specifically to treated, localized pockets
- Noticeable changes in as little as three weeks
- Since crystallizing or freezing treated fat cells is a process, expect to see full results in about 2 months
- Within one session you may notice up to 1 centimeter of fat layer reduction, with no damage to surrounding skin or untreated tissues
- Your body will continue to naturally and safely eliminate fat cells from the treated area for 4 to 6 months
Zeltiq® reports the average patient experienced a 22.4 percent reduction in fat 4 months after treatment, with results remaining visible 2 and 5 years post-procedure (and even with weight fluctuations).
While you may experience some swelling, numbness, and bruising it typically resolves within 7 days. No scars, ulcerations, or changes to blood lipid and liver function have been reported so Dr. Shelton is pleased to offer an FDA-cleared approach that is both effective and very safe.
Afterward, you don’t have to build a new life around CoolSculpting® treatment. That means no new diets or exercise regimens to maintain your newly-toned physique. If anything, many patients report the procedure is motivator. You may find yourself taking better care of your health, and when you’re healthy it shows. To experience the transformation, “Before and After Zeltiq Treatment” for yourself, schedule an appointment with your trusted NY specialist, Dr. Ron Shelton. Call 202-561-5808.