As summer nears, bathing suits, bikinis, shorts and tank tops are going to reign - are you ready for it? If you have some spot fat that needs attention, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, a completely non-invasive body contouring that just may be what you need. And the best part? It uses cryolipolysis, which means the fat is brought to a near frozen point so while it's hot outside, you're staying cool while you're removing fat.
As recently seen on The Doctors and Good Morning America (GMA), using cold to freeze fat seems to be a popular and easy way to sculpt the body. Also determined to be the best of a new category created by reader demand, non-invasive body contouring, in the 2010 American Health and Beauty Readers Choice Awards, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq was the most popular amongst reader research and inquiry. Marina Del Rey CoolSculpting by Zeltiq provider Dr. Grant Stevens says, "We have the CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, which we're quite happy with the device and it's results. We use it to primarily treat the abdomen, love handles, bra fat area and the arms."
Actual CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Before & After Photos of Dr. Grant StevensPatient: 47 yo female, 2 Month Post-Treatment (4 cycles) to Bra Fat and Bra Handles
FDA cleared for the non-invasive reduction of fat, the CoolSculpting by Zeltiq uses cryolipolysis to essentially freeze fat off. By delivering targeted cold therapy to spot fat areas, fat cells are crystallized, die off and then flushed out of the body via natural processes. The procedure requires no needles or numbing and with no downtime, CoolSculpting by Zeltiq may effectively banish spot fat on parts of the body.
According to Dr. Stevens, "Zeltiq is coming out with larger applicators so that the indications will expand." Larger hand pieces mean more larger areas of spot fat may be treated during the hour long procedure. Right now, the CoolSculpting handpiece may require several treatments to effectively treat an area like the abdomen, one below and and one above.
Actual CoolSculpting By Zeltiq Results of Dr. Grant StevensPatient: 47 yo female, 2 Month Post-Treatment (4 cycles) to Bra Fat and Bra Handles
While results from the CoolSculpting device won't rival those of liposuction, it is one of many non-invasive body contouring devices that has hit the market recently - Exilis, Zerona, and the Vaser Shape - all claiming to be able reduce spot fat without surgery. For patients who are not quite ready for surgery such as liposuction or minimally invasive lipolysis such as Smartlipo, the CoolSculpting could be a viable option if it is spot fat and there isn't a large amount of it.