CoolSculpting is a specialty that Dr. Roz Kamani performs in her Vancouver Clinic, Kitsalano Medical Aesthetic Clinic. She encourages patients to ask questions, which are answered in her online blogs. Recently, Dr. Kamani published that CoolSculpting can be harmful to patients suffering from blood conditions such as cryoglobulinemia or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. These autoimmune disorders react to cold by producing anti-bodies against one's own blood and its contents. "In both these instances, cold makes the symptoms worse and therefore are contraindicated," writes Dr. Kamani.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting is not considered an issue in the case of benign Raynaud's Syndrome. In this condition, only the fingertips/ toes, when exposed to cold, can feel numb and look purplish blue. This is a reversible condition and is often of a benign variety.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive technique that uses controlled cooling to target and eliminate unwanted fat cells. This is a new technology that has rapidly become a trend among those desiring to treat unwanted stubborn fat.
Dr. Kamani's blog also addresses many other questions about the treatment, including those related to safety and pain.
"It is a safe procedure that has provided excellent beneficial results to many people. However, even though CoolSculpting is FDA approved, the procedure should be conducted or supervised by a physician who is able to understand your medical background for maximum safety," Dr. Kamani advises.