Zeltiq is a device designed to perform completely non-invasive removal of fat. Ideal candidates are persons in a relatively good physical condition, with small and medium-sized fat tissue deposits, which cannot be easily eliminated with the diet or exercising. The treatment is a silhouette shaping procedure, it is not recommended for the treatment of obesity or to achieve body mass reduction. The equipment uses the phenomenon of cryolipolysis, i.e. damaging fat cells by low ambient temperature. To ensure that the low temperature influences the fat tissue only, Zeltiq is equipped with special sensors which prevent frostbites. It is a perfect treatment for persons who want to get rid of excessive fat in the belly area, body sides (“love-handles”) and back sides. It is also applied in the correction of gynecomastia. Technically, the treatment involves placement of the cooling applicator which, after sucking in a fold of fat tissue, cools the fat tissue for 1 hour.
Is this a painful treatment?
This is a completely non-invasive procedure designed for the reduction of fat and body shaping. The treatment uses the cooling technology which attacks fat cells without any cuts or surgical interventions.
The treatment is exceptionally safe. During the first minutes of operation of the panels, the patients experience intensive cold, but this feeling passes quickly. Infrequently, a skin burning sensation may appear after removal of the applicator, which lasts for a few minutes. The treatment itself does not involve the need of convalescence.
When does the effect appear and how long does it last?
Results of clinical studies have proven that the CoolSculptingTM treatment ensures significant reduction of fat tissue after approximately 2-4 months. In most cases, the procedure does not need to be repeated. The degree of fat removal is best in case of small fat deposits. Patients who are satisfied with the effect but want to deepen it may undergo cryolipolysis no sooner than after another 3 months. Gradual reduction in the volume of fat tissue after the treatment results from its specifics and non-invasive character. The effect is proven to last for at least 6 months, but in case of proper calorie control it should be permanent. In properly selected patients, this procedure constitutes an alternative to liposuction, and is completely safe.
The treatment begins with a consultation, which involves determination of the area to be treated. Specially designed vacuum applicator sucks in the tissue into the applicator’s cavity and holds it between two cooling panels. Sensors integrated in the applicator monitor the skin during the treatment, ensuring its constant and uniform course. They are connected with a control panel to allow constant monitoring and adjustment of cooling during the treatment.
Despite its duration – from one to three hours – the treatment is comfortable: it may be performed in a sitting or lying position. Many people use this time for reading, working on their laptops or even a nap. At our Clinic, patients are offered the possibility to watch movies during the treatment, they can use the Internet connection or have the possibility to undergo relaxing cosmetic treatments.
Zeltiq is completely non-invasive, which lets you return to your daily activity instantly. Some patients may experience temporary redness and tenderness of the skin and, infrequently, even a 2-week weakened superficial sensation of the skin.
Contraindications and adverse effects
- Extensive scars (especially up to 12 months after occurrence) at the place of application
THE TREATMENT IS NOT CONNECTED WITH ANY SEVERE ADVERSE EFFECTS.
- Silhouette shaping
- Local adiposity.