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Coolsculpting Home Vs. Clinic?

How effective are the final results of coolsculpting performed at home as compared to coolsculpting done in a clinical setting?

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CoolSculpting only available in medical offices

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CoolSculpting is a medical device that is only available in a clinical setting to physicians. While non-physicians can perform the procedure (persons performing the procedure still have to be certified and trained), it is not a device that can be purchased for home use.
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

CoolSculpting Not To Be Performed at Home

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CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for use by trained, licensed physicians only. This is not a treatment you can administer yourself. To find a doctor in your area, go to the CoolSculpting website and use their physician locator. Best of luck! 

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

Not sure what you mean

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coolsculpting is an office based medical device.  not a home remedy that can be purchased online!  go to a trained provider to have this treatment performed!

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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CoolSculpting at home?

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Thank you for your question.

CoolSculpting has been FDA cleared and needs to be administered in a doctor's office.  The company goes through training, quality care, etc.. and is NOT available for use in someone's home.  If someone has it in their home, it probably isn't the CoolSculpting machine.

Best Wishes!

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/cool-sculpting.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 629 reviews

Coolsculpting at Home?

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Hi,

Coolsculpting is an FDA approved medical device for office use only.  It is performed by trained medical professionals and is definitely not available for home use.  Because of the great results and patient satisfaction, there are imitators on the market.  Be careful of anyone offering Coolsculpting at home since it is not approved.  Offices that have undergone Coolsculpting Certification have also performed the rigorous Zeltiq Quality Control program to ensure best results for patients.

 

Best,

Dr. Liu

Web reference: http://www.newportcoastdermatology.com

Newport Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Coolsculpting is not available as an at home procedure

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Coolsculpting is an office based FDA approved fat reduction procedure that utilizes a large machine with multiple hand held vacuum applicators that attach to the skin. It works excellent to reduce the size of fat bulges. It is not available or even possible for that matter for at home use.

West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Coolsculpting is not an at home treatment

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Greetings~

The only true Coolsculpting device is the FDA -approved device manufactured by Zeltiq and is performed in medical offices and is not available in any version for at home treatment.  Beware of imposters! It is not uncommon for other companies to claim that their devices and results are similar and attempt to ride the coat tails of a technology that has shown good results.  We all would like options that are more convenient and less expensive but more often then not they don't work and unfortunately the imposters are sometimes mistaken for the real products.  We have had excellent results with Zeltiq Coolsculpting in our office!  Patients love it and more often then not return to have other areas treated once they see the results of the initial areas. Don't waste your time and money on at home remedies that almost certainly won't work and may harm you. 

Good luck~

Dr.Grant Stevens

Web reference: http://www.marinaplasticsurgery.com

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 57 reviews

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq is done in a physician's office

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CoolSculpting fat reduction, distributed by Zeltiq, is not a device that can be used at home. It is an FDA-cleared device and should be used under physician direction.  Gel dressing is applied evenly by an assistant over the area to be treated and the device is then applied to the skin area.  The skin and subcutaneous fat compartment is sucked into the machine and held these two or three inches in the device for one hour while two electrically-controlled cooling plates freeze the fat.

Web reference: http://www.thenyac.com/zeltiq/index.html

Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Home CoolSculpting treatments

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The CoolSculpting device is FDA approved for the reduction of localized fat bulges.  It is sold to licensed physicians who perform the treatment in their office.  Patients cannot purchase this device for home usage. The procedure works by freezing the fat in a carefully controlled manner. I have seen websites who have tried to piggy back onto the concept of CoolSculpting by promoting garments which use cool packs applied to the skin.  Rest assured that this is not CoolSculpting.   Fat reduction cannot be achieved with the use of a cool pack applied to the skin.  It is both unlikely that you will be able to achieve the proper temperatures in the fat to cause an effect and you risk damaging the overlying the overlying skin.  The old saying, if it sounds to good it is too good,  continues to ring true.

Long Island Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Zeltiq at home ?

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I did not realize there was a 'home version' of the Zeltiq coolsculpting device. This is an FDA approved medical device that must be used under the direct care and supervision of a physician.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

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