A friend has shown me a device on this website that has some pretty big clams about fat cavitation at home, I just want to know if there is any truth to the claims?
Do At-Home Ionic Infra-red Fat Cavitation Devices Work?
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At home fat devices
To my knowledge there is no good evidence to support the use of at home fat cavitation devices for fat loss or reduction. I would be skeptical. Coolsculpting, on the other hand, has solid science behind it and works.
Cool sculpting treatments lead to permanent fat loss but is not for weight loss!
The discomfort from treatment does resolve. Taking over the counter tylenol or naproxen resolves this in the majority of cases. If you have swelling that is persistent then a waist binder is helpful.
At Home Devices
Thank you for your question.
I would be very skeptical in regards to "in home devices" that make promises. Do your due diligence before spending your money on any treatment.
Coolsculpting has been FDA cleared and showed to work consistently.
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At home fat reduction machines are not the same as CoolSculpting by Zeltiq
As a physician, I can not recommend these cavitation devices that one finds on the internet, often distributed or made overseas, unless they were subjected to a double blind placebo controlled study and then published in peer reviewed journals. I am not aware that any of these devices are as safe or as effective as CoolSculpting by Zeltiq. However, there are devices that can temporarily smoothen the irregularities of the subcutaneous tissues and even reduce volume, such as Endermologie and Velashape, but these are not proven to create permanent fat cell reduction as CoolSculpting does.
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