I'm Trying an Anti-inflammatory Diet for Acne - Will Diet Affect Zeltiq Effectiveness?

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Acne diet and health

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Diet has an important role to play in many skin disorders. 

In general, there is a lot of talk about diet, hygiene and sunlight exposure, and how this relates to acne. Surprisingly little well studied evidence exists. This means that we, as doctors, can’t be firm about telling our patients exactly what to do about acne when it comes to diet, face-washing, and sunlight.

The best thing is to give individualized advice.

In general:

-From a practical point of view, it is useful to keep a diet journal, and so *you* can decide how this affects your skin. 

-Use sunscreen! We know sun causes damage.

-Face-washing may help, and there are products that can be applied to skin that will assist with mild acne

Magin P, Pond D, Smith W, Watson A. A systematic review of the evidence for ‘myths and misconceptions’ in acne management: diet, face-washing and sunlight. Fam Pract. 2005;22(1):62–70.

Unless increasing calories, type of diet should not affect the CoolSculpting's result

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Certainly we have seen some patients who did not get improvement from their CoolSculpting because they increased their caloric consumption. Having a fat reduction techqnique such as Zeltiq does not mean you can exercise less or eat more! The type of diet you consume shouldn't change the result unless it's an unusual diet such as 100% carbohydrates or other unbalanced type.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Anti-inflammatory and Coolsculpting

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Thank you for your question.

It has not been documented that a patient taking anti-inflammatories would have a different result with CoolSculpting.

Best Wishes!

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There is a theoretical possibility that anti-inflammatory medications could reduce the inflammatory reaction that is both necessary and caused after Coolsculpting. The inflammatory process is responsible for clearing the necrotic adipocytes (fat cells).

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Healthy Plant Based Diet Great for Acne and Cool Sculpt

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An anti-inflammatory diet usually means a plant based diet. If anything it will only improve the results of your Zeltiq Cool Sculpting treatment as you will have addtional weight loss. 

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