CoolSculpting done at home vs. in a 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 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!

Coolsculpting at Home?

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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.



Dr. Liu

Coolsculpting is not an at home treatment

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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

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.

Ted Brezel, MD
Long Island Dermatologic Surgeon

CoolSculpting Is Not An At Home Treatment

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Interesting question. CoolSculpting is an FDA cleared procedure that is not available for home use.  It should only be performed by medical professionals.  If someone is trying to get you to do their "at home" method, don't be fooled.  The actual CoolSculpting, by Zeltique, which you can receive only in a medical facility, is a highly effective treatment that will provide stunning results.  

Edward Stokes, MD
West Hollywood Physician

Coolsculpting at home

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I would use caution if anyone is offering Coolsculpting from their home as this raises several red flags.  Coolsculpting is best done when performed under the supervision of a physician, particularly if the physician has experience with body contouring.  Home made devices are not as well tested and has less science backing them.

Cool Sculpting at your home?

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This is a little strange.  These device are sold to medical practices.

Body reshaping can be performed with a cannula that removes fat via liposuction or with noninvasive technology like Cool Sculpting. With Cool Sculpting there is no cannula inserted into your body. All treatments are performed on the surface from the outside in using technology that freezes the fat. Don’t hesitate to give us a call in Austin regarding a Body Reshaping Consult at the Upper Room. On our Facebook Page there is an Interview I recently did with KVUE, a local news station in Austin, that was picked by affiliates around the United States, including Miami. During the Interview we discussed the technology of Cool Sculpting as well as it application process.

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.

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.

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! 

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!

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