Coolsculpting - how it's done: applicator stays 30 - 50 minutes or 1-2 minutes moving over the area?
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CoolSculpting applicator time
Coolsculpting- how it's done: applicator stays on 30-50 minutes or 1-2 minutes moving over the area?
How CoolSculpting Is Done
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Coolsculpting Treatment Protocol
Coolscupting is a fabulous non-invasive procedure that reduces fat in a given area by 20%. However, the protocol is that you need to leave the applicator in place for a full hour and massage the treating area immediately after. I am not sure what procedure you had done but I am sorry to tell you that you did not have coolscultping by Zeltiq done with the proper protocol. Please find a board certified dermatologist with a great deal of cosmetic experience for the best results.
Treatment claims to be CoolSculpting but protocol not followed
Physicians must buy a smart card and a gelpad for each procedure. The treatment must last for one hour in order to be effective. The applicator must stay in the same location for the treatment to be effective. After 10 minutes, the smart card will no longer allow the CoolSculpting device to continue to work if the applicator is moved, but one can remove and reapply the applicator many times without having to replace the card if 10 minutes have not elapsed. After 10 minutes, the card cannot be used for another location or a different patient. If one were to attach the applicator for only 90 seconds without using a gelpad, frostbite would be very unlikely, but I think frostbite might occur if left on without a gelpad for a little longer than that.
You might want to contact Zeltiq. I am sure they will want to get a definitive answer to your question for you, and help you receive an effective treatment.
CoolSculpting requires a continued contact
Patients are advised to be still during their treatment so as not to dislodge the applicator. The continued suction is required to hold the skin and fat between the cooling plates....otherwise the system times out and a new (extra cost) card is required. If the fat (not the skin) does not reach a certain temperature, then nothing happens.
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