Which coolsculpting machines are more effective based on the cost per session? Do some machines have better results on certain parts of the body?
Differences in Coolsculpting Machines?
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Zeltiq's CoolSculpting machines & applicators
There is only ONE machine -- it is manufactured by Zeltiq and is named "CoolSculpting." Note: it is NOT CoolSculpt or CoolSculpture! Please, please, please be aware of this and check the label on your office's machine(s)! You can also ensure that your treatment is coming from a legit CoolSculpting account by visiting the physician locator on CoolSculpting's website. Unfortunately, off-brand machines trying to resemble CoolSculpting can be available for [a very expensive] purchase on the internet and typically do not require authenticity of an MD or DO within a practice. The word "unsafe" does not even begin to describe why this is not a good idea.
In addition to researching the authenticity of the treatment itself, you should also research the authenticity of the practice in which you are visiting. Although a technician (hopefully CoolSculpting Certified such as ours) will likely be the one providing the CoolSculpting treatment, is the doctor within the practice Board-Certified IN Plastic Surgery? Are there other treatment options available to you if needed, or is this the only option within the practice, and if you do elect or need other options will they be performed by the appropriate physician?
Beyond the one trademarked CoolSculpting console, or machine, are multiple trademarked CoolSculpting applicators: CoolMax, CoolCore, CoolCurve+, CoolFit, CoolSmooth Pro, CoolMini, CoolAdvantage, CoolAdvantage Plus, and coming summer 2017 CoolAdvantage Petite. Besides the chin (which would be treated with CoolMini), the sky is the limit as to which applicator treats which area. Different body compositions require different applicators and often involve thinking outside the box. As an example the CoolSmooth Pro was originally intended for the outer thighs because it's a flat plate that does not "pinch and grab," but there are multiple instances where other areas of the body may require this non-pinching plate. No treatment is EVER cookie-cutter; we treat each patient and each area with individual attention. In fact as you're reading this, you may see one of our photo sets to the right side of the screen with a red bra / blue shorts in the "before" photo and a muted gray/purple set in the "after" photo. This is the perfect example of treating each spot individually; she required two spots on her left side and only one on her right. Our office uses all CoolSculpting applicators so that we may treat appropriately.
Coolsculpting Provides Improvement in Body Contour That lasts!
There is currently only one Coolsculpting machine.
There is currently only one Coolsculpting machine, so any office that offers Coolsculpting will be using the same base machine. What does differ is the applicators that are used for each procedure. The shapes of the applicators vary based on the treatment area. Additional benefits of the newest applicators is that they have decreased treatment times by nearly half for most areas. We currently use two Coolsculpting machines known as Dual Sculpt, which allows us to utilize two applicators at once during treatments, also reducing treatment times. As for the price, this may vary depending upon the area being treated and the applicators used. The results are a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treatment area per applicator.
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Difference in CoolSculpting Machines
The only FDA-approved CoolSculpting machine is the Zeltiq. Any other brand or off-brand has yet to be approved by the FDA, including “DIY” CoolSculpting equipment.
The CoolSculpting procedure can involve several different applicators. As the applicators are designed for specific areas on the body, one applicator may be better than another depending on the area you might want to treat. Recently, Zeltiq has introduced a new CoolSculpting applicator called the CoolAdvantage applicator. One cycle with the CoolAdvantage applicator is only 35 minutes. This means that patients can complete their treatment with CoolSculpting in almost half the time. Patients who seek a provider with multiple machines can shorten their treatment time even further as they can utilize two applicators at one time. For patients interested in CoolSculpting, it is important to research the provider and ensure he or she has attended CoolSculpting University and received the proper training. Patients should seek out an office where treatments are supervised by a board-certified plastic surgeon. Good luck in your research!
Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for the right patient. There are different applicators that are used on different area. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.Zeltiq usually sets the base price, however, prices range from clinic to clinic. You can visit zeltiq website to see which doctor is near you. It is important to have the procedure done with a doctor who is experienced in cool sculpting
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Only Zeltiq can guarantee Coolsculpting safety and effectiveness
Differences in Coolsculpting Machines
Cool Sculpting devices
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