Slim Freezer Belt

As you can now purchase the slim freezer belt for home use, does it not work on the same principle as cool sculpting only portable therefore okay to use at home?

Doctor Answers 8

Certified CoolSculpting Specialists Ensure Safety & Effectiveness

While the principle might be the same, the safety and effectiveness is not. CoolSculpting is great because it has been repeatedly tested over a number of years and we have scientific support for its claims. It's the only technology cleared by the FDA; the Slim Freezer belt is not. I would caution that it's just not worth the risk (or the money) to do this procedure to yourself at home, especially when you can get a better, more reliable, and safer result with CoolSculpting.

No Substitute for Zeltiq's CoolSculpting

While I am not familiar with the Slim Freezer Belt, it cannot match the results of true CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, as performed by a trained professional. First, the temperature of the CoolSculpting applicator is precisely controlled to destroy fat cells without damaging nearby tissues or nerves. I doubt an over-the-counter system can make the same claim. Second, an effective CoolSculpting session is dependent not only on Zeltiq's patented cryolipolysis(TM) technique, but the expertise of the practitioner – who needs to be trained and certified by Zeltiq.

CoolSculpting is just what the name implies: Sculpting the body by removing fat. This takes not only a practiced hand, but also knowledge of anatomy and a sense of aesthetics. Save your money by not buying ineffective devices. If budget is a concern, bring up your need for a payment plan when you consult with a board-certified dermatologist about permanently removing fat with CoolSculpting; we are always happy to work with patients to help them achieve their goals within their means.

William Groff, DO
San Diego Dermatologist
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Benefits of CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, clinically proven procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas using a patented cooling technology. CoolSculpting is safe because the delivery of precise cooling affects only targeted fat cells, leaving adjacent tissue unharmed and intact. It is a fairly comfortable procedure, where patients are able to relax, read, or do work on the computer during the treatment. The procedure developed by ZELTIQ is based on sound science called Cryolipolysis, discovered by scientists from Harvard Medical School.

CoolSculpting vs at-home device

CoolSculpting is a medical device that has been proven to safely and effectively reduce an area by a certain percentage. Take caution with any take home device, as it does not have the scientific backing and safety precautions that a medical grade device operated by skilled, trained professionals does. 

Kimberly Butterwick, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

The facts about cryolipolysis

CoolSculpting is FDA cleared as the only technology to safely and effectively reduce fat by cryolipolysis (freezing).  The device is designed to apply precisely the correct amount of cooling to cause natural death of fat cells without harming skin or muscle.  There is no similarity in results or safety with any other device.

Mark Beaty, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Coolsculpting

coolsculpting selectively freezes fat cells to induce programmed cell death. The machine has safety features built in to protect your skin. The procedure is safe and effective and has been FDA cleared. The Slim Freezing belt cannot compare.

Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, MD, PhD, FACS
Washington Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Slim Freezer Belt

The slim freezer belt will not provide the same results. It is more or less a glorified ice pack. The risk is greater than the benefit.

There is a reason why Coolsculpting has been performed almost 2 million times worldwide and has received FDA approval for fat reduction.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

CoolSculpting vs Home Device

CoolSculpting is an FDA cleared device with proven efficacy and safety for fat reduction. Devices that patients are able to use at home are not highly regulated or tested and may not even be safe or effective.

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