Zeltiq Coolsculpting for fat reduction
The Zeltiq Coolsculpting device was FDA-approved for the use of fat layer reduction in September of 2010. The reason why coolsculpting or cryolipolysis works lies in the observation by dermatologists that cold exposure to the skin induces inflammation and destruction of fat cells. This is seen in cases of "popsicle panniculitis" when kids hold popsicles to the sides of their mouths, causing indentations in their inner cheeks. The beauty of Zeltiq's technology is that it takes advantage of this reaction by inducing cold crystallization of fat cells in a very controlled and targeted manner, whereby the fat cells in the specifically treated area undergo natural cell death. This is why it takes 2 months to see results, but it is also why the procedure is so safe. Zeltiq starts the process and your body takes care of the rest. And since fat stem cells are also destroyed, the fat reduction is in most cases, permanent. It is an ingenious concept!
Coolsculpting Has FDA Approval for Fat Reduction!
Coolsculpting is exciting since it is the only device currently approved by the FDA for long lasting non-invasive fat reduction. The ultrasound studies have shown that each treatment of a given area reduces the fat by 22%! Treatments are additive so if you do a second treatment 2 months down the line you will see more of a dramatic result! The great thing is that it is painless, non-invasive, and patient satisfaction is very high.
Zeltiq is Now FDA approved for fat reduction!
Zeltiq recently got FDA approval for permanent fat reduction! Good candidates for this procedure are those who are no more then 15 lbs from their ideal weight that have stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to diet and exercise. It is an effective non-surgical way to permanently reduce stubborn fat.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Zeltiq has now been approved by FDA for fat layer reduction!!
This just happened today- very exciting news indeed...
The FDA, by its approval, has acknowledged that the procedure is safe and effective for completely non-invasive fat layer reduction.
Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for
the right patient. 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.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Zeltig, (CoolSculpting), used for fat removal?
CoolSculpting has FDA approval for fat reduction since 2010. CoolSculpting freezes the fat cells. The fat cells die via a process called apoptosis. The number of fat cells are therefore reduced. The body will take these cells up, process them and excrete them, just as any other cell. Yes, the remnants are filtered through the liver, and then excreted eventually via stool.
Zeltiq is approved for those other purposes but was also approved in May of 2012 for the noninvasive fat reduction fo the abdomen and flanks.
Zeltiq is the company and Cool Sculpting devices are used for permanent fat reduction. They have be proven to have permanent fat removal.
Permanent Fat Removal With Zeltiq
September of 2010, the FDA expanded the indications for coolsculpting. The new
indications include permanent fat removal. In excess of 150,000 patients have
had coolsculpting for this indication and report excellent results with high
levels of satisfaction.
Zeltiq CoolSculpting is FDA cleared for cryolipolysis
CoolSculpting was cleared by the FDA in September 2010 for cold-assisted lipolysis in the flank area. It further received FDA clearance later on for cryolipolysis at the abdomen as well. It is a non-surgical procedure that delivers controlled cooling to an area that selectively causes death of fat cells (~20-25% per area per treatment). The dead fat cells are slowly eliminated by your body, therefore improving contour of the treated area with hardly any downtime.