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Is Zeltiq™ Safe?

Zeltiq™ is very safe and since it has been cleared by the FDA in mid 2010, there have been no reports of any significant adverse effects. The treatment produces long lasting results without any increase in blood cholesterol or lipids. This is becoming an increasingly popular treatment where the skin and fat are chilled. There is no burning. There is no laser. There is no invasive component or surgery involved.

There have been others who have tried using cold chambers that they put people in hoping to achieve body contouring. There is no evidence that this type of treatment works. These cold chambers are very uncomfortable and can be dangerous. Other methods of fat reduction involve surgery such as liposuction or the use of chemical injections to kill fat cells. While all of these methods pose risks and are invasive, Zeltiq™ offers a solution that is painless, easy, and works.

Using the science of cryolipolysis, which means “cryo” (to make cold) and “lipolysis” (chemical decomposition of fat), CoolSculpting™ lowers the temperature of the fat cells to a point that they are damaged. The body then rids itself of the damaged fat cells through is own natural process. The cells are excreted through the liver and you will look and feel better. This is done without any damage to the skin or surrounding tissue. Zeltiq™ is one of the safest methods of removing unwanted fat from certain problem areas.

CoolSculpting™ is a cosmetic procedure that should be performed under a doctor’s supervision. The doctor has been trained to use the device correctly. During your consultation, you should feel free to ask any questions you have about our experience using CoolSculpting™. When you visit our office for your consultation, we will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have.

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