CoolSculpting - A Guide on Cryolipolysis

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2023-05-09 05:30 AM | By Tamira Scientific Committee

At some point in life, everyone has wished to tone that annoying bulge without going under the scalpel, with CoolSculpting those dreams are now a reality. Using the science of cryolipolysis and cutting edge technology losing fat is simple, easy and effective.


What is cryolipolysis?

The word cryolipolysis means the removal or destruction of fat cells using very low temperatures. The fat cells are frozen using this technique and the frozen fat over some time is naturally removed by the body.

How it is done:

The process of cryolipolysis is carried out by a machine localised on the target area. Constant low temperature is maintained from 30-55 minutes to freeze the fat cells in the desired location.

How is fat removed?

The frozen fat is eradicated from the body via a process called apoptosis (cell death) and is gradually excreted by the body through urine. It takes several weeks for all the frozen fat cells to undergo this bodily process. (Avram, 2009)

Why cryolipolysis?

This process has all the positives one would search in any procedure. It is safe, painless with mild discomfort from the temperature, clinically tested and natural. But most importantly, cryolipolysis removes unwanted fat cells, unlike dieting where the fat cells only shrink.

The term cryolipolysis however, is the entire process from freezing to losing fat cells, this includes the CoolSculpting procedure to freeze the cells and waiting for the body to gradually remove the cells resulting in fat-loss.


What it is:

CoolSculpting is the treatment procedure combining the process of cryolipolysis and licenced cutting edge technology to provide the safest, fastest non surgical fat removal that results in body contouring.

Why CoolSculpting?

It is easy and the duration is short and sweet like a piece of cake. This procedure precisely targets fat cells and leaves other cells in the area unharmed. It has the highest success rate amongst non-invasive fat-loss treatments (73%) (Krueger, 2014). Zeltiq ‘CoolSculpting’ is the only FDA approved and patented technology meaning that the machinery used in CoolSculpting is safe to use on any skin type, it can even be used multiple times with no side effects.

What is the average pricing?

CoolSculpting can be done in areas such as the arms, abdomen and thighs. The price points of these areas vary from $350 - $1500 per session. Depending on the difficulty of the procedure and the area, an average session would likely cost anywhere from $800 - $1600. The number of sessions depends on the amount of target fat that needs to be removed.

What to expect:

Once the procedure is complete, you will start noticing a reduction in the targeted area after two weeks. It may not look perfectly toned immediately as the removal of fat would be uneven and more time as well as sessions would be required.

This process is solely meant for body toning or contouring, used to remove small stubborn bulges of fat. However exciting it may sound, it is not meant for weight loss or to reach an ideal BMI. Eligible individuals are required to have a healthy lifestyle along with exercise and need to be within 30% of their ideal BMI otherwise this process will not be effective as new fat cells develop to replace the frozen ones.

Who to choose:

To state the obvious, anyone interested in CoolSculpting should consult with a physician and work a plan around the cost, the number of sessions required, target areas etc.

However, many copycats claim to have the same effects using different machines, some even using machines at home. But this can be life-threatening or may have severe consequences if not done at a clinic by trained practitioners using licensed machinery. Hence it is advisable to ask your practitioner if they use Zeltiq before jumping into the procedure.

In conclusion, this gen-z procedure is the perfect way to chip-off fat reliably, gaining success among people who want to look toned and get rid of that excess bulge without any needles or knives. Who said you can’t bake your cake and eat it too?

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