What is Zeltiq?
Zeltiq is a new non-invasive treatment that effectively reduces fat in areas of the body. The completely no down time fat reduction and permanent fat removal procedure is accomplished by the scientific principle of “Cryolipolysis”. This method makes use of cold to diminish fat cells in the body, thus improving the body’s contour. Zeltiq is a great alternative to liposuction.
How does Zeltiq treatment work?
Coolscuplting by Zeltiq uses a non-invasive applicator to target and remove fat cells in localized areas on the body. The device is applied to the target area and then its starts reducing the temperature to attain the right coldness to selectively target the fat cells in that area. The body responds with an inflammatory reaction that causes the body to dispose of the broken down fat cells. The result is a reduction of the treated fat bulge (“love handles” or “muffin top”) that appears 2-4 months after treatment. The whole procedure takes 1-2 hours on average.
Are there any possible side effects with Zeltiq?
Most patients experience minimal side effects with Zeltiq. Skin may appear red several minutes to several hours after the Zeltiq procedure. All patients will experience mild bruising, but they can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Am I a good candidate for the Zeltiq procedure ?
The best candidates for Zeltiq CoolSculpting are already in relatively good shape, but have some fat bulges present that are resistant to exercise and dieting. Zeltiq is a perfect procedure for patient looking for fat removal and fat reduction without wanting to undergo a surgical procedure like liposuction.
How many treatments are needed with Zeltiq?
The majority of patients undergo just one Zeltiq fat removal procedure. Some patients have 2-3 total procedures for continued fat reduction.
What kind of results can I expect with Zeltiq?
CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ has been shown to reduce the fat in the treated area by 20%. Additional treatments can reduce fat by another 20%.
How much does Zeltiq cost?
The cost of the Zeltiq NYC procedure depends on the size of the treated area.
Where is the Zeltiq procedure performed?
All Zeltiq fat removal procedures are performed in New York City (Manhattan), in an outpatient setting.
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