Aesthetic Treatments
 
Cryolipolysis CoolSculpting by Zeltiq

1. WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS / COOLSCULPTING?

Cryolipolysis/Coolscupting by Zeltiq is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA cleared to effectively reduce fat in problem areas of the body. This results in noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction in the treated areas of men and women.

2. HOW DOES CRYOLIPOLYSIS / COOLSCULPTING WORK?

Cryolipolysis/Coolscupting uses a patented cooling technology that targets, cools and eliminates fat cells without damage to neighbouring tissue. It is based on the principal that fat cells are more vulnerable to cooling than surrounding tissues. A non-invasive applicator is attached to the targeted area to extract energy from the underlying fat tissue, while protecting the skin, nerves, muscles and other tissue. The cooled fat cells undergo apoptosis (controlled cell death) and are gradually eliminated, reducing the thickness of the fat layer.

3. DOES COOLSCULPTING FREEZES FAT?

No. Actually, the CoolSculpting procedure does not "freeze fat." The system delivers precisely controlled cooling to target areas and eliminates fat cells in those specific areas of your body. When fat cells are exposed to cooling, it triggers a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer

4. CAN I GET THE SAME RESULTS WITH AN ICE PACK?

No. An ice pack would not be able to reach cold enough temperatures in order to effectively kill fat cells. And, the application of the cooling technology is done through a controlled process which could not be duplicated with an ice pack

5. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE?

During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator is position at the area of the fat bulge. The applicator will then gently draw the bulge up between two cooling panels. The sensation is a firm pull. The bulge is cooled and the fat cells are exposed to controlled cooling. When fat cells are exposed to cooling, it triggers a process of natural removal, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients in two months

6. HOW DOES THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE FEEL LIKE?

As the cooling panels go to work in the first few minutes, you will feel a sensation of intense cold. This soon dissipates. During the one hour procedure, you will not feel any pain or discomfort. Most people spend this time reading, working on their lap top, watching movies, listen to music or even taking a nap. No pain medication is needed

7. HOW LONG DOES THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE TAKE?

Each area that is treated takes one hour for controlled cooling. You may want to treat a few areas on the same day. You can also do the procedure during your lunch break

8. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE?

The CoolSculpting procedure is non –invasive and you can resume normal activities including exercises immediately. Some patients may experience redness, minor bruising, tingling or numbness in the treated area, but this is temporary. No pain medication is needed

9. WHO ARE THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting is suitable for people who maintain a healthy weight yet struggles with localised fat (lumps, bumps and bulges) that they just cannot get rid of no matter how much they exercise or diet. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction.

10. WHICH AREAS OF THE BODY DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK BEST?

Any areas with localised fat will respond to CoolSculpting. The common areas are the “muffin top”, post pregnancy pooch, love handles for men, back fat for women, saddle bags and fat on the arms and thighs of men and women,

11. WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN TERMS OF FAT REDUCTION?

Most patients will experience an average 20% reduction in fat in the area treated. However, visible results can vary based on the patients' initial fat deposits in the area treated




12. WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT ONCE THEY DIE?

The dead fat cells are naturally processed by the liver which is an organ in the body designed to perform this very function. Once crystallized, the fat cells die and in a few months are removed in a similar way to how dietary fat is processed in the body.

13. WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?

You will start to see changes as early as 3 weeks after the CoolSculpting procedure, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. The body is still flushing fat cells, and will continue doing so for up to six months

14. ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?

The CoolSculpting procedure results are lasting and cumulative. Once the fat cells are eliminated in a specific area they will not come back there. As long as you maintain your weight with diet and exercise, your long-term results should remain stable.

15. WILL FAT FROM OTHER AREAS MOVE OVER TO COMPENSATE?

Once the fat cells are killed from the CoolSculpting procedure, they are gone and results are permanent. Fat will never deposit again in the same area that was treated. So there is no risk of fat from other areas moving over to the treated area to compensate

16. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING COOLSCULPTING OVER OTHER FAT REDUCTION TREATMENTS?

Other fat reduction procedures that use laser, sonic waves, and even surgery to remove fat can have a side effect of destroying other healthy tissue in the process by burning, shattering, or extracting non-fat cells. Often these treatments require a large number of treatments or significant downtime for your body to heal.

17. WHAT ARE THE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT COOLSCULPTING?

CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution. It is not for people who are obese and it is not a substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction. It does not help cellulite.

 
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...................................................
290 Orchard Road
#11-16/20, Paragon Medical Suites
Singapore 238859
T : 6834 9159
Email: drjoyce@joycelim.com