Zeltiq is considered the leading option for non-surgical contouring of the body. With no downtime, it is quickly becoming a sought-after alternative to traditional liposuction procedures. This is most likely due to the wide variety of advantages: no anesthesia is needed, low risk of allergic reaction, quick procedure time, little to no recovery period, non-invasive, and FDA approved. Dr. Rokhsar has been one of the first dermatologists in NYC and Long Island to offer their treatment.
Unlike other non-surgical fat removal procedures which utilize laser technology, Zeltiq uses ‘Coolsculpting’ – otherwise known as cripolypolysis. This innovative approach reduces subcutaneous fat without injury to adjacent tissues. Because adipose cells react at different temperatures, Zeltiq utilizes a cup with mild vacuum pressure to draw tissue into it. The device then becomes precisely cold enough to target the surrounding fat cells, crystallizing the lipids and prompting cells to undergo a process called ‘apoptosis’, wherein they shrink and die. This triggers the body’s natural lymphatic debris-collection response, removing the previously damaged fat cells gradually over several months while preserving surrounding healthy tissue and promoting a dermal fibrotic response.
Zeltiq works in areas in which difficult to target with diet or exercise – most commonly the arms, above the knees, abdomen, waist, flanks, thighs, buttocks, neck, back, and ‘bra line’ fat. Zeltiq has been in the market for more than 6 years with minor safety issues.
*Results may vary.
Most patients find the procedure pain-free and relaxing. Patients are free to read, listen to music, talk, relax, or watch TV. After the application of a thin gel pad on the treatment area, the vacuum system is attached and draws the tissue between two cooling panels. A feeling of extreme cold may cause discomfort, but is generally well tolerated, temporary, and negligible. Treatment usually takes only about an hour for each area, and there is absolutely no recovery period. Patients can immediately return to work, exercise, and daily activity, though the skin may be red for up to a few hours, and some patients experience tingling, bruising, or tenderness shortly afterward.
Measurable and noticeable Zeltiq results typically appear in 2-4 months after your first session. Additional procedures and maintenance can be performed every few months. Patients can expedite and improve results by performing up to hald an hour of cardiovascular exercise within 12 hours of the session to assist the lymphatic system in fat clearance.
*Results may vary.