Excess fat is a real issue for many people. Some of the common body areas that people are most affected by are the thighs, hips, tummy, and even the upper arms. While there are many ways to lose that extra bulge including treatments and procedures, liposuction is the most talked about. But not everyone wants to go through the downtime and inconvenience associated with surgery.
Enter cryolipolysis or fat freezing.
Some years ago, a group of Harvard scientists observed that children who ate popsicles had dimples in their cheeks. This was because the popsicles were freezing small pockets of fat. This discovery became the mechanics behind cryolipolysis technology. CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq was developed back in 2005 utilising this technology.
Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this non-invasive treatment uses fat freezing devices or applicators. Once carefully applied on a troubled spot marked out by a trained physician, the applicator will use a gentle suction to draw in the area that requires treatment. It then uses cooling technology to freeze only the fat cells. The dead fat cells are then passed out naturally by the body.
Over the years, the team behind CoolSculpting started developing new applicators to treat different parts of the body, even our chin area with the CoolMini applicator.
One of the latest developments is the CoolAdvantage applicator, which can be used to treat the abdomen, flank, and inner thighs. It delivers the CoolSculpting cooling process at a lower temperature in nearly half the time compared to previous applicators. It also features an enhanced cup design to enable greater direct tissue contact, which increases patient comfort. There is also the CoolAdvantage Plus, a larger version of the CoolAdvantage, which treats belly bulges in the lower abdomen.
The CoolAdvantage and CoolAdvantage Plus bring good news to time-starved people who want the same (and improved) benefits of cryolipolysis without needing to spend too much time in the treatment room. The treatment time for CoolSculpting with applicators of the past is 60 mins whereas treatment time for CoolAdvantage and CoolAdvantage Plus is 35 mins and 45 mins respectively.
Another time-saving treatment is DualSculpting. This involves the use of two CoolSculpting machines to treat different areas of the body at the same time. In an essence, you get more areas treated at the same time.
For instance, if there is only one CoolSculpting machine, it will take the clinic about two hours to treat the left flank and right outer thigh as each area has to be treated one after another. But with two CoolSculpting machines, the clinic will be able to treat both two areas at the same time, which means it would take just one hour for the treatment.
Let’s end by borrowing a quote from Asian martial arts icon Bruce Lee: If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. With the time you could save with the CoolAdvantage, CoolAdvantage Plus, and DualSculpting, what would you do with your time?