Zeltiq in Irvine
Zeltiq is the innovator of fat freezing, a new method of fat reduction under the brand name CoolSculpting ®. Since 2005, this company has worked in development and marketing of its CoolSculpting ® technology and devices worldwide.
In the past few years, the Food and Drug Administration accepted Zeltiq’s CoolSculpting ® as a safe device for effective reduction of fat in the United States. Following that permittal of the device’s use, hundreds of thousands of people have reduced their fat, including many patients in Irvine. As a result, Zeltiq’s customer base has grown 7000 percent.
A big reason for the explosive growth of Zeltiq is that CoolSculpting ® is an option for the more invasive form of fat reduction, liposuction. Liposuction is surgery and requires significant down time for recovering patients. Whereas, CoolSculpting ® is a non-invasive, non-surgical, painless, effective and permanent means of reducing fat. The Zeltiq device can be used to treat fat with no interruption of the patient’s daily activities, beyond the treatment session, itself.
Zeltiq has an interesting back-story regarding the company’s development. It was 1970 in Russia, when scientists started noticing that children who ate frozen popsicles often developed dimples on their cheeks. The key behind this awareness was that fat was killed, but sensitive skin and mouth tissue was not. Many years and many research studies later, the technology now delivered by Zeltiq for fat reduction was born.
In Irvine, men and women who want to enjoy the benefit of fat reduction on their midsection and thighs can access Zeltiq CoolSculpting ® treatment through Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center. The treatment only takes about an hour and does not require any recovery time. Patients return to work immediately following their treatment and fat loss is permanent.
Zeltiq CoolSculpting ® in Irvine
An Irvine Zeltiq treatment session employs use of specialized paddle applicators containing more than 3000 sensors. Each paddle has a hose attached, through which freezing air is applied to the focus area of the patient’s body. Skin is protected by gel pads Zeltiq developed for that purpose.
Once the Zeltiq device is activated, patients may feel a suction sensation as fat is pulled up between the applicator paddles. Cooling then follows, which may create sensations like tingling or possibly cramping. These feelings diminish as treatment progresses.
During this process, the patient can enjoy some personal time of reading, watching a movie, sending emails or even just taking a nap. Treatment is stress-free and only takes an hour. When the session is ending, affected areas of the body are massaged to normalize blood flow.
While not much seems to happen beyond the cold sensations, deep inside your body mechanisms are indeed at work. Frozen fat will have crystallized from Zeltiq application. In about six or more weeks after treatment, Zeltiq-affected fat cells die. The immune system then plays its part, sending enzymes to the dead fat to reduce it to fluids, which are then eliminated from the body.
Treated cells never regenerate. Results of Zeltiq CoolSculpting ® are permanent. Even better, there are no known serious complications or major side effects of Zeltiq use. Hundreds of thousands of people have been treated using the device without notable incidents.