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Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ - US FDA Clearance for Non-invasive Fat Reduction

Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ is the first and only clinically proven, non-invasive procedure to selectively and reliably reduce fat in the problem areas using a patented cooling technology.

Key Message Points:

  • Coolsculpting is a safe, effective procedure that permanently eliminates  fat from trouble spots that are diet and/ or exercise resistant.
  • On average, each Coolscuplting Procedure results in a 20% reduction of fat in the treated area and patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after two months.
  • Common areas that have been successfully treated worldwide using Coolsculpting include: the muffin top, back fat, love handles and post-pregnancy pooch.
  • The Coolsculpting Procedure was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard) in the United States
  • It is a medical fact that fat is uniquely susceptiple to extreme cold. ZELTIQ Technology harnesses the power of cold to trigger fat reduction in the body.
  • Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ is not a laser-assisted or ultrasound fat reduction technology.

FAQ:

Q: WHAT IS COOLSCULPTING? HOW DOES IT WORK?

A: Coolsculpting by ZELTIQ is a breakthrough, FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that gently and effectively reduces fat in problem areas of the body. This results in noticeable, natural- looking fat reduction in the treated areas for men and women. What makes Coolsculpting different than other fat reduction procudures is its patented cooling technology that targets and eliminates fat cells.

During the procedure, a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to target and eliminate fat cells in 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. The result is a reduction in fat bulges that is visible in most patients from three weeks to four months.

Q: WHAT IS CRYOLIPOLYSIS?

A: Exclusive to ZELTIQ, Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of fat cells to break them down without damage to other tissues. The result over three weeks to four months is a noticeable, natural–looking reduction in fat.

Cryolipolysis? Is based on the principle 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.

Q: HOW LONG HAS THE COOLSCULPTING BY ZELTIQ PROCEDURE BEEN AVAILABLE? HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TREATED TO DATE?

A: CoolSculpting has been commercialized since October 2009 in Canada, Europe and regions in Asia with clinical trials beginning in May 2006. There have already been 7,500 cycles (2.5 cycles per procedure) which equates to approximately several thousand patients.

FAQ: Procedure

Q: IS THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE SAFE? PAINFUL? SIDE AFFECTS?

A: The CoolSculpting Procedure is safe and generally comfortable for most patients. Typically patients are comfortable enough to read, work on their laptop computers, listen to music, or just relax during the procedure. After the procedure some patients experience redness, tingling, minor bruising or numbness in the treated areas, but this is temporary. No pain medication is required.

Q: WHO IS ELIGBLE FOR COOLSCULPTING? IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE?

A: CoolSculpting is not a weight loss solution and it is not substitute for invasive methods such as liposuction. The ideal Cool Sculpting candidate maintains a healthy weight yet struggles with bulges in common areas that do not lend themselves to easy removal through exercise or diet. They are seeking spot reduction for specific areas of fat, but are not considering a surgical procedure. Commercially, doctors will decide on a case-by-case basis whether a patient is “age-appropriate” for the CoolSculpting Procedure.

Q: WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT IN TERMS OF FAT REDUCTION-WHAT IS THE AVERAGE OUTCOME?

A: In all CoolSculpting cases, 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.

Q: IN ESSENCE, THE COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE “FREEZES” FAT, RIGHT? AT WHAT TEMPERATURES DO THE FAT CELLS DIE?

A: 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.

Q: IF COOLSCULPTING IS SIMPLY JUST FREEZING FAT AWAY, WHY COULDN'T I JUST APPLY AN ICE PACK AND GET THE SAME RESULT?

A: Because 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.

Q: HOW LONG IS EACH COOLSCULPTINH TREATMENT?

A: Procedure time can be up to two hours or more depending on the size of the area to be treated. During the consultation, the doctor will discuss how long the procedure will take and how much time should be allotted for your office visit.

Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE DESIRED RESULTS?

A: Every patient/ case is different which is why ZELTIQ recommends a follow-up visit be scheduled with the doctor, following the procedure to assess the cosmetic improvement and consider additional CoolSculpting Procedures to achieve greater fat reduction.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT CELLS ONCE THEY DIE? HOW DOES BODY PROCESS THEM?

A: The dead fat cells are naturally processed by the liver which is an organ in the body designed to perform this very function.

Q: IS COOLSCULPTING SOMETHING PEOPLE CAN DO IN THEIR LUNCHBREAK?

A: Yes, one of the many benefits of the CoolSculpting Procedure is its convenience. Because it’s non-invasive, the procedure can usually be completed within one to two hours which means no downtime for patients. In fact, during treatment, patients can be positioned comfortably enough to read or work on a laptop.

Q: WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS ONCE YOU’VE HAD THE PROCUDURE DONE?

A: There is no recovery (down) time after the CoolSculpting Procedure. Patients may resume normal activities on the same day as their procedure, including work and exercise.

Q: WHEN YOU KILL THE FAT IN ONE AREA, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FAT IN OTHER AREAS? DO THEY MOVE OVER TO COMPENSATE? IF THERE ARE FAT AREA, WHAT HAPPENS TO THE REST OF IT?

A: 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.

Q: WHAT PROOF/ CLINICAL EVIDENCE IS AVAILABLE THAT ZELTIQ WORKS?

A: Clinical studies involving hundreds of patients (in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia) show that the CoolSculpting Procedure is an effective way to reduce fat without pain, risk, and recovery time of surgical procedures. The result is noticeable, natural-looking fat reduction of up to 20% in the treated areas. Specific results can be found in the case gallery on our Website at: www.coolsculpting.com

Q: ONCE THE TREATMENT IS COMPLETE, ARE THE COOLSCULPTING RESULTS PERMANENT? HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?

A: The CoolSculpting Procedure results are lasting and cumulative. Once the fat cells are killed in a specific area they will not come back there. The elimination of fat cells as a result of the ZELTIQ Procedure is expected to last about as long as fat cells removed by invasive procedures such as liposuction.

Q: IS THERE ANYTHING COOLSCULPTING BY ZELTIQ CAN NOT DO? (i.e. what kind of cases is it not appropriate for?)

A: Yes, 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. The areas that have been successfully treated worldwide using Coolsculpting include: the muffin top, back fat, love handles and post-pregnancy pooch.

Q: HOW MUCH TIME (AT A MINIMUM) IS NEEDED BETWEEN EACH ZELTIQ APPOINTMENT?

A: This is a decision that should be discussed between patient and physician as it relates to reaching specific goals and ensuring the best possible outcomes. However, ZELTIQ typically four to eight weeks between treatments.

Q: WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF THE BODY THAT ARE IDEAL TO TREAT WITH COOLSCULPTING PROCEDURE?

A: Some of the most common “problem areas” that haven been successfully treated with CoolSculpting worldwide include: the abdomen or “muffin top” area, saddle bags, back fat areas for women and love handles for men.

Q: CAN THE COOLSCULPTING MACHINE/ PROCEDURE WORK ON ANY OTHER THINGS SUCH AS CELLULITE?

A: ZELTIQ does not recommend the CoolSculpting Procedure to treat cellulite.

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