What is CoolSmooth™?
CoolSmooth is the newest FDA approved version of CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq®. Originally cleared by the FDA for the treatment of stubborn fat deposits in the abdomen and flanks, this new version of CoolSculpting allows the treatment to reduce unwanted fat on the outer thighs.
Why is CoolSmooth so important?
Unlike the original version which required some skin laxity as well as localized ‘pinchable’ fat bulges, the new Coolsmooth allows much more flexible and individualized treatments including contour bulges that could not be treated with the original version. This is especially useful for the outer thigh and also for certain abdominal fat areas, but it may also be used more creatively on selected other areas in some patients (this is off-label use from the marketing claims cleared by the FDA).
How does it work?
CoolSculpting reduces fat by a process called cryolipolysis which basically causes unwanted fat cells to die by a process called apoptosis while sparing surrounding tissues. Other 1 million treatments have been performed worldwide using the CoolSculpting technology. CoolSmooth is much more versatile and it can be used alone or in combination with the original vacuum-based application.
Is there any downtime after treatment?
The CoolSmooth and CoolSculpting treatments take very little time to perform and allows you to return to your busy day and regular activities immediately after your treatment. Each treatment lasts around 1 hour so you can easily fit your appointment in your regular schedule.
What kind of results can I expect?
After your first treatment you will see a significant reduction of fat tissue however, it will take 3-4 month to see the full effects of your treatment. Your body needs time to naturally dispose of the fat cells. You can also discuss with your physician about additional treatments to lose more fat cells.