Is Zeltiq the best machine for CoolSculpting?

My doctor uses a Zeltiq machine and I'm wondering if it's the best one on the market. Actually, I'm not even sure if there's another brand that does CoolSculpting. Is there?


F, 37, Virginia

Many patients have questioned the efficacy of alternative cryolipolysis devices. With the rise in popularity of CoolSculpting, imitation fat freezing devices have begun to circulate. These imitation models have not been subjected to the same rigorous testing as the Zeltiq CoolSculpting device, nor can they claim the same high safety standards.

Only the Zeltiq CoolSculpting treatment has earned FDA approval for fat removal in the flanks, abdomen, arms, thighs, and double chin. CoolSculpting was developed by a Harvard-trained dermatologist and has been subject to clinical study which has determined that it is effective, with 25% of fat cells dying, on average, after a single treatment.

You should feel secure in the knowledge that your aesthetic provider is using the best possible medical equipment to reduce your excess fat in a non-invasive manner. High-quality aesthetic equipment guarantees optimal results. Another advantage of knowing that your practitioner is using the patented CoolSculpting device is that Zeltiq requires all of its providers undergo certification through their training program before being allowed to offer this technology to patients. This training guarantees that the patient is receiving the specialized expertise of a practitioner who understands the most efficient way to get beautiful results.

Lastly, Zeltiq's CoolSculpting machine is the only one with safety guards to protect the client during treatment. The cooling plates of the device measure and provide feedback to the machine regarding the ideal temperature for the elimination of fat cells whilst safeguarding the skin and tissue. Fat cells freeze and are destroyed at a higher temperature than skin cells. If the patient's skin becomes too cold during the procedure, the machine automatically turns off. Gel pads placed on the skin offer additional protection. Unfortunately, imitation machines do not have these same features and there is a higher likelihood of complications occurring such as skin or nerve damage and skin necrosis (death of skin cells).

The Zeltiq machine is the only proven safe cryolipolysis device on the market. The Zeltiq CoolSculpting machine is the only device to have earned FDA approval for effectively reducing the number of fat cells in specific areas. In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of fat in the submental area (chin), thighs, abdomen and flanks, along with bra fat, back fat, fat underneath the buttocks, and upper arm fat.

Unlike imitation machines, Zeltiq CoolSculpting technology has been subjected to clinical studies, with research proving that the machine can reduce subcutaneous fat by 25% after one treatment. Testimonials from patients show that CoolSculpting is the preferred non-invasive fat reduction procedure, with a patient satisfaction rate of up to 73% after one treatment and reports of fewer complications and less pain than other fat reduction treatments.

Moreover, the Zeltiq machine has been specially developed to ensure patient safety. The technology delivers precisely controlled cooling at -10 degrees Celsius, a temperature that targets fat cells while leaving the skin and organs unharmed. The device itself has built-in safety measures so that the risk is absolutely minimized during treatment. If the sensors detect that the patient’s skin is getting too cold, the system will immediately shut down. Imitation devices do not guarantee the same level of safety, nor can they guarantee the same results.

Also, Zeltiq requires CoolSculpting providers to undergo in-depth training to acquire certification to offer this treatment thereby ensuring patient safety. CoolSculpting must be performed in a medical office under the supervision of a qualified professional. A properly trained CoolSculpting provider knows how best to deliver the treatment to the targeted area for optimal body shaping and fat loss.

In short, if your aesthetic treatment provider is delivering cryolipolysis fat freezing using the Zeltiq machine, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best possible treatment. Avoid cheaper treatments offered by aesthetic spas or clinics using imitation devices.

There are other machines which claim to reduce fat but we use Coolsculpting in our office and the results are great.