Zeltiq, a non-invasive body contouring and fat reduction device, has just been given FDA approval for body shaping. Since getting approval, we’ve seen a substantial increase in interest. In fact, Good Morning America recently did a spotlight segment on Zeltiq.
Zeltiq is the first FDA approved non-invasive alternative to liposuction. There are no incisions, no down time and no compression garments to wear after the procedure! Zeltiq works by slowly freezing fat cells, causing them to break open. The fat cells are destroyed and your body’s own helper cells eliminate the broken down fat over a period of weeks.
Laser liposuction works in a different fashion. Through small incisions, a laser is passed into the fatty tissue, and the fat is heated until the fat cells are destroyed. Then, through the same small incisions, the broken down fat cells are suctioned out. A second laser wavelength is then directed at the undersurface of the skin, causing tightening. Most laser liposuction cases are performed with local anesthesia or a small amount of sedation. Most clients return to work within 24 to 48 hours!
Both treatments are effective at body sculpting. Patients who need a no down time solution for stubborn fat prefer Zeltiq. Those who have a little more to lose, or have some laxity in their skin, will do better with Prolipo.