What is Zeltique?
Zeltique is a trademarked new technology that sculpts and reshapes areas of the body with excess stored fat. It reduces the temperature of each fat cell to the point of cellular death, allowing the body to slowly reabsorb the cells over a certain length of time. The procedure is non-invasive and does not require traditional surgery. Recipients can normally return to their usual daily activities without the need for down time.
How Does Zeltique Work?
Getting this sculpting procedure involves an appointment with a doctor who has completed training in the Zeltique method. Many medspas and skin care clinics, including BC Laser and SkinCare, offer this cool sculpting treatment to clients who would see results from it. The procedure works by applying a thin protective covering over the area to be treated. The doctor then applies a concentrated stream of cold air through a suction head. Mild pinching from this machine is the most common reported complaint, but it usually wears off within the first minute. A Zeltique session lasts for about one hour in most cases before the physician removes the suction head and turns off the Zeltique machine. Minor side effects can include mild bruising and tenderness that diminishes in a few days after treatment.
Am I a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
Zeltique is an effective option for clients who have stubborn deposits of body fat that do not respond to regular exercise and diet. The most frequent of these problem areas are the lower abdomen, back, laterals and upper thighs. Larger volumes of extra body fat do not respond as well to Zeltique, and the best candidates often have the treatment after significant weight loss. Good candidates for Zeltique are also within 10-15 pounds of their ideal body weight but not much more. Most patients follow a healthy and active lifestyle but just need some extra help to get rid of trouble spots.
Candidates for Zeltique will have an initial consultation with a physician to determine how well they would benefit from this cool sculpting procedure. Patients who meet the recommended criteria can then schedule a session for Zeltique. They also receive detailed information on what to expect as well as possible temporary discomfort just after the procedure.
Zeltique is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, and it does not involve injections, sutures or the need to rest and allow incisions to heal. The procedure usually crystallizes about 25% of the fat cells per session in each problem area. During the weeks following each treatment, some patients experience temporary swelling particularly in the abdominal region. This goes away relatively quickly, and a large number of patients report great results from Zeltique. If you are considering this type of body contouring procedure, please contact us today for your consultation.