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Do you have a stubborn area of fat that just won’t go away – love handles, belly fat or inner thighs, for example? Then CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ could be the right procedure for you.
Cayman Doctors, located in the West Shore Centre, offers this patented cooling technology which is a clinically proven safe procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas. The best candidates are people near their ideal body weight who eat well-balanced meals and exercise regularly, but still have pockets of fat that have just not responded to a healthy lifestyle.
CoolSculpting works by gently cooling unwanted fat cells in the body, reducing bulges in the areas that are treated without harming surrounding tissue. The science behind it is that when fat cells are exposed to cold, a process of natural removal is triggered, which gradually reduces the thickness of the fat layer. When a non-invasive applicator is applied to the treatment area, precisely controlled cooling is delivered, specifically targeting underlying fat while leaving surface skin tissue unaffected.
Treatment only takes about 1 to 2 hours and patients can resume daily activities immediately following, which makes for perfect lunchtime pampering. Lying in a comfortable position, patients can read a book or work on their laptop (some even nap – that’s how painless it is) during the procedure, while a physician at Cayman Doctors performs the procedure.
No needles, pain, surgery or downtime is involved – and most importantly, there are no risks or recovery period, with the result of visible reduction in fat bulges. In fact, patients can expect, on average, a 20 percent reduction of fat in treated areas and see results as quickly as three weeks following the treatment.
The most noticeable and dramatic results occur over a period of two to four months in most patients, according to the literature provided by Cayman Doctors.
CoolSculpting is based on the science of “Cryolipolysis,” which was a groundbreaking discovery by doctors at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Their initial work proved that subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. When fat cells are exposed to precisely controlled cooling for a sustained period of time, they undergo a gradual reduction and cell death through a process called “induced apoptosis.” ZELTIQ is a global medical device company that has licensed the commercial rights to Cryolipolysis from Massachusetts General Hospital as a non-invasive method of reducing fat.