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Accentuate your curves

December 1, 2021

Attaining the perfect figure is every woman’s dream. Sure, you can try to shave inches off by slipping into Spanx shapewear or squeezing yourself into a tight corset; you may even have made countless attempts to tweak your diet and exercise regimens in your desperate quest to shed a few pounds.

Alas, sometimes, that stubborn body fat just clings to you like unyielding sticky tape. Worse, it sticks out in all the wrong places and visibly affects the appearance of your silhouette, especially in areas that are impossible to hide, such as your abdomen, upper arms, thighs and buttocks.

If your figure is not in the shape you want it to be, here’s the good news: There is a cool (literally!) body contouring treatment to help you attain the curves you want. We’re talking about CoolSculpting®, the latest fat-freezing treatment by Allergan Aesthetics.

A breakthrough discovery

In the 1970s, a phenomenon called “Popsicle Panniculitis” was discovered when scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. This led Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, to understand that ice can selectively damage small pockets of fat cells and cause the fatty tissues to crystallise when exposed to cold temperatures.

The idea that cold can target fat cells—without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue1—was the insight that led to the discovery of cryolipolysis, the science on which the CoolSculpting® therapy is based.

1 Epstein EH, et al. N Engl J Med 1970;282(17):966–67

Here’s why so many people are raving about it:

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CoolSculpting® targets specific areas of concerns

1. CoolSculpting® effectively targets specific problem areas.

By using precise and controlled cooling technology, CoolSculpting® works by freezing your fat cells in stubborn zones, which in turn helps to eliminate the superficial layer of fat underneath the skin.

What makes this stand out from other body treatments in the market is that you can specifically target any particular part on your body that may be causing you grief—be it the wattle under your chin, the wobbly bits under your arm, or the love handles surrounding your torso or buttocks.

2. CoolSculpting® helps your body naturally process and remove treated fat cells.

CoolSculpting works by cooling fat cells to the precise temperature at which they crystallise2. In the process of subjecting fat cells to extreme cold, this non-invasive procedure terminally injures the fat cells which lead to their gradual reabsorption and elimination. As your body naturally metabolises these cells, an inflammatory clearing process helps to remove them from your body for good3.

How it is done: A gel pad is positioned on your body and an applicator that fits your body type is used to deliver controlled cooling to the problem area/s. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, it is not unusual to feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching sensations.

Naturally, the CoolSculpting® procedure can be a little chilly, but not to worry, the intensity will subside as your skin becomes numb. In just one single session, you can see up to 27 percent fat reduction in the treated area, according to a study in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal4.

2 Zelickson et al. Cryolipolysis for Non-invasive fat cell Destruction. 2009.
3Sasaki Aesthetic Surgery Journal 2014, Vol. 34(3) 420–431. for fat. 2015.
4K080521. ZELTIQ. SG UM CoolSculpting BRZ-101-TUM-SGP-B Sep 2021

3. CoolSculpting® has well-regulated safety protocols and controls.

You want to have peace of mind whenever you receive any kind of treatment. With CoolSculpting®, you can count on the proactive personal monitoring system that is built into the equipment to ensure your safety and comfort.

Equipped with cooling panels that have built-in thermistors, these temperature sensors keep track of your body temperature while adjusting in real-time to maintain the proper settings. If there are any sudden or unexpected changes, the system gets overridden and automatically shuts down. Its patented Freeze Detect® protection system also monitors the temperature of your skin to ensure it never gets too cold.

4. CoolSculpting® is widely popular around the world.

The facts speak for themselves: There are over 20 years of research and development for CoolSculpting®, and eight million of these popular FDA-cleared treatments7 are already administered around the world. It is available in more than 5,000 medical centres worldwide and administered only by medical professionals, so you can trust in its dispensation and efficacy.

With no invasive procedures or downtime required, most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after each CoolSculpting® session. Naturally, the time it takes to see the effects may vary, but most patients report seeing results between two and six months, depending on the area being treated.

5 Allergan DOF. INT/0586/2018. 20 years of Research. October 2018.
6 Allergan DOF. INT-CSC-2050157. Number of CoolSculpting® treatment cycles to date. July 2019.
7 Food and Drug Administration. K080521. ZELTIQ™ dermal cooling device. September 2010.

Redefine your curves

If you are carrying excess weight, it is still imperative to maintain a balanced diet combined with regular exercise because the CoolSculpting® is not a weight-loss treatment or a solution for those who are obese. However, what makes CoolSculpting® so amazing is that you can reduce fat in targeted areas and achieve the body silhouette you desire without having to remove fat via surgical means such as liposuction.

With this fat-freezing treatment that is so highly sought after, rediscover a shapelier silhouette so you can sashay out with confidence while happily flaunting your new figure.

2 Zelickson et al. Cryolipolysis for Non-invasive fat cell Destruction. 2009.

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