ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc., a medical technology company launched of a family of applicators called, CoolAdvantage™ at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in 2016. By delivering the proprietary cooling technology at a lower temperature, the CoolAdvantage applicator reduces CoolSculpting treatment time nearly in half.
First, What is CoolSculpting?
The CoolSculpting procedure is a non-surgical, clinically proven procedure that selectively reduces unwanted fat. Also, it uses a patented cooling technology and is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The CoolSculpting procedure works by gently cooling targeted fat cells in the body. Furthermore, this induces a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue. As a result, the treated fat cells are gone for good. millions of CoolSculpting treatments have been performed by nearly 4,000 systems in over 70 countries. As a result, market research indicates up to a 95 percent customer satisfaction rate.
All About The CoolAdvantage™ Applicator
The CoolAdvantage applicator features an adaptable 3-in-1 configuration and enhanced cup design. By changing the shape of the applicator cup, there is an increase of direct tissue contact and lowering of the temperature. It delivers safe and efficacious results in just 35 minutes. As a result, the CoolAdvantage applicator reduces CoolSculpting treatment time by nearly 50 percent.
A clinical study compared the CoolAdvantage enhancements to the commercially available CoolCore™ applicator. In particular, the results indicated equivalent fat layer reduction, measured by ultrasound and blinded photographic review. The CoolAdvantage cup shape led to a 45 percent increase in comfort during the treatment, already considered very tolerable by most patients. 86 percent of the study subjects preferred the CoolAdvantage treatment due to its decreased treatment time and increased comfort. The full CoolAdvantage clinical study results was presented by the Principal Investigator, Suzanne Kilmer, M.D., at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) Annual Conference in Boston, MA, in April of 2016.
3 CoolSculpting Applicators
CoolAdvantage is the third CoolSculpting applicator to utilize new treatment parameters. This is based on the clearance the company received from the FDA in 2015. In particular, to perform the CoolSculpting procedure at lower temperatures for shorter treatment times.
There are three interchangeable contours available. This creates three distinct applicators to address multiple treatment areas on the patient.
1. CoolFit Advantage™ is ideal for vertical areas of fat such as the inner thigh.
2. CoolCore Advantage™ best matches the contours of the abdomen.
3. CoolCurve+ Advantage™ is the applicator of choice for flanks.
The CoolSculpting procedure is available in the United States for the non-invasive treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank. In other international markets, it has FDA approval for general non-invasive fat reduction.
The procedure results in a noticeable and measurable reduction of fat in the treated areas. Furthermore, the body permanently eliminates the fat cells in the treated area. Most patients can start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment. The most dramatic results will occur over a period of one to three months. Every patient is unique. Thus, patients should talk to their physicians about a customized treatment plan as part of the initial consultation. Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.