The first CoolSculpting treatment banished my fat successful so I did it again, using new applicators this time.
As a doctor, one of the biggest conundrums is perhaps deciding which is the best medical device to use for treating my patients. Different brands have their own value proposition and because the equipment comes with a high price tag, I have to do my research and talk to people in the medical community before deciding on what to purchase for treating my patients at Halley Medical Aesthetics.
Amongst the many things I take into consideration is whether it is approved by health authorities like the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) because it would mean the device is safe and that it delivers result. I also assess how innovative the company is and how much research and development (R&D) it puts into enhancing its products. This means that my patients will benefit from any advancements on the medical front.
My CoolSculpting practice
The CoolSculpting device fulfils those criteria and more. CoolSculpting uses a cooling temperature to destroy fat cells in a non-invasive manner. The process removes 20-25% of fat each time. It is a no downtime procedure, and the fat cells that are killed through cryolipolysis are passed out of the body naturally and are gone for good.
Removing my stubborn fat with CoolSculpting
I did a personal review of CoolSculpting in 2016, comparing the legacy applicator with the CoolAdvantage applicator for the treatment of unwanted fat in my abdominals and love handles. (You can see my results and before and after photos here.) More applicators have been launched since then, like the CoolAdvantage Plus and the CoolAdvantage Petite.
To recap, the CoolAdvantage applicator reduces treatment time to 35 mins instead of the usual 1 hr with the legacy applicators. The CoolAdvantage also features an enhanced cup design for improved patient comfort as well as a larger cooling area to treat a bigger area.
The CoolAdvantage Plus replaces the legacy CoolMax applicator. When compared to the CoolAdvantage applicator, the CoolAdvantage Plus covers more than two-times the area and is 2.5-times more effective. It is for treating larger bulges on the abdomen and has a treatment duration of 45 mins.
The CoolAdvantage Petite, as the name suggests, treats smaller areas of the body like the upper arms, inner thighs, and stomach.
Innovative use of the new CoolAdvantage applicators
For this review, I applied the CoolAdvantage Plus on my abdomen and the CoolCurve+ Advantage applicator for my love handles.
The CoolAdvantage Plus is typically applied horizontally above and below patient’s belly button. But it can also be applied vertically, on the left and right of the belly button, if the patient’s tummy area is not big enough for the applicators to be placed the traditional manner. But this innovative way of placing the CoolAdvantage Plus needs to be done under the guidance and advice of an experienced doctor who is experienced in CoolSculpting.
Watch the process of my CoolSculpting treatment here:
DualSculpting reduces treatment time
The advantage of having multiple CoolSculpting devices in a clinic is so that we can treat more than one area at the same time time. And combined with the CoolAdvantage applicators, we can reduce treatment time even further.
Let me explain using my treatment as an example.
Treatment duration with only one machine, and applicator is applied one after another:
2 x CoolAdvantage Plus = 45 mins x 2 = 90 mins
2 x CoolCurve+ Advantage = 35 mins x 2 = 70 mins
Total = 160 mins (2 hrs 40 mins)
Treatment duration with two machines and with two applicators used at the same time:
1 x CoolAdvantage Plus (left abdomen) + 1 x CoolCurve+ Advantage (right love handle) = 45 mins
1 x CoolAdvantage Plus (right abdomen) + 1 x CoolCurve+ Advantage (left love handle) = 45 mins
Total = 90 mins (1 hr 30 mins)
I don’t think I need to explain the benefits of shaving 1 hr 10 mins from treatment time.
In my next post, I will reveal my results from CoolSculpting. Until then, I leave you with photos of my treatment process. Cheers!