Why We Chose Coolsculpting by Allergan

Allergan was the first company to develop the cryolipolysis fat freezing machine to treat both men and women. The Allergan device is safe to use and has very strong security checks. Epilium & Skin chose the Allergan Coolsculpting process because it offers the highest level of care. Therefore Epilium & Skin provides comfort and efficiency for patients seeking to reduce fat in the treated area.

The FDA (US Food & Drug Administration), following a number of clinical studies, approved the Coolsculpting process. Subsequently, its patented technology was awarded a CE certification in 2010. It is the only technology based on the patented method of cryolipolysis that can safely target and eliminate stubborn fat in the love handles, abdomen, saddlebags, thighs, stomach, or arms.

The Allergan cooling process works by extracting heat from the tissue area, thereby avoiding the risk of cold burning that is sometimes experienced by patients using a different treatment protocol and clinic.

Four step diagram illustrating how coolsculpting works

With the Coolsculpting fat freezing procedure, the process guarantees apoptosis, operating at a constant temperature between -9°C and -10°C, throughout the duration of the treatment. This element is essential to the apoptosis process. Allergan has developed and patented a technology known as “Freeze Detect” which provides protection for the skin and, as a result, avoids the risk of burn. The machine will stop automatically, should it detect variations in the temperature of the treated area. Allergan’s process only targets the fat cells underneath the skin and has built-in safety checks to leave the skin unaffected.

Another advantage of using the Coolsculpting process is the critical distance between the sidewalls of the applicator. Studies have shown that this is key to ensuring uniform cooling. Finally, the Coolsculpting compression system decreases blood flow to the treated area and enhances cooling across the whole of the treatment area.