The Zeltiq procedure gently cools unwanted fat cells in the body thereby inducing a natural, controlled elimination of fat cells. Based on science developed by Harvard University researchers, this breakthrough is based on a vast body of research that demonstrates that fat cells are more susceptible to cold and are selectively, painlessly, and permanently destroyed. Starting several weeks after the procedure, cooled fat cells begin a process called "apoptosis" and begin to shrink and disappear. The body proceeds to absorb the damaged fat cells and removes them through the liver.
"We've seen the results in early clinical treatments with the device and have found the procedure to be extremely effective, especially on resistant localized areas such as back fat, love-handles and the isolated belly fat," says Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport, MD, a board certified dermatologist and medical director of the New Jersey-based Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center. "The procedure is absolutely painless and our patients are highly satisfied," adds Dr. Rapaport.
"I am very impressed with the results – particularly for a non-invasive treatment. Within several weeks of the first treatment, visible improvement is seen. "I highly recommend the Zeltiq procedure, especially for people who have stubborn body fat, that diet and exercise alone do not seem to help," adds Dr. Rapaport.
Unlike many other methods of fat reduction, the Zeltiq procedure involves no needles, surgery or downtime. During the procedure a non-invasive applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to the treatment area thereby specifically targeting fat. Treatment cycles last between 45 minutes to an hour and patients typically require 2-4 treatment sessions depending on the area being treated. Fat gradually reduces over a period of two to six months in most patients.
While Cosmetic Skin is well known for its Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Care and Mohs Skin Cancer Center, it is gaining national recognition as being at the leading edge of technology and clinical research for minimally invasive and advanced cosmetic surgical procedures. The center currently houses multiple lasers and energy-based devices for physician-performed, FDA-approved treatments ranging from fat reduction with conventional and laser-assisted liposuction, skin tightening, fully ablative and fractional laser skin resurfacing, acne, and laser hair removal.
About Dr. Rapaport: Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport, MD, is a board certified dermatologist and medical director of the Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center. He is also the Chief of Dermatology at the Holy Name Hospital in NJ. To learn more about Dr. Rapaport, or the Zeltiq procedure, please visit www.cosmeticskin.com or call 201.227.1555 to make an appointment.
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The Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center was founded in 1985 by Dr. Jeffrey Rapaport. He is the Chief of Dermatology at Holy Name Hospital. Always in the forefront of the latest research, techniques, and technologies in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Rapaport has helped countless patients achieve their desired results during his twenty-year practice. Zeltiq procedure is the newest break through treatment for fat reduction without surgery currently being offered at the Cosmetic Skin and Surgery Center of NJ and NYC.