We all have pockets of fat we wish would go away, but it can be very hard to reduce them, no matter how much we diet and exercise. In the past, people have opted for liposuction to reduce their love handles, muffin tops, saddle bags or back fat. Today, we have CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical liposuction option that freezes and removes fat without affecting skin or other tissues, available in our Plymouth and Edina, MN locations.
CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses a controlled cooling temperature to target and reduce fat in specific areas in both men and women. The science behind CoolSculpting was discovered by Harvard Medical School dermatologists. Lipids are crystalized through controlled cooling or freezing, creating a natural reduction of fat cells. Then, the fat cells in the treated area are gently removed through the body’s normal metabolic processes.
Typical Treatment Areas Include:
- Belly Fat
- Waist or “Love Handles”, “Muffin Tops”
- Back Fat
- Outer Thigh Fat
- Hip Fat or “Saddle Bags”
- Upper-arm Fat
The CoolAdvantage applicator reduces treatment time by nearly half, to 35 minutes, provides greater comfort and delivers a larger cooling area to treat more tissue. The revolutionary cup design provides colder temperatures to reduce treatment times. The number of applications needed depends on the actual size of the area being treated. Patients receiving treatment with the CoolAdvantage applicator report a 45 percent improvement in comfort scores, so most people can resume their daily activities immediately.
Zel Skin & Laser Specialists was the first clinic in the Twin Cities to provide CoolSculpting® treatments and has been successfully sculpting abdomens, flanks, and thighs since 2010. Now, with the new CoolAdvantage™ Petite applicator, we can now sculpt your arms for the firmer, more toned look you’ve been wanting.
At Zel, we conduct our own research internally to make absolutely sure that a product or service we offer can improve your appearance. Dr. Zelickson and his medically trained staff were among the first five facilities responsible for the CoolSculpting clinical trials. Based on the positive results, CoolSculpting was released nationwide in 2010 with Zel Skin being one of the first providers in the country. No other clinic in the Twin Cities has more research or experience with the CoolSculpting procedure. Now, the next generation CoolAdvantage applicator can deliver even better patient outcomes and greater comfort.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
CoolSculpting results and patient experience may vary. While this treatment is safe, some rare side effects may occur. As with any medical procedure, only your CoolSculpting provider can help you decide if CoolSculpting is right for you. In the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental area, thigh, abdomen and flank. Outside the U.S., the CoolSculpting procedure for non-invasive fat reduction is available worldwide. ZELTIQ, CoolSculpting, the CoolSculpting logo, the Snowflake design, and Fear No Mirror are registered trademarks of ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. © 2016. All rights reserved. IC1843-A
*Results may vary per patient.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.