What is the Cool 4D and how does it work?
Cool 4D is a non-invasive cryolipolysis treatment designed to get rid of stubborn subcutaneous fat deposits that are resilient to exercise and diet without the discomfort and downtime of surgery. It works by gently drawing fat bulges into applicators and cooling them to -9 degrees Celsius. At this temperature, targeted fat cells are selectively destroyed while leaving surrounding tissue intact and unharmed. The destroyed fats are then safely and naturally eliminated by the body’s waste removal process. This results in a gradual reduction in a treated area’s fat layer. Typically, patients can expect a 10 to 20 percent life-long fat cell elimination from each treatment area in just one session.
The science behind Cool 4D is called apoptosis. The medical definition of apoptosis is ‘the death of cells which occur as a normal and controlled part of an organism’s growth or development’. It’s important to know that fat cells are more vulnerable to cooling effects than other types of cells and tissue and therefore, Cool 4D harnesses this power by chilling fat cells to a temperature where the body’s natural apoptosis processes begin.
The all-new 360° surround cooling method transfers cold energy to targeted areas with its high cooling conductivity technology. Cool 4D gives superior results when compared to older, more traditional treatments that freeze fat cells due to the system’s advanced 360° precise cooling handpieces. The Cool 4D handpieces deliver more even cooling across targeted areas, providing better results in regions including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, under arm and male chest.
During Cool 4D treatments patients may experience strong pulling, tugging or pinching sensations from the device’s suction handpiece. Although mildly uncomfortable, discomfort will typically subside after about five to ten minutes of cooling. As each targeted zone requires forty minutes to an hour of cooling, many people read, watch videos, work on their laptops, or even take a nap. Once treatments are done, the machine will be turned off, and the applicator head and gel pad will be removed. Finally, treated areas are gently massaged for about five minutes.
Patients in our clinic have seen an average fat reduction of 10 to 20 percent after each treatment. Depending on the patient's body composition (amount of fat) and goals, it generally takes between one to three treatments for optimal results. From what I’ve seen, Cool 4D’s results are long lasting as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Visible results appear within 4 to 12 weeks after your first treatment, with ever-improving results continuing throughout the next three months. Since patients will typically find stable results after three to four months, it’s best they return for a follow-up following this period.
The technologically advanced Cool 4D machine has built-in safety sensors that maintain a specific, constant temperature that only affects the fat cells. This prevents any unwanted side effects. Nonetheless, patients may experience some mild and temporary soreness, redness, swelling, and bruising of the treated areas. While this may be, side effects do not prohibit patients from resuming normal daily activities including exercise. These transient issues generally resolve within a week or two but numbness however, may carry on for several weeks.
What are your personal opinions of Cool 4D?
Cryolipolysis is widely-regarded as the leading non-invasive body contouring treatment, offering proven results and high patient satisfaction rates. In my opinion, Cool 4D is great for people with modest fat bulges who want to avoid the downtime, after-care, medications and surgical processes of liposuction. Cool4D is similarly indicated to those who have not achieved desired results from surgical procedures. Many patients optimise outcomes by maintaining healthy lifestyles following treatment. Results may vary between patients but overall, my patients have been very happy with their results.