ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) today announced that it received an expanded clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) paving the way for introduction of the new, CoolMini” applicator, which is designed to treat smaller pockets of fat, including the submental, or chin fat area, more commonly referred to as the double chin. The CoolSculpting procedure has demonstrated in over 50 published clinical articles and 4,000 clinical trial patients to non-invasively and consistently reduce unwanted fat and the procedure has been successfully used in over two million treatments to date.
“Through our continued introduction of new applicators together with expanded clearances from the FDA, we are successfully addressing additional problem areas for our customers. The CoolMini applicator will enable our CoolSculpting practices to treat small volume areas of unwanted fat with little, to no downtime and with a similar level of efficacy as our other applicators,” said Mark Foley, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZELTIQ. “I believe our new CoolMini applicator will provide a truly compelling alternative to other popular devices and methods currently used to treat and contour the neck, like liposuction. I have been particularly pleased with the very positive feedback we are receiving from both physicians and patients based on our limited European launch.”
The new CoolMini applicator is uniquely designed for small volume areas of fat. The applicator’s size, shape and curvature is designed to comfortably fit these small, problem areas. Patients may see results as early as 3 weeks, with the most dramatic results generally observed 1-3 months following treatment.
“When utilizing the CoolMini applicator, I can generally achieve optimal results in one or two treatments,” said Brian Zelickson, M.D., Director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina, Minnesota. “Moreover, since the CoolSculpting procedure is entirely non-invasive, my patients can typically resume normal activities immediately after treatment.”
The accumulation of fat under the chin can be a result of lifestyle, age or genetic factors and — unlike other common problem areas of the body — it cannot be hidden or disguised with clothing. Data from a 2014 study conducted by The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed that approximately 68 percent of people were concerned with chin and neck fat; this number increased eight percent from the previous year. Additionally, a recent study conducted in the United States revealed that 22.4 million people are interested in seeking non-invasive fat reduction solutions.
The FDA clearance is based on data from a U.S. pivotal clinical trial involving 60 male and female patients, ranging in age from 22 to 65 years. In the trial, patients received 1-2 treatments in the area under the chin, each six weeks apart resulting in an average of 20% fat reduction, which is in line with results achieved with other CoolSculpting applicators. Additionally, no significant adverse events were observed and patients experienced little to no discomfort or downtime.
“The outcomes I have observed using the CoolMini applicator to treat the submental area have been extremely positive and this treatment has also demonstrated very high levels of patient satisfaction,” said Suzanne Kilmer, M.D., Founding Director of the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California in Sacramento. “The CoolSculpting procedure’s predictable results, non-invasive technology, comfort, lack of downtime and affordable pricing make it a very attractive treatment option for patients looking to reduce unwanted fat.”
Over 500 CoolMini treatments have been performed to date as a result of pilot clinical work, clinical trials and our controlled European launch that commenced in June. The results, achieved in as little as 1-2 office visits, have been very encouraging with very high patient satisfaction and the same level of efficacy achieved with other CoolSculpting applicators.
The unique CoolSculpting procedure was developed by Harvard scientists and is based on the proprietary science of Cryolipolysis, demonstrating that when fat cells are exposed to extreme cold, they die naturally from the body. Only the CoolSculpting procedure selectively targets (freezes) the fat cells. Fat cells treated and reduced by the procedure are gone for good, and patients can expect long-lasting results. Every patient is unique, so patients are encouraged to talk to their CoolSculpting provider about a customized treatment plan as part of the initial consultation. Additional treatments in the same or multiple areas may enhance the desired aesthetic effect.
CoolMini – Double Chin Reduction Procedure Available in Rancho Cucamonga
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