CoolSculpting VS Fakes

CoolSculpting VS Fakes

Over the years, CoolSculpting® has carved a name for itself. It is one of the leading non-invasive procedures all over the world1. It is also the only fat freezing technology to have the coveted US FDA clearance8. Naturally, the brand CoolSculpting® has gained repute and with it a lot of imitators and fakes. Competing brands and cheap knock offs have made in-roads in the market by using the popularity and the demand for quick, painless and non-surgical fat reduction solutions.

Apart from the high probability that the ‘treatments’ using counterfeit machines will yield no result and will be a waste of your money, there is considerable danger and risk to your health.

CoolSculpting® has taken many precautions to ensure that your safety and comfort is paramount during your treatment.

Patented technology such as Freeze Detect®2 is in-built with CoolSculpting® machines and continuously monitors the temperature. CoolSculpting® is the only FDA approved machine for Cryolipolysis3-6, a technique for destroying fat cells by freezing them and removing them from the body normally and automatically. It is a technique that removes up to 27%7 of the sub-cutaneous fat from the treatment area.

The next time you walk in to a cosmetician’s clinic for CoolSculpting® insist on seeing the machine and the logo to be sure that you are getting the best and only the best.


1. ASDS. Consumer survey on cosmetic dermatologic procedures 2018. Accessed August 2019. In 2018, out of 623,000 Body sculpting procedures, there were 287,000 fat freezing / Cryolipolysis procedures.
2. Allergan.CoolSculpting® system user manual. BRZ-101-TUM-EN4-H.2016
3. Allergan. Patent – Control unit. US D568,258 S.2008
4. Allergan. Patent – Monitoring the cooling of subcutaneous lipid-rich cells, such as the cooling of the adipose tissue. US 8,285,390 B2. 2012
5. Allergan. Patent – System for treating lipid-rich regions. US 8,523,297 B2. 2013
6. Allergan. Patent – Device, system, and method of removing heat from subcutaneous lipid-rich cells. US 8,702,774,B2. 2014
7. Sasaki GH, et al. Aesthet Surg J 2014;34:420-31
8. Food and Drug Administration. K080521. Zeltiq™ Dermal Cooling Device. September 2010.

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