Subzero Fat Melting

Were you told you could eat a sandwich, read a book or watch tv and reduce that stubborn fat that just won’t seem to budge no matter what you do, without going under the knife, surely first you’d say “sign me up” laughingly and then you’d look skeptical and sigh at those extra few pounds, especially at this time of year. The festive season is notoriously responsible for weight gain and overindulgence, which does nothing for your self-esteem, if you’re already battling the odd unsightly bulge or two. However, there is now a non-invasive way to reduce that fat layer, if you’re carrying some exercise-resistant pockets of chub.


It can be disheartening at times, when you’re doing everything right, you eat healthily and workout as often as possible, in your hectic work schedule, but no matter your diet and exercise, you just can’t shift those lumps and bumps. It is most frustrating, but indeed the majority of us, male or female, don’t have our ideal physique: Love handles, muffintops, backfat, batwings, budding beerguts, orangepeel-like cellulite or post-pregnancy pooches, hidden in wisely chosen clothing, but not in anything snug. It hardly seems worth going under the knife and scheduling liposuction, but it doesn’t do much for your confidence levels either, so you consider it anyway. Perhaps your shape just isn’t the way it used to be and you don’t shift weekends of indulgence like you use to – one too many beers and you’re counting them on the scales…

If no amount of fad dieting and hardcore gymtime seems to assist, or you just don’t have the time to go on an all out mission, never fear, as help is at hand, with CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq! Another exciting new scientific technological breakthrough has the slightly podgy smiling from ear to ear, in the wake of visible, painless results. The treatment involves the high-tech US FDA approved Zeltiq device. It is placed on the protruding fatty problem, which is then drawn up between two cooling panels. Perhaps not the most comfortable sensation pulling on your wobbly bit, but this is how the tissue is then cooled with some intense cold – a sensation which generally passes quickly. For at least an hour, you are then free to snooze, read, study, work or just relax…


Essentially, in laymen’s terms, the fat cells are targeted, frozen, crystalise and die (a cooling method that is known as ‘Cryolipolysis’). The eliminated fat cells are then flushed naturally out of the body over time, for up to six months, which means results are progressive. Post procedure, there is zero downtime and you can return to regular activities immediately. There are no needles and incisions, but some patients are prone to a little temporary bruising or tingling. Some results may be visible as early as after three weeks, however, the most significant improvements will be visible at around the two- to three-month mark. Providing you maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle, with exercise and diet, this procedure should allow a long-term stable 20% reduction of fat, in the treated zone.


Ideal for both men and women with certain problem areas that they just can’t get rid of, CoolSculpting is available from APEX Profound Beauty, with clinics nationwide. CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq can help many patients achieve their goals in one easy treatment, while others may need more. Areas for treatment and number of visits required can be determined together with your doctor. It is important to stress that CoolSculpting is not for the obese or heavily overweight, but APEX also has expertise in weight-loss, cleansing and detox programmes and packages. Having recently opened a flagship clinic in Thonglor, Bangkok, they have numerous options to help you achieve your ideal weight and shape, in case you are not an immediate candidate for CoolSculpting, in additional to their array of skincare and beauty programmes. APEX has highly qualified, experienced doctors and therapists, who can tailor-make the perfect combination and offer recommendations for individual needs. CoolSculpting™ by Zeltiq is clinically proven and pricing at APEX ranges from 20,000-30,000Baht per (10”x 2”) area.