Non-invasive cryolipolysis for body contouring in Chinese—a first commercial experience

Authors

  • Samantha Y. Shek MBBS,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Nicola P.Y. Chan MRCP,

    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
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  • Henry H. Chan MD, PhD, FRCP

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    2. Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Dermatology & Laser Centre, 13/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
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Errata

This article is corrected by:

  1. Errata: Re: “Non-invasive cryolipolysis for body contouring in Chinese—A first commercial experience” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 2012;44(2):125–130 Volume 44, Issue 5, 435, Article first published online: 8 May 2012

  • Conflict of interest: None declared.

Abstract

Background

The objective of the study is to determine the clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction of a novel cryolipolysis device (Zeltiq®) for body contouring in Chinese after a single treatment and after 2 treatments at a commercial setting.

Materials and Methods

Two groups of patients were recruited for this procedure at their own cost. Group A, 21 subjects, received a single treatment and group B, 12 subjects, received 2 treatments, average 3 months apart using the Zeltiq Breeze System®. The thickness of fat at the treatment site was measured by a caliper and the data were collected at baseline and 2 months post-treatment. Standardized clinical photos were also taken at baseline and follow-up visits. Subjective assessment was carried out in the form of a questionnaire. Any adverse effects were documented. Statistical analyses were performed on the data to compare the efficacy after a single treatment and after 2 treatments.

Results

The first group of subjects, received a single treatment, showed that there was a significant improvement (P < 0.0001). The second group of subjects showed that the improvement was significant after 1 and 2 treatments when compared to the baseline. The extent of improvement after the second treatment however, was not as dramatic as the first treatment.

Conclusion

Non-invasive cryolipolysis is effective for body contouring in Chinese. It is shown to have a further improvement with subsequent treatment sessions but of a lesser extent. The second treatment was statistically significant for abdomen, though not for love handles. Lasers Surg. Med. 44:125–130, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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