NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) -  Developed by Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., CoolSculpting® is an emerging line of non-invasive body contouring devices designed to treat problem areas of fat that may be difficult to eliminate through healthy diets and regular exercise. Dr. Paul Friedman offers the innovative treatment at his Houston and New York dermatology practices to help patient's tone their figure and feel confident about their bodies. Dr. Friedman says, "CoolSculpting® is a precise, non-invasive fat removal method which utilizes controlled cooling to kill fat cells without injury to the skin or other tissues." He adds that he is excited to offer CoolSculpting® as part of the body contouring options in his practice.

CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved and patented method of fat removal that utilizes a controlled cooling process that shrinks and eliminates fat cells, designed specifically for patients who are looking for spot-reduction and targeted body contouring in specific areas such as the abdomen, flanks, arms, and thighs. Dr. Friedman says CoolSculpting® can provide patients with an average of 20% fat reduction in treated areas and is particularly advantageous for patients who wish to avoid the risks and side effects of more-invasive surgery. He adds that the non-invasive technique utilizes a unique and painless method called Cryolipolysis to achieve its results without scarring or extended recovery times.

Using two panels to draw up the targeted areas of fat, Dr. Friedman says the CoolSculpting® procedure is performed using a non-invasive applicator to deliver targeted cooling to underlying fat, leaving skin tissue unaffected. He says the procedure requires one hour per area treated and patients will start seeing results in as few as three weeks following their treatment, although full results will continue developing over the next two to four months. Dr. Friedman adds that patients may feel a firm tug or pull on their skin and an intense cold but should experience minimal pain during the procedure and can even spend the time reading a book or relaxing while seated comfortably.

As with any medical procedure, Dr. Friedman urges patients to consult with a board-certified and experienced physician before undergoing treatment. The Houston and New York dermatologist says partnering with a passionate and dedicated practice can help patients achieve personalized results in the reduction of fat and the restoration of self-confidence in their appearance.

About Zeltiq

Founded in 2005, Zeltiq is a global medical devices company providing clinically tested and safe solutions in the aesthetic market. The initial testing for the Cryolipolysis research was conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital by Drs. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson, founding partners, along with Mitch Levinson, Advanced Technology Ventures, and Frazier Healthcare Ventures.

About Paul M. Friedman, MD

Dr. Paul Friedman is the Director of The Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center, and the co-author of "Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin." He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has extensive expertise in dermatologic laser surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Friedman has been involved in the development of several new dermatological laser systems and techniques that are now commonly used around the world, and he continues to be involved in the development of leading-edge technology to help find better solutions for today's most common skin conditions including acne scar treatment. Dr. Friedman completed his dermatology residency at the New York School of Medicine and now serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical School, Department of Dermatology, as well as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is on staff at Texas Children's Hospital and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in Houston.

The Dermatology & Laser Surgery Center has two locations. The office in Houston is located at 6400 Fannin, Suite 2720 in Houston, TX and can be reached at (713) 900-3900. The New York office is located at 317 E. 34th St., New York City NY 10016 and can be reached at (917) 745-5029. Dr. Friedman can also be contacted online via the websites or

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