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36 ascp skin deep march/april 2020 During a cryolipolysis procedure, an applicator of the appropriate size is placed on the skin to suction it to the cooling panels. The client will feel a cold sensation that gradually turns to a numbing sensation—like holding ice in your bare hands for an extended period. While the fat cells freeze and are destroyed, the surrounding skin is spared from injury. The applicator stays on the skin for up to one hour, and the results can take up to several months to see. Up to 25 percent of the targeted fat can be reduced with several treatments.3 POTENTIAL RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS Risks and complications associated with cryolipolysis are low, although some clients may experience asymmetry or irregularities in the surface and texture of the skin. Immediately upon completing the procedure, redness in the treated area is normal and lasts no more than a few hours. Localized bruising is possible and usually clears within a few hours. Rarely, clients may experience a lingering numbing sensation that will subside in time. WHAT TO EXPECT Cryolipolysis has no recovery time or activity restrictions. Clients can resume their normal activities the same day. It is possible for clients to feel sore as if they've just worked out but not be in pain. If pain occurs, they should contact you immediately. Over the course of four to six months, the fat cells are eliminated by the body and the targeted area decreases in size. The average fat reduction is about 20 percent.4 While some clients may associate this treatment with a weight loss program, it is not, and some clients may not get the results they'd hoped for. Even though fat cells have been targeted and destroyed, this is not a license to freely eat doughnuts! Be clear when discussing expectations. While some clients may associate this treatment with a weight loss program, it is not, and some clients may not get the results they'd hoped for. Liability Insurance Professional liability insurance for cryolipolysis/ CoolSculpting protects you in case a client sues. ASCP members have access to optional Advanced Modality Insurance coverage for cellulite reduction and other advanced modalities (such as permanent makeup and laser services) that protects you and your esthetics practice. Pricing for cryolipolysis services insurance ranges from $752 to $892 annually, although you can bundle this coverage with other advanced modalities to save more. If you answer yes to the following questions, you may be eligible for this advanced modality coverage: • Do I have proof of advanced training with hands-on experience? • Am I practicing these modalities within the scope of practice authorized by the state I work in? • Am I an ASCP member, or do I plan to be? Learn more about ASCP's Advanced Modality Insurance program for members at www.ascpskincare.com/ami. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS Although cryolipolysis is considered noninvasive with no downtime and is FDA-approved, it is still out of scope for many estheticians. Check with your state board before performing this procedure and be sure you have the proper training and medical director oversight. Since many states will require a medical directorship to perform this procedure, there are no training requirements established by the state board. Certifi cation can be obtained easily and properly from the manufacturer of the FDA-approved device you are using. Notes 1. American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), "Cryolipolysis," accessed February 2020, www.asds. net/skin-experts/skin-treatments/cryolipolysis. 2. Emily Taylor, "How to Shrink, Shape and Elevate Your Jawline," September 17, 2019, accessed February 2020, www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/12888-how-to- shrink-and-shape-your-jawline-according-to-the-pros. 3. Emily Taylor, "How to Shrink, Shape and Elevate Your Jawline." 4. American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "Nonsurgical Fat Reduction," accessed February 2020, www.plasticsurgery.org/ cosmetic-procedures/nonsurgical-fat-reduction/cryolipolysis. expertadvice ADVANCED MODALITIES

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