FROM POPSICLES TO CRYOLIPOLYSIS TO COOLSCULPTING
The idea that cold can target fat cells-without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue-was the insight behind cryolipolysis, the proven science on which the CoolSculpting procedure is based.
CoolSculpting Freezes & Eliminates Stubborn Fat. The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Fat Elimination After the CoolSculpting Procedure
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. That’s why the results are long-term. Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.
A good candidate is someone who is in good health, eats well and
exercises regularly, but has one or more areas of stubborn fat that
won’t seem to go away. Specifically designed to treat subcutaneous
fat, which is fat you can pull or grab, CoolSculpting can treat areas
that display this type of fat. CoolSculpting patients can be either male
or female, as long as they have realistic expectations and goals.
CoolSculpting is not a substitution for weight loss. Non-surgical
CoolSculpting reduces the number of fat cells in the treated area,
whereas losing weight reduces the size of fat cells. CoolSculpting =
fewer fat cells. Weight loss = smaller fat cells.
Once a patient has been assessed, marking the peak areas of fat and
applying a protective pad to the skin, the device is applied to the
marked areas for treatment. After the cooling device is applied, the
patient experiences a gentle suction to the skin, almost like a vacuum.
Initially the skin becomes cold, but after a few minutes, the treatment
area becomes completely numb. The CoolSculpting device does not
affect the skin because the device is designed to target and freeze fat
cells only. After the 35-minute procedure, a massage is performed on
the treated area to break up the cold subcutaneous fat. The massage
is an extremely important part of the procedure to initiate the
breakdown of the fat cells. There is a 65% improvement in patient
results after the addition of the massage to the treatment.