Since CoolSculpting first got its FDA approval for the reduction of fat on the sides and stomach in 2010 and 2012, it has rapidly become one of the most popular options for fat reduction. This amazing advancement in fat reduction was actually “born” when Harvard researchers observed children eating popsicles and noticed that the children who ate them frequently got dimples in their cheeks where the frozen treats had frozen pockets of fat cells and left adorable dimples in its place. The idea that cold can target fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue was truly revolutionary and the inspiration for CoolSculpting, also known as cryolipolysis.
What Is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way to freeze away fat cells that have not responded to diet and exercise alone. People no longer need to resort to invasive surgeries with long recovery times to get the look they desire because this incredible technology crystallizes fat cells which are then flushed away over time by the body’s own metabolic processes.
During your treatment, a technician will place a gel pad on the area being treated to act as a barrier between your body and the device. The device will then be cooled to its required temperature and placed over the gel pad. It will then target the areas of fat to be treated and freeze those cells without damaging the surrounding organs, nerves, blood cells, and tissue. Once the fat cells have been frozen they are removed from your body through the body’s natural metabolic process.