Beware of CoolSculpting at home products on the market. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat freezing procedure that targets excess fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. The procedure was founded by two scientists at Harvard University who observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells. Thus, CoolSculpting was born.
Some companies have produced devices to use at home to try to imitate the CoolSculpting device. Most of these devices are coming from China and have not been properly studied. The procedure requires a uniform cooling temperature between 39 and 44 degrees. Many of the at home methods cannot sustain this temperature and there have been reports of killing adipose tissue which our bodies need to protect our organs. The best way to ensure fat loss by the CoolSculpting method is in an office by a licensed professional.
Before you start any type of treatment, ask these important questions. Ask the facility for reviews from other patients. Is the professional performing the service licensed? How many times have they performed the treatment? Are there any risks or danger during or after the treatment? Does the facility offer follow-up or after hours calls if something goes wrong?
As with any medical procedure, consult your physician before starting treatment. Call us and schedule your complimentary consultation in our New Jersey office to see if you are an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting.