Scientists at Harvard University observed years ago that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD soon came to the realization that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells in the childrens’ cheeks.
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. The CoolSculpting procedure safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the unwanted fat cells underneath the skin. Treated fat cells are crystalized (frozen), then die. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure will gradually die and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. That’s why the results are long-term. The fat is gone for good! Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution. CoolSculpting is a fat reduction procedure, not a weight loss procedure. The number of fat cells in our bodies typically becomes a fixed number sometime in our teenage years. Losing or gaining weight generally does not increase or decrease the number of fat cells. Instead, it changes the size of fat cells. After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same. When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger. CoolSculpting decreases fat cells in the body by 20-25%.
Is CoolSculpting the right fat reducing treatment for you? Schedule a consultation in our office today and we can help you become more sculpted.