Cryolipolysis | Everything to Know about Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting

Cryolipolysis is the process used during the world’s most popular fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting. This treatment is entirely non-invasive and requires little to no downtime. Cryolipolysis reduces fat cells through exposure to extreme cooling temperatures. Better known as fat freezing, Cryolipolysis is proven to reduce stubborn fat bulges that accumulate commonly in the lower abdomen, thighs, love handles, double chin, neck, upper arms, and more. The results you receive from a CoolSculpting treatment are natural and long-lasting thanks to Cryolipolysis. Read on to learn more about this fat freezing treatment and how it could be the perfect way to reduce your fat cells and achieve a firm, slim physique.

The Discovery of Cryolipolysis

Cryolipolysis was developed by Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD. The two Harvard scientists noticed a reduction in cheek fat among children who repeatedly sucked on popsicles, a study known as popsicle panniculitis. The doctors explain the concept by saying, “Fat freezes at a higher temperature than water. Think of butter and water in the refrigerator – one is solid, the other remains liquid.” Following these same ideals, the doctors realized that by exposing fat cells to freezing temperatures, the cells would freeze, rupture, and die, all without damaging the skin or overlying tissues.

How Cryolipolysis Works

CoolSculpting reduces stubborn fat bulges by inducing Cryolipolysis. During your treatment, an applicator is used to isolate the fat deposits in the belly or thigh, or whatever treatment area you select. The applicator subjects your target area to extreme, controlled cooling. The temperature is cold enough to freeze the fat cells, but will not damage the skin. Once the fat cells are frozen, they crystallize, and the membrane will rupture. When this occurs, the fat cell can no longer do its job of storing fat, causing the cell to die. All of the dead cells will process out of the body as a form of waste. This natural process takes several weeks, but once it occurs, the dead cells will never regrow. This is how CoolSculpting provides long-term results for all patients. Cryolipolysis is similar to liposuction in that it effectively removes fat cells from the body. The most significant difference, and the reason CoolSculpting is so popular, is that this treatment is entirely non-invasive and requires no surgery, unlike liposuction.

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Is Cryolipolysis Right For Me?

To fully achieve transformative results with CoolSculpting, you must be the best candidate for this popular Cryolipolysis treatment. CoolSculpting works best on healthy, active men and women who follow a healthy diet and exercise. Since Cryolipolysis is not a weight-loss treatment, it should never be used to treat obesity. Instead, healthy men and women who struggle with diet and exercise-resistant fat cells are the ideal candidates because the treatment will work best on reducing fat in their target areas.

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Cryolipolysis Near Me

The best way to ensure you are the perfect Cryolipolysis candidate is to schedule a complimentary consultation with a reputable medical spa. The Laser + Skin Institute is a premier CoolSculpting provider. We have highly trained and knowledgeable treatment specialists on staff. They can help determine if this fat reduction treatment would work for you. During your consultation, you can talk in-depth with the specialist about your body goals and learn more about how Cryolipolysis can help. To schedule your consultation, call us at (973) 635-5050.


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