CoolSculpting® has made waves with its ability to freeze unwanted fat away — literally. But if you’re thinking that some frozen peas from your freezer could do the trick just as well, think again. So how does CoolSculpting work, exactly, and why is at-home CoolSculpting a bad idea? Here’s everything you need to know.
HOW COOLSCULPTING WORKS
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which uses controlled cooling technology to freeze targeted unwanted fat cells. The freezing temperature destroys these fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated from your body. The CoolSculpting device is able to deliver this cooling technology to the underlying tissue without harming the surface of your skin or other surrounding tissue.
CoolSculpting typically takes about one-half hour or less per treatment area. With DualSculpting™, your treatment time is essentially cut in half, as two areas can be treated at the same time.
Always work with a trained and experienced CoolSculpting provider to ensure your safety and the best results.
RISKS OF DIY COOLSCULPTING
At-home fat freezing techniques are neither effective nor safe. Unlike the controlled cooling technology of CoolSculpting, placing ice or other frozen objects directly on your skin can result in damage to your skin and isn’t effective at reducing underlying fat cells.
Attempting to perform DIY CoolSculpting at home could result in serious complications and skin injuries, including numbness, pain, discomfort and even frostbite and permanent tissue damage.
If you’re considering CoolSculpting, save yourself time, hassle and health risks and schedule a consultation with an experienced provider.