17 Oct The Strange History of CoolSculpting® & How Freezing Fat Works
You probably know CoolSculpting® as one of the most popular and effective nonsurgical body contouring tools around. But it wasn’t that long ago that this fat-freezing treatment was discovered – by accident.
Check out the interesting history behind this procedure and learn more about how CoolSculpting works to help you get the slimmer, trimmer body you’ve always wanted.
How CoolSculpting Came to Be
Like so many of the world’s greatest inventions, CoolSculpting got its start by accident. It all started when two doctors made note of the phenomenon known as “popsicle panniculitis.” This describes the temporary swelling and loss of fat cells in the insides of the cheeks of children who frequently eat cold popsicles.
The Harvard doctors then applied that same concept to body contouring technologies, and CoolSculpting was born. As it turns out, fat is more sensitive to cold temperatures than other parts of our bodies. Researchers were able to pinpoint the exact temperature needed to destroy unwanted fat cells without harming surrounding skin and other tissue.
CoolSculpting is an excellent body contouring tool, but it’s not meant for significant weight loss.
Cryolipolysis is the term given to this process of freezing away unwanted fat. When exposed to the right temperature, targeted fat cells are disabled and eventually die. Your body gradually eliminates these cells over time, resulting in a slimmer, more contoured body shape.
Most people see a noticeable improvement in the way their clothes fit just 3 weeks after their CoolSculpting appointment, but it can take up to 3 months for your full results to develop.