The inventors of CoolSculpting® came upon it by accident. A group of doctors noticed that when a group of children ate popsicles they developed dimples. They soon found out that this was because the cold from the popsicles happened to freeze fat cells in the children’s cheeks. The idea for CoolSculpting® was born.
How It Works
CoolSculpting® takes advantage of the fact that fat cells are damaged at different temperatures than other cells in the body. When they are subjected to these temperatures via a handheld device, the fat cells begin to crystallize. After a while, the destroyed cells are removed by the body and excreted.
Who is a Candidate?
A person who is a candidate for CoolSculpting® is in generally good health and has stubborn areas of fat that won’t go away no matter how much exercise they do or how much they restrict their calories. Both men and women benefit from CoolSculpting®, but they have slightly different problem areas. Both men and women want fat to be removed from their abdomen, their inner and outer thighs, their upper back, love handles, muffin tops, upper arms and the area above the knee. Women also have areas on the buttocks that they want treated. The patient has a consultation with the professional where they discuss just what they want from the CoolSculpting®.
What Happens During a Session?
During the session, the patient reclines. The professional places the device over the patient’s skin. Vacuum suction pulls the skin and fat into the device, which applies cold. The session’s time frame may vary depending on how much of the body is treated. CoolSculpting® is an outpatient procedure, so after the session the patient can resume their normal activities.
Over the next few weeks, the fat cells in the treated area undergo apoptosis, or cell death. They are eventually cleared from the body, and the layer of fat, either in the thighs, hips, buttocks or wherever the patient wanted treatment, is noticeably reduced. The professional will take photos of the area before and after so the patient can see the results. They may even want to return for another session to freeze fat in that last particular place.
Give Us a Call If You’re Interested in CoolSculpting®
If you have pockets of fat that just won’t go away, CoolSculpting® may be a solution. To learn more, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with MD Age Management. At our convenient location in Winter Park, FL, our caring team of knowledgeable professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have about how to freeze fat away. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!