Years ago, scientists at Harvard University observed that some children who ate popsicles got dimples in their cheeks. The scientists—Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD—realized that the popsicles were freezing and eliminating small pockets of fat cells.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.
Fat Cells After The CoolSculpting Procedure
The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%.These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. And, unlike what happens with other procedures, there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas.*
What areas can we treat with CoolSculpting?
- Love Handles/Flanks
- Under the Neck (Double Chin)
- Back/Bra Area
- Male Chest (Pseudogynecomastia)
After one session, the treated area will gradually appear smoother and more toned over the course of the following six months. The majority of the frozen fat cells will naturally work their way out of your body in the first two months, but many see some fat reduction after just four weeks!