If you have turned on your television, cracked open a magazine, or clicked on any beauty website as of late, you have probably heard of CoolSculpting. Touted as a noninvasive way to ‘freeze away’ fat, the technique might sound too good to be true. However, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique is here to report that CoolSculpting is a powerful, effective, and safe method for eliminating fat cells without surgery, incisions, or sutures. Using the science of Cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting has changed the face for fat reduction procedures.
But what exactly is Cryolipolysis?
The Science of Freezing Fat
First discovered by a group of Harvard scientists years ago, researchers noticed the formation of dimples in the cheeks of children eating popsicles. Since that time, Cryolipolysis has been studied by hundreds of researchers around the world. The technique is now a well-tested method for freezing fat cells, which are then metabolized and eliminated by the body. As fat cells do not regenerate, the benefits from Cryolipolysis can last for years to come.
Cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting
Cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010, CoolSculpting uses the theory of Cryolipolysis to provide custom-tailored fat reducing treatment, that can benefit almost any area of the body. Using controlled cooling, the uniquely contoured CoolSculpting handpiece will reach temperatures between +5 to -5 degrees. Using these meticulously designed applicators, each made for a different area of the body, CoolSculpting can achieve between 25-30% reduction in targeted fat.
Since its original clearance by the FDA, CoolSculpting has continued to evolve and improve. Traditional treatments took an hour to perform, while today using the CoolAdvantage line of applicators, each procedure lasts just 35 minutes. Providing even better skin contact, for lower temperatures and increased comfort, the CoolAdvantage offers even more consistent results across the desired treatment area.
Evidence for Cryolipolysis’ Effective Results
CoolSculpting can be used on most any isolated area of fat, pinchable or not. The most commonly treated locations include the abdomen, flanks, inner and outer thighs, upper arms, and under the chin.
While the benefits of Cryolipolysis are significant, they are not immediate. The damaged fat cells will take from three to four months to be completely eliminated by the body. Most patients start to see results in just a few weeks, but their final benefits will take longer to appear.
Cryolipolysis is a safe technique, and as it does not involve any incisions, has little chance for serious complications. The cool temperatures affect only fat cells, remaining completely safe for surrounding tissues. Typically, patients may report temporary numbness or tingling, mild swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness after treatment. However, these side-effects are mild and normally resolve on their own after a week or two.
Houston’s Cryolipolysis Experts
Still have questions about Cryolipolysis? Contact one of the trained staff members – and CoolSculpting University graduates – at Houston’s Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique with your questions and concerns. Call our office at 281.810.9083 or fill out the easy, online Contact Us form. In the meantime, check out more details on CoolSculpting from Mirror Mirror or RealSelf.