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Does Coolsculpting Really Work?

Does Coolsculpting Really Work?

You might seem skeptical about Coolsculpting before you know how it really works. But it’s not just one of those “get skinny quick” schemes. It’s so much more than that. It’s effective, it’s safe, and the science behind it is fascinating! So for this blog, we’re going to explain to you how Coolsculpting actually works.

The Beginnings of Cryolipolysis

The more broad, unbranded name for this process is cryolipolysis. Think of it as if your fat is being frozen and then chipped off. In reality, this is only kind of what is happening. Your fat cells are being cooled to almost sub-zero temperatures. This causes the cells to die without damaging any of the outer layers of skin. Your body then gets rid of the dead cells, leaving you with less fat.

But who first noticed that this actually works? After all, it is kind of a weird concept. It actually builds off a concept called “popsicle panniculitis,” which is where scientists noticed that sucking on ice or popsicles gave children dimples. Physicians then realized that fat cells could be damaged pretty selectively without damaging the skin, making way for cryolipolysis and Coolsculpting to be born.

So How Does It Work?

So much about the process is still not understood. In fact, most of what we know has already been mentioned: the fat is frozen at a point that kills the cells. Doctors have spent years finding the right temperature that will both freeze the fat while still avoiding frostbite and permanent and harmful damage. Essentially, because of the extreme cold temperature, your body will restrict circulation to the area, while drawing blood up to the skin. This will keep the skin intact and the fat frozen and dead.

Talk with your doctor before undergoing Coolsculpting or any other kind of cryolipolysis. He or she will know best how effective it will be with your personal body. Some people react better to the procedure than others. However, it is always completely safe, and the results will last for a long time. Whatever you choose, good luck freezing your fat and watching it melt away!

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