Freeze Fat? Does It Really Work?
CoolSculpting In Glen Allen, VA
If you haven’t already heard of it, just turn on your tv to ESPN or HGTV and it won’t be long before a CoolSculpting® commercial will catch your attention. “Remove fat by using cooling technology that has absolutely no needles, no surgery, and no downtime.**” It sounds too good to be true but we’re here to put the doubts and questions to rest by describing the entire science behind CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared form of non-invasive fat removal. It’s safe, effective, and comfortable! Even better, it works on stubborn pockets of fat just about anywhere on the bod – abdomen, under the chin, arms, thighs, brat fat, and more.
How does it work? With this incredibly advanced treatment, we are able to target a specific area of concern by freezing it with the use of the CoolSculpting technology. This involves a vacuum that sucks the fatty tissue into an applicator that then begins cooling…then numbing occurs within minutes and in about half an hour the session is done.
What’s the science? Popsicles…yes- that’s right- popsicles. Years ago, it was observed by scientists from Harvard University that some children who ate popsicles developed dimpling in their cheeks due to fat cell death from cold. The idea that fat could be affected by cold without harming any surrounding organ was known as Cryolipolysis®, the proven science upon which CoolSculpting is based. It sounds wild, we know, but the results are undeniable at Rejuvenate MD.
Let’s rewind a little to adolescence. It’s at this stage in life that you have the amount of fat cells that you’ll maintain for the rest of your life (unless morbid obesity occurs). With this being said, if one gains weight, the cells get bigger. If one loses weight, the cells get smaller-but they never go away. As mentioned earlier, with CoolSculpting, we are able to literally kill fat cells with the cold and they never come back!
How long does it take to see results? Each time a CoolSculpting treatment is performed, there is a 15-20% fat reduction that occurs. Full results are seen at 3 months, but many people start to see results as early as 3 weeks!