CoolSculpting to Freeze Unwanted Fat

woman coolsculpting arm

Who would guess that popsicles and cheek dimples could be the impetus for the development of one of the most effective non-invasive fat burning (or freezing!) procedure available on the planet?

What is CoolSculpting?

The idea of  CoolSculpting® was first brought about when Harvard University scientists Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD noticed that some children develop dimples from eating popsicles.

This prompted research based on the idea that cold effectively eliminates fat cells without affecting the surrounding flesh and eventually developed the cryolipolysis technology.

The Science Behind CoolSculpting

the science of coolsculpting

The Science of Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting technology uses suction and controlled cooling (that’s cryolipolysis) to target fat cells, specifically those pesky ones that are resistant to diet and exercise, and crystallize them so that during the weeks that follow, your lymphatic system can safely eliminate them from your body.

You pee them out. I don’t know about you but I’d be happy to flush those bad boys down the toilet. Check out what it did for this chick’s muffin top!

Before and 60 Days After Coolsculpting

Before and 60 Days After Coolsculpting

How it Goes Down

The procedure takes about an hour depending on the area being covered, and is mostly painless. The suction can be uncomfortable but it’s relaxing enough that you can read, check email or even take a nap during the procedure.

When you’re treating your belly or muffin top area they strap it on and leave the room, so why not snooze a bit?

woman coolsculpting belly

You can check e-mail, read a book, take a nap or just smile for the shot.

There’s also no downtime so you can go back to your normal life immediately afterwards. During the next 90 days or so your body will eliminate the fat cells, never to return again.

There’s even a handheld device called the CoolMini for smaller areas like the underarms, the inner knee and the fat pocket under your chin.

coolmini handheld device

CoolMini Handheld Device

Cost of CoolSculpting

A single treatment runs from $900-$1400 depending on the size of the area being treated. Keep in mind that it could take more than one treatment to get the results you’d like. Often laser centers offer buy one area and get one free, so make sure to check around before choosing where to go.

teeny heartTIP: CoolSculpting does not tighten the skin. If your skin is lax then you have to consider a procedure that also tightens the skin. For example, arms.  In every experience I’ve come across, a little fat on the arms is a lot better than that flappy chicken skin, trust me.

Bottom Line

Coolsculpting is ideal for people with good skin elasticity and fat pockets that won’t go away with regular exercise.

Enjoy!kim ann mailchimp

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