Fat Freezing with Cryolipolysis | Everything to Know about CoolSculpting

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Cryolipolysis, the science behind fat freezing, is the scientific process behind the most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment, CoolSculpting. Fat freezing is scientifically proven to reduce pesky fat bulges that have become diet and exercise-resistant over time. This treatment results in natural, long-lasting results that patients love. Fat freezing addresses the central problem zones for individuals. Popular treatment areas consist of belly fat, thigh fat, love handles, double chins, upper arm fat, and neck fat. Continue reading to find out more about fat freezing and how Cryolipolysis works.

The Discovery of Fat Freezing

Fat freezing or Cryolipolysis was developed by two Harvard scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD. They noticed the reduction of cheek fat among children who sucked on popsicles. Dr. Manstein explained to Allure magazine the process of Cryolipolysis. He said, “Fat freezes at a [warmer] temperature than water. [Consider] butter and water in the refrigerator – one is solid, the other remains liquid.”

Following those same principles, the scientists discovered that by exposing fat cells to cold temperatures, they could effectively freeze the fat without harming the overlying tissues. Cryolipolysis is possible because skin cells are composed mostly of water and have a much lower freezing temperature than the underlying fat cells.

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How Fat Freezing Works

CoolSculpting reduces stubborn bulges by inducing Cryolipolysis. Nils Krueger laid out the fat freezing process in a scientific paper: “Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring: Clinical Efficacy And Patient Satisfaction.” Krueger explains, “The principle behind [fat freezing utilizes the fact that fat cells] are more [velnerable] to [freezing] than other skin cells. The precise [exposure] of cold temperatures triggers [cell death] of the [fat cells].” This induces “an inflammatory response and leads to slow digestion by surrounding [white blood cells that rid the body of waste.]”

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To further explain, CoolSculpting uses a proprietary applicator that isolates the fat deposits in the treatment area and exposes them to cold temperatures. The temperature is cold enough to freeze fat cells, thus triggering cell death without harming the surrounding skin or tissue. Once the fat cell freezes, it crystallizes and the cell’s membrane ruptures. When the cell membrane is ruptured, the fat cell can no longer store fat. The fat cells will them process out of the body naturally through the lymphatic system.

Fat freezing results in natural, long-lasting results because once the fat cells leave the body, they cannot re-expand. CoolSculpting offers all patients lasting fat reduction.

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Is Fat Freezing Right for Me?

To fully enjoy CoolSculpting results, it is essential to be a qualified candidate for fat freezing. Cryolipolysis is most effective on localized fat deposits on active, healthy adults who live a balanced lifestyle of eating nutritiously and exercising. Fat freezing is not a weight-loss treatment and is not used to treat people who are significantly overweight.

Getting Started with Fat Freezing

The best way to learn if Cryolipolysis can reduce your stubborn fat bulges is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Always Beautiful. We are a premier CoolSculpting provider with expert treatment specialists who can help patients achieve optimal fat freezing results. To schedule your free consultation, contact us by calling 720-280-7016 or reach out to us online.



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Ali McCoy
Ali McCoy

Meet Ali McCoy Stengel, LE, RN, BSN

Denver Area Aesthetic Injector, Speaker, and Trainer

My name is Ali and I am the founder, owner, and Master Nurse Injector at Always Beautiful® Medspa. I have been in medicine since 2002, although my passion for facial aesthetics began much earlier. Growing up with acne and self-esteem issues, it became my mission to help others feel comfortable in their skin. Bringing beauty and medicine together became the ultimate pairing to educate the patient, staff, and injector for a safe experience and natural results.

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