CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat loss procedure that claims to be Hollywood’s “best kept secret”. Learn everything you need to know about CoolSculpting in our review.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical “fat reduction treatment” that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn belly fat.
The procedure has been cleared by the FDA and promises to help anyone look great for every angle.
With recent celebrity endorsements from Mariah Carey, Molly Sims, and others, CoolSculpting is ready to become more popular than ever before.
But how does it work? And is it actually safe and effective? Let’s find out.
How Does CoolSculpting Work?
CoolSculpting freezes fat cells without damaging your skin.
Fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to cooling than the surrounding tissue. So by applying prolonged cooling to the area, you can encourage fat cell elimination naturally over time.
A specialist applies this cooling using the CoolSculpting applicator. That applicator gently pinches the fatty area of your body, which cools the area to a temperature that causes the fat cells to crystalize and die. Then, the body naturally removes the fat cells from the body.
The applicator cools your skin down to -10 degrees Celsius. Clients typically report a mildly uncomfortable cooling sensation followed by a numbness in the area.
Typically, the procedure is used to treat problem areas of your body that may not be treated by traditional diet and exercise, including:
— Love Handles
— Stomach Rolls
— Arm Fat
— Face And Neck Fat
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical procedure, which is why it’s becoming popular among those who would not normally consider a surgical procedure, or those who don’t want the downtime and risks associated with a normal procedure. You can compare this to the cold shoulder vests type products.
The actual procedure takes one hour per treated area. There’s no downtime after treatment. After the procedure, most patients are ready to resume their normal activities immediately.
Results can be seen in 1 to 2 visits, although most CoolSculpting doctors will encourage more visits for maximum results.
The science behind CoolSculpting is called Cryolipolysis. It was created by two Harvard scientists. You can learn more about the science for CoolSculpting in the next section.
The Science Behind CoolSculpting
How did scientists figure out that fat cells react differently to the cold than ordinary skin cells? The story on CoolSculpting.com explains that
“Harvard University scientists discovered the science behind Cryolipolysis® while observing that some children got dimples from eating popsicles.”
The CoolSculpting procedure itself was created by two Harvard scientists named Drs. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson.
These two would eventually trademark their procedure. Today, it’s available at clinics across America.
Side Effects of CoolSculpting
Typically reported side effects following the CoolSculpting procedure include:
— Minor Bruising
If you do experience these side effects, then you’ll experience them in the treated area of your body.
The key benefit of the CoolSculpting procedure is that because your fat cells react differently to your surrounding cells, there’s no risk to the surrounding tissue on the treated part of your body.
How to Undergo CoolSculpting Treatment
CoolSculpting procedures are available at clinics across America and around the world.
To find a qualified CoolSculpting clinic in your area, check out this Find A Center form on the official CoolSculpting page: CoolSculpting.com/find-a-center
That page lists several different types of CoolSculpting practices, ranked according to their status with the procedure.
Diamond Crystal Practices have achieved the highest levels of certification, for example, while Premiere Crystal Practices, Preferred Crystal Practices, and Crystal Practices are the next best places to undergo procedures.
Client Reviews for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting currently has a 71% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.com, which has 766 reviews posted over the past 24 months.
Some of the things customers have said about the procedure include:
“The first 5-10 minutes are pretty uncomfortable after that you're so numb you don't feel it. Then after each applicator is taken off you should receive a 2 min massage this was researched to give you a 68% better result!!! P.s … The massage hurts!! It's the worst part. The weirdest feeling ever because you're numb yet sore and depending where you get it, the massage tickles and hurts at the same time. after the procedure I was so nauseous and had a headache”
“Tummy and bra line are definitely significantly reduced! Ahh I'm so excited, can't wait to see my week 6+ , the peak results !!!! : D”
“So I went in knowing the possible outcomes so that prepared me to what was to come. I did a total of 8 applications (1 hour each) but they do two at a time. I did my bra line, love handles and my lower and upper abdomen. The temperature is put to -10 c.”
You can read more reviews for CoolSculpting and view pictures from real clients here.
How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?
RealSelf.com reports that the average cost of a CoolSculpting procedure is $2,100 (total, including multiple treatments).
The minimum price for the procedure was $800 with the maximum reported price being $3,250. Costs will vary depending on your number of treatments, geographic region, and the complexity of the procedure.
Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. is a publically traded company (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) and CoolSculpting is the company’s first commercial product.
Zeltiq was founded back in 2005. Over the years, CoolSculpting has grown to “become the #1 non-invasive fat reduction procedure” with more than 22.4 million people in the United States alone interested in undergoing the procedure, according to statistics posted on the official CoolSculpting.com website.
In 2014, Zeltiq was chosen as the number one fastest growing medical device company by Deloitte.
The company is headquartered at 4698 Willow Road in Pleasanton, California 94588.