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Freeze the Fat Away: An In-Depth Look at Cryolipolysis

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Fat. We talk about it, spend money on it, report on it, label our food specially for it and almost universally hope it can be found on someone else’s body. As the data clearly shows, humans are a fatter group than we were even 20 years ago. The sedentary lifestyle ushered in by technology, convenience, and entertaining television is not likely to disappear any time soon. Ergo, fat chance that our muffin tops, double chins, and love handles will soon vanish either.

With comedic frequency, we hear about drugs, diets and elixirs that melt fat right off our bodies – while we sleep, drive, shower, or eat more fattening food. These fads are touted as the greatest things since shake weights and leg warmers. Unsurprisingly, they’re forgotten about without ever melting anything away at all – besides perhaps some of the cash in your bank account.

You Can’t Melt Away Fat – But You Can Freeze It with Cryolipolysis

The problem is that you can’t melt away fat. Turns out, you need to freeze it. Now before you head for your freezer or place an ice cube in your navel, take a minute to learn the bizarre history behind what’s medically known as Cryolipolysis, or what we regular folks call CoolSculpting.

Many of us want to lose our stubborn fat, but without the hours of exercise that are typically required to slim down and stay slim. You’ve probably heard or seen an ad for CoolSculpting, but likely have no idea what it’s all about.

The science behind CoolSculpting was discovered by one of the only true luxuries available at hospitals apart from continued life. That’s right – it was the consumption of thousands of popsicles that made doctors and scientists notice that some children lost cheek fat and developed dimples after sucking on popsicles and ice cubes. Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein of Harvard Medical School decided to study this seemingly wonderful phenomenon known as “popsicle panniculitis.”

Doctors now know that fat cells are highly sensitive to cold. Give them enough cold and they die. Researchers quickly pinpointed the exact temperature at which fat cells die, but at which other tissues like skin and muscle are left unharmed.  And that’s really all there is to it.

CoolSculpting is the ‘Coolest’ Way to Get Rid of Fat

CoolSculpting simply freezes the fat cells in the ‘softer’ areas of the body. Within 1-4 months, the frozen fat cells completely die and the body removes them as it would other dead cells. For this reason, CoolSculpting is not an overnight body changer. However, it has the amazing virtue of effectively eliminating fat without trips to the gym or cauliflower milkshakes. CoolSculpting is a painless, non-invasive and non-surgical treatment. By Freezing and killing stubborn fat cells, it safely and quickly gets you looking better without having to sweat it out.

For anyone in Reno or the surrounding valley considering CoolSculpting, schedule a consultation with Reno CoolSculpting. Your knowledgeable technician will discuss your goals and tell you how many treatments you’ll need before you see the results you want.