How Does CoolSculpting Work?
Learn more about the science behind CoolSculpting
Believe it or not, the science behind CoolSculpting was inspired by children eating popsicles! Scientists noticed 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 mysterious phenomenon known as “popsicle panniculitis.”
Extensive research led the doctors to discover that fat cells are highly sensitive to cold. The doctors were then able to pinpoint the exact temperature at which fat cells die, but other tissues like skin and muscle are left unharmed. This is how cryolipolysis was born.
CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze the fat cells in fatty areas of the body. It takes 1-4 months for all of the frozen fat cells to die and be removed from the body completely. This explains why CoolSculpting patients must wait a few months to enjoy the full results of their treatment.