How Did A Popsicle Start This CoolSculpting Phenomenon?

By on February 20, 2020 under CoolSculpting

In years past, selectively removing unwanted fat stores was always a surgical process. Although liposuction and lipo-sculpting procedures have become increasingly less invasive throughout the years, they still present the risk of scarring, infection, and other post-treatment complications. Moreover, these procedures generally entail lengthy recovery times. Now, however, it’s possible to remove unwanted fat at the waistline, inner thighs, lower abdomen, hips, and under-chin area without having to endure cutting or tissue removal at all. CoolSculpting is a revolutionary procedure that has enabled thousands of people to safely and seamlessly reach their cosmetic goals. Surprisingly, this innovative fat freezing treatment started with a mere popsicle.

Fat Freezes At A Higher Temperature Than Other Tissue Types

The story of how CoolSculpting was discovered is just as intriguing as the procedure itself. Moreover, it explains how Dr. Husni is able to spot reduce fat in targeted areas without making any incisions whatsoever. Several decades ago, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital began exploring a phenomenon known as “popsicle panniculitis”. It was discovered that young toddlers who ate large numbers of these frozen treats often developed visible dimples at the mid-cheek. These dimples indicated significant, targeted fat loss in the inner cheek areas that were being routinely exposed to extremely cold temperatures.

Through this discovery, researchers realized that fat cells freeze at a markedly higher temperature than do the surrounding tissues and skin. The newfound understanding was that targeted application of cold temperatures could produce targeted fat loss, without the need for an incision, and without the risk of damaging any surrounding structures. Fat cells that are frozen in this manner crystallize and die off. Once they do, they are quickly broken down and metabolized by the body to produce a slimmer and noticeably more streamlined treatment area.

Fat Freezing Is A Remarkable Discovery That’s Been Carefully Refined

Knowing the history of fat freezing or cryolipolysis, you may think that achieving the much-coveted inner thigh gap is as easy as resting for a few hours with a frozen bag of peas on the targeted area. In reality, however, CoolSculpting is a highly targeted and highly refined process that entails the application of a carefully regulated cooling paddle, protective gel for safeguarding the topmost skin, and many other preventative measures. The structured nature of this treatment is designed to produce smooth and natural-looking results and to only eliminate the necessary amounts of fat for bringing patients to their cosmetic goals. When performed by Dr. Husni, CoolSculpting can be an exceptionally safe, effective, low-risk, and entirely non-invasive solution to unwanted fat stores across many areas of the body. In fact, this treatment is just as effective at eliminating double chins (excess submental fat) as it is in removing stubborn love handles.

Cryolipolysis Transcends The Limitations Of Diet And Exercise

Weight loss achieved through proper diet and exercise is always uniform. As such, whenever a significant number of pounds are dropped, the entire body grows smaller in a completely uniform way. This can be disheartening for people who have excess fat stores in specific areas, and who are eager to refine and improve their overall body shapes. With CoolSculpting, you can strategically sculpt various areas of your body to perfection. To find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, schedule a consultation appointment today.