How does CoolSculpting® work?
Scientists discovered that fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than the other cells around them. The direct targeting of the unwanted fat cells with cold and freezing them in order to eliminate them is the core of how CoolSculpting treatment works. This fat-freezing process is known as cryolipolysis.
Cryolipolysis triggers apoptosis in the targeted cells. Over the next few months following a session (typically one to three), the cells are broken down, absorbed into the metabolic system and eliminated. Once fully eliminated, most patients see a 20-25% reduction of fat in the treatment area. CoolSculpting is ideal for people who are within 5-10 pounds of their ideal weight, as it targets areas that are usually unaffected by diet and exercise.