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A quick explanation of how CoolSculpting works

Posted by Nima | May 6, 2021

So, we’ve all heard of CoolSculpting, right? We’ve all heard about how it’s a revolutionary process that gets rid of fat merely by freezing it. But that’s a pretty hefty claim to believe. After all, how can you freeze something to make it go away? That doesn’t make a ton of sense. But that doesn’t mean that CoolSculpting doesn’t work. In fact, CoolSculpting works really well. It is a safe, non-invasive way to get rid of those pockets of stubborn fat that you just can’t get rid of. So, to help clear up any confusion that may surround this truly amazing process, we wanted to give a brief overview of just how CoolSculpting works. Let’s get started, shall we?


How CoolSculpting works

It is true that CoolSculpting is essentially just freezing away fat. But we understand that that is pretty hard to believe, so let’s explain just how it works.


There is a temperature for every kind of cell in the human body that is what’s known as the “freezing point.” This is a temperature that is cold enough to completely kill the cell. However, not all freezing points are the same. There are some cells that it takes very low temperatures to kill and others that only take warmer temperatures. It all depends on the cell. Fat cells freeze at much warmer temperatures than most of the other cells in the body. This means that if you expose an area with fat to that temperature for long enough, it may be able to kill the fat while leaving the other areas alone. That is how CoolSculpting works.


So, now you know how CoolSculpting works. But we think it would help illustrate how it works, it would be good to cover how a CoolSculpting session works as well. To begin with, a CoolSculpting technician gets you in position in the CoolSculpting chair and puts a protective pad in place on the desired area that is normally called the target area. This pad is to create an added protective layer between you and the cold. This shouldn’t alarm you, as CoolSculpting is considered to be very safe. However, it is always good to make sure that treatments like this are as safe as possible. 


Once things are prepared, the technician puts the CoolSculpting applicator in place and turns it on. At that point, the treatment really starts. The applicator will stay in place for a predetermined period of time. During this period, it’s not unusual to experience some interesting sensations. You will, of course, feel the cold for a little while. This will likely be followed by a tugging or pinching feeling. That will eventually fade as the area goes numb. This numbness is not anything to cause worry. It’s a normal reaction to your body being exposed to the cold. It will not cause damage and will fade not long after the session is over, and the target area warms up again. Another thing to know about this time is that it is more-or-less yours. You don’t have to do anything but stay in the chair so that the CoolSculpting can work. Many people nap or read during this time.


After the period of time is over, the technician will turn off and remove the applicator. Then they will message your target area. This helps break up the cells that have been frozen and warms up the rest of the cells. It also helps speed up the process that gets rid of the dead cells. After all of that, you’re done. While you may have other sessions scheduled (most people need more than one), you can get back to your life after each session. There is no need for recovery time because there is nothing to recover from, since CoolSculpting isn’t invasive.


Can everyone get CoolSculpting done?

Hopefully, the above section has given you a good idea of how CoolSculpting works. It’s pretty impressive, isn’t it? Despite how fantastic of a procedure it is, it should be noted that CoolSculpting isn’t a good or safe option for everyone. Again, CoolSculpting is safe (it is one of the few weight loss treatments that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration), but there are certain conditions that make CoolSculpting dangers or impossible. So, let’s talk about those for a moment.


CoolSculpting is designed to work on those who are only struggling with stubborn fat. That is, it is made for those who are almost at the weight they want to be at but have pockets of fat they just can’t get rid of. It will not work on those who have been diagnosed with obesity. CoolSculpting is also not safe for those who have conditions that make the extra sensitive to cold temperatures. If you’re not sure if CoolSculpting is right for you, you should talk to your doctor. They will be able to guide you on whether or not the procedure is safe for you.


Of course, the doctor isn’t the only way that you can know if CoolSculpting is right for you. At the NIMA Institute, we give you a free consultation with one of our CoolSculpting experts before we do anything else. During the consultation, a number of things will be decided including; whether or not CoolSculpting is a good choice for you, where your target areas may be, how many sessions you might need, and how long each of your sessions should last. This consultation is not only free, but it’s also obligation free. If you decide after your consultation that you would rather not get the treatment done, that’s fine.


So, now you know how CoolSculpting works and how to tell if you can even get it done in the first place. Hopefully, this has cleared up any confusion you may have had before reading this article. If you have any other questions you should set up your free CoolSculpting consultation at the NIMA Institute. Your CoolSculpting expert will be able to answer any questions you may have. What are the dangers of CoolSculpting?