Many years ago, scientists at Harvard University noticed that some children who ate pop ices got dimples in their cheeks. This led Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, to realise that ice can selectively damage small pockets of fat cells.
Eventually this idea that cold can target fat cells— without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue— was the discovery behind cryolipolysis, the science on which the CoolSculpting (fat-freezing) procedure is based.
CoolSculpting (fat-freezing) is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment which kill the fat cells to 25% Over the next 5-8 weeks the dead cells are naturally metabolised and digested by your body as if they were a waste product.
CoolSculpting technology delivers controlled cooling to target the fat cells underneath the layer of skin, whilst leaving no damage to the skin. There are no needles, and there is minimal downtime after treatment. To date CoolSculpting has been performed over 7 million treatment cycles.
CoolSculpting specialists at Pulse Light Clinic have undergone in-depth training, and CoolSculpting provide ongoing support to Pulse Light Clinic to help ensure high standards of care.
The CoolSculpting systems are controlled cooling devices designed with built-in safety measures. If sensors detect that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically.
If you have any questions, you can find more information in our FAQs on CoolSculpting.