COOLSCULPTING

A NON-SURGICAL BODY SCULPTING TECHNOLOGY, COOLSCULPTING HARNESSES COOL TEMPERATURES TO ‘FREEZE’ AND DESTROY FAT FROM AREAS SUCH AS THE THIGHS AND ABDOMEN.

Cryolipolysis, one of the biggest breakthroughs in non-surgical body contouring, was reportedly inspired by the observation that babies given ice blocks to suck over a prolonged period of time lost fat in their cheeks. This sparked years of research into the role freezing plays in the destruction of fat cells.

Renowned US dermatologists Dr Dieter Manstein and Dr Rox Anderson and their team of researchers from a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School spent four years researching this phenomenon. They demonstrated that, under carefully controlled conditions, subcutaneous fat cells are hypersensitive to the effects of cold more than the surrounding tissues.

They also showed that, once a certain level of controlled cooling has been achieved fat cells are crystallised and undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death). The body’s immune system then naturally processes and eliminates the dead fat cells over 2-3 months. This discovery, called selective cryolipolysis, led to the development of CoolSculpting®, which targets areas of the body prone to fat deposits, and helps achieve smooth contours and a more proportioned physique.

As of February 2018, there have been 52 peer-reviewed publications on CoolSculpting®.

After the CoolSculpting® treatment and once the fat cells have broken down, patients can expect to see a change in their shape, and ultimately a slimming of their body shape. Fat cells are much more susceptible to low temperatures than skin cells, so the skin is left intact while the underlayers of fat are affected.

CoolSculpting® is available in aesthetic practices in 74 countries as of 31 December, 2016, and more than 7 million treatment cycles have been performed (2009 to Sep 2018) US plastic surgeon Dr Grant Stevens introduced CoolSculpting® to his clinic in California, and uses it to successfully target stubborn fat on the buttocks, abdomen and back. According to Dr Stevens, the convenience of the treatment and long-lasting results have made CoolSculpting® a popular treatment with his patients.

With minimal downtime and high patient satisfaction, CoolSculpting® offers a non-surgical means of refining and sculpting the contours of suitable patients while delivering an impressive ROI for clinics. AMP


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