The Science

of CoolSculpting

The Science Associated with CoolSculpting is called Cryolipolysis. Cryolipolysis is the process of using specifically designed applicators to kill selected subcutaneous fat by cooling it. Subcutaneous fat is the fat immediately below the skin that causes bumps and bulges such as love handles, the bulge from the bra, back fat, double chins etc.

The Science

of CoolSculpting is:


Comfortable Treatments

Doesn't Damage the Skin


In the 1960’s, scientists learned the effects that cold has on fat cells via observing children sucking on popsicles for a long period of time. What they discovered with these children is that after a few days they had an inflammation of fat that would then atrophy and go away.


They observed with these children that the fat would come immediately back, but that it would NOT with adults. This observation of fat, when exposed to cold temperatures and not returning with adults, is what led to the invention of Cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting technology!

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They each have similar goals, which is to improve the appearance of the body, but the procedures are quite different.

Liposuction vs. Liposculpture

Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure that suctions excess fat from the body while Liposculpture uses a small incision and to sculpt fat from the body.


In comparison, Lipsosuction and Liposculpture can help people lose weight and contour their bodies. However, both are surgically invasive treatments that require recovery time that can take months, can cause serious side effects such as infection, lumps and scarring and are costly.

CoolSculpting vs. Sculpture

Both CoolSculpting and Sculpture sculpt the body but do not help a person lose weight. Moreover, CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to kill fat cells while Sculpture heats fat cells with a laser. When cells are exposed to the heat of the laser used in Sculpture, the membrane ruptures causing overproduction of collagen and possible scaring.


With CoolSculpting however, when the cells are exposed to cold the body reacts safely and naturally without the risk of scar tissue formation or physiological chaos.For this reason, with CoolSculpting you are much more likely to achieve the sculpting results you want without the risk of an unsafe bodily reaction or scarring.


After a CoolSculpting, the treated fat cells slowly and safely shut down and die over two to three days. The body then takes around two to three months to naturally remove the dead fat cells via lymph system. Neither CoolSculpting nor Sculpture help people lose weight. They are both body contouring treatments.

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