How CoolSculpting™ Works

How CoolSculpting™ Works

CoolSculpting™ reduces stubborn fat by freezing fat cells beneath the skin.

Surprisingly, the idea behind freezing fat came about in a most interesting way. Two Harvard doctors found an interesting study published in 1970 showing that children who ate a lot of popsicles developed dimples in their cheeks. This phenomenon was called “Popsicle Panniculitis”. Ten years later, another study was published called “Equestrian Cold Panniculitis,” noting that horse riders experienced fat reduction in their thighs when exposed to cold during the winter months.

So Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson began investigating why exposure to cold caused the loss of fat cells in the exposed area. After much trial and error, they discovered that fat cells were much more sensitive to cold temperatures than other body tissues. They were finally able to pinpoint the exact temperature that affected only the fat cells but left other tissues alone. And this discovery was the birth of what we know as Cryolipolisis™.

The next question that had to be answered was “where do the fat cells go once they die?” Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson found that as the fat cells die, the body naturally processes them. As this occurs, the treated area begins to decrease in size. This is how CoolSculpting™ safely and effectively reduces stubborn pockets of fatty tissue.

*Results and patient experience may vary. **Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

In 2010, CoolSculpting™ was approved by the FDA and as of mid-2017, over 4 million treatments have been done all over the world. Additional treatment applicators have been developed, expanding the areas that can be efficiently treated for the reduction of localized fat.

Seattle Aesthetics is the only CoolSculpting™ Spa in the Pacific Northwest that specializes exclusively in CoolSculpting™. We are also one of the only centers that offers DualSculpting™, allowing us to treat two areas at the same time, cutting your treatment time in half!

*Results and patient experience may vary. **Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.

Our staff has completed hundreds of treatments and has received the highest level of CoolSculpting™ training possible. Our staff has attended CoolSculpting™ University in Pleasanton, CA which has enhanced our ability to provide exceptional treatments that deliver the results you are looking for. We pride ourselves in understanding the CoolSculpting™ procedure inside and out which is why we are rated the #1 clinic in the greater Seattle, WA area.

*Results and patient experience may vary. **Data on file. ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.