Miguel Delgado, M.D. Coolsculpt expert.
With the tremendous success of reducing fat pockets by CoolSculpting, the charlatans are coming out of the woodwork! Uninformed people are trying various methods to save money by home remedies for freezing their fat. There are some advertised on such websites as Amazon (carefully read the reviews).
Miguel Delgado, M.D. warns patients to beware of “knock off” devices, many are made in China and do not have the advanced technology of CoolSculpting. Some of the devices are just expensive ice bags. The repeated use of ice bags, without any way of controlling the temperature, may lead to frostbite, burning the skin that results in pigment loss and scarring. Additionally, you may experience permanent loss of skin sensation and possibly lowering body temperature (hypothermia) that in some cases could result in death.
CoolSculpting has been FDA cleared because of its technology. It has precise temperature control with a feedback mechanism that only freezes fat and not skin. CoolSculpting’s vacuum assisted applicators remove heat from the treated areas to stabilize the tissues at a temperature safely higher than the point that frostbite occurs.
The temperature for freezing fat is higher than the temperature for freezing water. Skin has a lot of water, but fat does not. By applying CoolSculpting plates to the skin, it is not cold enough to harm the skin but cold enough to chill the fat cells. The fat cells are shifted into a process called “apoptosis,” which is cell death. CoolSculpting uses an algorithm for slowly extracting heat from fatty tissue. It is designed by scientists and engineers, making this technology safe and effective. This process is slow, taking several weeks after treatment for the results to be apparent.
Be safe the CoolSculpting way; call (415) 898-4161 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a CoolSculpting consultation today.