DIY CoolSculpting®: Why Freezing Your Fat at Home Doesn't Work

February 1, 2022
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DIY CoolSculpting®: Why Freezing Your Fat at Home Doesn't Work

CoolSculpting® is the world's most popular non-surgical fat reduction treatment. The procedure uses advanced cooling technology to freeze stubborn fat cells to death. While the concept may seem simple, the technology that accomplishes this feat is not. And those peddling fat freezing hacks, claiming that a person can save money by DIY CoolSculpting® at home, are grossly misinformed. Read on to learn why you can't freeze your fat at home.

The Science of Fat Freezing

To understand why CoolSculpting® at home doesn't work, it helps know how the actual procedure works. CoolSculpting® utilizes an advanced science known as cryolipolysis. During treatment, a stubborn bulge is isolated with a proprietary applicator. This applicator suctions the bulge up into the applicator and exposes the unwanted fat to precisely controlled cooling. Safety mechanisms on the CoolSculpting® machine protect the overlying skin at all times. Simultaneously, subcutaneous fat cells are frozen beneath the skin's surface. When fat cells are frozen, they rupture and are removed from the body via the lymphatic system. Excreted from the body, fat cells cannot grow back. This leads to long-lasting results.

CoolSculpting® at Home

Internet hacks falsely claim that individuals can receive the same fat reduction by freezing their fat at home. However, DIY cool sculpting lacks the sophisticated technology and crucial safety elements that make CoolSculpting® safe and effective.

Why You Can't Freeze Your Own Fat

Most DIY cool sculpting hacks consist of an individual wearing ice packs on their skin for an extended amount of time. However, the only part of the body that this approach can successfully freeze is the skin. Numerous accounts from ER doctors can back this up.  Subjecting stubborn bulges to ice packs won't freeze the underlying fat for many reasons:The cooling is not precise nor constant. There is a delicate balance between freezing fat and freezing skin. The temperature must be exact. Too warm, and you won't freeze the fat. Too cold, and you'll freeze the skin.  Furthermore, time must be precisely calibrated. Unless the bulge is exposed to the right temperature for the right amount of time, the fat cells will not freeze. Ice packs lack the precisely controlled and calibrated cooling as the CoolSculpting® machine. First and foremost, icepacks begin to warm up and lose their cooling power the instant you place them on your skin.  With ice packs, there is no suction. The CoolSculpting® applicator does more than expose bulges to precisely controlled cooling. It also suctions the bulge up into the applicator. When exposed to ice packs, cold-sensitive fat cells retreat further down into the skin to protect themselves. With the CoolSculpting® applicator, those fat cells are suctioned to the surface and kept in place. This keeps them from retreating from the cold and allows them to be subject to 360 degrees of freezing.

Freeze Your Fat the Right Way

There are many other reasons why CoolSculpting® at home doesn't work. So, save yourself the time and protect yourself from injury by freezing your fat the right way. Schedule a FREE consultation with AOB Medspa to learn more. Reach out online or call (303) 777-5030.

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