The science behind CoolSculpting
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The Science Behind CoolSculpting: As CoolSculpting has become more of a household name in recent years, how it actually works remains a mystery for many of us. We all know that it is intended to help shift excess pockets of fat around the body, but exactly what is the science behind CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is an FDA approved, device-led cosmetic procedure that focuses on fatty areas that have not responded to diet and exercise alone. These areas often include the tummy, flanks, thighs, and the buttocks. When you have a CoolSculpting procedure, the fatty areas are targeted with ultra-cold temperatures to literally ‘freeze’ and destroy the fat cells, permanently. This is technically known as cryolipolysis.

CoolSculpting: The Clinical Data

In clinical studies, CoolSculpting was shown to reduce subcutaneous, pinchable fat at the treatment site by up to 25% after just one session. Improvements were seen in 86% of those subjects treated and at 73%, the patient satisfaction rate was higher than with other technologies used for eliminating unwanted fat.

CoolSculpting has also proven to be a very safe method for body contouring, and there is very little discomfort during the process and no downtime following the treatment.

There are a few expected and natural side-effects which include, temporary erythema (redness), some bruising and temporary numbness which usually resolves within 14 days after the treatment.

Benefits of CoolSculpting

Although no procedure for non-invasive body contouring has been accepted as the ‘gold standard’, cryolipolysis with CoolSculpting is considered to be both safe and efficient with a high patient satisfaction rate and is an excellent alternative to traditional surgical procedures for many reasons:

  1. It is non-invasive with little to no downtime. There is no general anaesthetic required and no hospital overnight stay.
  2. It does not compromise other areas and only targets the fat cells being treated, leaving the surrounding cells and tissues unharmed.
  3. The results are permanent. Once the fat cells have died off, they will not return. Fat cells are part of our genetic makeup and cannot regrow once they have been removed.


You should always consult with a trained, medical professional to have a treatment with CoolSculpting so that they can qualify you for treatment and professionally assess your individual concerns as well as perform the treatment effectively and safely. At CosmeSurge, our practitioners have all the necessary qualifications and training to give you excellent results in a safe and clinical environment.

Book a CoolSculpting consultation at Cosmesurge Harley Street

If you suffer from stubborn areas of fat and want a permanent, non-surgical solution, why not visit Cosmesurge on London’s famous Harley Street for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our specialist practitioners.

Contact us today to start your journey.

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