DIY CoolSculpting is a misguided attempt to freeze your fat at home. Also known as CoolSculpting at home, people hope to save money on CoolSculpting costs by performing the fat reduction treatment on their own. This disturbing trend is fueled as raving reviews on CoolSculpting talks about reducing fat without surgery and minimal downtime.

These DIY hacks promote ridiculous ideas that don’t work. Furthermore, walking around all day with a “lipo belt” with ice packs is dangerous.

What CoolSculpting does

To understand why CoolSculpting doesn’t work, it is helpful to understand the dynamics of the treatment. CoolSculpting is a popular fat reduction treatment. It reduces stubborn bulges without surgery and minimal downtime. Also known fat freezing, CoolSculpting employs a scientifically developed process known as cryolipolysis (“cryo” = cold + “lipo” = fat + “lysis” = cell death). Simply put, CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells by exposing them to princely controlled cooling. Furthermore, CoolSculpting is the only FDA cleared fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate difficult fat cells.

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How Does the CoolSculpting Machine work?

The CoolSculpting machine is equipped with propriety applicators. The applicators are necessary for various safety and efficacy reasons. When using a CoolSculpting applicator, a specialist will place a gel pad on top of the applicator to protect the skin from frostbite or thermal injury. Next, the specialist uses the applicator to draw up the tissue. This pulls the subcutaneous cells away from the body and into the applicator. The applicator then uses different angles to chill the cells. Throughout this process, the CoolSculpting applicator uses temperature sensors to constantly gauge the temperature of the skin. If the skin temperature drops below the specified threshold, the CoolSculpting machine automatically turns off. These safety measures protect the patient.

CoolSculpting specialists are also extensively trained in body contouring technology. These professionals know exactly what applicators to use in order to achieve the desired results in body definition and contour.

CoolSculpting machines rely upon precisely controlled cooling techniques, backed by years of research and development. Through proper calibration, these machines are designed to use the appropriate cooling temperatures and times necessary for cell death. Once these fat cells are destroyed, the body will collect and process them out of the body via the lymphatic system.

CoolSculpting at Home is Dangerous and Does Not Work

The medical process of freezing fat is simple. But it is simple in principle, not technology. Trying to freeze your fat with ice packs at home, does not work. Here’s why:

1. Ice packs quickly lose their cold when placed next to the body. This does not allow for a preciously controlled environment necessary for fat cell apoptosis.
2. CoolSculpting at home using ice packs provides no suction. It’s essential to know fat cells will pull away from a cold surface to protect themselves. The CoolSculpting draws subcutaneous fat to the surface via a proprietary suction mechanism.
3. CoolSculpting at home using ice packs does not freeze fat cells. Rather ice packs pose a potential risk for frostbite.

With the increase of DIY CoolSculpting hacks people are endangering themselves in hopes of saving money. Frostbite and thermal injuries are a serious matter to reckon with. Numerous people who have attempted to freeze their fat at home end up in the emergency room. Why risk harming your skin–the largest organ in your body– for a DIY procedure that does not work.

The best way to save on CoolSculpting cost is to trust your investment in professional hands. Dr. John Lee, the leading CoolSculpting Montgomery County provider is offering 25% off fat freezing cost when you schedule a free consultation. Contact Dr. John Lee’s office today by filling out the form below or calling (610) 789-6701.