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What is this Miracle, Coolsculpting I keep hearing about?

Updated: Apr 26, 2023

Have you been curious about CoolSculpting? Rest assured, it's a great way to achieve a slimmer, more contoured body without surgery. Not only does it work, but it's also a comfortable experience. You'll hardly even notice you're undergoing a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. You can use the time to catch up on emails, read a book, or even take a nap. The device is covered with a warm blanket, and the procedure is painless. So, if you're looking to get rid of stubborn fat, CoolSculpting is definitely worth considering.



According to history, cryolipolysis, the technology behind CoolSculpting, was discovered almost by accident. In 1970, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that children who sucked on frozen popsicles lost fat stores in their cheeks as the fat cells gradually died. Taking advantage of this discovery, doctors created a machine that could freeze off fat, giving birth to cryolipolysis.

In 2001, the FDA approved CoolSculpting for reducing fat in the flank region, and since then, it has been cleared for additional areas based on overwhelmingly positive results in clinical trials. Cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting are essentially the same treatment, which helps men and women achieve a slimmer, more contoured physique. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and safe procedure that uses controlled freezing technology to eliminate unwanted fat cells, and there is no downtime after the treatment.

If you're interested in CoolSculpting, The Spa on Highland offers FDA-approved services for various areas, including the abdomen, flanks, thighs, bra fat, back fat, banana roll, and upper arms. Additionally, with the latest advancement in CoolSculpting technology, a specialized CoolMini applicator is now FDA cleared to target fat pockets under the chin, allowing you to sculpt your chin with this non-invasive treatment.


Does CoolSculpting Work?

According to clinical studies, CoolSculpting has become increasingly popular as a fat removal procedure, with research indicating that cryolipolysis can reduce treated layers' fat by up to 25%. These results can still be observed six months after treatment. The cryolipolysis device freezes fat cells, causing the frozen fat cells to be excreted out of your body through the liver within several weeks of treatment. As a result, you will experience the full effects of your fat loss treatment within three months. Visible results from CoolSculpting can be seen in just a few weeks after treatment, and continued improvement is observed over two months as your body flushes out dead fat cells. To achieve an optimal outcome, you may require two to four additional CoolSculpting treatments, but the time invested is well worth it.


Does it Hurt?

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction procedure that is generally well-tolerated by most people. The initial sensation may feel like intense suction, but it is not uncomfortable. The body quickly adjusts to the cold sensation, and the treatment area is massaged after the procedure. Once blood flow returns to the treated area, the sensation may feel strange for a few minutes, but it will soon return to normal.

It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a treatment for obesity and is not suitable for everyone. Individuals with cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinin, or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria should not undergo CoolSculpting, as these conditions can restrict blood flow or cause autoimmune hemolytic anemia triggered by cold.

Most people do not have these conditions, but it is still a good idea to consult with the clinic before undergoing CoolSculpting procedures.


In addition to CoolSculpting, The Spa on Highland in Sandy, Utah offers many more non-invasive treatments to help you get the young, refreshed look you want. You can see the services offered by visiting their website at thespaonhighland.com or calling 801-943-3260.

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