Skin problems are so common in the United States. According to the American Association of Dermatologists (AAD), more than 50 million people suffer from a skin disease in the country. Acne is one of the most common illnesses. Another common challenge is on having fats that are inside of the skin. In this article, we will look at the relatively new CoolSculpting technique that is used to remove excess fats that are under the skin.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, also known as Cryolipolysis, is a new FDA-approved technique of removing fats that are under the skin. Unlike the traditional methods, CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical method, which uses a device to freeze fat cells under the skin. After the cells have been destroyed, they are broken down and removed from the body by the liver. The liver’s work is to filter the blood coming out of the digestive tract, before passing it to the rest of the body. It is also used as a detoxifier, in a process that removes  unwanted chemicals.

How CoolSculpting Work?

As mentioned, CoolSculpting is a simple process in which the practitioner removes the fats from the body by first freezing them. Most people prefer it because it does not involve surgery or anesthesia. The entire process, which must be carried out by a licensed practitioner, takes less than an hour to complete. In addition, there is no recovery time because there is usually no damage to the skin.

Does CoolScupting Work?

Now that you understand how the CoolSculpting process works, it is important for you to understand whether the process works in the removal of fats. This is simply because it is the most common question people ask.

Studies show that the process has a high rate of success. It also does not need a recovery period and it has very few side effects. However, CoolSculpting is not a miracle cure. As such, the process won’t work for everyone. A recent research by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery analyzed 19 cases of the process. The study group lost an average of 14.67% to 28.5% of the fat in areas that were treated with the process. Another study found that the average fat reduction was 19.5%.  This was a slightly better result than between 10.3% and 25% of the fat that was lost using an ultrasound. In addition, the researchers found no side effects associated with the procedure.

In addition, like many other fat removal processes, CoolSculpting is not permanent. As such, the fats you have removed can come back again depending on your lifestyle. For example, if you continue eating the wrong diet, it could have implications.

Does CoolSculpting Have Any Side Effects?

The studies analyzed above showed that the procedure had very minimal side effects. Indeed, most people don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Some of the most common minor side effects of the procedure are redness of the skin, tingling, numbness, skin sensitivity, tenderness, and minor swelling.  You might also experience cramping and blanching. Another rare side effect is that of a visible enlargement in the treated area. When it happens, this occurs two to five months after the treatment.

Benefits and Advantages of CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting procedure has a number of benefits. Some of the most common are:

–          Reduces Cellulites

Cellulites are partly caused by the excess fats found under the skin. Studies show that people with cellulites see them improve shortly after the procedure is made.

–          Faster and more efficient

As mentioned, the CoolSculpting process takes less than one hour to be completed. In addition, the process has been proven to be relatively efficient compared to other traditional methods.

–          No recovery time

The process of CoolSculpting does not involve any injection or anesthesia. As such, one does not need time to recover. After it’s done, you just need to go home.


CoolSculpting is an essential method used to remove excess fats in the body. However, it is not necessarily a weight loss procedure. It has been tested many times and the results have shown that it is better than other types of fat removal. Further, the process costs less than $1,000, which is really a good price.