Is CoolSculpting® Safe? Asking For A Friend.
We have many clients stop in and call one of our two Dallas locations asking, “Is CoolSculpting ® safe?” The simple answer is YES! It was cleared by the FDA in 2010. Since then there has been over 7 million treatments completed and over 100 scientific research studies done to explain exactly what makes the CoolSculpting® treatment safe.
CoolSculpting FDA-Clearance History
CoolSculpting, the number one non-invasive, nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment*, is FDA-cleared to freeze the fat for nine different treatment areas; arms, stomach, flank(lovehandles or muffin top), inner thighs, outter thighs, banana roll, chin and more!
2010- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance for flanks
2012- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance for the abdomen.
2014- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance to treat thighs (inner thighs and outer thighs…hello thigh gap and good-bye saddlebags!).
2015- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance for excess fat underneath the chin (double chin).
2016- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance for bra fat, back fat, and fat underneath the buttocks (coined “banana roll”) and upper arm.
2018- CoolSculpting FDA-clearance for the submandibular area (below the jawline)!
What does Non-Invasive mean?
little to no downtime
What technology does CoolSculpting use?
CoolSculpting us a technology called cryolipolysis, discovered by a group of Harvard scientists. These scientists determined that our fat cells are hypersensitive to cold… more so than skin, nerves, or muscle. Their research revealed that when using very specific cold temperatures in a controlled setting, freezing fat would induce fat cell death, and then the body would naturally clear the dead fat cells.
How the CoolSculpting treatment works:
Fat gets cooled to just above freezing.
Within the fat cells, crystals form, and then the fat cells die.
As fat cells die, they collapse and a natural inflammatory process removes the dead cells through the lymphatic system.
The natural inflammatory process can take a few weeks after treatment to start removing dead fat cells; resulting in fat layer reduction.
Millions of successful CoolSculpting treatments
So, is CoolSculpting safe? Yes! We will let the numbers speak for themselves.
More than 7 million CoolSculpting treatments worldwide!
technology analyzed in controlled clinical studies and described in more than 100 clinical publications