DIY COOL SCULPTING DOESN’T WORK. HERE’S WHY
DIY Cool Sculpting claims to freeze fat as effectively (and at a fraction of the cost) as a professional CoolSculpting treatment. But what these internet hacks will not tell you is that freezing your fat at home is not only dangerous, but it does not work.
FREEZING FAT AT HOME
CoolSculpting at home claims to freeze fat like a real CoolSculpting treatment by using ice packs. Many people chose to do so by carrying ice in a pouch attached to a belt. However, the fat freezing process, while simple in concept, is not straightforward in application. Read on to learn why freezing fat at home is ineffective and dangerous.
WHAT IS COOL SCULPTING?
To understand why CoolSculpting at home does not work, it is helpful to grasp the scientific process that makes freezing fat possible. Cool Sculpting employs a process called Cryolipolysis. “Cryo” = cold + “lipo” = fat cells + “lysis” = cell death and removal. The complexity of this procedure requires advanced equipment and a skilled technician. During the cryolipolysis process, stubborn fat cells are exposed to precisely controlled cooling. This cooling is cold enough to freeze fat cells, but not too cold that it will freeze the skin. The cooling penetrates the skin and chills the membranes of the fat cells, causing them to crystallize and rupture. The body gradually collects these destroyed fat cells and eliminates them as waste.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A COOL SCULPTING MACHINE?
The Cool Sculpting machine provides three basic requirements to induce Cryolipolysis:
- Suctioning of fat cells up towards the skin’s surface
- Precise cold temperatures
- Consistent exposure to cold temperatures
In providing these three vital components for freezing fat, the CoolSculpting machine is also equipped with numerous safety mechanisms. This ensures a safe and effective treatment.
COOLSCULPTING AT HOME DOES NOT WORK
DIY CoolSculpting lacks all three components necessary to produce cryolipolysis. First, there is no way to produce the suction required to target fat cells effectively. Fat cells are sensitive to cold. They retreat into the body when exposed to cold temperatures to protect themselves. The instant you place an icepack on your skin, your fat cells move away from the skin’s surface. The CoolSculpting machine overcomes this by suctioning a stubborn bulge up into an applicator. The applicator keeps the fat cells towards the skin’s surface and allows the fat to be subjected to 360-degree cooling.
DIY CoolSculpting with icepacks from home also lacks a consistent cooling source. When placed on your body, heat transfers from the skin, warming up the ice pack. You simply cannot keep a consistently cold temperature by placing ice on the skin.
Lastly, freezing fat at home lacks a precise method for obtaining the correct temperature. Most people who try to save on CoolSculpting prices with DIY CoolSculpting end up freezing their skin, not their fat. Therefore, CoolSculpting at home is so dangerous. In fact, medical professionals are voicing a warning against such fool hearty attempts after encountering cases of severe frostbite in their ERs from misguided individuals trying to contour their bodies on their own.
WHY CHOSE A REPUTABLE MED SPA?
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