Cryolipolysis was discovered by dermatologists Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, of the Wellman Centre for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Drs. Manstein and Anderson and their research team proved that subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissues. Lipids in fat cells crystallize at warmer temperatures than other water-containing cells. This is how Cryolipolysis targets only fat cells for destruction and spares other tissue such as skin, muscle, and nerves.
Their research was based on the idea that children who ate a lot of icy poles growing up got dimples, because the cold destroys the fat cells in your cheeks… this is called Popsicle Panniculitis.
They were first published in the journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and proved that subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. These studies and several others confirmed that fat cells, when exposed to precisely controlled cooling for a sustained period of time (1-2hours) they undergo a gradual reduction and cell death.
This result- non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue that induces lipolysis (the breaking down of fat cells) can reduce body fat without damaging surrounding organs or tissue. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates these dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you.
Once the treated fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good. This makes the Coolsculpting process one of the most effective forms of fat removal. For more information on our fat removal services available to the greater Melbourne community from our Frankston clinic, click here.