CoolSculpting At Home: Does DIY CoolSculpting Work & Is it Safe?

CoolSculpting At Home: Does DIY CoolSculpting Work & Is it Safe?


CoolSculpting is the world’s most popular treatment for reducing stubborn fat without surgery. As more and more men and women saturate the internet with raving CoolSculpting reviews, a disturbing trend continues to gain momentum on the internet. In an attempt to save on CoolSculpting cost, numerous sources promoting CoolSculpting at home continue to surface. These DIY CoolSculpting hacks include exposing the skin to dry ice and walking around all day wearing a lipo belt (a strap containing ice packs.) Furthermore, counterfeit machines or at-home devices are cheap knock-offs trying to capitalize on the success of CoolSclupting Marketing campaigns with consumers.

Read on to find out the safety concerns associated with DIY CoolSculpting and if CoolSculpting at home even works in the first place.

How CoolSculpting Works

CoolSculpting works using a scientifically developed process known as cryolipolysis (“cryo” = cold + “lipo” = fat + “lysis” = cell death.) Summed up, CoolSculpting eliminates fat cells by exposing them to princely controlled cooling.

CoolSculpting is the ONLY FDA cleared fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat cells.

Vacuum Mechanism

CoolSculpting applicators draw up tissue using a gentle vacuum mechanism. Suction is a very important part of the fat reduction process that cannot be duplicated when attempting CoolSculpting at home.

When an area of the body is exposed to cold temperatures, fat cells move away from the surface of the skin to protect themselves. The suction from a CoolSculpting applicator pulls the subcutaneous fat cells away from the body and secures them inside the applicator where they are chilled from multiple angles. This allows for deep penetration into the fat layer.

Precisely Controlled Cooling

CoolSculpting doesn’t actually freeze fat. It chills fat by drawing heat from the fat cells via precisely controlled cooling. Years of scientific research and development calibrate the CoolSculpting machine to chill fat cells at a very specific temperature for a very specific amount of time. Chilling fat cells in this precise manner triggers apoptosis, or cell death. This signals the body to collect and process the destroyed fat cells out of the body via the lymphatic system

Proprietary CoolSculpting Applicators

CoolSculpting is a body contouring treatment that reduces fat and sculpts attractive contours. The CoolSculpting machine is equipped with various applicators, each uniquely designed to mold to different areas of the body. This precision fit cannot be duplicated with ice packs. The applicator’s customized shape allows the CoolSculpting specialist to contour the treatment area and define musculature.

CoolSculpting Safety Mechanisms

The CoolSculpting machine is equipped with numerous safety measures to ensure the patient’s safety and well-being.

  • The gel pad: To protect the skin from frostbite, gel pads are placed on top of the skin before the applicator is positioned onto the treatment area. This gel pad insulates the skin from thermal injury.
  • Temperature sensors: Hypersensitive temperature gauges within the CoolSculpting applicator constantly monitor the temperature of the skin. If the skin’s temperature drops below the safety threshold, the CoolSculpting machine automatically stops. The gauges also ensure that the subcutaneous fat is exposed to the correct amount of cooling to properly chill the fat cells for the therapeutic amount of time.

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Genuine CoolSculpting treatments are FDA cleared and scientifically proven to safely and effectively reduce stubborn bulges by exposing fat cells to precisely controlled cooling.

Why CoolSculpting at Home Does not Work

Ice packs simply cannot chill the fat the way CoolSculpting can:

  1. Ice packs cannot provide precisely controlled cooling that is necessary to chill fat to the point of apoptosis. Ice packs quickly absorb the body’s heat when placed on the body. In order to properly chill fat, the cold source must maintain the precise temperature without interruption.
  2. CoolSculpting at home using ice packs do not provide the vital suction mechanism necessary to draw subcutaneous fat to the surface.
  3. Ice packs cannot apply cooling to fat cells from above and below like CoolSculpting can by drawing tissue into the applicator.
  4. CoolSculpting at home using ice packs will not freeze your fat, but it can freeze your skin. Frostbite is a serious risk with DIY CoolSculpting.

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The Dangers of CoolSculpting at Home

As more DIY CoolSculpting hacks show up on blogs and YouTube videos, hospitals are reporting more thermal related injuries from people attempting CoolSculpting at home. Clearly, the misinformation propagated by DIY CoolSculpting advocates threatens the well-being of misinformed individuals. The Journal of Wound Care highlighted this risk to public safety in a case study of “Full-thickness wounds resulting from ‘do-it-yourself’ cryolipolysis.”  Painful images accompanied the review of “of a 55-year-old woman who suffered frostbite while attempting a ‘do-it-yourself’ version of cryolipolysis.” The study explains the patient used [a homemade ice pack] in lieu of professional medical equipment, resulting in 4% total body surface area full- and partial-thickness wounds to her abdomen.” The researchers concluded, “This case illustrates how online information of dubious quality can put the uneducated patient at risk of injury.”

CoolSculpting is a technique sensitive treatment

CoolSculpting is a technique sensitive procedure. This means it takes a specific skillset and ample training to perform the procedure safely and effectively.  Moreover,  the more experienced the technician, the more likely you will receive better results.  Think about it. You wouldn’t perform liposuction at home, even if you had the equipment to do so. It’s the same principle with CoolSculpting.

To ensure their patients receive the best fat reduction possible, SKINNEY Medspa’s technicians are trained at CoolSculpting University and have unparalleled experience.

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Do not be fooled into CoolSculpting at home. Only a genuine CoolSculpting treatment has the research, clinical studies, technology and safety mechanism to safely and effectively chill away stubborn fat. The best way to save on CoolSculpting Cost is to schedule a free consultation with SKINNEY Medspa.

SKINNEY Medspa is the #1 NYC CoolSculpting provider and encourages new patients to chill their fat the right way by offering 25% off CoolSculpting cost.

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