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Brrreaking Down the Science Behind CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is one of our most popular and sought-after treatments at CEC. Our practice was the first to offer the treatment in Maine, and now is proud to have four machines…the most in any single practice in the state!

The appeal of CoolSculpting is simple – freeze away your fat cells with zero needles or downtime. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat, and with more than 6 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, it’s catching on like wildfire (or shall we say wild snow)! But just how does it work? Science is a dish best served cold, so today we are walking through the “how” of CoolSculpting!

Icy Beginnings

CoolSculpting began in 2005, originally founded by a company called Zeltiq, and was developed based on the findings of two doctors in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Dieter Manstein and Dr. R. Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital were inspired by “popsicle panniculitis,” a phenomenon of fat loss in children’s cheeks due to frequent ice and popsicle eating. They then used this information to create a controlled cooling technology that could be applied to specific areas on the body, which led to the CoolSculpting treatment we know and love today!

CoolSculpting Today

Since the treatments’ launch, the technology has become even more innovative, convenient and successful. New handpieces have allowed for even more areas of the body to be treated with controlled cooling, such as the inner and outer thighs, abdomen, back, bra fat area, arms and even chin! Now, there are opportunities for DualSculpting, which allow for patients to be treated with multiple handpieces in one sitting (dependent on if the provider has the appropriate equipment – we do!). Finally, the latest advancements have made the treatment even more comfortable for patients. During treatment, patients can watch Netflix, check email, or even take a nap!

CoolSculpting at the Cosmetic Enhancement Center of New England

At CEC, we have a team of amazing providers who have all attended CoolSculpting University, and have rich experience in the treatment. Learn more about our team here! We have been performing the treatment since 2010, and were the first practice to introduce CoolSculpting to Maine. Interested in learning more about freezing your fat with no downtime? Give us a call! This August we are offering a CoolSculpting special of buy three treatments, get one free.


P.S. putting popsicles all over your body won’t work…trust us!

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