Why You Shouldn’t Try CoolSculpting At Home

As CoolSculpting rises in popularity, many people pull out their DIY gloves to give CoolSculpting at home a try. Despite what some believe, you will not receive the same fat-reducing results.
In fact, CoolSculpting at home can be extremely dangerous. Our doctors and nurse practitioners at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates have outlined exactly why you should avoid DIY-ing a fat freezing procedure. 

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical body sculpting procedure that uses cryolipolysis to freeze and kill fat cells. Once those fat cells are gone, they’re gone forever! That means you get permanent, body-sculpting results without going under the knife. 
Benefits of professional CoolSculpting:

  • No downtime
  • Targets specific fatty areas
  • Permanent results
  • Boosts confidence
  • An FDA cleared procedure

The dangers of CoolSculpting at home

If there’s one thing to take away, it’s this: fat freezing at home does not work. 
Some at-home fat freezing methods include:

  • Fat freezing belts
  • Ice packs
  • At-home fat freezing machines

CoolSculpting is more than just applying something cold and freezing away fat; it’s a medical process. When you try to do it yourself, you’re just putting ice on the area. Here’s what you may not realize: fat cells don’t like the cold. Once you strap on a fat freezing belt, your fat cells will retreat from the surface, leaving you with nothing but cold skin and maybe even frostbite. 
On the other hand, the CoolSculpting machine uses a suction device that ensures the fat stays at the surface. That way, the treatment goes beyond the skin to attack fat cells. There are also safety measures that ensure your skin and other cells in the area don’t get too cold. 
Instead of freezing away fat, you could really hurt yourself. Side effects include:

  • Numbness
  • Frostbite
  • Permanent skin damage
  • & more

Schedule your CoolSculpting procedure with Amy Brenner, MD & Associates

Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of professional CoolSculpting by trying CoolSculpting at home. Amy Brenner, MD & Associates offers the best CoolSculpting treatment in Cincinnati to help you finally get rid of unwanted fat. 
For all of our patients, we create a customized treatment plan, including how many sessions you’ll need to complete your treatment cycle. We will also combine your CoolSculpting procedure with the Z Wave, which uses high-energy radial shockwaves to tighten skin and increases the rate of fat absorption. 
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