Can You Freeze Your Fat At Home?

Fat is the number one beauty related concern for most people. It impacts just about everyone we know which is why we’ve built a business around cold fat removal and helping folks feel more confident with their body. CoolSculpting is the name brand that everyone knows and loves to freeze away unwanted body fat for good, but today we’re answering the question:

Can I freeze away fat at home with an ice pack?

Great question! I’m assuming you’re looking for an effective way to use cold lipolysis technology to freeze body fat. If that’s the case, trust us on this one and don’t try this at home! Freezing away unwanted fat involves controlled cooling of fatty adipose tissues. The degree of control and temperature we’re talking about involves a level of regularity. A regularity that you will not find in those ice packs or ice-belts for at home freezing. If you try to ice pack you fat away, it’ not going to work. You’ll be cold, you may burn some calories, but you’re not going to freeze away body fat with an ice pack. Here’s why…

How Does CoolSculpting Freeze Fat?

Coolsculpting owns the patent for fat cell death using cold temperatures. The scientific terms for using cold to freeze and kill fat is Cryolipolysis or Cold Lipolysis Technology. No other product of fat freezing technology has safety mechanisms in place. These safety mechanisms help protect the skin, muscle, and nerves that are targeting when sculpting body fat. Unfortunately, there is no control when using an ice pack to freeze body fat. This means you cannot really monitor the temperature of the tissue. Thus, you cannot safely target and kill fat at all. The CoolSculpting machines contain thermometers that measure the temperature of the tissue and the machine. This constant monitoring and calibration of the temperature is what allows you to isolate the specific pocket of fat. It is also how we make sure that the fat is frozen and you are safe during the treatment too!

Freezing Fat at Home

Since CoolSculpting came out, there have been online talks, videos, and blogs about freezing fat away at home. There have been fat freezing devices created like the “lipo-belt”, which has gained the most popularity in the DIY fat freezing community. The lip-belt is a fitted device with cold packs that are chilled in the freezer and placed on the body in hopes to reduce fat. It is believed that it works the same way that CoolSculpting does by freezing the fat and allowing it to die off. Another way that people claim to kill their fat cells at home is by placing ice or ice packs to the body and just waiting. Newer DIY methods that people have tried is sitting in ice baths in hopes of targeting all the areas of fat at once.

Risks of Freezing Fat at Home

The main problem with freezing fat at home is that the methods are not FDA-approved and there are no clinical trials to prove that devices like the lipo-belt work. Not only that but these techniques are not safe because of the actual harm it can cause to your body.

All of these DIY techniques can cause harm to your body like burns, scars, and even blisters. The inconsistency of the temperatures can cause discoloration of the skin and damage to the muscles and nerves underneath the skin.

Chrysolite Aesthetics Offers CoolSculpting!

Here at Chrysolite Aesthetics, we offer CoolSculpting to patients looking to reduce the amount of fat on their bodies. While you may not want to do the DIY fat freezing method at home, we work to create successful results. All of our medical professionals have gone through the necessary training in order to perform CoolSculpting effectively.

If prices concern you, come see us! Through your consultation to discuss your body goals, we can also discuss different methods of financing to accommodate your goals. Give us a call today to come in for a consultation and start modifying your body to the goals you are trying to achieve!

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