What is Cryolipolysis?

What is Cryolipolysis?

Sculptology in Northern California

Fat-freezing, body sculpting, body contouring, CoolSculpting. You’ve likely heard those terms at some point, but did you know they’re all just another way to say cryolipolysis? Whew! We know that’s a mouthful! So we’re going to break it down for you and explain why cryolipolysis (or whatever you want to call it!), is such an amazing way to get rid of unwanted fat and boost your confidence. As the top CoolSculpting Elite provider in the Bay Area (actually, we’re number one in all of California!), Sculptology’s team is second to none, and we are always happy to answer all your questions in person during a complimentary consultation.

What is Cryolipolysis For? 

Cryolipolysis is just the scientific term for “fat-freezing!” When you break it down, cryo = icy cold + lipolysis = chemical decomposition of fat, so… fat-freezing! The trademarked name for the unique technology is CoolSculpting, and the story behind CoolSculpting is just as amazing as the results Sculptology can achieve for our clients. Over a decade ago, in 2008, two doctors, Dr. Dieter Manstein from Massachusetts General Hospital and Dr. Rox Anderson from Harvard Medical School decided to research more about a well-known phenomenon involving popsicles. Yes, popsicles!  It was well-documented that kids who enjoyed icy-cold popsicles often formed dimples in their cheeks. This phenomenon was common enough that it earned the name “popsicle panniculitis.” The two doctors/researchers also looked into a documented case where a woman rode naked on her horse in cold weather (don’t ask us why!), causing fat loss from her inner thighs! Dr. Manstein and Dr. Anderson theorized an innovative hypothesis: perhaps freezing temperatures were crucial for fat loss.

They set out to test their theory and developed the CoolSculpting technology with precisely controlled applicators. They found that cold temperatures kill fat cells faster than they can affect other types of body tissue, such as nerve, skin, or muscle cells. So when kids indulge in popsicles regularly, there is an inflammation of the fat cells in the children’s mouths, ultimately leading to a loss of the fat cells. The team conducted successful clinical studies, first targeting the flank (known as those “love handles”), and earned CoolSculpting’s first FDA clearance in 2010. Now, the fantastic fat-freezing technology has received nine approvals from the FDA, meaning nearly any body part can be treated. Then, in 2020, Allergen, coolsculpting’s parent company, redesigned the already-amazing applicators, making them even better. Thus, CoolSculpting Elite was born!

How Does Cryolipolysis Work? 

So, how does cryolipolysis work? Well, we have some excellent news for you. You don’t have to submerge yourself in a pool of popsicles or ride a horse naked in the snow – which would be difficult in the San Francisco area anyway! Instead, you can visit one of Sculptology’s two Bay Area locations, and our team will assess your goals and whether CoolSculpting Elite is the fat-reduction solution you’ve been looking for. Our complimentary consultations are always free of pressure and judgment, and we create custom treatment plans for every client to fit their goals.

During your CoolSculpting Elite treatment session at Sculptology, an applicator will be suctioned to target your stubborn areas of subcutaneous fat (the kind you can pinch). Since it’s non-surgical, anesthesia is unnecessary, but you may experience sensations of tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, or cramping; however, these sensations quickly subside as the area becomes numb.  Your expertly qualified CoolSculpting Elite technician will then massage the treated area following the procedure to reduce side effects and increase the fat-freezing process. The cryolipolysis process kills the fat cells, and since they’re then “dead,” your white blood cells attack them, converting them to triglycerides which are then metabolized by your liver and expelled out of the body through the lymphatic system. In as few as four weeks, the treated area is more contoured and sculpted, achieving about a 20%-25% reduction in fat. All thanks to the science of cryolipolysis!

Sculptology, the Bay Area’s Cryolipolysis Experts At Sculptology, the number one service we provide is cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting Elite. We are humbled to have been able to perform more CoolSculpting treatments than any other California provider and that so many men and women have trusted us to get them amazing results when diet and exercise have failed them. We would love to discuss your goals and how we can help you look and feel more confident. Get in touch with our team today for a no-pressure complimentary consultation.

About Sculptology

Sculptology is a distinguished name in medical aesthetics, renowned for its comprehensive approach to non-invasive body contouring. As the #1 CoolSculpting provider in California and one of the top 5 practices in the nation, Sculptology is the go-to destination for those seeking to redefine and sculpt their bodies without the need for invasive procedures.

Founded by certified CoolSculpting master Lauren Morgan and the passionate Dr. Alejandro Arnez, Sculptology operates on honesty, transparency, and commitment to providing the right solution for each client’s aesthetic needs. Every team member, from the front desk to the treatment room, carries forward this dedication to client well-being and satisfaction.

Our practice boasts two welcoming and upscale clinics in Lafayette and Pleasanton, California. Each location emanates a warm, inviting atmosphere, offering cutting-edge technology and experienced staff, putting client safety and comfort at the forefront.

At Sculptology, we don’t just stop at CoolSculpting. We provide an array of innovative services to our clients. This includes Glacial RX, a cutting-edge treatment for skin pigmentation and rejuvenation, Cryotherapy for aiding recovery and improving overall health, Infrared Halo Sauna for detoxification and relaxation, and Red Light Therapy for skin rejuvenation and healing.

But we aren’t all about body aesthetics. At Sculptology, we believe in enriching the body, mind, and soul. We manifest this belief through our initiative, Sculptology Life, dedicated to giving back to our community and promoting a holistic approach to a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sculptology

Q: What is Sculptology?
A: Sculptology is an industry-leading Medical Aesthetic practice specializing in Non-Invasive Body Contouring. They offer a comprehensive approach to aesthetic goals, with services including CoolSculpting, Glacial RX, Cryotherapy, Infrared Halo Sauna, and Red Light Therapy.

Q: Where are Sculptology’s clinics located?
A: Sculptology currently operates two clinics in California, Scultology Lafayette, and Sculptology Pleasanton.

Q: What is the primary treatment that Sculptology offers?
A: Sculptology specializes in CoolSculpting treatments. They are California’s #1 CoolSculpting Provider and a top 5 practice nationwide.

Q: What is Sculptology’s approach to aesthetic treatment?
A: Sculptology believes in a comprehensive, customer-centric approach. They believe in honesty and transparency and ensure clients are recommended the right solution to their aesthetic needs.

Q: Who founded Sculptology?
A: Sculptology was co-founded by Lauren Morgan, a certified CoolSculpting master, and Dr. Alejandro Arnez, a dedicated MD passionate about aesthetics and wellness.

Q: What other services does Sculptology provide?
A: Besides CoolSculpting, Sculptology offers other services like Glacial RX, Cryotherapy, Infrared Halo Sauna, and Red Light Therapy.

Q: What is Sculptology Life?
A: Sculptology Life is an initiative by Sculptology to give back to the community. It promotes a holistic approach to a healthy and fulfilled lifestyle by enriching the body, mind, and soul.

Q: What kind of experience does the Sculptology staff have?
A: Sculptology prides itself on having experienced staff members, including certified CoolSculpting professionals and a Medical Director. All staff have several years of experience in their respective fields.

Q: How does Sculptology ensure the quality of its services?
A: Sculptology focuses on providing a modern upscale environment accessible to everyone, promising transparency, fair practice, and inclusivity.

Q: How can I contact Sculptology or book an appointment?
A: You can contact Sculptology at (925) 329-6333 or book an appointment through their website https://zbl.loj.mybluehost.me/.

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