History & Development
Zeliq was founded in 2005 and the CoolSculpting procedure was developed based on innovative science called Cryolipolysis™. These principles were the result of a groundbreaking discovery by Drs. Dieter Manstein and R. Rox Anderson of Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
Their research was based on the idea that children who ate a lot of popsicles growing up got dimples, because the cold fights off the fat cells in your cheeks… this is called Popsicle Panniculitis.
"It's like sending a death signal to your fat cells; fat dies in 2-3 months and you can get a 22-23% reduction in the amount of fat after just one treatment."
They were first published in the journal, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine and proved that subcutaneous fat cells are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of cold than other surrounding tissue. These studies and several others confirmed that fat cells, when exposed to precisely controlled cooling for a sustained period of time, undergo a gradual reduction and cell death.
This result- non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue that induces lipolysis (the breaking down of fat cells) can reduce body fat without damaging surrounding organs or tissue.
How Coolsculpting with Cryolipolysis Works
- Precisely controlled cooling is applied through the skin to the fat layer
- Cooling is maintained for a predetermined time period to damage the fat cells
- Fat cells begin a natural removal process that continues for several months
- The natural removal of fat cells over time results in gradual fat layer reduction