Many people are often surprised to discover that there is a treatment to permanently freeze fat off the body in Houston without surgery or downtime, but this is what CoolSculpting is capable of. CoolSculpting works using Cryolipolysis to eliminate unwanted fat cells. Once these cells have been neutralized, the body naturally flushes them away over the next few months never to be able to return. Knowing this, if you are considering CoolSculpting you may be curious about how it was discovered and how it works exactly. The story is an interesting one!

How CoolSculpting Started

Popsicles are to thank for the development of CoolSculpting as a fat freezng treatment! Doctors noticed that some small children developed dimples in their cheeks a few hours to several days after sucking on Popsicles. The doctors then decided to conduct a number of series on the effects of cold on pig fat. These tests eventually lead to the development of Coolsculpting, which came to Europe in 2009 and to the US in 2010.

What Happens During the Coolsculpting Treatment?

During a Coolsculpting treatment at MD Aesthetica, a combination of suction and freezing temperatures works to destroy unwanted, stubborn fat cells. While the treatment occurs, patients sit in a comfortable position while an appropriately sized applicator is placed on the target area. At the start of the treatment, the applicator suctions up the area and begins to freeze it.

At the beginning of the treatment there may be a little bit of tingling on the skin, once that becomes numb however, you won’t feel anything. While the treatment destroys fat cells, the skin and other tissues in the region are left unharmed.

CoolSculpting works by targeting only the fat that you want to remove. During a 35-minute treatment session, as much as 25 percent of the fat in an area like the tummy, hips or thighs can be destroyed by the cold temperatures at MD Aesthetica!

What Happens After Coolsculpting at MD Aesthetica?

The damaged fat cells don’t immediately leave your body after Coolsculpting. CoolSculptng crystalizes them and they gradually die and are eliminated by your body. How dramatic your results are and how long it takes for them to be visible depends on a few different factors.

Some people notice a difference after just one treatment session, but a majority need 2 treatments to see a more noticeable change in the size of their waistline or in the circumference of their thighs. The treatment can remove up to 25 percent of fat cells from an area, but it can often take multiple sessions to get that result. Results can take up to 3-4 months to become visible, it all depends on how quickly your body is able to eliminate the destroyed fat cells and your dietary intake. One of the important benefits of the treatment, though, is that once those cells are gone, they are permanently gone.

Who’s the Best Candidate for Coolsculpting?


From a technical standpoint, the ideal candidate for Coolsculpting is not a person who needs to lose massive amount of weight. Although the treatment takes away unwanted fat, it’s not considered a weight loss treatment. For that reason its referred as “sculpting” versus say weight loss. This is because that amount of cells you lose from Coolsculpting isn’t enough to make a major difference on the scale but can visually.

We usually recommend that you lose any unwanted pounds first before a large treatment. MD Aesthetica offers other weight-loss options so we are happy to assist I n making a plan for you to achieve your goals. If you have done the hard work to lose 50, 25, or 10 pounds. Coolsculpting can help you lose that final inch or so of unwanted fat or target those stubborn areas like the love handles.

Your health also matters. Coolsculpting is usually recommended to people who are in good overall health and who don’t have any untreated or unmanaged chronic conditions.

MD Aesthetica in Houston, Texas, is one of the only providers in the area to offer Dualsculpting, or Coolsculpting treatment in two areas of the body at once. Dualsculpting at MD Aesthetica allows you to speed up the fat removal process, treating twice as many areas in half the time. MD Aesthetica  also offers the CoolMini for people looking to eliminate stubborn fat in the chin area.

To learn more about how Coolsculpting works and to see if it’s the right procedure for you, call 713-799-000 to schedule a consultation with MD Aesthetica.

CoolSculpting at MD Aesthetica