In 1970, Dr. Ervin Epstein and Dr. Mark Oren were the first to describe "popsicle panniculitis," whereby toddlers who ate a cold popsicle would get a dimple in their cheeks from the fat cells being destroyed. Years later, two other doctors from Harvard, Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein, used this knowledge to develop the first Cool Sculpting device, which uses the concept of "cryolipolysis" to destroy fat by freezing it.
The Cool Sculpting technology uses a very controlled cooling mechanism to target and kill fat cells. Following treatment, the body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. The eliminated cells are gone permanently, and as a result, Cool Sculpting results are long-lasting. The results are natural with minimal downtime and discomfort and high patient satisfaction.