History is full of examples of simple observations that led to great inventions. Take, for example, Benjamin Franklin’s kite-flying escapade using a key. He observed that lightening is a form of electricity. That observation paved the way for the invention of the lightning rod and, later, of batteries.
Then, of course, there’s the ‘popsicle effect’ observation that led to the invention of CoolSculpting®, the most effective, non-invasive fat reduction procedure available today.
“What’s that”, you say? Popsicle effect?
It’s true. Renowned Harvard University scientists, Dieter Manstein, MD and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children got dimples due to eating popsicles.
But, what was causing the dimples?
Believe it or not, it was the popsicles! When held against the inside of the cheek for an extended time, they lowered the temperature in the immediate area enough to actually impair fat metabolism and cause disruption (lysis) of the fat cells.
This caused the fat cells to actually freeze and die. The dead cells were metabolized by the body for fuel, leaving a cheek with reduced fat content and a dimple.
The “POPSICLE” effect observation led the two doctors to begin experimenting on animals. This ultimately led to the first cryolipolysis medical devise cleared by the FDA in 2010. CoolSculpting® actually freezes the fat off!
How cool is THAT?
If you’ve ever sought help in losing some unwanted fat, you know how frustrating it can be. There seems to be an endless array of diet books, exercise regimens and equipment, diet supplements, surgical procedures- all promising the dream of an Adonis-like physique.
Even if you try these methods and achieve results, you often find yourself left with disappointing, stubborn excess fat. It could be the ‘love handles’ or ‘muffin tops’ in the stomach area, or those inner thighs where impenetrable fat refuses to go away despite herculean effort.
CoolSculpting® is designed to freeze the fat away in these troubled areas.
CoolSculpting® is uniquely suited for fine-tuning, sculpting, and reduction of fatty areas around the waist, thighs, hips, and vulnerable areas that generally are unresponsive to exercise and diet.
So, enjoy that Popsicle! Then, call us to schedule your CoolSculpting® treatment.
– From The Guyer Institute Blog Team