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Hi, Dr. Lowenstein here in Santa Barbra. I want to talk a little bit more about CoolSculpting. The reason that we don't have a lot down time after CoolSculpting is because it's an intracellular process. What is happening is you get ice crystals forming in the fat cells and that triggers something called apoptosis, which is a natural cell death it. It's the same type of mechanism that causes leaves to fall off the branches in the autumn. It's a very natural and safe way for the fat cells to involute and basically die. It's a permanent situation and it's a very gradual situation. So, what happens with the involuted fat is that it gets excreted in the bile, similar to digesting food. It's kind of like digesting a French fry a day and it's slow and safe process. A lot of studying has gone into this.

There's not been a significant increase in lipids or any concerning material in the blood. We've been doing this for about two and a half years. Personally, we've done thousands and thousands of treatments. There's a very, very high level of patient satisfaction. The reason that you don't have to worry about healing, so much afterwards is as opposed to liposuction where there is a cavity where the fat has been removed between two layers and those layers have to heal, the intracellular mechanism of CoolSculpting causes these cells to just shrink over time. So we don't have to worry about motion sweating, any of those kinds of things and there's really no down time. You can go from your CoolSculpting appointment surfing, as far as I am concerned. It should have no effect on your outcome.

And again over three to eight weeks, you're going to see the shrinking of the area that is treated, usually about 25% to 35% per treatment. Again works really, really nicely and we've been very, very pleased with the technology. Thanks.

CoolSculpting Requires No Recovery or Downtime

Dr. Adam Lowenstein explains the process of freezing fat cells during CoolSculpting, which results in zero downtime post-treatment.

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