At Bodify, parents often get calls and emails asking if they can bring their sons and daughters in to be evaluated for CoolSculpting. They want to know if it is safe and effective for children under 18.
Kids & CoolSculpting, Is It Safe? How Old Do You Have To Be For CoolSculpting?
Although CoolSculpting is a safe procedure for people of any age, CoolSculpting should not be done on those younger than 18.
The reason is simple, up until 18 years, your body is still making, yes making, fat cells! That means when you are 17, you have more fat cells than when you were 12.
Once you turn 18, you no longer make fat cells. Your diet and exercise choices expand or shrink the ones you have.
This is one of the reasons childhood obesity is such a concern. A child who is overweight or obese will have more fat cells to “keep in check” than an average or thin child, which can position them to struggle with their body composition.
CoolSculpting does not shrink a fat cell. It uses temperatures ranging from -9 to -11 degrees Celsius to put a percentage of fat cells, in the treated area, into apoptosis, just a fancy word for cell death. The fat cells die over 2-3 days, and you flush them out of your body through urine or waste over 1-4 months. Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good. The results are beautiful and lasting.
However, suppose you do CoolSculpting on a younger individual still making fat cells. In that case, results may not be appreciated long term as that individual still has a body that can make more fat cells.
We love and appreciate that parents care about their children and how they feel in their bodies. And we also hope parents feel compelled to talk to their children about healthy eating and exercise. These conversations often lay the foundations of how men and women think about their bodies, how they eat, if they exercise, and a slew of other choices and emotions regarding their bodies.
There are so many great programs out there to help parents speak with their kids, teach them about nutrition and macro-nutrients, inspire them to be active (for parents to join, too), and have real-world conversations to stack the chips in their favor or having a healthy relationship with food, exercise, and their body.
CoolSculpting is perfect for those over 18 who struggle to get the changes in their body they want. Most of our clients eat well and are active. However, they have one or two trouble spots that seem never to shrink, regardless of their efforts.
CoolSculpting can eliminate those hard-to-reduce areas that seem to plague us after childbirth, as we age, and for various other reasons. CoolSculpting is not for weight loss. It’s for spot reduction.
About Bodify CoolSculpting Spa
A Coolsculpting Dedicated Boutique
When you decide to have CoolSculpting and permanently remove unwanted fat, it’s a big deal. Other medical spas in Arizona offer CoolSculpting and various other services. While a full-service clinic may seem logical, Bodify is adamant that focusing on ONE technology will give you the best results.
You’ll be happy to know our CoolSculpting certified team has performed nearly 36,000 treatments to date, and that number keeps growing. Day in and day out, CoolSculpting is all we do, and to say we know it like the back of our hand is an understatement.
Our reputation among Allergan and other CoolSculpting providers is humbling and exciting. Hundreds of other CoolSculpting providers approached us and asked if we could teach them what we know so they could get their clients exceptional results and deliver a better client experience. We now host monthly training courses through our Bodify Academy. We believe that there is enough fat to freeze for us all to win, and we want every CoolSculpting provider out there to have the skills and tools we do so their clients get the treatment outcomes they deserve.