Fat freezing certification: cryolipolysis and coolsculpting

woman with cryolipolysis applicator on her thigh on the left with a course certification on the right

Fat freezing is an incredibly popular fat reduction treatment.  Do you offer it?  In 2019 more than eight million treatments were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons alone.  Even so, confusion abounds about the technology, cryolipolysis, and the brand name of the most well known cryolipolysis device, coolsculpting.  And many body contouring professionals still don’t have an answer to their oft-asked question, does earning my fat freezing certification mean I am certified in coolsculpting?


This article

1 Walks you through and explains the answer to that question

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2 Gives you details about what you will gain from an online fat freezing certification course.

Plus! Get a Body Contouring Equipment Guide inside!

As explained in the ultimate guide to the best body contouring courses, confusion still exists between the fat freezing technology and the name of the machines.

Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) is more-often-than-not referred to as ‘Coolsculpting.’  This is wrong. Here’s why.


What is coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is the brand name for the first FDA cleared device utilizing cryolipolysis technology for fat reduction.  It’s been around since 2010.


What’s the difference between cryolipolysis and coolsculpting?

Cryolipolysis is the name given the technology that utilizes freezing temperatures to destroy fat cells, whereas coolsculpting is the brand name of the most well known medical grade fat reduction device.


How and why the Coolsculpting Brand Name has become the generic for all cryolipolysis machines

Coolsculpting is the ‘kleenex’ of fat reduction devices, arguably even for those fat reduction machines that don’t use cryolipolysis, and use laser or ultrasound or some other technology instead.  For example, we use Sculpsure at our medical spa; our clients often mistakenly ask for and refer to Sculpsure as coolsculpting.



This is due to the well known marketing phenomenon referred to as ‘the kleenex effect.’


You know the ‘kleenex’ concept, when you reach for a tissue and say you need a ‘kleenex.’  And similarly, when you say you want to be certified in coolsculpting…but you do not own a coolsculpting device, and you do not plan to purchase an actual coolsculpting brand machine with a pricetag of over $125K.  More on the qualifications to purchase an official coolsculpting brand device later.


How does this ‘kleenex effect’ happen?

Over time a brand name can become so well known that consumers associate the brand name with the action of the product.  MOST CONSUMERS, and unfortunately MANY PROFESSIONALS, mistakenly believe that any treatment using cryolipolysis technology - or often times any machine that reduces fat non-invasively - is ‘coolsculpting.”


We hope we’ve cleared the confusion.  And we’re guessing that what you’re looking for is fat freezing certification, via a Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) certification course.


What is fat freezing (cryolipolysis)?

Cryolipolysis is a non-invasive fat reduction technology that uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells until they die, all without damaging the skin or surrounding tissue, and leads to slimming, shaping and a reduction in inches in the treated area.


How does cryolipolysis work?

  • Cryolipolysis delivers precise, controlled cooling
  • The technology is delivered via either a static applicator placed on the targeted area of the body or via a hand-held movable applicator focusing on the target area
  • The applicator targets fat cells under the skin (subcutaneous layer) in the targeted areas
  • The cryolipolysis applicator cools the treated area of the body to below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius), a temperature low enough to freeze fat cells, but not low enough to damage the skin or surrounding tissues; fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures
  • The treated fat cells are frozen, and then die
  • Over time, the body naturally processes the fat by eliminating those dead fat cells via the lymphatic system
  • The result is a slimmer, more sculpted area of the body


So now let’s dive in so you can see what all you get in the cryolipolysis fat freezing course.

Because it is the same technology as coolsculpting.


Want to jump ahead and find out how to become a Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing) Provider?

Learn more about the Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing) Certification Course

In the online Fat Freezing Certification course (Cryolipolysis), you will learn all about


Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing)

What is Cryolipolysis?

History of Cryolipolysis

How does Cryolipolysis work?

How many treatments will your clients need?

When will your client see results from Cryolipolysis?

How long will your client’s Cryolipolysis results last?

Who are the candidates for Cryolipolysis treatments?

How do you perform the treatments?

How do you care for clients post-treatment?



You will learn other Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Technology options your clients may ask you for

Ultrasound Cavitation

Vacuum Technology/VacuumTherapy

Radiofrequency (RF) Skin Tightening

LED and LED Paddles (Lipo Laser)

Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation (EMS)

Laser Lipolysis

Acoustic Wave Therapy

Vibration Therapy

Intermittent Compression Therapy


You will learn about client’s Body Issues, also referred to as

Body Contouring-ology (Conditions/Complaints)

Unwanted fat

Flaccid skin


Stretch Marks

Plus you’ll get an understanding of the Lymphatic System and the critical role the lymphatic system plays with the fat reducing treatments with non-invasive fat reduction treatments like Cryolipolysis


With the online fat freezing certification course, you’ll also get all the Cryolipolysis treatment details

  • Treatment Areas
  • How to perform Cryolipolysis treatments
  • Cryolipolysis Machine Controls and Functions
  • Client treatment experience
  • During treatment
    • After treatment
    • Side effects
  • Contraindications


And you’ll learn how to take care of your cryolipolysis machine

  • The Cleaning, Sanitation, and Machine Parts Maintenance


Plus! You get all the documents you need to start delivering cryolipolysis (fat freezing) treatments to your own clients

  • Treatment Protocol, with downloadable form
  • Treatment Documentation, with downloadable form
  • Informed Consent, with downloadable Consent form
  • Pre/Post Treatment Instructions, with downloadable form


Getting excited about becoming a Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing) Provider?

Learn more about the Cryolipolysis (Fat Freezing) Certification Course


Generate high income with your fat freezing certification!

  • Cryolipolysis (fat freezing) fat reduction treatments are popular and in-demand.
  • It’s arguably the most recognized and requested treatment today.
  • So it’s no wonder you can generate HIGH INCOME with your fat freezing certification.


Just take a look at the revenue you can generate with cryolipolysis



So now you know all about cryolipolysis fat freezing certification.  The question remains…


How do you get certified in Coolsculpting®?

Coolsculpting Certification and coolsculpting training is delivered by the coolsculpting manufacturer, Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc., and is restricted to providers who have physician association and own a coolsculpting device.

PRO TIP:  We’ve seen offers for Coolsculpting Certification.  You should question any offer promising ‘Coolsculpting Certification’ from companies other than the official Coolsculpting manufacturer, Zeltiq.  Owning an actual Coolsculpting brand device and being associated with a physician are a prerequisite to Coolsculpting Certification.


It’s easier to understand the difference between cryolipolysis, fat freezing and coolsculpting when you take a look at the…


3 Levels of body contouring equipment

  • Body contouring providers can choose from hundreds of options when selecting body contouring machines.
  • Some machines require physician involvement and others do not.
  • Some machines require providers to have a business in place and others do not.
  • The equipment can be categorized into three levels.


Body Contouring Equipment Guide


Here’s the countdown to the Body Contouring Equipment Levels…



Level III Entry Level Equipment

These body contouring machines utilize FDA approved technologies and have no conditions to purchase.


The machines are affordable, the technologies are dependable and the machines deliver good results.


Conditions to purchase:  None


Who is Level III good for?  These machines are great choices for both

(1) the body contouring beginner and

(2) the existing practice/business looking to expand.


What are some examples of Level III body contouring equipment?

  • Cryolipolysis machine
  • 6 in 1 Cavitation machine
  • Vacuum Therapy machine
  • Electromagnetic (EMS) muscle toning machine
  • Pressotherapy machine
  • Whole body vibration machine

And many more!


Want to learn about getting your body contouring certification with Level III machines?

Visit the Body Contouring Academy's Online Certification Courses

Level II Paramedical Equipment

These body contouring machines utilize paramedical or medical grade technology, most are FDA cleared, and these machines generally do NOT require physician association.


These machines have performed clinical studies showing efficacy and safety, have been proven effective, and deliver good results.


Conditions to purchase:  Most of these manufacturers require you to be a business owner prior to purchase, but do not require physician association.


Who is Level II good for?  These machines are great choices for existing businesses like massage businesses, day spas, esthetician practices, tanning salons, body contouring businesses, chiropractic practices, and weight loss centers.


What are some examples of Level II body contouring equipment?

  • Cryoskin
  • Kaasen
  • Cryo T Shock
  • Endospheres


Level I Medical Equipment

These body contouring devices and machines that are medical grade, FDA cleared, and require physician association.


These machines have undergone peer-reviewed clinical studies and have been proven to be safe and effective and have been proven to deliver good results.


Conditions to purchase:  Your business must have a physician or a medical director.


Who is Level I good for?  A great choice for medical spas and physician practices.


What are some examples of Level I body contouring equipment?

  • Sculpsure
  • Emsculpt
  • Coolsculpting
  • Trusculpt
  • Venus Legacy


It’s our job at the Body Contouring Academy, as aesthetic business educators and as aesthetic business coaches, to teach you the professional and business owner.


And it’s your task as body contouring providers and aesthetic business owners to educate your clients.

Visit www.bodycontouringacademy.com to learn more about building your business with non-invasive body contouring.