Many people might be confused about the differences between SculpSure and CoolSculpting fat removal procedures, but there are several key distinctions that each procedure has. While they are both non-surgical in nature, with equal hype behind the two, there are some things that you should know about them that make them drastically different from each other.
Differences Between SculpSure and CoolSculpting
One of the first differences you should take into account is the fact that SculpSure is the only FDA-approved laser fat removal machine, while CoolSculpting uses a different system that the FDA has approved for Cyrolipolysis, or freezing fat deposits. There are currently no official studies that reveal whether or not CoolSculpting works, but through testing and biopsies, researchers have found that SculpSure decreases nearly 25% of the thickness of fat.
Other key differences include:
The Amount of Time It Takes for One Procedure
Typically, SculpSure takes about 25 minutes to treat up to four areas, while CoolSculpting can take over an hour per area.
Results of Treatment
SculpSure permanently reduces fat by up to 25% in treatment area, with only one treatment required. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, permanently reduces 22% in treatment areas, with multiple treatments needed.
SculpSure uses a non-suction based with cooling technology for comfortable treatments, while CoolSculpting uses suction that can result in frozen lumps on the skin's surface along with swelling.
Safety of Each Procedure
The FDA has approved SculpSure for laser fat reduction through the use off a cooling applicator, and has approved CoolSculpting for Cyrolipolysis.
SculpSure's pricing starts at $1499 for one treatment, but CoolSculpting can cost twice as much because of the multiple treatments required.
There are no reported downsides of SculpSure, but CoolSculpting has been known to cause bruising, swelling, and temporary nerve pain.
Available Treatment Areas
Patients can use SculpSure for treating the back, abdomen, and love handles. CoolSculpting has more limitations, requiring pinching via an applicator.
How Exactly Do SculpSure and CoolSculpting Work?
Both of these procedures use different fat reduction methods to treat patients.
CoolSculpting uses a device that freezes fat cells without affecting other nearby tissue. Once the cells are sufficiently frozen, they begin to crystallize and die so the body can remove them naturally. Unlike SculpSure, CoolSculpting can only target one area per procedure, which is why multiple treatments are required for ideal results.
SculpSure treatments use a unique laser system that heats the target areas instead of cooling them. This heat emulsifies and melts the fat cells, which the body then removes through natural means. The laser treatment also encourages the production of elastin and collagen, promoting youthful tissue growth that can improve the skin's overall look.
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For an effective fat reduction treatment, visit Althea MedSpa for SculpSure procedures, along with skin care, hair removal, and other treatments. Contact us today to learn more about how we can give you the results you want today.