SculpSure vs. Coolsculpting

Maybe you're already sold on the magic that is body contouring. You've done your research you know you want to utilize the power of laser technology to destroy up to 25% of the fat cells in your midsection. Little did you know- there are still more decisions to be made!

Currently there are two leading methods for non-invasive body contouring procedures. One utilizes heat, SculpSure, and the other cold, Coolsculpting. Both methods have the same basic foundation- use lasers to heat/cool adipose (fat) tissue to a degree that it is irreparably damaged and destroyed forever! There are a few things to consider as you make up your mind on which body contouring procedure to sign up for. 

  1. Time. SculpSure procedures are less than half the time as Coolsculpting. You'll be done in about 25 minutes vs. a 60 minute procedure. If "more is always better" was true your mind would be made up. However, more isn't always better and in the case of these two procedures you get to make a choice based on convenience. Which procedure is better for your schedule? 
  2. Heat vs. Cold. Sometimes it's great to have opposites to choose from because it can narrow things down even faster. In this case, you have SculpSure, which heats adipose tissue while simultaneously using a cooling mechanism to keep body temperatures as comfortable as possible. Coolsculpting might be your preference if you prefer extreme, untempered persistently freezing one concentrated area of your body for 60 minutes. (I'm completely impartial...) 
  3. Comfort AND results. SculpSure operates with flat applicators that can be attached in a way that is specific to your personal needs. These panel applicators can be arranged to treat multiple areas in one 25 minute treatment. Coolsculpting utilizes a "sucking" applicator that requires the patient to have a treatment area that is able to be pinched and sucked into the applicator. This does not leave as much room for flexibility in the treatment area that SculpSure does. 
  4. Side effects. Side effects for SculpSure are likely to be mild discomfort during the procedure, a pins-and-needles feeling, followed by the sensation that you've done a lot of sit-ups. Coolsculpting, on the other hand, utilizes a procedure called cryolipolysis (freezing fat cells) that has been known to cause nerve damage. 

Now that you've done due diligence and researched the pros and cons of SculpSure vs. Coolsculpting in body contouring, give us a call and we'll set up your 25 minute appointment. That's enough time to run over on your lunch break and be back in the office for afternoon meetings. Perfect.