CoolSculpting® vs SculpSure: Confused? Let Us Clear Things Up
February 25, 2019 /
You’re eating right, exercising on a regular basis, and living a healthy lifestyle to achieve the look you desire, but there just seems to be nothing you can do to get rid of a few areas of stubborn fat…or is there? With so many aesthetic treatments and procedures out there, it can be hard to keep track of them all, but rest assured, there is a treatment to help you get rid of that unwanted fat for good!
Two, well-known treatment options are CoolSculpting® and SculpSure; each with a different approach to fat reduction. However, in our eyes, there is only one true solution and that’s CoolSculpting ®!
In a Nutshell
Simply put, CoolSculpting® works by freezing fat cells to their death through a process called apoptosis. Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and eliminates the dead cells. SculpSure heats the cells until they die and are processed out of the body. Since both methods destroy fat cells it sounds a bit like comparing apples to apples, doesn’t it?
A Closer Look
If we compare options as carefully as we would compare one surgeon to another, we find that there are some significant differences. Although both treatments aim to destroy stubborn fat cells, the method used for each treatment could result in significantly different outcomes.
While the FDA-cleared CoolSculpting has been widely used since 2010 and more than seven million treatments have been performed, SculpSure has only been around for a few years. Not only does CoolSculptinghave little to no downtime, the treatment is also FDA-cleared to treat more areas than any of its competitors. The CoolSculpting® procedure is FDA-cleared for the treatment of visible fat bulges in the submental and submandibular areas, thigh, abdomen, flank, along with bra fat, back fat, underneath the buttocks (also known as banana roll) and upper arm. It is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.
SculpSure is only FDA-cleared to treat less than half of those areas, plus reviews of SculpSure indicate that patients risk damaging underlying tissue, including the muscles CoolSculpting®is the treatment doctors use most for nonsurgical fat reduction, and there have been hundreds of positive reviews by real patients who love their results with CoolSculpting®. With CoolSculpting® patients can see up to 20-25% fat reduction in the treated area. While the results can take up to three months or so, some patients are able to see results in as early as three weeks! That being said, the most dramatic results can be seen within one to three months following treatment.
It’s Up to You
It’s up to you to decide if you want to join the millions who have experienced results with CoolSculpting® or take a shot on the relatively unpredictable SculpSure.
Come in for a consultation and see how you can be like Helena, a CoolSculpting® patient who says that the procedure helped her be more “herself” by making her exterior match how she felt on the inside.
To determine whether you’re a candidate for CoolSculpting®, schedule your complimentary consultation at any of our Sona locations today!