SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 6, 2018 4:00:00 PM / by Cosmetic Surgery of New York / SculpSure Non Invasive Body Contouring Body Procedures


 Non-surgical body contouring has become an attractive alternative for those looking to sculpt and shape their curves, reducing those stubborn pockets of excess fat while smoothing cellulite, tightening skin and rejuvenating sagging tissues. While liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries remain the gold standard for fat removal, minimally invasive procedures serve as a welcome option for reshaping the body without going under the knife.

SculpSure and CoolSculpting are rising in popularity within today's new wave of non-invasive body contouring and are currently among the top growing categories in the aesthetics market. Both FDA-approved, these methods serve those seeking to dissolve unwanted fat cells, minus the detriment of post-op scars and significant downtime needed for recovery - both factors associated with traditional liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries.

By altering the temperature of targeted fat pockets in order to permanently destroy them over time, SculpSure and CoolSculpting follow similar methodologies; however the steps involved in each procedure are strikingly different when it comes to their respective effects on your body. At CSNY, we have branded SculpSure our preferred method of non-surgical fat reduction. 



The Procedure:



SculpSure uses laser technology on your body's fatty tissue, heating the cells via a flat applicator until they are no longer viable. This direct application of precision wavelengths makes SculpSure particularly effective on adipose tissue, which comprises most of the body's unwanted fat and skin.  


CoolSculpting uses cooling technology to remove unwanted fat cells and freeze them, ultimately destroying them. Applicators are placed onto a targeted area of your body; fatty tissue is then suctioned up and pulled into the CoolSculpting tool, freezing and killing the cells within it.


Why SculpSure Is Better: 

When it comes to precisely targeting and effectively killing fatty tissue, SculpSure is the superior alternative due to its advanced laser technology. This concentrated focus allows for a more precise, clean and natural appearance post-treatment, one that lends itself to being preserved well over time.



Time Commitment:



Due to the direct application of lasers during the SculpSure procedure, overall treatment time is shorter and averages around 25 minutes.  Most patients receive up to three treatments over a period of time, and differences are generally noticeable within four to six weeks. Optimal results are typically achieved by the 12-week mark.


Depending upon the area in question, CoolSculpting treatment can run anywhere from 35 minutes to four hours. If the targeted region is mirrored on the other side of the body (i.e. love handles, back) you'll need to schedule two separate procedures. Small changes can  be seen three weeks post-treatment; optimal results set in four to eight weeks after.



SculpSure treatment requires less than half the amount of time needed for CoolSculpting. In addition to having fewer body-type restrictions, which can affect the duration of the procedure, SculpSure provides noticeably superior results at a quicker rate post-treatment.



pain and side effects:



Though slight heat-induced tingling or stinging can be felt during  the SculpSure treatment, these minimal sensations are quite tolerable - and even soothing to some. Simultaneous cooling  is used to ensure your skin remains comfortable while fat cells beneath the surface are heated. Once completed, patients are able to resume their normal activities.


Using applicators designed to suction and freeze fatty areas, CoolSculpting  involves some pinching and pulling of the skin, resulting in many patients reporting numbness, tingling, soreness and bruising. Though patients are permitted to return to their routine immediately following treatment, in some instances, delayed onset pain can occur.



SculpSure offers faster results and minimal side effects - both during and after treatment.


{Originally published April 25th, 2018 | Updated November 6th, 2018}



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