SculpSure is another fat reduction system out there on the market, but just exactly how does it differ from CoolSculpting? For starters, SculpSure uses controlled heat instead of controlled cooling. Essentially, concentrated light is emitted into fat cells beneath the skin, which liquefies them. It is a laser-based system that target adipose cells through lipolysis. The treatment involves the alternation between a warm and cooling feeling, to counteract the heat being emitted.
CoolScultping vs. SculpSure
You’re probably thinking, is this better than CoolSculpting? Let’s break down the pros and cons. Like CoolSculpting, the discomfort of the procedure is minimal, the fat cells are naturally flushed through the body in a few weeks, and the percent of reduced fat is around the same, at an average of 20-25% per treatment. However, there are a few key differences to make note of. The cost per applicator is lower for SculpSure treatment, however, while SculpSure usually requires 4 treatment paddles to be placed on the body, CoolSculpting typically only requires two applicators. While SculpSure received FDA-clearance in 2015, CoolSculpting was FDA-cleared in 2012. Since CoolSculpting has been around for a bit longer, there is more research and there are more clinical trials done to test its effectiveness and safety. SculpSure takes a little less time to complete, but protective eyewear must also be worn during this time, limiting the ability to be productive during this time.
CoolSculpting vs. Vanquish
This method also heats and kills fat cells. However, it does so by using radio frequency, rather than laser technology. Vanquish is contactless, meaning that the device doesn’t touch the skin upon treatment. While this allows for a large area to be treated all at once, it limits the controlled placement that comes with the other methods. This method can be used on the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, arms and legs, while CoolSculpting has the advantage of being able to target the chest and chin as well. Most patients who opt for Vanquish undergo 4 treatments, after which time patients can expect to a 1-3 inch reduction of fat, if the treatment takes place on the stomach. While patients may opt for further treatments, CoolSculpting can provide up to a 40% reduction in fat in just two treatments. Vanquish costs an average of $600 per treatment.
CoolSculpting vs.TruSculpt 3D
This is another fat reduction technique that is available today. Through monopolar radioactive frequency, fats cells are heated, then killed. It projects therapeutic temperatures into subcutaneous tissue, and similarly offers an average of 24% fat reduction. This fat reduction stat, however, if specifically for large treatment zones.
Intrusive vs. Non-Invasive
While these are all non-invasive fat reduction solutions, they can easily be compared to surgical options, such as liposuction, which can be costly,
CoolSculpting is cleared for more areas than the other treatments and has provided the most treatments worldwide. Only you can decide which fat-reduction option is right for you and it is important to do in-depth research to find your perfect fit.