You’ve done the hard part and reached your goal weight through diet and exercise, but there are still stubborn pockets of fat in areas of your body that diet and exercise alone just cannot seem to reach. Procedures like CoolSculpting and SculpSure are quickly becoming some of the most frequently requested body contouring procedures for fat reduction, but it can be difficult to determine which procedure is right for reducing stubborn fat in your problem areas.
My name is Dr. Christine Eros, board-certified family physician at Eros Beauty and Wellness in beautiful San Diego, CA. In this blog, together, we will break down the differences between SculpSure and CoolSculpting so that you can choose the procedure that will best achieve your goals.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which applies extreme cold to fat cells until they reach a point where they can no longer survive. Fat is highly susceptible to cold temperatures, and once those cells reach cellular death, they are destroyed permanently.
Being one of the most popular dermatological procedures in America, CoolSculpting has a relatively high satisfaction rate, and patients have seen an average of 23% reduction in fat. Furthermore, patient reports describe the procedure as comfortable, and over 75% indicated satisfaction with the results.
The one major downfall of CoolSculpting to consider is that the results can sometimes lead to uneven outcomes and an increased risk of nerve damage.
What is SculpSure?
SculpSure is a lipolysis procedure that uses laser heat to reduce the appearance of unwanted fat. Laser heat effectively liquefies fat without damaging surrounding tissue. Once the fat cells have been killed, the body will gradually eliminate them through waste. Unlike CoolSculpting, this procedure also promotes tissue and skin tightening, and results are visible in just a few weeks as your body eliminates the dead cells.
With a satisfaction rate of over 96%, patients who undergo SculpSure overwhelmingly report being happy with their results. SculpSure produces consistent outcomes, and poses no risk of nerve damage.
Who Makes a Good Candidate for SculpSure or CoolSculpting?
It is important to keep in mind that laser body contouring treatments are not an alternative to weight loss, but must be paired with diet and exercise throughout your journey. Here are few things to consider before pursuing a body contouring procedure:
- You should have a BMI of 30 or lower
- You should engage in a healthy lifestyle of exercise and diet
- You should have enough fat in targeted areas for the effects of the procedures to show
Choosing the Right Procedures for Your Aesthetic Goals
If you’re looking for the fastest procedure with the lowest risk and most consistent outcomes, SculpSure may be a better choice than CoolSculpting. Since it takes just twenty-five minutes and usually requires no post-procedure downtime, you can literally schedule your procedure during your lunch break and resume your normal activities immediately after.
SculpSure is the perfect procedure for getting rid of those stubborn, fatty areas. The “love handles” and “tummy bulges” should melt away with this quick, low-risk, and highly effective treatment. For more information, contact my office at 619-481-4651 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!