The stomach or abdomen are a couple of common problem areas that many people are conscious about when stubborn fat won’t go away.
While many may be torn between SculpSure and CoolSculpting as alternatives to traditional liposuction, here are some ways to decide which is best based on your individual needs.
Here is a brief look at these two procedures and how they differ from one another.
How SculpSure and CoolSculpting Work to Remove Fat
Both of these procedures use similar concepts,: use temperature to kill fat cells, which are then naturally removed from the body.
However, the methods they use to achieve this are different. While CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures to freeze fat cells, the SculpSure procedure uses a laser to heat them until they die.
CoolSculpting draws the tissue in the target area into CoolSculpting applicator, which works by applying suction to the cooling spot and causing the cells to freeze.
Once these cells are frozen, they are no longer viable, and the body then works to remove them over time. Once they’re all removed, the targeted area will appear more contoured.
SculpSure, on the other hand, uses multiple flat applicators to target problem areas. These lasers heat the targeted fat cells and kill them. Following this process, cooling plates are used to prevent the patient from feeling the heat, ultimately eliminating any discomfort the patient might otherwise experience.
Both procedures are the same in principle, but SculpSure is more effective in the end because it spreads heat beyond the immediate target area, which helps ease the transition between the untreated and treated areas.
Side Effects with Both Procedures
Neither procedure requires surgery or anesthesia of any kind, making them entirely non-invasive. However, there are potential side effects that patients may experience immediately following these procedures.
Throughout the CoolSculpting treatment, the patient may feel a tugging or pulling sensation because of the applicators, but following the procedure and a massage, this feeling subsides. Immediately after treatment, there may be some redness, bruising, or mild swelling present in the target area, but this is normally gone within a week or two, and rarely hinders and daily activities.
SculpSure comes with comparatively little side effects, however. Following the procedure, no massaging, and there isn’t any suction during the procedure.
Some patients may experience slight tingling or cramping depending on how intense the treatment is, but the treatment is generally tolerated well. The likelihood of bruising and redness is also reduced with SculpSure, though there may be some soreness present.
Which Should You Choose?
Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure come with plenty of benefits, and are far safer than traditional liposuction. However, they’re not for everyone. If you want to determine which treatment is right for you, consult with professionals who provide either service.
These individuals can determine which treatment is right for you, or if you’re better off with an alternative. Thankfully there are plenty of simple and safe ways to help remove unwanted fat today.