As new procedures and technologies are hitting the market to help solve the common problem of stubborn body fat, patients are faced with more treatment options than ever. Board-certified New York dermatologist Dr. Jessica Krant offers the latest body contouring treatments to help her patients eliminate body fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, with two of the most popular being CoolSculpting and SculpSure. Both are FDA-approved, non-surgical treatment options that are clinically proven to eliminate unwanted fat. Furthermore, both work via a similar mechanism: changing the temperature of fat cells in order to permanently destroy them.
So what’s the difference between these two treatments? Is one better than the other? In this post we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about the differences between CoolSculpting and SculpSure.
As the name implies, CoolSculpting works by cooling the fat cells to a temperature at which they are destroyed. More specifically, this procedure utilizes a precisely-controlled cooling technique called cryolipolysis to freeze localized pockets of stubborn fat without affecting the surrounding tissue.The treated cells are crystallized and destroyed, so your body naturally eliminates them over the next several weeks. This treatment can even eliminate that stubborn fat that fails to respond to diet and exercise!
Since CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical procedure, there is little to no downtime required following your treatment. This is appealing to many people since previously the only accepted procedure for body contouring was liposuction, which involves anesthesia, operating room time, and surgical incisions to the skin. Furthermore, minimally invasive procedures like CoolSculpting come without the level of risk and side effects associated with surgical procedures.
In contrast to CoolSculpting, SculpSure is a body contouring laser treatment that works by heating the fat cells beyond the point of viability. To ensure that your skin remains at a comfortable temperature during the procedure, cooling plates are used so that you will not feel the heat of the laser. As with CoolSculpting, your body will naturally remove the destroyed fat cells over the following weeks.The SculpSure treatment is ideal for women and men looking to get rid of exercise-resistant fat in multiple areas simultaneously in just 25 minutes. The SculpSure treatment is an alternative to CoolSculpting with shorter treatment session times, meaning that more areas can be treated in just one visit.
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Schedule a consultation with Dr. Krant at her Manhattan-based office to get a better idea of which procedure might be best suited for you.