We get this question all of the time, “Is SculpSure the same as CoolSculpting?” While CoolSculpting is a great technology, it’s also an old technology. Cryolipolysis has been around for years and many people have benefitted from the technology. However, hyperthermic laser fat reduction (SculpSure) has been FDA approved since 2014. And like all new technologies, SculpSure offers many more benefits over the old technology.
Let’s focus on the three big areas—Comfort, Adverse Effects, and Treatment Time.
Although CoolSculpting has recently released their Z-wave technology to compete with SculpSure’s 25 minute treatment time, Z-wave is still 10 minutes longer. Plus the uncomfortable massaging of the treated area for 5 minutes after treatment makes the treatment time 40+ minutes. Add to that the fact that CoolSculpting can only treat 1 area of the body at once, your body sculpting treatment time will be much longer. Example: SculpSure can treat BOTH of your love handles at the same time in 25 minutes. CoolSculpting will take 80+ minutes (even with Z-wave).
CoolsSculpting has many adverse effects from treatment including numbness and tingling of skin for several weeks after treatment, bruising, and in some rare cases paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH). SculpSure has no reported adverse effects.
CoolSculpting’s suction based applicators are quite uncomfortable and can cause a shelving effect in the treated area. In other words, if it doesn’t suck in your fat, it doesn’t kill your fat. So the unaffected fat continues to grow, which creates a small shelf. SculpSure’s plate applicators feather out the heat in the treated area and create a smooth effect. The suction applicator freezes the fat, which then needs to be massaged back into shape. Ouch!
So as you can see, new technology versus old. Why drive to the store for a DVD when you can download your movies? Does anyone remember Blockbuster?
Frequently Asked Questions
SculpSure is ideal for people with trouble spots, particularly those areas that seem resistant to diet and exercise.
Every patient is different. Your treatment provider will develop a customized treatment plan to meet your desired goals. Ask your provider about the treatment plan that is right for you.
There is no downtime with SculpSure, so you can have the treatment during your lunch hour and return to work immediately.
Most patients feel a deep warmth and tingling sensation intermittently throughout the treatment which is generally well-tolerated. 1 Sources: 1. Average patient discomfort rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-10; Bass L, Doherty S. Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Of The Abdomen With A 1060nm Diode Laser.Paper presented at: 2015 Annual American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference; April 22-26; Kissimmee, FL.
Patients may start to see results as early as 6 weeks following treatment as the body begins to evacuate the destroyed fat cells, with optimal results typically seen at 12 weeks.*
*Individual Results May Vary
This non-invasive, fat reduction procedure is completed in 25 minutes.
The non-suction applicators can be arranged to treat multiple areas in one treatment.
The procedure kills the targeted fat cells, providing results in just two treatments, giving you the body you deserve.