SculpSure VS. CoolSculpting

Compare Chart 1SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting 

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.

Take a look at the infographic. This really shows the differences in technologies. But let’s focus on the three big areas—Comfort, Adverse Effects, and Treatment Time.

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).

Adverse Effects

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?