In the ever-evolving world of aesthetics treatments, there’s always something new coming online. Our guests are always asking us about new therapies and SculpSure is one which has attracted a lot of attention from them.
There’s often confusion about the various properties of two similar therapies like these, so we’re writing this post to describe them, for your edification. We write this blog in the interest of providing our readers with up-to-date information, but we’re always here offer you more in-depth commentary.
Similar, but different.
The confusion concerning CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure originates in the similarities between the two therapy models. On the surface, they seem so alike, but a closer look tells us they’re quite different from one another.
Both technologies employ handheld devices. Both technologies work by targeting fat cells and eliminating them through extremes of temperature.
But while CoolSculpting employs cold to freeze fat cells, SculpSure uses heat. The heat used by SculpSure is delivered by lasers and the technology itself employs several handheld devices in concert. Both treatments monitor the skin’s temperature to ensure guest comfort.
In both treatment models, fat cells are eliminated over time, so that results are progressive.
The SculpSure advantage.
One key advantage of SculpSure is the way in which the heat it uses is diffused during treatment. With CoolSculpting, cold is narrowly targeted. With SculpSure, the heat employed is slightly diffused, allowing a smoother transition between treated and untreated areas.
Also, CoolSculpting sessions take about an hour, while SculpSure takes only 25 minutes per session. There is none of the kneading of the treated area required by CoolSculpting. The guest simply carries on with whatever’s next on the day’s agenda.
CoolSculpting’s handheld device consists of two plates, between which the treatment area is pulled to address fat cells. This aspect of the therapy is capable of producing bruising and swelling, as well as numbness in the treated area for several weeks following treatment.
With SculpSure, there is no such pulling action, which means the side effects involved (which are minor) are reduced. Finally, there is a distinct advantage in SculpSure for those patients with areas of only minor desired fat reduction, because the plates aren’t used in this therapy.
Approved for use on the abdomen and flanks in 2015, SculpSure is currently under review by the FDA for use on other areas of the body.
Recently, SculpSure was made available to address fat reduction under the chin, also.
We hope this brief primer on CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure: which is better for body contouring, has answered some of your questions about the two treatments. Both are effective means of spot reduction, but clearly, the two therapies have drawbacks and pluses, depending on who you are.
We believe SculpSure’s scope of use will soon be widened via FDA approval, making it a viable alternative for those who are interested in a gentle means of spot reduction for areas in which minor improvements are desired.
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