CoolSculpting has been the industry favourite for the past few years. SculpSure is a little different than CoolSculpting, and they both have advantages and drawbacks, so which is better? Find out in this head-to-head face-off of CoolSculpting vs SculpSure:
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: SAFETY
Great results shouldn’t come at the cost of safety. Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting have been shown to be extremely safe, and have been approved by the FDA for their safety and efficacy.
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: RESULTS
CoolSculpting can remove up to 22% of fat in the treatment area, within approximately just a few weeks to a few months, following one treatment session.
SculpSure is FDA-Cleared to remove up to 24% of fat in the treatment area, over a period of a few weeks to a few months, following a single treatment.
Winner: More or Less a Tie
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: COMFORT
SculpSure is an exceptionally comfortable procedure that doesn’t require any numbing. That’s because of the precision a laser allows. With SculpSure there is also the possibility to adjust the treatment to meet the patient’s comfort level. If a particular area feels too warm, that particular laser panel can be turned down, to achieve a comfortable treatment.
CoolSculpting damages the targeted fat cells with extreme cold temperature, using a suction-based handpiece. Some patients experience numbing during the procedure, and right after their treatment.
With the new CoolAdvantage system, CoolSculpting treatments are more comfortable, so much so that fewer patients report long-lasting numbness or tingling. The key is finding a cosmetic clinic that offers both procedures, so you can find out which procedure would be suited best for you and your body.
Although it can sometimes be challenging finding a clinic that provides both of these body contouring treatments, so look for a clinic like Dr Saras & Co who are specialists for both, CoolSculpting and SculpSure with clinics in Annandale, Double Bay and Miranda.
Winner: More or Less a Tie
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: TIME COMMITMENT
CoolSculpting uses a treatment handpiece that allows one area to be treated at a time. The average treatment session lasts from 35 minutes to one hour. Treatments on different areas can be treated one after another, in the same appointment.
SculpSure uses between 1 to 4 laser treatment panels for every 25-minute session. SculpSure allows treatment up to 4 different areas, totalling 100 square centimetres in a single SculpSure treatment. If you have a couple of larger areas that need to be addressed, SculpSure treatment sessions can be administered one after the other, in the same appointment.
Winner: When it comes to larger areas, it’s a tie! For small areas, SculpSure wins!
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: DOWNTIME AND RESTRICTIONS
Patients can expect the treated area to remain numb and red for a few hours after both treatments.
Winner It’s a tie, again!
COOLSCULPTING VS. SCULPSURE: LIMITING FACTORS AND EXCLUDED PATIENTS
Not everyone is suitable for body contouring treatments. At least an inch of fat is required for CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting requires that the patient have “pinchable” fat.
SculpSure can treat those with smaller amounts of fat, even without loose skin. Neither CoolSculpting nor SculpSure is safe for pregnant women.
SO WHY CHOOSE ONE OVER THE OTHER?
With both of these technologies, the results are in the fit of the handpiece to your body. CoolSculpting has multiple handpieces designed to target different depths and unique curves to fit all kinds of body parts, but since the system is rounded, its best-suited to rolls of fat. The panels used in SculpSure are flat; thus they don’t work on rolls that well, however they do work great for people with a thin, even layer of fat.