CoolSculpting has taken the cosmetic procedure world by storm ever since its arrival on the fat-reduction scene roughly one decade ago. In only a matter of years, the procedure seized a larger share of the market than any other new fat-loss technique in that time frame.
CoolSculpting utilizes a method known as cryolipolysis, which uses pads and applicators to freeze fat cells from outside the skin. Later, the body naturally flushes these frozen, dead fat cells out of the system. Some of the procedure’s main selling points include that it is noninvasive, meaning no incisions or anesthesia necessary, plus it comes with no minimal recovery time.
CoolSculpting, developed by a company called Zeltiq, was the original procedure to utilize a fat-freezing technique. As with any other competitive industry, new brands have emerged with similar promises, many of which also use cryolipolysis. One of these competitor brands, CoolTech, was specially created to treat two areas at the same time while offering lower costs than CoolSculpting. Another advantage of CoolTech is that it has created upwards of ten different applicators so that they can treat any area, similar to CoolSculpting’s range of adaptability. Overall, the main difference between CoolSculpting and CoolTech appears to be the lower price of CoolTech.
When choosing between CoolTech and CoolSculpting, it is tough to go wrong with either method. CoolSculpting was the original fat-freezing treatment, having gained FDA-approval over ten years ago. While CoolTech is the new kid on the block, it took direct inspiration from its predecessor. It does not have FDA-approval but does have Medical CE marking, the European equivalent of such approval.
What are some of the essential benefits nonsurgical methods like CoolSculpting or CoolTech provide? Take a look below:
- The procedures are 100 percent noninvasive
- There is marginal pain at the beginning and after cryolipolysis; the extreme cold will help to numb the area throughout most of the procedure
- An anti-freeze gel is used to protect the skin from burning
- No harm is done to the underlying tissues or skin
- Each session takes approximately 60 minutes, and more than one area can be treated simultaneously
- After the treatment, you can continue your daily activities
- No incisions or anesthesia
The following body parts are treatable with CoolSculpting and CoolTech
- Abdominal region
- Love handles
- Upper and lower back
These are the most commonly treated areas in the body, but the procedure is not only limited to these areas. Check with your local office to inquire about other regions you can target for fat-freezing. Also, keep in mind that most patients will require multiple sessions to treat an area effectively. Factors influencing the number of courses include the amount of fat needing removal, the number of areas the patient wants to address, and, last, but not least, the health of the patient.