Body shaping is a procedure that reconstructs the human body. The procedures include: removing excess skin and adipose tissue remaining from obese individuals who have lost significant weight in exposed body parts such as the upper arms, belly, torso, and chest.

The purpose of this article is to compare three different devices; coolsculpting, sculpsure and vanquish and give the reader an idea about their mechanisms of action for body shaping and fat reduction

body shaping
body shaping

Introduction for Body Shaping

Beauty and outwards appearance have taken a new approach around the world at large. The many technologies used for staying healthy and young is rising fast every day as the need for body contouring and the regard for noninvasive treatment is on the increase

Notwithstanding, Liposuction is still one of the widely used cosmetics surgery around the world, yet there are non-surgical methods available for body contouring.

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There are countless safe body-contouring devices now available for use; these devices work introduces energy to the targeted areas, which produces changes in the fat cells and lipocytes.

The procedures for body shaping work in such a way that it shrinks fatty tissue, cells, apoptosis, or fatality. Diversity of energy can perform this, including radiofrequency, laser light, acoustic, cold, and shock waves.

There are several differences between them not only in their mode of action but also in the feedback, side effects, ache or injury, and the amount of treatment needed. However, there are no standardized procedures accepted yet, non-contact radiofrequency, high-intensity ultrasound, and cryolipolysis are all aiming for the role of being the most effective and safest practices.


Cryolipolysis: coolsculpting and Coolshaping System in Edmonton

Also known as Coolsculpting Fat freezing cryolipolysis, it is a fat-freezing device, a medical treatment aimed at reducing fat around the abdomen, lumbar rolls, brassiere rolls, hip rolls/flanks, medial knee, saddlebags areas, inner thigh, ankles, and arms. The principle is a controlled cooling to about four degrees Celsius for fat invasion in order to reshape the body. The device has an applicator used to apply the treatment for about 20-60 minutes.

The quantity of cooling is decided by an electrical resistor that responds to the skin temperature. The goal of cryolipolysis is to damage the fat cells and lipocytes without making any skin damage. However, the precise method of the critical disfiguration of adipocytes by cooling isn’t completely understood.

What are the available body contouring and fat removal technologies?

There are different options accessible for non-invasive fat reduction and body contouring which makes use of different technologies. The technologies are designed to destroy subcutaneous fat without damaging the skin’s surface. Some examples include UltraShape CoolSculpting (coolsculpting), TruSculpt, Vanquish, SculpSure, UltraSlim, and Kybella.

Consequently, the technologies work by freezing, heating, fat cells, while other technologies make use of radiofrequency or ultrasound energy. They all provide a targeted approach to reshape areas like love handles, upper arms, abdomen, and thighs.

Selective Focused-Field Radiofrequency: Vanquish, Velashape, and Kuma shape in Edmonton

Selective RF body contouring is a choice for clients who want a fat reduction in specific areas. The possible outcome displays a remarkable depletion in skinfold thickness but no significant change in the general percentage of body fat. This noninvasive technology goal is to initiate heat in the adipose tissue with minor effects on the skin because of the difference in water content.

There is a different water content in fat cells and the skin and also according to the variance in resistance. This process enables the selective RF to take in high resistance subcutaneous fatty tissue and minimal water content. The Vanquish system has two major types of ‘applicators used to treat different localized regions of the body:

  • The AB applicator for treatment of thighs and saddlebags
  • The EX applicator to treat mid-section –abdomen, and flanks

In addition, there is also the selective radiofrequency device that does not come in contact with the skin. It is placed 1cm above the skin, defining the energy flux to modify the invasion and exploit the treatment area.


It adjusts the tissues applicator powerhouse and selectively conveys the energy to the tissues layers with a particular resistance, while at the same time reducing the risk of overheating the skin, muscles, and internal organs.

The selective RF has proven to be effective for fat layer reduction and it is another safe treatment for the epidermis, dermis, and adnexal skin layer.

Thirty patients who underwent the treatment show an average circumferential reduction of 4.93 cm around the abdominal zone and stated a high level of satisfaction with the treatment procedure and its results. There are no visible and valid adverse effects related to the treatment were other than transient erythema.

Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting in Edmonton
Fat Freezing with CoolSculpting in Edmonton


Diode Laser Energy – SculpSure In Edmonton

The laser treatment is effective and a noninvasive method of body contouring, it is versatile and the laser energy is used for mostly abdominal and flank fat. The attached cooling applicator is used to prevent overheating.

The principle of the treatment is to generate heat within the adipose tissue layer and increase its temperature to 42 – 47 Celsius. Two studies showing a report of 76 patients who were divided into two groups where half of the group was for the abdominal treatment and the remaining group was for flank treatment. The single twenty-four minutes treatment session used laser irradiance ranging between 0.9 and 1.4 W/cm2.

The flank treated areas in which values are between 48 and 144 cm square and the abdominal regions were in the range of 192-288 cm square.

The end result showed a significant amount of fat reduction and body firmness around the abdominal areas and flank. Also, no records of side effects were reported.


The hands-free devices are known to be safe and are perfect for body shaping and fat reduction with no record of contraindications. There hasn’t been a record of clinical trials comparing the effectiveness of one technology over the other in controlled independent investigations.

Most of the reviewed studies were sponsored by the different manufacturers of these devices, therefore giving room for sentimental analysis.

However, many of these studies fail to account for patient weight and lifestyle. This failure can seriously contribute to variations in measurements and affect outcomes. Also, there is no uniformity or defined standard in measurement techniques.

The studies of two of the three reviewed devices – Coolsculpting and SculpSure– only evaluated the reduction in fat layer thickness, while the third device – Vanquish ME by BTL – had some studies that not only looked at the reduction of fat layer thickness but overall circumferential reduction as well.

Further studies are needed to evaluate and compare these popular devices in order to identify both technology and techniques beneficial to patient outcomes.

Albany laser in Edmonton is the most advanced Body shaping and Fat removal. We have different technologies including ultrasonic, Radio Frequency and Cryolipolysis

This Article is for Educational purposes, Albany laser does not claim that they prefer one device over another or that have all the brand names devices mentioned in this post


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