BODY SHAPING

BODY SHAPING

COMPARISON BETWEEN COOLSCULPTING, SCULPSURE, AND VELASHAPE FOR BODY SHAPING

Body shaping is a process of changing and reducing the skin fats to achieve the desired body shape. When it comes to body shaping, there are lots of options to consider rather than the conventional exercise and nutrition/diet which has been used to reduce fat and give the body the desired shape. There are several non-surgical, non-invasive method of body shaping and removing fats which can’t be gotten rid of through diet and exercise. These include the coolsculpting, sculpsure and the velashape.

What are coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape?

Coolsculpting also was known as cryolipolysis can be defined as the non-surgical process of eliminating the fat below the surface of the skin with a device which freezes the fats. It was approved by FDA in 2010. While sculpsure can be defined as the process of using laser treatment for body shaping, it was cleared by FDA in 2015 while velashape is also a non-surgical body shaping treatment which makes use of a machine having four different technologies embedded in it. These technologies are the bipolar, radio frequency, pulsed vacuum, and massage rollers.

How do they work?

Coolsculpting works using a controlled cooling handheld device which freezes the fat cells of the affected body. The fat cells gradually die off while the body naturally gets rid of the dead fat cells after sometimes.

Sculpsure works using a hands-free heat laser belt of known and specified wavelengths and heat to break down and melt away fat cells without damaging other tissues. Once this fat has melted down, they are already destroyed, and destroyed fats don’t come back, the body processes the dead cells and ejects it out of the body as stool and urine.

Velashape employs the use of bipolar radio frequencies and infrared laser light energy. The velashape devices have a mechanical roller which massages and smoothens the skin while the radio frequency infrared light melt and break away the fat cells. The dead fat cells are gotten out of the body system naturally. It has a more extended treatment session, can be done once but it’s preferable to undergo three shorter ones.

How much is the cost of coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape?

As at 2016, the average cost of coolsculpting is about $1000 to $3000 as multiple treatments will be required. sculpsure costs almost the same as coolsculpting, as two sessions are required. Sculpsure costs between $1000 to $2000 while velashape ranges from $500 to $3000.

How long does it take to start seeing the effects of coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape?

With coolsculpting, changes can begin to occur after three weeks of first treatment, but the desired effects will be more eminent within 2 to 3 weeks while with sculpsure, it takes longer. Changes begin to show after six weeks after the first treatment, but the desired results are being achieved three months out. Velashape takes a shorter time for its effects to be seen, results start showing in as little as four weeks of the treatment.

How many treatments are required before desired results can be achieved?

For optimal results, the velashape treatment process is to be carried out weekly for 3 to 6 weeks. However, there is an option for a long session which will occur once. While both coolsculpting and sculpsure require just a single treatment process to have the desired results.

What are the Areas and parts of the bodies that can be treated with coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape?

Coolsculpting can be used to perform minor treatment in the abdomen, under armpit, flanks and the thighs while sculpsure is used in treating the abdomen, flanks, and chin. Velashape can be used to treat and eliminate fats around the neck, thighs, buttocks and the belly.

What are the advantages of coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape over each other?

Advantages of coolsculpting

Coolsculpting gives a natural effect as dead fat cells are processed naturally by the body

It has a long lasting result, but the fats can grow back if regular exercise and diets are not considered.

The results look natural as fats are gradually destroyed.

Advantages of sculpsure

Sculpsure has shorter treatment time as the processes take like 25 minutes to complete, unlike coolsculpting which takes up to one hour and velashape which takes up to 3 treatments to achieve desired results.

In sculpture, there is 25 percent assurance of permanent treatment after one treatment than coolsculpting which has 22 percent assurance and it’s usually after multiple treatments.

There is no risk of nerve damages in sculpsure as commonly found with coolsculpting.

In sculpsure, large fat cells can be eliminated per time so multiple points can be treated at once rather than with coolsculpting in which only the part under treatment is being treated.

Advantages of velashape

There are multiple places in developed nations where velashape treatments are done, so it is easy to locate it.

Velashape treatment can be carried out on pregnant women, unlike the other ones.

Velashape processes are painless ones so that the patient can go back to his normal life after treatment.

It is more enjoyable than the other ones because it gives a warm massage and sensation.

What are the Side effects of coolsculpting, sculpsure, and velashape?

Side effects of coolsculpting are pulling sensation around the affected region, pain and ache during treatment. Other effects include temporary redness, swelling and skin sensitivity which is caused by exposure to cold temperature. The temporary redness, swelling can still be visible for about a week after the treatment.

Side effects of sculpsure: there are no known side effects of sculpture. However, some results have been complained of by the people who have used it; it is said to cause slight swelling, redness and skin sensitivity after the treatment session.

Side effects of velashape: for people with loose skin, there is a tendency of them having scabs and blisters. Other side effects include redness and swelling which usually last couples of an hour after the treatment.

Who are the best candidates for this body shaping processes?

Before body shaping treatment is carried out, it is essential to go through consultation to determine which one is best for you. The consultant will check for the amount of fat and cellulite deposits and as well as others like skin elasticity and tissue density.

Coolsculpting: it is advisable for people who have any of this following conditions like cryoglobulinemia and cold agglutinin disease not to receive this treatment in order not to have serious implications for them.

Sculpsure: the ideal candidate for this body shaping process is someone who has the body mass index (BMI) less than or equal 30 and has stubborn or thick areas of fat.

Velashape: patients clinically described as overweight i.e. having BMI of about 25 to 29 are not the ideal candidates for Velashape.

2018-03-27T10:26:44+00:00

About the Author:

Ph.D., MSc, CDE, CRE, APA, MBA candidate, Director of Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre INC

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