SculpSure vs CoolSculpting: What’s the Difference?

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SculpSure vs CoolSculpting

SculpSure vs CoolSculpting: What's the Difference?

Is there an area of your body where the fat won’t melt – no matter how much you diet or how hard you exercise?

It’s incredibly common to have a ‘problem spot’ that won’t budge. Why? Because you don’t have control over how your body metabolizes fat. You can do crunches all day, but that doesn’t mean you’ll burn belly fat – no matter what those fitness gimmicks tell you.

There’s a fix, and it doesn’t happen in the gym. Non-invasive body contouring can reduce fat in those problem areas without surgery. There are two popular types: Sculpsure and CoolSculpting. But what’s the difference between Sculpsure vs. CoolSculpting?

Keep reading to learn how these treatments could give you the body you’ve worked so hard for.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the trademark name for a procedure called cryolipolysisIt’s a non-invasive (no surgery) medical procedure that targets those pesky fat cells that won’t budge with diet and exercise. How does it work? Your clinician freezes the fat to kill the fat cells and make it disappear. Your body then metabolizes those frozen, dead cells and excretes them through the liver. You can use CoolSculpting on Under chin area, Jawline, Thight, Abdomen, Flank, Upper arms and Bra bulges. It does not mean that we can treat all these areas in one session. We usually provide you with a full consultation and plans to achieve optimum results.

What is SculpSure?

SculpSure differs from CoolSculpting because it uses a laser to target your fat through a process called lipolysis. The heat from the lasers kills the fat cells, and then your body gets rid of them via your liver, just as it does with CoolSculpting. You can use Sculpsure on your: Upper abdomen, Lower abdomen, Flanks Like with CoolSculpting, it can take six weeks to three months to see the full effects of the treatment. You typically need two Sculpsure treatments to get the full impact. The procedure is also non-invasive and non-surgical, but it differs because it can target multiple areas at once, and single sessions take about 25 minutes.

Main Differences

So both therapies use a device to kill fat cells and then dispose of them through your body’s natural waste processes, correct? So, what’s the big deal?
First and foremost, CoolSculpting can be used on a wider range of body parts (and sizes). The CoolSculpting system now includes a variety of handpieces that take into account the fact that every human body is unique. Because our bodies have different curves and depths, the CoolSculpting system can be used on more body parts and on parts that are different shapes, such as rolls.
SculpSure, on the other hand, works on thin layers of fat rather than rolls because it uses flat panels.
The bottom line is that if you only need to target a small, flat area, SculpSure will suffice. CoolScuplting, on the other hand, is the way to go for love handles, saddlebags, and thighs because it can wrap around the area and theoretically target more cells.
Furthermore, some people find SculpSure to be more abrasive. People who are sensitive to heat may find the lasers uncomfortable because they reach a high temperature to kill the fat. It is safe for your skin, but it may not be pleasant to you. The freezing action of CoolSculpting, on the other hand, is more likely to number your skin. Some people report less pain and discomfort, and they’re less likely to take a pain reliever as a result. 

Which procedure?

SculpSure and CoolSculpting both target areas where people tend to store stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. But how do you choose between CoolSculpting and Sculpsure?
CoolScupting may be a better option if you have sensitive skin and want to target large areas (that may or may not have rolls). The new tools can wrap around problem areas, making the procedure more versatile.
Do you want to know if you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting? To learn more about our services, please contact us. In just a few weeks, you could have a flatter stomach! When making a decision, pay attention to the details because you want to choose the right procedure for your body.
But, more importantly, which procedure burns the most fat?
At the same time, the answer is both and neither. When the full results are in, clinical studies show that both procedures remove between 22 and 24 percent of the fat in a treatment area. However, without a laboratory full of tests to determine it, the difference between 22 and 24 isn’t obvious.
Furthermore, the success of both procedures differs from one person to the next. You may be able to see 24 percent, while your friend may only be able to see 18 percent. (Again, you may not be able to tell the difference with your naked eye.)

About the Author

Kamal Alhallak, Ph.D. in Pharmacy, MBA

Dr. Alhallak has established himself as a leading figure in the field of cosmetics and aesthetics, notably in the Canadian healthcare industry. In 2016, he established the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, which offers patients cutting-edge procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, IPL photofacials, neurotoxic and dermal fillers, and more. Because of its mix of cutting-edge technology and individualised attention from Dr. Alhallak, the facility has become one of Alberta's most popular places for aesthetic care and laser research. Dr. Alhallak was designated one of the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum for Advancement in Healthcare (IFAH) in 2021.

You can order our book entitled “The Ultimate Guide for Laser and Ipl in the Aesthetic Field” from Springer website and Amazon. This Book is authored by the health professional team including: Dr. Kamal Alhallak, Dr. Salem Tomi, Dr. Adel Abdulhafid, R.N. Dima Omran.

Read our peer-reviewed published articles in prestigious scientific journals in the cosmetic field.