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CoolSculpting vs Laser Lipolysis – Questions Answered!

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What is Laser Lipolysis?

Laser lipolysis is a minimally invasive fat reduction procedure.  It involves the use of a laser to rapidly dissolve excess fat in target areas such as the thighs, abdomen, arms, neck and parts of the face, using a minor “keyhole” surgical procedure. A very fine laser fiber is inserted under the skin into the treatment area. The laser light causes swelling and rupture of fat cells. When the fat is melted, it can either be absorbed by the body or removed by the physician. How does CoolSculpting vs laser lipolysis differ?

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is also a fat reduction procedure but instead of “burning” the fat cells, the CoolSculpting procedure “freezes” the fat cells. The cells then die and the body eliminates them. Each session takes about one hour. There is little to no downtime with this procedure and patients can expect minimal soreness.  CoolSculpting is recommended for treating the abdomen, love handles, inner thighs, back and chin. Laser lipolysis is best for the abdomen and love handles only.

Still not sure which procedure is best for your body? Schedule your complimentary consultation in our New Jersey office and we can answer all of your questions. We also share references and before and after photos.


Dr. Hardik Soni

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About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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