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CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure

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When people come to Ethos Spa, Skin & Laser Center looking for the right solution to rid themselves of stubborn fat, this is the most frequently asked question – “Which is better?  CoolSculpting or Sculpsure?”

Because we hear this question so often, we thought we’d talk about it here at our blog.  With fat reduction technology so readily available, non-invasive and safe, more people are seeking it out to lose stubborn areas of fat that won’t budge with diet and exercise.  So, the time has come to put these two treatment models under the microscope.

CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure – let’s have a look.

New kid on the block

SculpSure is the new kid on the block in the world of spot removal.  CoolSculpting has been around for over 10 years, so it’s a well-established method of reducing fat.

What this means is that medical practitioners and technicians have an intimate understanding of what CoolSculpting technology can do, whereas there’s a dearth of information concerning long term outcomes using SculpSure.

Score 1 for CoolSculpting.

How they work

CoolSculpting’s process freezes fat cells, eliminating them.  Their contents are then flushed from the body over time, via natural bodily processes.

With SculpSure, it’s the heat of the laser that addresses fat cells, so they use lasers differently. The problem with the SculpSure procedure is that the heat from the laser deployed can be uncomfortable.  This often prompts patients to ask their technicians to reduce intensity, which can lead to less than ideal results.

Because of CoolSculpting’s long tenure in the market, dozens of research articles from the FDA have confirmed its effectiveness.  Conversely, SculpSure hasn’t been subjected to the same rigor, due to being relatively new.  It continues to be considered experimental, although FDA-approved for use.

Again, CoolSculpting wins.

Required training

CoolSculpting requires practitioners to be certified to use its technology.  This is a crucial step which ensures the safety of the guest undergoing the therapy and the proficiency of the practitioner.

To date, we know of no such certification or standardized training process for SculpSure.

Once again, CoolSculpting wins.

Session time

While both these treatments require no down time and both show results over time, what’s key here is the time required per session.

Coolsculpting sessions take from 45-60 minutes, while SculpSure takes only half an hour.  Clearly, for the time required per session, SculpSure wins.  That said, anything beats lipo-surgery and both these technologies provide an alternative to this painful, invasive procedure.

A win for SculpSure!

And the winner is…

Clearly, CoolSculpting wins this round, but we don’t think that’ll be the case forever.  Because SculpSure is a young technology, more time is needed to ensure its optimum safety and efficacy.  It’s obvious that the FDA has approved it because its technologically and therapeutically sound, but it’s also obvious that CoolSculpting continues to enjoy an edge.

As we come to know more about SculpSure, it’s hoped that the FDA will be as diligent about examining its merits as it has been about CoolSculpting.

Contact Ethos Spa to discuss these fat reduction therapies with us.