SculpSure vs CoolSculpting: Which Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Procedure Is Right For Me?March 14, 2017
Bruno | Brown introduces SculpSure to our DC area office, a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in less than 30 minutes.
With so many procedures, how can we choose? Dr. Bruno answers our most common questions SculpSure.
Q: Does it hurt during the SculpSure treatment?
There may be a mild sensation of the area being treated, but there is no pain. Patients are fully awake for the treatment, and it takes less than 30 minutes to have an area treated.
Q: Are the results permanent?
Yes, results are permanent as long as one maintains a reasonable range of body weight, healthy living with good dietary selections and an active lifestyle.
Q: How much weight can I expect to lose?
According to the official SculpSure website, each 25-minute procedure can destroy up to 24% of targetted fat cells. It’s important to note that SculpSure, along with any other fat removal treatments (liposuction, Smartlipo, Coolsculpting), are not meant for weight loss but rather shaping and refining problem areas where fat deposits. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, good dietary selections, and an active lifestyle, one would expect some weight reduction.
Q: What areas can I target with SculpSure?
Many areas are amenable to treatment. The most common are the abdomen, hips, flanks and thighs.
Q: Are there side effects for either CoolSculpt or SculpSure?
Both treatments are non-invasive methods of fat reduction. It is not uncommon for patients to have bruising and itchiness after Coolsculpting. There may be some hypersensitivity of the area treated for a short time after the SculpSure, but patients will be able to go about their daily routine.
Q: What are the primary differences between SculpSure and CoolSculpt treatments?
SculpSure uses topical laser treatment to reduce the underlying fat whereas Coolsculpting freezes the fat. The treatment time is much shorter for Sculpture, only 25 minutes. CoolSculpting takes an hour per treatment. Another difference between the two procedures is the possible side effects. After SculpSure, patients may experience a slight tenderness. After, CoolSculpt patients have reported tenderness, slight bruising and itchiness.
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