It’s best to start with the basics! The difference between CoolSculpting and Laser Lipo is how the treatment works to destroy your unwanted fat cells. CoolSculpting uses a non-invasive technology called Cryolipolysis. Which is controlled cooling that kills your fat cells, causing them to be naturally eliminated from your body. With Laser Lipo, local anesthesia is used to numb the area being treated. Then a laser fiber is inserted through a small tube into your body where it ruptures those fat cell membranes. That liquefies the fat is then gently suctioned out.

How Does CoolSculpting Work in Comparison to Laser Lipo?

results from coolSculpting treatmentBoth treatments are relatively quick, lasting about 1-2 hours depending on how many areas you are targeting, with only mild discomfort during the procedures. However, whereas CoolSculpting has short term minimal side effects, Laser Lipo may require a few days of downtime. The small incision made can cause a tiny scar and there is also an added risk of the laser energy-burning your skin. With CoolSculpting, you can return to your normal daily activities that same day. The common sensations to feel after your treatment include mild soreness, minimal swelling, and numbness in the area treated.

Results from CoolSculpting Treatment and Laser Lipo

Now let’s talk results! Laser Lipo does have the advantage of seeing a reduction in fat within the first week. But, it can take up to 6 months for final results. CoolSculpting results can be seen as early as 3 weeks. With final results at 3-4 months with an average tissue reduction of 20-25%.

How to Choose the Right Body Contouring Procedure for You

CoolSculpting and Laser Lipo are both FDA approved, safe, and effective ways of treating those stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise. Although both are great alternatives to traditional Liposuction, it’s clear that if you are looking for a safe and effective, completely non-invasive procedure to target unwanted fat, CoolSculpting is the #1 body contouring treatment! To learn more about CoolSculpting and to schedule, a complimentary, personalized consultation, call the experts at Pur Skin Clinic, 425-967-3877!