It’s best to start with the basics! The main difference between CoolSculpting and Laser Lipo is how the treatment actually 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 very small tube into your body where it ruptures those fat cell membranes, that liquefied 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 and 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 post, 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 seem 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!


Carly ArwayWritten by Carly Arway, Lead Master Esthetician

A licensed Master Esthetician, Carly’s our “laser queen”, focusing on everything from Body Contouring to Fractionated Skin Resurfacing, and is “absolutely fascinated” by the way skin responds to IPL treatments.

Whether she’s stimulating collagen production by using a MicroPen device or providing one of our many non-invasive, anti-aging treatments, Carly dedicates herself to each client who walks in the door.