Physician in Beverly Hills, CA explains SculpSure treatment vs CoolSculpting for fat reduction

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A SculpSure treatment works by changing the temperature of fat cells to the point that they are no longer viable.
In Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Dennis Dass offers SculpSure treatment to reduce small pockets of unwanted fat. With the increasing number of fat reduction or body sculpting products and procedures out there, patients may be wondering what really works. SculpSure and CoolSculpting are two of the most popular treatments. Although both are non-invasive, the science behind the procedures differs.

SculpSure treatment vs CoolSculpting

Both CoolSculpting and SculpSure are non-invasive, non-surgical fat reduction treatments. No needles, scalpels, or anesthesia is needed. The procedures rely on changing the temperature of fat cells as the treatments target and permanently destroy the cells. The approaches of the two treatments differ. CoolSculpting freezes or makes the fat cells too cold. SculpSure heats the cells.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction treatment. It is a precise system that targets and destroys unwanted fat. The gel pad and applicator are placed on the target area to freeze fat cells. CoolSculpting draws the tissue in the targeted area into the applicator. The device applies suction and cools the area freezing the fat cells. The frozen cells are no longer viable. The body naturally eliminates the dead cells over a period of a few months. Once eliminated, the cells are gone forever and the treatment site appears smoother and more contoured.

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CoolSculpting treatments take about 60 minutes. The applicator is placed on the treatment area and tissue is pulled through the two plates freezing the fat cells. For some patients, the cooling sensation is uncomfortable. Others do not mind it. After the procedure, the treatment site needs to be kneaded or massaged before the patient can leave. Then, the patient may return to his/her normal activities. No downtime is needed. Although side effects are generally mild, patients may experience redness, swelling, or bruising in the treated areas due to the suctioning of the skin. Any discomfort should not interfere with daily activity. Numbness is possible and may linger for a few weeks after the procedure.

SculpSure is also FDA-approved for fat reduction in specific areas of the body. This procedure uses flat applicators that are placed on the treatment site. A laser heats and damages the targeted fat cells to the point where they can no longer survive. Cooling plates make the treatment safe and keep your skin comfortable during the treatment. Over time, the body eliminates the destroyed fat cells reducing the unwanted fat in the treatment area. The treatment is generally well tolerated and can be used by all skin types.

Up to four SculpSure applicators can be used at a time on the targeted area. In some cases, two areas can be done at once. A SculpSure treatment takes just 25 minutes and no additional massaging or care is needed at the end of the treatment. Patients can have the procedure done over lunch and then return to work or their normal activities immediately afterward. Side effects are minimal and should not interfere with regular activity. Swelling is common and should subside within a week. Over a period of six weeks, the fat cells die off, are permanently eliminated from the body, and do not reform. Results can be seen in six to twelve weeks. Following a healthy lifestyle helps maintain your results.

The bottom line

In Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Dennis Dass offers SculpSure treatment to reduce small pockets of unwanted fat
Overall, CoolSculpting and SculpSure use the same concept to destroy fat cells. Key similarities and differences include the following:
  • The procedures change the temperature of the cells. The difference is in how the temperature changes affect the body. With CoolSculpting, the cold stays concentrated in one place.
  • SculpSure heats the cells. The heat extends slightly beyond the immediate treatment area. This helps create a natural transition between the treated and untreated areas of the body. The body also more easily processes and eliminates melted fat cells than it does frozen cells.
  • In addition, since SculpSure may be used for patients who do not have enough fat to suction as needed with CoolSculpting.
  • For both procedures, more than one treatment may be needed to get the desired results. The number of treatments depends on the individual patient and how much fat needs to be removed.
Get rid of your unwanted pockets of fat with a SculpSure treatment. Let Dr. Dennis Dass help you achieve the shape you desire. Call (855) 496-4646.

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