Have you dieted, exercised and kept reaching towards your weight-loss & fat-loss goals? For those of you with challenging New Year’s Resolutions in 2017, we have the fat loss treatments to help you reach your goals.
CoolSculpting or Liposonix could be the perfect option for you. The main difference in the procedures are temperature, location of the fat you wish to eliminate, and the way fat is removed from “hard-to-lose” areas such as the abdomen, flanks and thighs.
What is Liposonix?
Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology to destroy targeted fat below the skin without harming skin tissues; the body naturally processes and removes the destroyed fat tissue over a period of 8 to 12 weeks. Typically, after a Liposonix procedure, a patient will lose 1 pant or dress size and 1 inch of waistline circumference. The procedure is painful and requires pre-treatment with a medication to relive pain. Liposonix is currently FDA approved for only non-invasive waist circumference reduction.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting® by Zeltiq is an FDA-approved, non-surgical fat reduction treatment that utilizes controlled cooling to gently and effectively eliminate stubborn fat. Through the principle of “popsicle panniculitis,” CoolSculpitng freezes the fat in a given area after a single treatment. There are many different applicators now for the abdomen, flanks, neck, inner and outer thighs, and buttocks. In only 45 minutes with the new Cool Advantage technology, an area can be treated painlessly with no “down time.” The results are visible in four months and patients can expect to lose approximately 25% of the bulge in a given area after just one treatment.
The most obvious question in everyone’s mind is which is better – Liposonix or CoolSculpting? Liposonix is only FDA approved for one area – the abdomen – compared to CoolSculpting. Coolsculpting is an absolutely painless procedure and takes only 45 minutes to have a treatment. Liposonix is a very painful process which generally requires painkillers an hour prior to the procedure. Many patients cannot return to work the same day as their Liposonix treatment but with Coolsculpting you are able to return to normal activities immediately.
Thanks to the ease and minimal discomfort associated with CoolSculpting, many people prefer CoolSculpting to Liposonix. Coupled with the fact that there is a much broader application with CoolSculpting and all of the various applicators and areas of treatment that it can be used it is the number one method of non-surgical fat reduction now!