How Does CoolSculpting Work?
During a CoolSculpting procedure, a device is used to freeze your targeted fat cells. The frozen fat cells eventually die and are naturally removed by your body. However, only one area can be targeted per treatment, and each target area takes about one hour at a cost of approximately $600. To treat the entire abdomen requires four treatments – which takes about four hours at a cost of approximately $2,400. If you want to treat your love handles, too, then plan to schedule an additional two hours of treatment time (or six hours in all) and pay an additional $1,200.
How Does SculpSure Work?
As opposed to CoolSculpting, which uses cooling technology, SculpSure treatments are delivered by a laser system that heats your fat cells. By directing this laser technology into your stubborn, fatty areas, the laser heats and emulsifies the fat cells, essentially melting them. Once the fat cells are melted, they are naturally vacated by your body. Additionally, the heat from the SculpSure treatments encourage collagen and elastin production in your treated areas. This encourages healthy and youthful tissue growth, leaving your treated area not just thinner, but more taut and beautiful as well.
The Difference in Treatment Times and Cost
With SculpSure, four areas can be treated at the same time in 25 minutes at a cost of $350 per area. As such, to treat the entire abdomen takes 25 minutes at a cost of $1,400, versus four hours and $2,400 for CoolSculpting. If you also treat the love handles, it will add an additional 25 minutes to your treatment at a cost of $1,400.
Comparatively, with SculpSure you can treat both the abdomen and love handles in 50 minutes at a cost of $2,800, while CoolSculpting takes about six hours at a cost of approximately $3,600.