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CoolSculpting vs CoolShaping: What's The Difference?

When it comes to Fat Freezing, two of the most popular device and brand options are CoolSculpting and CoolShaping, both of which are based on the science of Cryolipolysis. 

These non-surgical fat reduction procedures use cold temperatures to reduce unwanted fat deposits on the body, which are often resistant to diet and exercise, and most commonly found on the buttocks, thighs, stomach and under arms. Once the device cools the fat cells, they are crystallised and naturally disposed of by the body via the liver and lymphatic system (through urination or through sweat) over a period of time.

So What’s The Difference?

Although CoolSculpting and CoolShaping are both based on cryolipolysis and help remove unwanted fat, the devices that are used during the treatments are different. This is because they have been developed by different companies. 

Given that the technologies are slightly different, they don’t deliver the same results.

With CoolShaping, two different areas can be treated simultaneously as there are two applicators attached to the machine. CoolSculpting has just one device so two machines are required to treat two areas at the same time.

CoolShaping also has integrated LED technology, which stimulates collagen production. This helps to tighten the skin’s texture and smooth the appearance.

At Elite Body Contouring we use CoolShaping technology, which has been clinically proven to permanently reduce stubborn fat in treatment areas by 20 to 40 per cent, each session.

What Happens During The Treatment?

No anaesthetic is required for fat freezing – throughout the treatment you will remain awake, conscious and relaxed in a private treatment room. Better yet, treatments can take as little as 35 minutes and there’s no downtime.

A special cold ‘anti-freeze’ pad is placed onto the treatment area at the beginning of the procedure which helps to protect the skin from the cold throughout the course of the treatment. Once the pad is in place, the applicator is then applied. 

This is where the fat is gently drawn into a suction cup (on the applicator) and held into place before the freezing begins. You will then experience a vacuum pulsing sensation for the first and last five minutes to aid the breakdown of the fat that has been crystallised.

Two to four sessions are usually recommended for most clients, but this will also depend on your body composition and your goals. Results are usually visible eight to 12 weeks after the treatment.

For more information on Fat Freezing or any of our other fat reduction treatments, organise a free consultation or book your treatment today!