Difference Between HotSculpting vs CoolSculpting


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What is the difference between HotSculpting and CoolSculpting?
Which is better: CoolSculpting or HotSculpting?
Do you offer HotSculpting and CoolSculpting at your clinic?

What is the difference between HotSculpting and CoolSculpting?

HotSculpting and CoolSculpting are two different types of body contouring treatments that provide similar end results with completely opposite methods of treatment.

There are several differences between the two techniques for fat loss, with each treatment having pros and cons, depending on the patient’s desired outcome. CoolSculpting works by freezing the fat cells under the surface of the skin through a process called cryolipolysis, whereas HotSculpting uses heat from a laser to melt the fat in a process called thermolipolysis.

The CoolSculpting procedure uses a wand-like applicator applied to the surface of the skin to freeze the fat cells between the walls of the applicator. This causes them to break down over time and then be eliminated through the body’s natural process of elimination.

The HotSculpting laser is used on the skin to heat the fat cells to a point where they will melt, without damaging or burning the surface of the skin. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure, while HotSculpting is mildly invasive.

HotSculpting is able to target larger areas of fat cell pockets than CoolSculpting can, due to the application method of the heat versus the applicator used to freeze the fat cells. This means that patients can see more dramatic results with HotSculpting than with CoolSculpting on larger surface areas.

Both treatments are non-surgical, with no need for an anesthetic and also little to no downtime following the procedure.

Which is better: CoolSculpting or HotSculpting?

If you have been eating healthy and exercising regularly but find that you can’t get rid of certain areas of fat on your body, then body contouring might be the solution you are looking for to lose those last couple inches. Every patient is going to have their own individual body composition and desired outcome from their body contouring treatment and it can be hard to know what treatment option is the best for them.

Both CoolSculpting and HotSculpting body contour treatments have pros and cons, as well as risks and benefits.

Deciding which one is better is going to be unique to the individual looking to eliminate fat, based on what their body composition is and the location and amount of fat that they are looking to lose.

HotSculpting has some advantages in that it can be used more effectively on larger surface areas, whereas CoolSculpting can be more effective on smaller fat cell pockets.

To help you figure out which is the best choice for you, having a consultation with a plastic surgeon familiar with different types of body contouring treatment can direct you to the procedure that will work within your goals. Jane Weston is a plastic surgeon based out of Menlo Park, CA with a focus on cosmetic procedures to help people look and feel their best.

Her and her team are highly trained and knowledgeable in a variety of body contouring treatments and aim to provide their patients with the best results possible.

Do you offer HotSculpting and CoolSculpting at your clinic?

Jane Weston and team offer a variety of body contouring procedures and treatments through their clinic.

Dr Weston has an extensive educational background, as well as many years of experience as an esteemed and highly regarded plastic surgeon.

Currently we offer CoolSculpting among our treatment options for body contouring and are always looking to add to our offering to ensure we are providing the most popular and effective procedures for our patients.

If there is a treatment that you are interested in learning more about that isn’t currently listed on our website, please contact us to see if we are offering it or working to bring it into the clinic in the future.

We want our patients to trust us as the leading team of cosmetic procedures in Menlo Park and we are always looking to broaden our scope of treatment to ensure we are offering the latest and most effective treatments. We serve patients from Menlo Park CA, Redwood City CA, Palo Alto CA, Belmont CA, Woodside CA, and Mountain View CA.