What is CoolSculpting®?
CoolSculpting is a breakthrough, non-invasive procedure that uses patented cooling technology to eliminate fat without surgery.
This clinically proven technique is designed to selectively reduce the fat in problem areas that has proven resistant to reduction through diet and exercise. CoolSculpting gently cools targeted cells in the body to induce a natural, controlled elimination of these unwanted fat cells.
CoolSculpting is the first and only nonsurgical procedure to selectively reduce fat layers in problem areas that include muffin tops, love handles and back fat. Developed in 2005 and backed by strong clinical research, CoolSculpting is based on Cryolipolysis (cold lipolysis)-the use of precisely controlled cooling to remove fat.
Based on the scientific principle that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than the overlying skin and surrounding tissues, CoolSculpting reduces the temperature of fat cells in the treated area. This is intended to promote fat cell elimination through a natural biological process known as apoptosis, without causing scar tissue or damage to the skin, nerves or surrounding tissues.
Patients generally start to see results as soon as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results occurring over a period of two to four months. But your body will still flush out fat cells and continues doing so for up to six months after treatment.
CoolSculpting vs. Kybella
Like many women and men, you may struggle with stubborn fat pockets that are resistant to clean eating and regular gym sessions.
Fortunately, there are a number of non-surgical fat removal treatments, including CoolSculpting and Kybella, that can help you achieve a leaner and more toned appearance.
If you are considering these two options, continue reading to learn all about CoolSculpting vs. Kybella, and what you can expect from each procedure.
CoolSculpting vs. Kybella – Treatment Areas
CoolSculpting is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that is FDA-cleared to treat the abdomen, flanks, inner thighs, outer thighs, banana roll, back, upper arms, chin, and jawline.
It can also be used off-label on the male chest, knees, and under arms.
Kybella is an injectable treatment approved by the FDA to address submental fullness, otherwise known as a double chin. It can also be used off-label to reduce excess fat in the arms, love handles, knees, and bra line.
CoolSculpting vs. Kybella – How Do They Work?
CoolSculpting delivers controlled cooling through a rounded applicator in order to freeze and destroy fat cells under the skin. In the weeks after treatment, fat cell remnants are naturally eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system.
Kybella is made of a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid. It is injected into localized fat deposits in order to dissolve unwanted fat cells, which are then metabolized by the body.
CoolSculpting vs. Kybella – Is There Any Downtime?
CoolSculpting and Kybella both require little to no downtime.
Following a CoolSculpting treatment, patients may note redness, tenderness, swelling, bruising, and numbness. These effects should not interfere with daily activities and resolve on their own in one-to-two weeks.
After undergoing Kybella injections, it’s not uncommon to experience tenderness, bruising, temporary numbness and redness. Temporary swelling is also likely, especially when Kybella is applied under the chin.
However, post-treatment, patients are free to go about their day as they normally would.
CoolSculpting vs. Kybella – How Soon Can You See Results?
Women and men can expect to note visible fat reduction with four-to-six weeks of CoolSculpting, and final results within eight-to-12 weeks.
Kybella produces noticeable slimming in two-to-four weeks.
To achieve optimal outcomes, most individuals require a series of treatments for both fat-busting procedures.
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