Nonsurgical fat reduction is all the rage this year because of the 2 major players on the market, CoolSculpting and now Liposonix. What’s the difference between the two?
CoolSculpting reduces fat by freezing the fat cells. It uses a vacuum to pull skin and fat between two cooling plates that carefully control the temperature to a point that injures the fat cells. On average, a 25% reduction in fat layer thickness is seen in that area after a 1 hour treatment. It requires that the treatment area has some flexibility so the cooling plates have access to the fat cells.
Liposonix uses ultrasound energy to injure fat cells in a precise manner. The focused ultrasound beams can zap the cells and a consistent layer of fat is reduced (not a percentage of the fat). It does not require the skin to be flexible.
Both procedures have no significant downtime and the best results are usually seen in about 8-12 weeks. They don’t quite compare with liposuction for body shaping, but the results are dramatic and without any surgery.
To learn more about Liposonix, call us to schedule a one-on-one, free consultation.