What’s the difference: Cryolipolysis vs CoolSculpting

Getting rid of unwanted body fat is easier now than ever. There are many blubber busting technologies that exist nowadays and claim to do the job without surgery and with little downtime. But do these treatments work? 

One trusted source of non-invasive fat busting over the years has been CoolSculpting, a technology that uses cold temperatures to kill fat. While researching CoolSculpting and which fat blasting technology is best for you and your personal goals, you may have hit a snag when it comes to figuring out the differences between Cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting – but we’ve got that figured out for you. In this article we’ll explain what CoolSculpting and Cryolipolysis are and how they compare to one another. If you’ve been wondering how these two compare, just keep reading for a better explanation. 

How are CoolSculpting & Cryolipolysis similar? 

This is really a trick question. Similarities between these two procedures don’t really come into play – neither do differences. It all comes down to a name. That’s right, the difference between Cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting is in the brand name. Cryolipolysis is one name and CoolSculpting is another – and that’s really the big distinction. CoolSculpting is considered to have the gold standard in name recognition. CoolSculpting is a name that people love, trust and seek out when looking to do a non-surgical body sculpting procedure. The truth is, both of these procedures offer non-surgical, non-invasive bulge blasting technology that will help you get the body you’ve always desired. 

Let’s talk more about the distinctions between these two procedures. Cryolipolysis is another name for CoolSculpting – it’s actually the technical term for using cold to freeze and kill fat.  Other names for CoolSculpting are cold body sculpting, cool body sculpting or cryoshaping. 

What’s in a name? 

If you are alive in the world today, you probably already understand that brand identity is of the utmost importance. Think of Dr Pepper vs Dr Thunder – we know those two brands are pretty much the same. There’s pretty much the same exact thing in a can of Dr Pepper and a can of Dr Thunder – but Dr Pepper is more recognizable, more trusted, and for many, even in a blind test, better tasting. CoolSculpting is a brand that has truly earned its worldwide recognition as a trusted treatment for non-invasive fat busting technology – and that recognition came from years and years of performing treatments and happy patients. 

Like Band-Aid, Chapstick, or Kleenex, CoolSculpting is a brand that is all about freezing fat. In fact, CoolSculpting trademarked fat freezing technology as a concept to reduce fat. And just like the examples above, CoolSculpting is a common household name. CoolSculpting is the brand name – not the name of the procedure, a lot of people get this fact confused. 

How are CoolSculpting and Cryolipolysis different? 

Again, CoolSculpting is the brand name for the cryolipolysis procedure, which uses cold to kill fat. There are really no similarities or differences between the two, only that one is generic and the other, CoolSculpting, is the trademarked original. 

Being the original, trademarked technology, CoolSculpting is FDA approved to treat multiple areas on the body, ever since its first clearance came in 2009. Allergan, that parent company of CoolSculpting, is also the owner of the cryolipolysis patent. 

The bottom line is, CoolSculpting is a brand name, world recognized for its excellence in providing body sculpting technology to those who have diet and exercise resistant fat. CoolSculpting is a tool – but the important thing to remember is, it’s how you use the tools you’re given that really counts. Let’s think of chefs as an example. Every chef gets the same ingredients, though some chefs have higher quality ingredients. It’s how the chef pairs the ingredients and cooks them in an oven or on the stove that really counts. It’s the talent of the provider. Yes, some things matter like the quality of the ingredients and the quality of the kitchen they’re cooking in, but it also comes down to the sheer talent of the chef. 

In other words, filet mignon comes up differently for every chef that cooks it. 

When talking about CoolSculpting, you’ll want to be sure that the practice and professional you decide to invest in is well-practiced, certified, qualified and will give you the best possible results. There should be absolutely no cutting corners when it comes to a procedure like this. You want the best possible results from the start, and therefore, you want to work with a professional who knows the technology inside and out. 

Why choose CoolSculpting? 

We feel the best choice between CoolSculpting and its generic counterpart, Cryolipolysis, is CoolSculpting and that’s because at PeakBody CoolSculpting, CoolSculpting is all we do. We believe in the technology we provide because we’ve seen the results first hand – and not only the results of our clients; so many of our technicians and staff members have personally undergone CoolSculpting procedures. We think this fact puts us in a unique position to offer advice and insight on a treatment we know in and out. 

For many of our clients, the decision to CoolSculpt is the first decision they make toward a happier, healthier and more productive them. And we hope that you decide to take the CoolSculpting journey with us. At PeakBody, we go beyond being a “good” CoolSculpting center – we are great. We are the best at what we do. Our goal is to give you the body transformation you desire while at the same time pampering you and providing you with an unparalleled experience you’ll always remember. 

Call us for a consultation and we’ll walk you through the steps of creating your personalized treatment plan. Every step of the way we’ll treat you with professionalism, care and respect  – and we wouldn’t have it any other way. At PeakBody, we transform lives one fat cell at a time.

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