CoolSculpting vs VelaShape: What’s the Difference?
The battle of the bulge has produced a ton of fad diets that promise to deliver results but, in the end, don’t lead to permanent weight loss and DEFINITELY don’t lead to permanent fat loss. This type of diet often looks like this: either extreme restriction or popping diet pills multiple times a day or replacing mealtime with a liquid. Generally speaking, with fad diets, a few months down the road, the weight piles back on and it’s back to square one. Familiar situation, right? That’s because fad diets lead to failure for everyone.
This is the cyclical trap so many find themselves in until they discover the option of noninvasive, nonsurgical fat removal. These treatments are an effective, FDA approved way to reduce unwanted fat that is diet and exercise resistant. And the best part is, they remove fat permanently. Once the fat is gone it’s gone forever; it doesn’t grow back.
In this article we’ll discuss two treatments that are similar but different. The first one is CoolSculpting, a noninvasive fat reduction treatment that blasts fat with the use of cool temperatures. The other is VelaShape, a noninvasive cellulite reduction method that smoothes and minimizes the appearance of cellulite.
Basics of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved procedure for the nonsurgical, noninvasive reduction of fat. The technology, developed by Harvard scientists, uses targeted cooling to blast stubborn fat cells. Once the cool temperature hits the fat cells, they die in a process known as cryolipolysis. The dead fat cells are naturally excreted from the body over time. This procedure is permanent. Once those fat cells are removed they are gone forever and they don’t grow back
CoolSculpting is based on the recognition that fat freezes at a lower temperature than other parts of the body. In other words, none of the other cells or tissues in the body are hurt from this process.
This is what happens during a treatment: A provider uses a special applicator to target a specific fat area on the body and deliver targeted cooling. Some other procedures on the market can only target one specific zone on the body or maybe two, but not CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting is able to blast fat in a variety of places. Popular CoolSculpting areas include the chin, love handles, arms, and back.
Basics of VelaShape
As we said above, CoolSculpting takes fat out of the equation with the use of cool temperatures. On the other hand, VelaShape uses warm temperatures to deliver bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy and infrared light to a targeted fat zone. Once the fat pocket is targeted it is massaged and suctioned in an effort to loosen up the cellulite and sculpt the area where cellulite exists. The technology works by warming the fat and the tissue beneath. New collagen is stimulated by this process, and, at the same time, the fibers beneath the skin that cause cellulite to appear become relaxed and smooth. The birth of new collagen causes the fat cells to become minimized and the end result is less cellulite and a smoother, more toned appearance.
CoolSculpting vs VelaShape: What’s the difference?
CoolSculpting and VelaShape have a lot in common. The root of their commonality is the fact that both of these body contouring procedures are FDA approved, noninvasive and nonsurgical, providing clients with clinically-proven results without the use of surgery. At the same time, there are some points that make these treatments different. Let’s discuss those below:
- Technology – These procedures use different technologies to achieve similar but different results. CoolSculpting targets fat with cool temperatures in order to freeze fat cells, while VelaShape uses warmer temperatures by combining bipolar RF energy with infrared light plus the use of suction and massage technology to minimize fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Results – CoolSculpting targets fat zones and eliminates body fat, while VelaShape only concentrates on areas covered in lumpy cellulite.
- How long it lasts – CoolSculpting removes stubborn fat permanently. Once the fat cells die off and leave the body they don’t grow back. VelaShape is not permanent, the solution is temporary and the cellulite eventually reappears.
CoolSculpting vs VelaShape: More Information.
People always ask how long results last and if they’re permanent. Let’s get to the point: CoolSculpting lasts forever. Once the stubborn fat is gone it’s gone for good and it doesn’t grow back.
Now you might be wondering where the fat goes once it dies. This is a great question. With CoolSculpting, the fat is naturally excreted from the body over a period of time by utilizing the body’s lymphatic system. It doesn’t happen in seconds or even overnight. It’s a process that occurs gradually in the weeks after treatment. The time frame is different for everyone but it may take up to three months. Eating healthy and exercise can speed up the process and can improve the chances of keeping weight off in the future. This is different from liposuction, which is a surgical, invasive method for fat removal. With liposuction the fat is removed right away – it’s taken out through a cannula and disposed of by hospital staff.
Now, let’s talk about VelaShape, which is a temporary treatment for the removal of cellulite. If you’re thinking about going for a VelaShape session this is important to keep in mind. It’s not a permanent solution for treating cellulite, but instead a technology that greatly improves the appearance of dimpled, cellulite-ridden areas of the body. Another important thing to keep in mind is that it takes a few sessions to see results. In fact, on average, VelaShape users report needing about four sessions to achieve the results they desire.
CoolSculpting vs VelaShape: Overall
Both of these methods are excellent at getting rid of stubborn fat. CoolSculpting targets fat in different zones on the body, while VelaShape targets and eliminates cellulite. Overall these are excellent fat removal methods, but we think CoolSculpting is better because it can target different fat pockets, not just fat pockets with cellulite.
Why choose CoolSculpting?
We believe CoolSculpting is the way to go and that’s because at PeakBody, 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.