If you’ve ever wanted to look better and feel better about your body, maybe you’ve researched noninvasive, nonsurgical ways to meet your goals. In this article we’re going to explore two noninvasive body contouring treatments, the first is CoolSculpting, a tried and true method for blasting stubborn diet and exercise resistant fat. The second method is a newer treatment called Ultherapy. It tightens and tones specific areas on the face and upper body. Both of these treatments fit under the same overall category of noninvasive contouring but the truth is they are very different. In this article we’ll explore those differences and similarities.
Basics of CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting is an FDA approved treatment that uses controlled cooling to freeze and kill stubborn fat cells. This method is especially good at targeting and killing fat that’s resistant to diet and exercise. That’s why CoolSculpting is so popular. Stubborn fat never seems to go away, even when you eat right and exercise hard – CoolSculpting allows patients to sculpt the body of their dreams despite a patient’s natural fat zones.
The process for killing the fat cells that CoolSculpting utilizes is called cryolipolysis. During a treatment, fat deposits are isolated and then exposed to very cold temperatures, which freezes subcutaneous fat cells, which are the fat cells right underneath the skin. Surrounding skin and tissue isn’t harmed during the treatment. That’s because the Harvard University scientists that discovered CoolSculpting technology realized that fat freezes at a lower temperature than other parts of the body. That’s what makes CoolSculpting work. Once the fat cells are damaged they naturally leave the body over time in a process known as apoptosis, which is simply ‘cell death’. The best part of CoolSculpting is that once those fat cells are killed they’re gone forever – they don’t grow back. CoolSculpting has earned a top spot worldwide as the go-to treatment for those looking to bust fat without the downtown associated with surgery.
Basics of Ultherapy
Ultherapy does not kill stubborn fat cells. Fat destruction is not the point of Ultherapy. Instead, what this treatment does is stimulate collagen under the skin in order to tighten and tone specific areas on the face and upper body. You may have heard it being called a nonsurgical facelift. Ultherapy was approved by the FDA as a non-invasive treatment to help with the improvement of the look of the neck, chin and brow. This procedure can also improve fine lines and wrinkles on the decolletage. It works with the use of ultrasound imaging to tighten, tone and lift these specific areas. Ultherapy treatment delivers energy to precise, targeted locations on the body and then stimulates those areas with collagen in order to tighten and tone. Results improve over time – you don’t walk out of the office with results all at once. Full results can be seen in about 2 to 3 months. Results last up to and over a year.
CoolSculpting vs Ultherapy: Am I a candidate?
CoolSculpting is great for people who have diet and exercise resistant fat – the type of stubborn fat you can pinch. An ideal client is someone who is in good health and physical shape, and is motivated to make positive, lasting changes after their CoolSculpting procedure is done. The best thing about CoolSculpting is that so many different parts of the body can be targeted, so if a patient has one particular problem zone, it can be concentrated on in order to get the desired results.
On the other hand, Ultherapy is for people who have specific areas of the body that they want to tighten and tone. These areas may include the chin area, the chest, the brow or another area. Ultherapy uses microfocused ultrasound in order to produce collagen in those areas. The ideal candidate is going to be someone that is losing or has lost collagen in those specific areas and would like to solve that loss with a noninvasive and nonsurgical treatment. The candidate should have some degree of laxity.
CoolSculpting vs Ultherapy: Overall
When looking at CoolSculpting and Ultherapy to help with your body contouring needs you’re looking at two very different technologies. One reduces stubborn fat by blasting it with cold temperatures. The other tightens and tones different spots on the body with microfouced energy. That said, there are a few other differences between the two, first CoolSculpting has been around for a very long time. CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2010. It’s earned a top spot as the most popular body contouring treatment worldwide by delivering results with treatment after treatment. On the other hand, Ultherapy is a newer technology and less is known about it and its possible side effects. The other difference is that CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA to treat many different areas on the body using different applicators. Ultherapy is approved to tighten and tone specific areas like the upper chest, chin and brows. Ultherapy is affectionately known as a nonsurgical facelift.
CoolSculpting blasts unwanted subcutaneous fat, the fat right underneath the skin that is both jiggly and stubborn. The results are not only long lasting, they last forever! When those stubborn fat deposits are frozen and killed they’re killed forever. Here are some of the other details you should know about CoolSculpting
- This treatment is noninvasive and nonsurgical
- Fat is frozen and killed
- It does not require anesthesia
- Needles and injections are not needed
- There is no long downtime
- Skin around the fat pockets does not get damaged or destroyed
- It’s ideal for many different target zones on the body
Why choose CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting and Ultherapy are very different treatments although they have a lot in common. That said, we think CoolSculpting is the best possible body contouring treatment available. Let us introduce you to PeakBody CoolSculpting, Westchester’s #1 destination for body sculpting, where we perform CoolSculpting treatments all day, everyday, infact, that’s 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.