Body contouring treatments have rapidly become the method of choice for most people who are looking to achieve their ideal body and fitness goals, and for good reason. Not only do these procedures allow you to go about your normal activities, but they have almost zero recovery time (or in some cases, no recovery period or recovery process at all), can help you get smoother skin, and allow precise fat removal without affecting the surrounding tissue and muscle. VelaShape and CoolSculpting in particular are two cosmetic procedures that have gotten a lot of attention.
So what's the difference between VelaShape and CoolSculpting? While both procedures are targeted to help you experience a fat reduction, the exact method varies depending on the procedure. VelaShape uses a mixture of techniques and technologies to warm the fat layer and tissues, while CoolSculpting freezes fat cells so the body flushes them out naturally. Not only do these procedures differ on how they work on the pockets of fat that you have, but they also come with other effects that you may want to consider during your treatment session.
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VelaShape uses a mixture of bipolar radiofrequency energy, deep tissue massage, infrared light, and mild suction or vacuum suction to warm your fat layer and your tissues. This increases collagen production, shrinks fat, and helps shape your body and skin to be tighter, firmer, and smoother in appearance.
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of using VelaShape is how it can also reduce the appearance of cellulite. Because there's a mixture of different treatments used on your skin, it can work on fat cells and connective tissue alike, which can improve skin elasticity while promoting cellulite reduction.
The increase in temperature via radiofrequency energy boosts the production of collagen far more effectively compared to topical applications since the technique used in VelaShape treatments penetrates the surface of the skin. Overall, it's an excellent all-around solution if you're looking for fat reduction procedures that can also double as cellulite treatments.
CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis, which uses cold temperatures to target and destroy fat cells from the inside. These fat cells are then removed by the body's normal waste removal processes over a few months, which offer a semi-permanent fat reduction solution to the patient.
The biggest benefit of using CoolSculpting is that it works great to remove large pockets of fat that don't seem to budge with a normal diet, exercise, and other weight loss treatments. In many cases, these fat bulges typically respond better to fat reduction techniques rather than other methods like traditional liposuction, since they don't leave behind any skin laxity after the sessions are done.
CoolSculpting is a great choice if you're looking for an easy yet effective way of precisely sculpting away stubborn fat from your treatment areas. A CoolSculpting treatment plan is simple and doesn't require a lot of effort from the patient. If you find the right provider, they may even have access to specific CoolSculpting applicators that can drastically improve your results.
So which is the better treatment between the two? This can be difficult to figure out for someone who's never gone through fat reduction treatments before. However, these two questions (alongside a long and thorough consultation with your cosmetic provider) should help you make a decision.
For all the efficacy of CoolSculpting treatments, the most common criticism that patients have of its effects is that they can sometimes take too long to show up. On average, CoolSculpting treatments need a few weeks to a few months before you can see visible results in the treated area. However, this is offset by lasting extremely long, since the fat cells themselves are removed and don't grow back - unless you drastically gain weight again.
In contrast, the fat shrinking from VelaShape treatments means that you're more likely to see your results within a few weeks after your first treatments. The different techniques used in a VelaShape procedure mean that you'll be able to see some improvements with the appearance of your cellulite, though keep in mind that you will need repeat treatments to maintain your results.
While both VelaShape and CoolSculpting treatments work well to improve loose skin and remove fat, each treatment does one thing better than the other. Overall, VelaShape is great for general improvements to your skin, while CoolSculpting works better for removing fat in general. You can technically get both treatments, but keep in mind that your provider will have the final say on whether or not that's advisable.
VelaShape and CoolSculpting treatments share a lot of benefits for a patient since they're both non-invasive methods to remove fat. While the specific differences can affect your decision as to the results that you want to get, these two treatments don't differ much in their post-procedure aftercare, requirements from their patients, and even the skin type or skin tone that works best.
Both VelaShape and CoolSculpting can drastically improve a patient's skin and reduce fat in the treated area, but the additional benefits of either procedure can make them more appealing to certain people. Since they're non-invasive treatments that don't harm the surrounding muscles or tissues to remove the fat and improve the skin, it's really up to the patient and their provider to settle a consultation on which one works best for the results that they want to see.
If you want to benefit from the latest technology used to remove fat deposits and other body contouring procedures, check for available treatment sessions at NJ Center For CoolSculpting today. Call us at (908) 273 - 5400 to book an appointment now.
Up to 25% Fat Reduction With CoolSculpting: Treat Yourself Today!
"The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting
"It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."