Difference Between HotSculpting vs CoolSculpting

Difference Between HotSculpting vs CoolSculpting

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Difference Between HotSculpting vs CoolSculpting Near Me in Portage, MI
Difference Between HotSculpting vs CoolSculpting Near Me in Portage, MI

Losing weight is one of the most common health goals, and the abundance of diets, programs and weight loss treatments reflects just how commonplace this desire is. Over the past few years, the weight loss industry has seen many remarkable treatments come to market, including CoolSculpting and HotSculpting. These two treatments both deliver incredible results, yet how they achieve these results is vastly different.

What is the difference between HotSculpting and CoolSculpting?

The main differences between CoolSculpting and HotSculpting include the methods of the procedure, the time it takes to perform the procedure, the areas they can treat, how the treatments feel, and any downtime involved.

  • CoolSculpting ‘freezes’ fat away through cryolipolysis, whereas HotSculpting uses heat to destroy the fat cells through a process known as thermolipolysis.
  • While fat cells cannot survive if they are frozen, the opposite is also true; they cannot survive high temperatures. In both treatments, the body naturally removes the dead cells over time. 
  • Depending on what part of the body is being targeted, and the goal of the treatment, CoolSculpting takes 30 minutes to several hours per session, whereas HotSculpting takes about 15 minutes for each area; this time can add up if more than one area is being treated in a single session.
  • A HotSculpting procedure is able to reach a wider area faster than CoolSculpting; however, it can also take multiple treatments in order to achieve the desired results.
  • CoolSculpting feels like a cold sensation on the treated area, whereas HotSculpting, unsurprisingly, has a warm sensation.

CoolSculpting can treat the following areas:

  • Belly (upper and lower abdomen)
  • Waist and hip
  • Upper arm
  • Back
  • Chest (such as for ‘man breasts’)
  • Bra bulges (upper sides of female breasts)
  • Front, outer, and inner thigh
  • Buttocks
  • Chin (submental fullness, or a double chin)

Areas that HotSculpting can treat include:

  • Belly (upper and lower abdomen)
  • Cellulite on the butt and hips
  • Waist and hips (front, back and sides)
  • Upper arms
  • Breasts (bra bulges)
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Chin (submental fullness, or a double chin)

Which is better, CoolSculpting or HotSculpting?

While each method of fat removal has its benefits, a combination of the two can help patients achieve the best results. However, if left with a single choice, the major differences between the two include:

  • CoolSculpting can treat many areas of the body where fat is soft, and skin is easily pinched. HotSculpting treats areas of ‘hard’ fat. 
  • HotSculpting has the advantage of being able to treat a wider surface area in less time and it can also prevent sagging after the fat is eliminated by tightening the surrounding skin.
  • Both treatments have about the same efficacy rate and can eliminate up to 25% of fat in one treatment. Both take about 3 months to see results, with similar rates of removal from the body.
  • Neither treatment is invasive, nor do they come with downtime or a recovery period.

While the differences listed above can influence a patient’s decision to go with either or, an experienced practitioner should make their recommendations based on a number of factors such as body type, type of fat, area being targeted, medical conditions, and patients goals.

Do you offer HotSculpting and CoolSculpting at your clinic?

We offer CoolSculpting, however we do not currently offer HotSculpting. Our clinicians are experienced providers of CoolSculpting and can help you target those stubborn areas of fat with this proven method.

Our medical professionals are dedicated to helping you achieve your desired fat-loss goals with proven treatments like CoolSculpting. Call us today to book an appointment for CoolSculpting, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 3000 Old Centre Road, Portage, MI 49024. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Portage MI, Kalamazoo MI, Milwood MI, and Vicksburg MI.