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Treatment Spotlight – Body Sculpting with Cooltech Fat Freezing

Using CoolTech fat freezing, you can improve your body’s contours while also flattening or reducing stubborn pockets of fat on your body. Cocoon medical was responsible for its development in Europe. Fat freezing works by crystallising fat cells in the treated area, resulting in a permanent reduction in the number of fat cells in that area. So, what exactly is this fat freezing machine, and how does a fat freezing treatment look?

Who is a good candidate for Cooltech?

Cooltech is suitable for anyone who has visible fat on their body and wishes to have it reduced.

  • Pregnancy is a contraindication.
  • Cooltech is not recommended for anyone sensitive to or who suffers from a disorder associated with intolerance to freezing temperatures.
  • Cellulite reduction is not possible with this treatment.

Our dermal therapists will determine your suitability for the procedure during a complimentary consultation.

The Cooltech Procedure

The number and frequency of treatments and downtime, sensations, and aftercare are all specified in the treatment specifications.

  • Each treatment lasts approximately 70 minutes.
  • Several sessions can be completed in a single day.
  • The number of treatments required is determined by the size of the affected area and the desired outcome.

Cooltech is a moderately comfortable treatment that requires no downtime and no special aftercare instructions. Following treatment, however, it is recommended that you engage in regular physical activity and consume a nutritious diet.

Cooltech’s Results

Cooltech is capable of delivering up to a 20% reduction in fat loss in the treated area. Consequently, you may notice a smoother and flatter appearance in the area where you are most concerned. Results, on the other hand, are dependent on the individual and cannot be guaranteed.

A series of Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) treatments with a Tesla Former on the muscles in or around the area will aid in the reduction of fat and the development of muscle strength and definition in the treated area. In addition, the combination of treatments can help achieve a more pleasing body shape for the patient.

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Fat Freezing vs Fat Melting | Coolsculpting vs Sculpsure

Fat freezing (Coolsculpting) and fat-melting (Sculpsure) are non-surgical treatments that aim to reduce fat. So how do they stack up? So First, let us go over the comparison: Coolsculpting vs sculpsure. For many decades liposuction provided the only option for aesthetic body contouring until the emergence of non-surgical body sculpting options. Though they are not comparable with liposuction, they have provided a valuable option for people to treat unwanted fat without surgery. The two main non-surgical options are fat freezing (Coolsculpting) and fat-melting (Sculpsure) provide consistent results with no downtime.

Fat Freezing vs Fat Melting | Coolsculpting vs Sculpsure

Fat-freezing was the first non-surgical liposuction alternative, with Coolsculpting, Cooltech and Clatuu being the leading contenders. Later, fat-melting techniques like Vanquish (radiofrequency) and Sculpsure (1060 laser) became popular. However, despite newer methods on the market, fat freezing has remained the most consistent treatment option, with millions of treatments worldwide and significant amounts of research into its action.  So, what are the differences between fat freezing and fat-melting body contouring treatments and how does Coolscupting compare with SculpSure?

Both fat freezing and fat-melting procedures have the same primary purpose: to target and injure the fat cells to reduce the fat in treated areas permanently. Coolscupting was the first fat cooling procedure approved in America in 2011, while SculpSure was approved in 2015. Because fat freezing has been around for longer, many more studies and evidence of its efficacy exist.

Fat Freezing

Fat freezing or cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to reduce body fat. The machine uses an applicator to suck the unwanted fat into a cup, where the fat is cooled down to freezing temperatures. This causes the fat cells to freeze or crystalise, and approximately 25% of the treated fat cells undergo apoptosis (a controlled cell death). The body then mounts a response to break down and clear the treated fat cells through natural metabolic processes.  The term cryolipolysis is now patented by CoolSculpting. However, all fat freezing machines can target many body areas, with tummy, love handles, upper arms and inner thighs being the most popular. Surrounding tissue is protected because fat is more susceptible and freezes at a higher temperature to skin and muscle. In addition, a gel pad (essentially anti-freeze gel) is applied to the skin before the applicator cup is used for added protection.

  • Fat freezing is better for people with essentially normal BMI for spot reduction of unwanted fat.
  • One to three treatments are required.
  • Results develop over 6 – 12 weeks.
  • Treatments take last 30 – 70 minutes per area (depending on the fat freezing machine).
  • Consistently provide around  25% reduction in fat in treated areas.

Fat Freezing Procedure:

During the treatment, aching, cramping, tingling, and tugging are common symptoms of Coolsculpting and Cooltech. However, these sensations fade within 5-10 minutes as the fat freezing process cools and numbs the area.

Fat Freezing Results and Recovery

  • After treatment, there is redness and occasionally bruising. The area is massaged, and this can be pretty uncomfortable.
  • You can return to work immediately after treatment
  • There can be delayed pain response

Fat Freezing Drawbacks

Coolsculpting and Cooltech have some undesirable outcomes. For example, it can cause irregular skin indents if the treatments are not applied correctly.  In addition, there can be a delayed pain response associated with fat freezing (nerve pain), which is very intense and requires pain relief. There is also a rare incidence of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia associated with cryolipolysis (the fat increases in the local area, rather than decreasing).

Fat Melting

Fat melting, as the name implies, uses different types of energy to raise the temperature of the fat to a point where it undergoes apoptosis. The fat cells are then cleared through the same processes as for fat freezing. The first effective treatment used radiofrequency, and these included the BTL Exilis and Vanquish. Another option, the Sculpsure, which uses a 1064 laser, was introduced in 2015. The Sculpsure has continued to improve with later models providing consistent fat reduction results in treated areas. Whereas the Vanquish works with a no-contact radiofrequency field, the Sculpsure is used to spot treat areas of fat. Radiofrequency techniques last up to 12 months, whereas the Sculpsure reports permanent reduction through fat melting. So, we will focus on Sculpsure.

Sculpsure Fat Melting

  • Sculpsure is laser-based and works on men and women of various body types. However, it is still indicated for a BMI less than 30.
  • Treatment time is 25 minutes per area, but multiple areas (1-4) can be treated simultaneously.
  • Multiple treatments are required to achieve a satisfactory reduction in fat.
  • Provides 24% reduction in fat in the area

Sculpsure Procedure

  • The SculpSure uses a device that is wrapped around the treated area like a belt.
  • The 1060 diode laser reaches temperatures between 42-47 degrees Celsius
  • The treatment cycle alternates between heating and cooling to protect the skin
  • During the heating phases, there may be discomfort with sensations of heat or tingling. However, the procedure is generally well tolerated.

Sculpsure Results and Recovery

  • Afterwards, there may be stiffness, soreness and even bruising.
  • Results begin to appear between 6-12 weeks.
  • Because it is a relatively new procedure, research is still ongoing on the effects on the body.

CoolSculpting vs SculpSure: Comparison Summary

The Sculpsure procedure uses a device wrapped around the treated area like a belt to heat and cool the fat. Results begin to appear between 6-12 weeks because it is a relatively new procedure research is still ongoing on the effects on the body. SculpSure sessions are usually 25 minutes long and spaced out by six weeks. Results become visible 6-12 weeks. It is suitable for those who lead a healthy lifestyle and wish to reduce localised fat. Initially, fat-melting may cause swelling and bruising.

Fat freezing or cryolipolysis uses cold temperatures to reduce body fat. This causes the fat cells to freeze or crystalise, and approximately 25% of the treated fat cells undergo apoptosis. Fat freezing machines can target many body areas, with tummy, love handles and inner thighs being the most popular. CoolSculpting requires a more extended session. However, the treatment option has no downtime. Fat freezing is well researched, with the efficacy as well as unexpected outcomes well understood.

Disclosure: At Pearl, we provide fat freezing Brisbane using the Cooltech machine. Though we have tried to be balanced, this represents a conflict of interest.

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Coolsculpting vs Emsculpt

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are both non-invasive body contouring devices. But that is where the similarity ends. Coolsculpting uses fat freezing to reduce pockets of unwanted fat.  Whereas, Emsculpt uses rapid muscle contractions to build or sculpt muscle. So think defined abs or butt lift; however, it does have some localised fat reducing properties.

There are other effective non-surgical body sculpting devices available using the same technology:

  • Fat freezing with Cooltech and Clattuu
  • Muscle contractions with  TeslaFormer.

There are alternative technologies for body sculpting, such as radiofrequency, fat heating, fat dissolving injections and surgical liposuction. Emsculpting and Coolsculpt work best if you have a normal BMI. Neither is meant for weight control. So what are the differences between the two?

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt Technology? 

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt have a similar aim, i.e. body sculpting. However, the mode of action is very different.

  • Coolsculpting uses cryolipolysis or fat freezing for spot reduction of fat resistant to diet and exercise.
  • In contrast, Emsculpt uses high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to induce 10 – 20,0000 muscle contractions in one session. So it is like doing an intense workout and provides muscle sculpting. In addition, it can help with fat reduction as long as you maintain a low sugar diet while getting treatment. So once available sugar is used, it will turn to fat burning.
  • Coolsculpting uses a handpiece to suck fat into a cup, taken to a low temperature. The aim is to induce fat cell death for the permanent reduction of fat. The released fat is then eliminated from your body.
  • Emsculpt, on the other hand, delivers HIFEM via a handpiece strapped over the muscle you wish to condition. Tne focused magnetic stimulation causes rapid, repeated muscle contraction. Think of thousands of sit-ups in a single 30-minute session.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt Comfort Level 

Both Coolsculpt and Emsculpting cause some discomfort during the treatment. However, Emsculpting is much less with an initial period of unease as your muscles get used to the intensity of contractions.

Coolsculpting does cause discomfort at the start and end of the treatment.

  • Firstly when the fat is initially sucked into the cup, it can feel like an intense pulling.
  • However, once the temperature is lowered, the area is numb, and there is no discomfort experienced.
  • Secondly, when the handpiece is removed and the fat popsicle is massaged, more intense pain can be felt as the blood returns to the area and warms up.

Length of Treatment CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt 

Coolsculpt and Emsculpting have very different treatment recommendations.

  • Coolsculpting takes an hour to treat an area.
  • Emsculpt is a 30-minute treatment.
  • With Coolscupting, the procedure is repeated at 8 -12 weeks for further reduction of fat. Optimally most people require 2-3 treatments for reduction.
  • In comparison, the Emsculpt is recommended as a minimum of 4 performed every three days for optimal results. So with the Emsculpt, you are best to make sure you have dedicated time set aside over a fortnight for optimal results.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt Results 

Although both Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are body contouring treatments, Coolsculpting focuses on spot fat reduction, and Emsculpt focuses on muscle toning, with some little fat reducing benefits.

  • Coolsculpting claims to produce a permanent reduction in fat in the treated area (because the freezing induces apoptosis).
  • In contrast, the Emsculpt results need to be repeated once every 12 weeks to 6 months.

If you want to treat yourself, combining Coolsculpting and Emsculpt treatments should give superior results for abs. Firstly reducing the fat with Coolsculpting, then building definition with the Emsculpt.

What Areas Can Be Treated Coolsculpting vs Emsculpt

We can apply Coolsculpting and Emsculpt to multiple body areas.

  • Emsculpt is primarily used for ab sculpting and non-surgical butt lift; however, we can also apply it to the top of thighs, arms or calves.
  • Coolsculpting can be used for the tummy, chin, arms, bra fat, love handles, inner & outer thighs, knees, banana roll, back fat, i.e. most body areas have unwanted fat.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt For Cellulite?

Neither technology is indicated for cellulite, though both may have some side benefits to help reduce the fat, increase blood supply and provide some side benefits of skin tightening. For cellulite treatment, you are best to look toward Cellulaze or fat reducing injections such as Lipodissolve.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt Side Effects?

While both Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are,non-invasive both have possible side effects.

  • CoolSculpting side effects include pain, bruising, sensitivity or numbness, lumpiness in treated areas. In addition, if too much fat is removed from one site, divots result. The flip side is paradoxical hyperplasia (PAH). Where, instead of fat reducing in the treated area, it increases.
  • Emsculpt can also give muscular pain in the treated area. (like you have completed a good workout).

The Ideal Candidate for CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt? 

The ideal candidate for both cool sculpting and Emsculpt is someone who has a BMI of 25 or less.  If you have a higher BMI, then treatments like liposuction or BTL Vanquish provide superior treatment. You can also consider weight control. We recommend a naturopathic approach to weight control and focussing on an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet.

Cooltech vs FMS Sculpting

We have chosen the alternative technologies for fat freezing and magnetic muscle stimulation because we can deliver these at an affordable price on the market.

  • We use Cooltech for fat freezing and FMS Sculpting with Teslaformer for magnetic stimulation of muscle contractions.

Our complete offering for body sculpting and tightening include Cooltech fat freezing, Tesla former, Lipodissolve, laser for stretch mark treatment & Lipodissolve injections for cellulite.  Our naturopath also has a particular interest in weight management.

Other Non-Surgical Body Sculpting Techniques.

There are several non-invasive and liposuction methods that can be used as alternatives for body sculpting. Some of these have entirely different technology, whereas some other options act via the same process.

  • Fat heating technologies such as Vanquish and Trusculpt (which use radiofrequency)
  • Warmsculpting with Sculpsure, ultrasound or physical removal such as liposuction.
  • Fat-dissolving injections can also reduce chin fat and be used off label across many body areas.
  • Other fat freezing includes Clattuu and Cooltech. Both are established and provide consistent results.

Other muscle contraction devices include Telslaformer. Teslaformer uses focused magnetic stimulation to induce muscle contraction. Originally it was introduced as a device for medical purposes and found full acceptance for muscle rehabilitation. It is used to treat various muscular pains, as well as stress incontinence. However, in the aesthetic market, Tesla provides muscle building for body sculpting.


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