Are you interested in getting a body contouring procedure done such as Velashape or Coolsculpting? Wonder what the differences are between the two procedures? Here are the similarities and differences of getting a Velashape vs. a Coolsculpting procedure.
The Procedures: Velashape vs. Coolsculpting
When it comes to the way that the body is contoured the two procedures operate in opposite ways. In coolsculpting cold temperatures are used to freeze fat and destroy fat cells. Velashape on the other hand uses intense infrared rays to work on the fat just below the surface of the skin.
Both procedures are non invasive and require little to no downtime. Coolsculpting however, can lead to a few side effects such as:
Velashape on the other hand is a laser based treatment and therefore doesn’t have any after effects on the body from the procedure.
Results of Velashape vs. Coolsculpting
Depending on what type of results you are looking for one procedure may be more beneficial for you than the other.
Velashape is body contouring treatment that uses intense infrared rays to target fat below the skin. It is not a replacement for weight loss but it does contour the body and eliminate mass, giving your body a thinner appearance. The treatment also targets cellulite. So as your body is being contoured the skin is also being worked on below the surface resulting in smooth and well-toned skin.
Coolsculpting is a body contouring treatment that uses the cellular response to cold on the body to break down fat tissues. The process of getting coolsculpting causes the fat cells to die overtime and be filtered out of the body as waste. Coolsculpting reduces fat in the targeted area leading a tighter and leaner look of the treated area.
Both procedures are non-invasive.
Areas to get Velashape vs. Coolsculpting
Velashape can be done on the following parts of the body:
Coolsculpting can be done on the following parts of the body:
- upper and lower abdomen
- inner and outer thighs
- flanks (or love handles)
- chin area (or double chin)
- bra and back fat
- underneath the buttocks (or banana roll)
Frequency of Treatment
Velashape takes four to six treatments on average for best results. All treatments are spaced one week apart for cellulite reduction and four to six weeks apart for body tightening.
The amount of treatments you will need for Coolsculpting depends on the area and a complimentary consultation would be the best way to get a better idea of how many treatments you will need.