The addition of newest generation of applicators known as Advantage and Advantage Plus was a game changer for CoolSculpting comfort levels. Not only have treatment times been shortened to only 35 to 45 minutes, but comfort during and after the treatment is remarkably improved. All of Skinpossible’s staff who have experienced both CoolSculpting and SculpSure have unanimously agreed that CoolSculpting hurts less than SculpSure. I should point out that both treatments are usually well tolerated and have little or no downtime. Skinpossible offers both SculpSure and CoolSculpting so we will cover all of this information with you at the time of your Consultation.
An ideal candidate is a person who is close to their ideal body weight with a stubborn pocket of fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. If you are within 20 to 30 pounds of ideal bodyweight you are probably a good candidate for the treatment of localized areas of fat. Visceral fat (deep fat lying underneath the abdominal muscle) cannot be treated with either Coolsculpting or Sculp-Sure. Neither of these treatments is indicated for weight-loss but even an obese person could potentially be a candidate for some small areas of localized fat that may be bothersome to them. It is important to have realistic expectations and recognize that all body contouring procedures (including plastic surgery) are not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle.
In order to do a proper assessment, our consultant will need to see and touch the areas of fat to be treated. This is necessary to determine the liability of the adipose tissue and other factors that would affect your treatment plan. Only after seeing you personally can we make qualified recommendations as to which treatment to suggest and which cooling device to use or configuration to arrange. For those living in other cities, we can attempt to estimate your treatment plan by emailed photos over a telephone consultation, but a proper assessment will be required prior to commencing treatment. In this case, if your decision to proceed, a deposit will be taken and your treatment can be scheduled immediately following your clinical assessment. This assessment could change the treatment plan and in the event, you are not a candidate your deposit will be refunded subject to a charge of $50 per hour for the room time reserved to do your treatment.
Who is not a candidate for CoolSculpting or SculpSure?
An ideal candidate is a person who is close to their ideal body weight with a stubborn pocket of fat that does not respond to diet or exercise. If you are within 20 to 30 pounds of ideal bodyweight you are probably a good candidate for the treatment of localized areas of fat. Visceral fat (deep fat lying underneath the abdominal muscle) cannot be treated with either Coolsculpting or Sculp-Sure. Neither of these treatments is indicated for weight-loss but even an obese person could potentially be a candidate for some small areas of localized fat that may be bothersome to them. It is important to have realistic expectations and recognize that all body contouring procedures (including plastic surgery) are not an alternative to a healthy lifestyle
With SculpSure the second round can be performed 6 weeks after the first round of treatments. A second round may be recommended for CoolSculpting for those who wish to debulk. In this case, we can repeat the treatment after as little as 4 weeks. Additional rounds of either CoolSculpting or SculpSure can be performed for anyone wishing to see a further reduction after seeing the results from the first round of treatment(s).
Yes, if you only have one small pocket of localized fat we can definitely treat it with one of the numerous body-contouring options we have available. If you have several areas where you could benefit from treatment, we do encourage treatment to transformation so as to avoid being underwhelmed or disappointed.
Because we have three CoolSculpting machines and a SculpSure laser, technically four (or more) That would be rare and somewhat awkward unless you have the flexibility of Gumby. We have found that we can usually treat two areas with Coolsculpting easily and we do this every day. Now, with the addition of SculpSure, we can also offer CoolSculpting and SculpSure in the same treatment plan.
Absolutely! If this is what will work best for you, this is what we will recommend. In fact, since we have both technologies side-by-side in the same treatment room we can perform SculpSure and CoolSculpting simultaneously! Ultimately the choice of technology will be yours.
The clinical study that was done comparing the efficacy of the two treatments did evidence slightly greater fat reduction from SculpSure, but the Coolsculpting treatments that were part of that trial did not include post-treatment massage. Clinical trials prove that the two-minute post-treatment massage that immediately follows the removal of the cooling device increases the efficacy of Coolsculpting by up to 60%. With the inclusion of the massage, which is a standard part of all CoolSculpting treatments at Skinpossible, the efficacy of Coolsculpting surpasses that of Sculpsure.
Since it’s introduction in 2009, CoolSculpting has continued to evolve. Prior to the introduction of the newest generation of cooling devices, a CoolSculpting cycle took between 60 and 75 minutes. The newer devices have shorted treatment time to 35 to 45 minutes. Treatments are also more comfortable with the new devices and post-treatment recovery is much easier. Not all CoolSculpting providers have invested in the newest upgrades. Skinpossible has had them as long as they have been available.
At times SculpSure is a better option. When other clinics only offer SculpSure and do not offer CoolSculpting, SculpSure could be their only recommendation under all circumstances. Perhaps they have not read the clinical evidence or do not otherwise have all the facts to be fully informed on the pros and cons of both.
Because the SculpSure applicators are small (about the size of a business card) and can be arranged in various configurations to form diverse shapes, small areas of fat can be treated and people who do not have enough fat to be a candidate for CoolSculpting could be a candidate for SculpSure. Another reason why some people are not a candidate for Coolsculpting could be due to the shape or location of the localized fat they wish to have treated. Occasionally we have had to refuse treatment with CoolSculpting because we assess a risk of what we call indents (a sharp transition at the edge of the treatment area.) Because SculpSure tapers the temperature gradient, the fat reduction effect extends beyond the edge of the applicator. In such cases, the addition of SculpSure to our menu of services allows us to have greater versatility in body-contouring and treat people we might otherwise turn away.