Body Shaping 101 – Laser Lipo vs. CoolSculpting® AT DERMACARE SAN DIEGO

Published: April 24, 2024
Category: CoolSculpting

When it comes to contouring the body into its perfect shape, traditional fat-loss methods like dieting and exercise can be challenging and not always enough to achieve desired results. While they are efficient at burning or reducing fat in general, they do little against the stubborn pockets of fat on the body. This is where body contouring procedures come in, as they target specific areas.

There are plenty of treatment options, but the most popular ones are laser liposuction and CoolSculpting®. Both procedures use different technologies to reduce fat and are minimally invasive, but the results can still differ. In this blog, readers can learn more about CoolSculpting® and laser liposuction to help make the right decision.

What Is Laser Liposuction?

As the name suggests, laser liposuction is a type of procedure that uses both liposuction cannulas and lasers to reduce body fat. Very small incisions are made in the skin to slip the cannulas through, and the laser is used to destroy the fat cells. Once that is done, the cannula pulls the bulk of the damaged fat, offering immediate body-slimming results. 

As the power of the laser continues to work under the skin, this procedure can bring several benefits. Aside from the fat reduction process, the laser also helps tighten the skin, offering a well-put-together contour. While there is some downtime to expect, it is much lower compared to traditional liposuction as the laser closes the blood vessels before they can bleed. This reduces complications, bruising, and swelling.

What Is CoolSculpting®? 

For those looking for a less invasive procedure, CoolSculpting® is generally the preferred choice. Unlike laser lipo, which relies on heat to destroy fat, CoolSculpting® uses cryolipolysis, a freezing process. It brings little to no pain, not only because it does not involve incisions but also because the cold numbs the area. 

Once the fat cells are frozen and damaged, the body will take care of the rest and flush them through your lymphatic system. The result is slower and gradual but can reduce up to 25 percent of fat in the target area. It’s a great option if you have smaller, stubborn fat patches that you want to address.  

How to Choose Between the Two Options

Both CoolSculpting® and liposuction can help reduce fat from targeted body areas, resulting in a sculpted contour. However, considering their differences, it’s important to determine the goals before settling on the treatment.

For the most part, CoolSculpting® is recommended for patients who don’t want to go through downtime and only need to remove a small amount of unwanted fat. They should also be willing to complete a more extended treatment course to obtain the desired results. Laser liposuction, on the other hand, is mainly recommended for those who want quicker results and have more fat to eliminate. A consultation with our providers will usually determine which option is best.

Take Advantage of Dermacare Offers!

Both laser liposuction and CoolSculpting® address one body area at a time. For instance, a cycle of CoolSculpting® could only address one flank, whereas larger areas might require more cycles. Depending on the specific goals, one cycle or treatment might not be enough for satisfactory body contouring. Good things often come in bigger packages. 

Luckily, April brings some convenient specials at Dermacare. By buying four cycles of CoolSculpting®, clients can get the next four for free, which could offer even more results! Patients opting for laser liposuction could also get $500 off the price if they treat two or more areas with the procedure. This way, perfect results can be obtained with a lower strain on the budget.

Get Your Body Sculpting Treatment Now!

Both CoolSculpting® and laser liposuction are effective at targeting stubborn fat. However, each has its strong points and effects, which means a carefully considered decision must be made. Contact Dermacare Medical Aesthetics for an appointment once you have made your choice!

For more information about laser liposuction and CoolSculpting®, contact Dermacare Medical Aesthetics at 858-230-8040. We have practices in San Diego, Carlsbad, and San Juan Capistrano, where we can welcome you for an appointment. You could also fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you shortly.