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Difference Between Hot Sculpting and CoolSculpting Questions and Answers

If you are looking for a non-invasive procedure to get rid of body fat then contact Rejuvenate MD in Richmond, VA, we offer coolsculpting and our professionals are experienced in this procedure. To know the difference between coolsculpting and HotSculpting, please read below. For more information, please call us or request an appointment online.

Hot Sculpting vs CoolSculpting Near Me in Richmond,VA
Hot Sculpting vs CoolSculpting Near Me in Richmond,VA

If you are considering a non-invasive body contouring procedure to help you get rid of stubborn fat, you are likely looking for the treatment option that best suits your needs and goals.  CoolSculpting® and hot sculpting are two of the most common procedures used to eliminate unwanted fat and transform common trouble spots, and because they are both non-invasive this is all achieved without the need for incisions or anesthesia and neither involve downtime for the patient following treatment.

Although both procedures destroy fat cells and re-contour the body, there are differences – most notably that one uses heat and the other uses cold.

How does Hot Sculpting work?

Hot Sculpting – otherwise known as SculpSure – is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses hyperthermic lasers to eliminate unwanted fat and tighten skin. During a Hot Sculpting treatment, a special applicator with four paddles is held to the area to be treated – abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, or chin – in order to selectively heat and destroy subcutaneous fat cells. The warming sensation is coupled with a cooling effect to help the patient feel comfortable and maintain safety. The destroyed fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body during the coming weeks and months via the lymphatic system, and patients will start to see visible slimming and toning effects after around four weeks or so. Each Hot Sculpting treatment takes 25 minutes, and patients are able to return to their normal daily activities immediately afterwards.

How does CoolSculpting® work?

CoolSculpting® is another non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses extreme cold to eliminate the unwanted fat. During a CoolSculpting® procedure, a curved applicator is used to draw in fatty tissue between two cooling plates.  These special applicators are left in place for around an hour (depending on the area(s) to be treated) and the area is cooled to near freezing temperatures, killing the fat cells inside.  Patients may feel a tugging, pinching or pulling sensation when the device is applied, and some have reported discomfort with the cold temperatures until the area is numbed and the sensation subsides. As with Hot Sculpting, the frozen fat cells are broken down and eliminated from the body through the body’s natural detoxification channels.  Each treatment takes approximately an hour and patients are able to resume their normal routines straight afterwards.

What are the benefits of Hot Sculpting and CoolSculpting?

Both Hot Sculpting and CoolSculpting® treatments have very similar benefits:

  • They are non-invasive with little to no downtime
  • There’s no surgery, incisions, injections or sutures
  • There’s minimal to no pain – there is some minor discomfort associated with CoolSculpting® (pulling, tugging, pinching, and numbness) but these are brief and short-lived.
  • They destroy the fat cells beneath the surface of the skin which are then eliminated naturally
  • Cleared by the FDA
  • Recognized as safer alternatives to liposuction and other surgical procedures.
  • They can treat several different areas of the body
  • Less costly than surgical alternatives

Since the benefits from Hot Sculpting and CoolSculpting® are comparable, the patient will have to decide which option will best suit their needs and personal goals.

What fat reduction treatment is offered at Rejuvenate MD?

At Rejuvenate MD we are pleased to provide CoolSculpting® as an option to those of our patients who are wanting to rid themselves of stubborn love handles or other troublesome areas.  If you would like to know more about how CoolSculpting® can help you on your way to a more contoured look, contact us today!  Please book your appointment with us through our website or call us. We serve patients from Richmond VA, Glen Allen VA, Mechanicsville VA, Midlothian VA, Goochland VA, Chesterfield VA, Powhatan VA, Fredericksburg VA, Williamsburg VA, and Charlottesville, VA.