Laser Lipo vs Coolsculpting
With advancements in medical technology and the ever-expanding world of fat removal, Coolsculpting and laser lipo have become the main alternatives to the more traditional liposuction technique. Both are far less invasive and less likely to result in scarring, infection, and possible organ damage, yet each employs its own unique method.
Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure that is designed to freeze away fat cells and give a smooth, toned appearance to the patient. It is especially effective in the stomach, waist, and buttock areas. The fat cells are frozen and thus killed during the process and the body then processes out the fat over a two-to-eight-week period. The process is rather simple, the physician attaches the applicator to the desired area of the patient’s body and starts the machine. The patient may feel a slight cold and sucking sensation before the area numbs.
The process can take around 30 to 60 minutes and typically has no adverse effect on the patient and thus the patient has no downtime and can return immediately back to their daily lives. Since the fat cells are killed the results of the procedure are permanent if the patient continues proper diet and exercise. Coolsculpting is not for everyone, it is intended for those that have problem spots despite regular exercising and a good diet.
Coolsculpting is not without its drawbacks and some side effects, both minor and extreme. Some of the more common side effects include redness, swelling, bruising and reduced sensation in the treated area. These side effects are common and easily manageable, however, Coolsculpting can have more serious and severe side effects including extreme cases of the more common side effects and bloat along the contact area.
The other popular alternative to traditional liposuction is laser lipo. Laser lipo is a safe, non-invasive procedure that melts away fat with the heat from concentrated lasers. The fat is then naturally processed out of the body through post-treatment exercise. The results from laser lipo are permanent as the fat cells targeted are killed and can no longer store fat. The laser lipo at LightRx is performed with the Venus Bliss Non-Invasive Lipolysis System, a laser lipo system that 90% of patients report comfortable treatment.
The patient may feel a slight warmth, but normally will not experience any other side effects. The process is short and usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. The patient also does not experience any sort of ill effects that would prevent them from returning to normal levels of activity after a treatment, meaning they can return directly to work with no issue. It can be used to target problem areas in the stomach, flanks, thighs, buttocks, and chin.
The process is safe, and effective with patients seeing results as early as the first treatment and every patient seeing results at the end of treatment. In fact, patients can lose up one or two inches off their body size. Some may claim that laser lipo employs a small incision, but at LightRx that is not the case, no incision is made, and all fat works its way out of the body naturally.
Both laser lipo and Coolsculpting have their pros and cons, but laser lipo is the more convenient, effective, and economical choice. Coolsculpting can cost upwards of $4,000 whereas at LightRx the average treatment starts at $99, making it a more affordable option.
Both pricing and the number of treatments will be determined during your free consultation and will depend on your desired weight loss goals and body contour desires. The best way to know exactly what you will be paying is by contacting us by calling 877-721-4547 and scheduling a consultation in one of our offices. These consultations take as little as 30 minutes and are private one on one consultations with the clinic director.