Trusculpt vs CoolSculpting: Which Body Contouring Treatment is Best?

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Body Contouring treatments are becoming all the rave, and for good reason. Non-invasive treatments like TruSculpt and CoolSculpting are among the most popular treatments available in the industry.

In this article, we will discuss why so many people use non-invasive body contouring to achieve their goals, when body contouring is the best choice for you, the differences between the two most popular treatments, and more!

Why are Non-Surgical Body Treatments Becoming So Popular?

Why the rise in popularity of non-surgical body treatments? First, there are non-invasive and entirely non-surgical. This means you can completely change your physique without needles, knives, scalpels, or a difficult recovery time. For example, body contouring treatments like TruSculpt iD and CoolSculpting both involve minimal downtime afterward. When you compare that to the downtime after invasive cosmetic surgery, it’s easy to see why so many people prefer to customize their contours without surgery.

Another popular allure for these treatments? They are much cheaper than cosmetic surgery! You’re not just paying for the procedure when you get cosmetic plastic surgery like liposuction. There are some hefty fees associated with invasive surgeries. These fees include the procedure, the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, hospital stay (if needed), and other medical expenses that add up afterward. Trusculpt iD and CoolSculpting allow people to contour their bodies, change their physique, reduce fat cells, and look fantastic without paying steep medical bills.

Body Contouring Treatments at a Glance

See the Differences CoolSculpting TruSculpt iD
FDA-cleared Yes Yes
Treatment times 30-60 Minutes 15 Minutes
% Fat Reduction 20%-25% 24%-32%
Temperature -0C 45C
Treatments Needed 3 1
Skin Tightening No Yes
Areas per Treatment 2 2
Downtime Minimal None
Treat BMI Over 30 No Yes

What’s so Cool about CoolSculpting?

So, what is so cool about CoolSculpting? This popular fat reduction treatment uses advanced cooling technology to break down fat cells. During treatments, the technician places a proprietary applicator over your treatment area. Once the machine activates, a calibrated cooling penetrates the skin, targeting subcutaneous fat cells deep below.

Unlike liposuction, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and non-surgical fat reduction method. In fact, it is known as an excellent liposuction alternative. CoolSculpting allows you to customize your body contours by targeting the most problematic areas. For example, if you struggle to lose weight in your lower stomach, as most everyone does, you can receive a CoolSculpting treatment plan devoted to your midsection! As a result, you’ll notice gradual, natural-looking fat loss as the weeks go by, all without ever undergoing surgery or a complicated post-op recovery.

How Will I Feel During CoolSculpting Cooling Cycles?

During cooling cycles with CoolSculpting, patients may feel sensations of hard pulling, tugging, or pinching. Also, the extreme cold causes a sort of tingling sensation that eventually goes numb the longer the treatment goes on. Afterward, the technician massages the treatment area, which some people describe as being uncomfortable. Post-procedure, many people experience mild swelling or bruising in the treatment area. These effects go away on their own within time.

How Effective is CoolSculpting?*

CoolSculpting is only available for patients who meet the correct requirements. CoolSculpting effectively reduces fat cells by 20%-25%, on average, for those who qualify. Most people see optimal CoolSculpt results within 2 to 3 months after their cycles. Your body naturally removes the dead fat cells, resulting in natural fat loss. As always, results will vary.*

How is TruSculpt iD Body Contouring Different?

TruSculpt iD is one of the newest body sculpting treatments. It uses powerful “Monopolar Radio Frequency Hyperthermia.” Unlike CoolSculpting, this technology effectively melts away fat cells. It targets popular treatment areas like the stomach, love handles, back, and thighs. The technology passes through the skin, effectively penetrating and eliminating fat cells. Afterward, you experience natural fat loss, much like CoolSculpting.

How Will I Feel During a TruSculpt iD Treatment?

TruSculpt treatments are very different from CoolSculpt treatments. This is because CoolSculpting uses cold temperatures, and TruSculpt uses heat. Some people describe the TruSculpt iD treatment as being almost like a heated massage or a hot stone massage. It uses RF technology, so the skin of the treatment area always maintains a comfortable temperature. Afterward, people may experience mild redness in the treatment area. However, there is no bruising, scarring, or moderate pain.

How Effective is TruSculpt iD?*

TruSculpt iD is clinically proven to work on all body types and any area. The results are long-lasting fat reduction. In addition, there is no downtime. TruSculpt iD patients see an average of 24% reduction in fat after just one 15-minute treatment. The results of the first session are usually visible after 6-8 weeks, with the maximum results appearing over 12 weeks as the body naturally removes the fat cells. As always, results will vary.*

Are There Benefits of TruSculpt over CoolSculpting?

What are the biggest differences? First, TruSculpt iD reduces more fat at an impressive 24%-32% fat reduction. Another big difference? The Radiofrequency energy helps tighten and firm the skin during treatments, so you experience optimal fat reduction and get firmer, more toned-looking skin after each treatment! For many people, loose skin is a big concern after fat loss. Luckily, it is not a concern with the new TruSculpt iD.

How Do I Know Which Body Contouring is Right for Me?

The best way to determine which body contouring treatment is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with a provider. The right provider will be able to evaluate your body, listen to your aesthetic concerns, and then align a treatment plan with not just your body shape goals but also your budget.

When you schedule a consultation with the experts at SKINNEY Medspa, our team helps determine which treatment is best for you: CoolSculpting Elite or TruSculpt iD. We are proud to offer both state-of-the-art body contouring treatments in our luxury NYC medical spa. During your consult, you can discuss your specific goals and outcomes with our knowledgeable staff. Next, they determine which treatment is right for you, your body, your goals, and your budget!

Experience CoolSculpting AND TruSculpt iD at Skinney Medspa

SKINNEY Medspa is proud to offer TruSculpt iD AND the newest fat-freezing treatment CoolSculpting Elite to our amazing NYC clients. Call us now at (212) 754-6639 to schedule your consultation and discover which popular body contouring treatment is best for you.

TruSculpt iD FAQs

Side effects of TruSculpt iD can include mild redness, sweating, and tenderness in the treatment area. Usually, these side effects go away on their own within a few hours of the treatment.

No, once those fat cells are removed from the body, they do not return. And since adults do not grow fat cells, the results are permanent as long as you maintain weight. It is possible to gain weight in surrounding areas and obscure your TruSculpt iD results.

The heat of TruSculpt eliminates the fat cells. Once those fat cells die, they process out of the body through the lymphatic system as a form of waste.

Most people see TruSculpt results within 48 hours of their first treatment. It is comon to notice immediate results after the first treatment, but most people don’t see full results until after 2 or 3 treatments.

CoolSculpting FAQs

Yes, CoolSculpting works! It is worth the money for people looking to target their fat reduction. It is not an overall weight loss tool, but it is perfect for anyone struggling with isolated pockets of fat in areas like the lower stomach.

Since CoolSculpting is entirely non-invasive and non-surgical, there is minimal to no downtime afterward. Most people resume their daily routine immediately following the treatment without missing anything.

It is believed that patients who exercise and eat well after cooling cycles see better results over a period. Although this is not required, you will see fat reduction no matter what; it is believed to help encourage better results.

Your diet should consist of mostly healthy foods. These foods include lean protein, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains.

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