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Non-invasive fat reduction procedures have been growing in popularity in recent years. Two of the leading treatments for fat reduction are Coolsculpting and Liposonix. Although they both offer fat reduction through a non-invasive procedure that utilizes the body’s natural processes to eliminate fat cells, they differ greatly in how they work. Those seeking effective fat freezing in Los Angeles, may wish to consult with Our Doctor to determine if they are candidates for CoolSculpting. Preferred by Our Doctor as a fat reduction procedure, Coolsculpting in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica can help you achieve the body you desire.
Both Coolsculpting and Liposonix destroy fat cells, which are subsequently eliminated by the body; however, only Coolsculpting is able to selectively target fat cells for destruction. Fat freezes at temperatures around 53°F, whereas skin and muscle tissue freeze at 32°F. In this way, the Coolsculpting process is able to destroy only fat cells. Conversely, Liposonix uses heat generated by high frequency ultrasound waves to destroy fat cells. This energy is not selective and will damage any tissue it is aimed at. Although this does not cause permanent damage, it does result in a certain amount of pain for the patient. Coolsculpting, on the other hand, typically causes no more than a few moments of discomfort during the first few minutes of the cooling process. Liposonix can be used on areas of the body where Coolsculpting cannot – this is because the Coolsculpting applicator needs a larger amount of fat to hold onto in order to be effective. During the treatment, the targeted area will be gently lifted into the applicator and be held between the two cooling panels. While the areas where it can be used are generally limited to the abdomen, love handles, and back, it is able to effectively treat each of these large areas in one pain-free session.
The pain caused by Liposonix requires many patients to take painkillers beforehand to reduce pain during treatment. As such, many patients cannot return to work the same day as their treatment. With Coolsculpting, you will be able to return to normal activities immediately. You may experience some numbness or tingling as your skin returns to its normal temperature, and some patients report redness and minor bruising; however, these side effects are typically minor and do not hinder normal activity. On average, Coolsculpting is able to reduce fat in the targeted areas by 20% after just one session, which may last from 2 to 3 hours. The fat cells are permanently destroyed and removed during the treatment, so the results will remain as long as the patient maintains a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Thanks to the ease and minimal discomfort associated with Coolsculpting, many people prefer Coolsculpting to Liposonix. Cool sculpting continues to grow in popularity as more and more people discover the proven effectiveness of this procedure. If you’re interested in fat freezing in Brentwood, be sure to contact one of our offices today. We are conveniently located in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.