Comparing CoolSculpting to Liposonix
Liposonix is the only modern fat reduction system which uses sound, in this case very high frequency ultrasound, to damage fat cells. Also, like many of the treatments mentioned above, it promotes the production of collagen for a mild-moderate tightening effect. Liposonix has many limitations, however, and is generally regarded as being more difficult to work with than comparable fat reduction devices.
For optimal results there must be at least one inch of “pinchable” fat beneath the skin. It’s also only effective on the abdomen and nowhere else, making it the least versatile of the widely used fat removal devices used today, especially when compared to CoolSculpting and Sculpsure.
Liposonix also has a reputation for being much less comfortable (and often outright painful) than systems like CoolSculpting. Patients are usually prescribed narcotic medications such as Vicodin or OxyContin to provide pain control during and after treatment.
What it does do it does well, however. In many thousands of cases it’s helped patients reduce their waistline by around 1. Even so, most industry veterans prefer other systems with fewer notable drawbacks.
CoolSculpting vs. truSculpt
Building on Venus Freeze’s success, truSculpt is the other fat reduction system which uses Radiofrequency (RF) energy. Like its predecessor it destroys fat cells by rapidly heating fat cells to very high temperatures for very short periods of time. Then, exactly as with CoolSculpting, these degraded fat cells are removed from the body by the immune system in 1-3 month’s time,
While it’s classified as a fat reduction device it’s capable of boosting collagen production in loose, sagging skin to provide a tightening effect. This understandably makes it popular with women who have just given birth. The handpiece used to deliver treatment is also smaller than that of other modern fat reduction systems, allowing it to treat awkward areas which don’t offer a relatively flat surface area such as the arms and shoulders. These are areas which CoolSculpting can’t easily access since it’s suction device can’t get a good grip.
truSculpt is regarded by clinicians across the country as an extremely versatile fat reduction therapy. In the minds of many it picked up where Venus Freeze left off, efffecively combining fat reduction and Radiofrequency skin tightening.