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Coolsculpting versus Laser Lipo: What’s the Difference?

May 10, 2022

Do you have stubborn fat that doesn’t respond to dieting or exercise? You’re not alone. Many people have pesky problem areas and struggle to lose weight in certain parts of their body, no matter how hard they try. Fortunately, there are many treatment options for those who want to lose those extra pounds without significantly cutting calories or spending hours at the gym. Two of the most popular are coolsculpting and laser liposuction, two very different body contouring treatments that have grown incredibly popular in Austin, as well as the rest of the United States. 

Which body contouring treatment is right for you? Follow along as we take a closer look at the differences between each of these two procedures so that you can determine which is the better option. 

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive, nonsurgical procedure that allegedly removes fat cells from beneath the skin. Approved by the FDA in 2010, it’s an effective cosmetic procedure that’s often used to help people lose weight in their thighs, belly, lower back and sides. 

How Does Coolsculpting Work?

Coolsculpting uses a procedure known as cryolipolysis, in which a roll of fat is placed between two panels that get so cold they freeze—effectively killing your fat cells. It takes about an hour to treat each body part, with larger body parts taking more time than smaller ones. 

Is Coolsculpting Effective?

While some people have had success with Coolsculpting—often reporting noticeable changes after about two weeks—it’s not for everyone. While some people report “visible fat reduction” following the procedure, others report seeing little, if any, effects. Moreover, many clinical studies that have looked into the effectiveness of Coolsculpting and that have claimed that the procedure is effective for weight loss have been funded by manufacturers of Coolsculpting products.

Is Coolsculpting Safe?

As for safety, coolsculpting has many known short-term side-effects, including redness, bruising, stinging, tingling, and sensitivity, and in rare cases, reactions. One such reaction, known as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), can trigger an increase in the volume of fat cells in the treated area—creating a distorted look—which could require additional surgery to fix. 

What is Laser Lipo?

Laser Liposuction—also known as Laser Lipolysis—is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses cold laser technology to shrink fat cells. Easily confused with liposuction—which removes fat by vacuum suction—laser lipo is widely known as an effective way to remove fat in the thighs, lower back, belly and other pesky problem areas. It can also trigger the production of collagen, which can make the skin more taut, without the need for additional surgery.

How Does Laser Lipo Work?

Laser Lipo uses 3B cold laser technology to drain glycerol and water from the fat cell which allows the fat cell to shrink in size. The contents of the fat cell ultimately get drained through the lymphatic system. During each 10-20 minute session, a technician will apply pads equipped with laser diodes directly onto the skin. Once on, the 3B cold lasers shrink fat cells - helping you get rid of stubborn fat. 

Is Laser Lipo Safe?

Laser Lipo is an FDA-approved treatment for weight loss in Austin and widely considered to be a highly safe procedure for people with all skin types. It produces minimal side effects—including zero risk of PAH—and little, if any, post-treatment pain. Furthermore, Laser Lipo can be performed with local anesthesia so that you can be wide awake during the procedure without experiencing discomfort. Finally, with no downtime, you can get up and go, and return to your normal activities, on the same day following your procedure. 

Is Laser Lipo Effective?

Laser Liposuction is known to be incredibly effective for weight loss in Austin. In fact, because it targets fat cells at the source, you can expect to see fat loss immediately after the procedure, with more following within the first week. Clinical results tend to speak for themselves, with many patients losing inches in different parts of the body as well as a noticeable increase in skin tightness. 

At Blue Tree Health, we’re happy to provide Laser Liposuction in Austin, for patients who want the safest, most effective body contouring treatments possible. You can expect to lose up to 6 inches or more with our consecutive Laser Lipo treatments. 

Get Laser Liposuction in Austin

Interested in getting laser lipo for weight loss in Austin? 

Blue Tree Health is proud to offer 3B Cold Laser Lipo in Austin. This state-of-the-art system uses non-invasive “3B cold red lasers” to reduce the size of subcutaneous fat cells without destroying or damaging them, producing absolutely no side effects. FDA-approved to treat a wide-range of body parts, it’s the best way to lose weight in Austin, without diet or exercise. Sign up today to get 2 treatments per week for four weeks (for a total of 8 treatments) at a special discounted rate! 

Not sure if Laser Lipo is right for you? 

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how our Laser Lipo treatments in Austin can help you lose weight quickly and safely. 

Begin Your Weight Loss Journey!

If you’re ready to feel like yourself again, Blue Tree Health can help! We offer comprehensive weight loss programs that are custom-made for you and your goals. On top of that, we also offer body contouring treatments, vitamin shots, and food sensitivity tests. So whether it’s 10 pounds or up to 100 pounds, Blue Tree Health is here to help you lose the weight!