Coolsculpting – Know The Differences
Inmode’s BodyFX laser contouring treatment is a new, safe, state-of-the-art, long-lasting, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. Making use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure, the BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract to tighten the skin and melt fat cells over time. Safe to use on all parts of the body with stubborn fat reserves, BodyFX melts fat cells and can provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.
For best results, BodyFX treatments should be undertaken weekly over an eight week period. There is no downtime for BodyFX. During treatment you may expect a warming of the skin that is the equivalent to the sensation of a deep tissue massage. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment.
TechnologyDestroys fat cells via radio frequency and heat. Fat cells disappear safely through apoptosis. Radio frequency creates heat deep in the skin to tighten it up. Radio frequency and heat melts fat cells slowly over time.
TechnologyCold based technology cools the fat cells to just above freezing causing crystallization. Fat cells disappears slowly over time.
CareHands on and physician operated during the entire treatment. Allows for safety, flexibility, and communication during treatment. Doctor and patient are a team during the procedure.
CarePatient left unattended once machine is set up and patient is undergoing treatment. A paging system automatically alerts staff of any device or patient issues that need attention.
CelluliteMay improve the appearance of cellulite. Reduces dimpled skin, may address loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas
CelluliteZELTIQ does not recommend the CoolSculpting procedure for cellulite at this time.
ResultsBest results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure. Fat cells may continue to melt away even after 6 months.
ResultsBest results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure.
Treatments PeriodsA series of 8 treatments within a 4-8 week period is recommended for best results. Second and third areas of treatment are discounted. Maintenance sessions are recommended 2-3 times annually post treatment to achieve optimal results.
Treatments PeriodsOne or two treatments required on each applicator area. Priced by the number of applicators utilized per treatment. Additional procedures may be administered two to four months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.
Treatment Times15-30 minutes per area. Up to three or four areas may be treated on the same day.
Treatment Times1 hour per site being treated. Up to three or four sites may be treated on the same day.
ExperienceYou may feel warm massage vacuum pressure during the procedure
ExperienceYou may feel pressure and intense cold during the procedure
Side EffectsPatients will notice some redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside within a few hours. The warmth is equivalent to the sensation that felt after a deep tissue massage. Regular activities can be resumed immediately.
Patients will experience mild bruising; It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen for up to 1 month. Patient may experience temporary blanching of the skin or redness. The treated area often feels sore when touched for 2-7 days and may feel a temporary dulling or numbness in the treated area for 2-6 weeks. Potential complications with freezing include skin damage, ulceration or scarring; prolonged or severe pain; abrupt fat layer changes, including “step-off” changes, a visible step like depression due to treatment induced unevenness of fat under the skin; and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, the development of new fat deposits instead of fat being melted away.