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Which is Better? SculpSure vs. CoolSculpting for Non-Invasive Fat Reduction

By: Austin-Weston


With non-surgical procedures on the rise, it’s only logical to start analyzing and questioning the acclaimed ‘latest’ and ‘greatest’ treatments that seem to be popping up daily.

At the top of the list for non-surgical body contouring procedures are SculpSure and CoolSculpting. Both are clever names, with an alluring appeal to their thinning effects, but what are the differentiators and getting to the bottom line, which is better?

Continue reading for a comparison of CoolSculpting and SculpSure to see if these non-surgical body sculpting treatments are right for you.

The Lowdown

Regarding non-surgical fat loss options, CoolSculpting and SculpSure are all the rage when it comes to non-invasive body contouring treatments on the market. Both treatments have countless endorsements by medical professionals for being non-invasive alternatives and proven technique for safely removing fat.

A simple Google search is evidence that when it comes to comparing the two, the jury is still out. So rather than spending hours sorting through the emotional encounters and complaints against one or the other, we’re offering the insights from the perspective of a plastic surgeon. Continue reading for an unbiased comparison of CoolSculpting and SculpSure, omitting all emotion and personal grudges that come with your Google results.

SculpSure is the only laser machine certified by the FDA to eliminate fat. CoolSculpting works differently by sucking fat and skin into a pocket, absorbing cold air to freeze and destroy the fat. SculpSure, on the other hand, has been tested and results show a 24% decrease in fat thickness.


While CoolSculpting utilizes cold temperature, SculpSure uses a laser technique using heat to eliminate unwanted fat. The heat created by the laser emulsifies to melt the fat cells. As the temperature increases, the body will begin to reduce the fat naturally. In addition to removing unwanted fat, the heat produced by the lasers stimulates collagen and elastin production in the treatment areas. Promoting youthful tissue growth, eliminating fat but and making the treated body area healthier than it was before. SculpSure can address four areas at once, with each treatment lasting approximately 25 minutes. With SculpSure, a single 25-minute session can target multiple areas, for results you can see and feel. SculpSure is considered the newest and hottest trend in non-invasive lipolysis treatments. According to Cynosure (the makers of SculpSure), results are noticeably visible at six weeks, with optimal results at 12 weeks.


The CoolSculpting process involves the use of a device that freezes fat cells without damaging other tissues. Once fat cells are completely frozen, they will crystallize and die, eventually being removed by the body naturally. The process of CoolSculpting targets one body area per treatment, taking approximately 1 hour per treatment and 2-4 sessions required per target area to fully maximize results. CoolSculpting has been around for over a decade and is an industry favorite with countless reviews and testimonials from satisfied patients.

Both SculpSure and CoolSculpting are the newest and hottest options on the market for non-surgical body contouring. Because of this, it's difficult finding cosmetic surgery practices offering these treatments, with a vast majority who are late to the game and jumping on board with all the hype. At the Austin-Weston Center, we offer SculpSure along with a variety of other cutting-edge procedure options for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements. To learn more about procedure options, call (703) 893-6168 to schedule a consultation.

Additional Resources:

  • Pain Meter: Does SculpSure or CoolSculpting Hurt More?
  • CoolSculpting vs. Liposuction | Let’s Compare
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