Unlike our Endermologie treatments, CoolSculpting does not target your cellulite or work to even out your curves. This procedure focuses solely on the excess fat on your body by using a device which pulls fat between two cooling panels, and proceeds to freeze them at -10 degrees Fahrenheit. The machine directly freezes the fat cells under the skin, and the dead fat cells are then processed through your body’s lymphatic system over several months. Generally, CoolSculpting is recommended for people who are looking to reduce fat that has become resistant to diet and exercise.
Because only fat cells are targeted, there is no long-term risk for patients. However, there are several side effects which can last up to a week, depending on treatment area: temporary bruising, redness, numbness, and tenderness. These effects are temporary, but may repeat with every treatment received. CoolSculpting treatments must be scheduled for each individual area to be targeted, and will typically require 4-6 sessions. While CoolSculpting is great for losing fat and as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, it will not have any impact on cellulite as it doesn’t affect your skin tissue. This means that you may lose weight, but you may also still see remaining cellulite dimples where the fat once was.
Both Endermologie and CoolSculpting are non-invasive alternatives to liposuction, which are low-risk and have minimal side effects. However, they are more different than they are similar. Endermologie focuses on reducing cellulite and letting you keep your beautiful curves, while CoolSculpting focuses solely on fat pockets in the body. Thankfully, neither requires any sort of anesthesia, and there is no risk of infection because of the non-invasive nature of both treatments.