When there are so many ads touting the newest and latest non-invasive cosmetic surgery options for smoothing out your body, it is easy to get confused by them. Which is best for you? What are the differences between them? What are the similarities? We understand the confusion and the frustration you must feel when you're looking to choose a specific procedure. If you are trying to decide between Cool Sculpting and the Venus Freeze methods of non-invasive body contouring, here is some of the things you'll want to know.
Cool Sculpting, or cryolipolysis, takes fat cells to just above freezing, to kill them slowly and then have the body naturally remove them from the system. These fat cells are ones that usually aren't responsive to diet and exercise, so removing them in this fashion is great for the body. If you are in good shape and just have stubborn fat areas on you, this is a great procedure to have. Spot fat is suctioned for about an hour into the device, where the tissue is cooled. Keep in mind the external portion of the skin is not harmed or frozen in anyway. There are ice crystals forming in the fat cells during this procedure, which kills the cells, and then gets either absorbed or removed from the body through the next two months. If you want the fat removed and not just shrank, this is the procedure you are looking for. Areas that are typically done with the Cool Sculpting technique include the love handles, hips, bra line, mid-back, and the tummy area. It is non-invasive.
The Venus Freeze method makes it seem that the fat cells are frozen and removed, however it doesn't use cold temperatures at all. Ironically, the Venus Freeze technique employs radio frequency waves to heat up the cells. It heats the tissues in the body, without heating or harming the skin. There is about a ten to fifteen minute time period where the tissues are up to 41 degrees C, with this heat stimulating the collagen. This tightens up the skin and helps with loose, sagging skin. It can be used anywhere on the body where there is skin laxity to help tighten and tone. Areas that are typically done with the Venus Freeze include the neck, face, thighs, arms, and tummy area. It is
Combining Venus Freeze with CoolSculpting
You are able to combine these two treatments if there are areas best suited for one technique over the other. The great thing about non-invasive techniques is that they can be combined in a spot treatment where one section has one type of technique and the other sections of the body has the other technique.
Should you be considering CoolSculpting or other body shaping techniques that are not invasive and have a great recovery aspect, talk with Dr. Delgado about which is best for your goals. Always keep in mind that results can vary and the treatment is no replacement for good healthy lifestyle choices. Contact Dr. Delgado today 415 898 4161 or email.