Does SculpSure or CoolSculpting Hurt More?

Does SculpSure or CoolSculpting Hurt More?

In the spirit of giving patients the most real advice possible, I decided to try SculpSure on myself so I could let patients know exactly what to expect!! The SculpSure machine is a non-invasive fat melting laser that targets pockets of fat areas. Usually it’s used on the abdomen or flanks and is the main competitor to CoolSculpting. I’ve also had CoolSculpt as well. This targets the same problem areas of fat, but does so with a large suction cup that pulls fat into it and then chills the fat to a low temperature.

First off, let me say that SculpSure is a 25 minute treatment, and CoolSculpting is an hour.

I had the lower abdomen treated with both devices, several years apart. My overall impression was that SculpSure hurts less.

That is not to say it’s not painful, but it was bearable more so than CoolSculpting.

I barely made it through a CoolSculpting treatment and it hurt from minute 1 whereas the SculpSure treatment didn’t get painful until about 10 minutes were left in the treatment.

The next-day soreness was slightly more with CoolSculpting but after a few days, both are equivalently sore. I will say my skin hurt more with CoolSculpting whereas it’s the deeper fat that hurts with SculpSure.

According to the literature, both offer same results, but while I only did 1 treatment with CoolSculpting, I am going to try another one in 6 weeks with SculpSure and will publish the after pictures!




Comments(5)

  1. Sandy

    What are the price comparisons? Which gives best result? Same amount of treatments get same results?

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      Christopher Knotts, MD

      Hi there. The prices are very comparable as are the results. There are no good head-to-head studies but each appears to give approximately 25% fat reduction with 2 treatments.

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        Sandy

        Can either of these treatments work on the area we use to call “saddlebags” right under butt on the side of the upper thigh? And if so, price for both?

        Thank you

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          Christopher Knotts, MD

          It would likely be $2000 for 2 treatments 6 weeks apart, but she would need to be seen in consult to know for sure.

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  2. Sandy

    Price comparison, amount of treatments same?? Which gives best results with the least treatments?

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