Laser Lipo v Cryolipolysis
Many people are conscious of their bodies. It is even a recommended practice to take care of our bodies to not only look good but also avoid health issues arising from unhealthy bodies. Some of the recommended practices may include regular exercises or adapting healthy dietary practices. However, there are times when these methods do not seem to work especially in problem areas where fat accumulates. In this case, the ideal solution is contouring the body. The two most common options are Laser Lipo and cryo lipolysis. Each of these methods has its strengths and weaknesses.
Cryolipolysis also referred to as coolsculpting, is an innovative and non-invasive fat-reduction procedure. It received FDA approval in 2010. It uses a precisely controlled cooling procedure that targets and kills fat cells underneath the skin. By freezing the cells to the point of elimination, the damaged cells are then expelled from the body using its metabolic process. Some of the areas where this procedure can be done include the back, abdomen and love handles.
An advantage of this procedure is that it uses special in-built sensors, which automatically shut down if they get any signal that the skin is getting too cold. It is ideal for patients who are within 10 to 20 pounds of their ideal body weight. It has the potential to reduce fat cells by up to 20-25% in the treatment areas. The fats are eliminated naturally so that they do not move to other areas.
The Laser Lipo procedure, also referred to as Smart Lipo or laser-assisted lipolysis, uses a laser machine to heat and destroy fat cells. The destroyed fat cells release an oily substance, which is then sucked out using liposuction instruments. This procedure involves incisions, and can sometimes be painful and bruising. Numbing injections will usually be administered to the patient to dull the pain. While it produces good results, the damaged cells may take some months to leave the body. This procedure is suitable for patients who want to remove excess fat in mild or moderate amounts.
Comparison between the two methods
While both fat removal treatments are non-invasive, Laser Lipo is more painful. When comparing both fat removal technologies, Cryolipolysis does better when it comes to removing large fat deposits. If you can feel a handful of fat on your skin, this is a better option to consider. On the other hand, if your skin is tight and you can only pinch an inch that cannot be sucked into the Cryolipolysis applicator, you are better off considering a Laser Lipo procedure. This is because it only deals with surface toning of the skin.
Regarding pricing, Cryolipolysis is less expensive. This is because it takes 4 to 6 weeks, while Laser Lipo takes from 3 up to 6 months. Cryolipolysis moderately reduces fat by about 20-25%, while Laser Lipo offers a more aggressive approach and complete fat reduction. However, Cryolipolysis has few risks associated with it.
Which is better?
If you want a straightforward, inexpensive and less risky procedure with moderate results, then you should consider Cryolipolysis. However, to achieve the results of a Laser Lipo procedure, multiple treatments may be required. However, it is important to consider that both procedures are not a substitute for healthy eating habits or exercises. Also, they do not protect against weight gain, because while they reduce fat cells, the remaining fat cells can increase in size. Also, they have their limits, especially of a patient has loose skin, which may cause the deflated bulge to end up hanging.