With the recent introduction to body sculpting and body contouring its difficult to understand what procedure to choose? Questions like; What are my options? Is this going to hurt? And of course the big question….How is this going cost? Which will provide weight loss?
In recent years, new non-invasive techniques have been invented to help individuals reduce unwanted fat and loose inches. The growth in these technologies comes from promises of reducing fat cells – within 30 minutes to 1 hour treatments without bruising, scarring or pain. You walk in and walk out of clinic without anyone knowing you had anything done. Body contouring and body sculpting procedures are non-surgical treatments that target and destroy fat cells without surgery. Two of the most popular options are Strawberry Lipo Laser and Coolsculpting. While they are different procedures, they both aim to get rid fat in stubborn areas such as abdomen, arms, thighs, and yes even men suffering from “moobs.”
Strawberry Laser Lipo
Strawberry lipo treatment, is designed to reduce body fat. Unlike some high-level lasers, Strawberry lipo treatment is totally pain-free. It provides results without any pain or downtime associated with traditional liposuction. When the Strawberry Laser Lipo paddles are placed on the skin, the Class2, 3B laser beams penetrates the skin just deep enough to reach the layers of fat (9-13mm). The Strawberry Laser Lipo procedure places laser pads on the body where the fat is being targeted. When the light hits the fat cells, a rapid chain of events takes place.
Think of this as the “fat burning” phase of your workout. First, pores form on the cells causing them to spill out. The water, Glycerol and fatty acids move into the interstitial space beneath the fatty layer in the skin. Then further water, fatty acids and Glycerol spill out. The adipocyte cells reduce in size. This disruption does not affect the neighboring structures such as the skin, blood vessels or nerves. The lymphatic system then removes the fat through the liver and kidneys, where they are processed in the same way as fatty foods, the rest is passed out in the urine. At the same time, the laser stimulates the lymphatic system and helps tighten the tissue and skin.
The primary benefit of a Strawberry Lipo treatment is the loss of inches. However, patients also notice that cellulite appearance improves and their skin appears smoother and tighter after each treatment. This is an all-natural process triggering your body to perform a function that slows down due to lack of exercise and poor diet choices. The whole procedure is done over eight visits and there are no reports of pain or discomfort with Strawberry Laser Lipo. The laser pads don’t leave any marks, burns, or scars like traditional liposuction. However, those with pigmented skin are advised to start at a shorter time during the first few treatments.
Coolsculpting, like Lipo Laser, is a non-invasive procedure that targets and helps remove excess fat on the body. However, Coolsculpting freezes the fat cells in the body so they can be expelled. Coolsculpting a procedure which uses suction to draw areas of fat from the body between two cooling panels. The cooling panels then use a process called Cryolipolysis to freeze the fat cells in the body. During Coolsculpting, the fat cells become crystallized, meaning they die. The treatment can be painful as the cooling begins during the first few minutes; patients’ will feel pressure and intense cold. Patients report, following the procedure, typical side effects including numbness, redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging and pain. Different areas can be treated in one visit so treatment times vary depending on each patient’s requirements.
The results tend to be seen 3 weeks – 2 months after the treatment. After the procedure, it may take around 4–6 months for the fat cells to leave the body. In that time, the area of fat will decrease by an average of 19 percent. The CoolSculpting official website says the average cost is between $2,000 and $4,000 per session. The cost is based on the area of body being treated. The smaller the treatment area, the lower the cost. Treating multiple areas can also increase cost. Other things that factor into the total cost of CoolSculpting treatment include where you live, your provider, and any follow-up appointments you might need. Treatment takes a few hours or less, with no required downtime.
Unlike Strawberry Laser Lipo, Coolsculpting is ideal for targeting large amounts of body fat. In fact, the procedure is somewhat difficult to administer when only a small amount of fat is trying to be removed, because of the suction and freezing process. That generally means that people undergoing Coolsculpting have a considerable amount of excess fat to lose, often in a variety of areas over the body. However with Coolsculpting side effects have been reported along with permanent damage including:
Burns and scars, redness, itching, tenderness and swelling. Possible redness, swelling and bruising as well as temporary numbness could occur post treatment however the scarier side effects can be skin damage, leading to ulceration; prolonged or severe pain; abrupt fat layer changes and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia.
Tingling that can last for weeks
Strange out-of-proportion lumps and bumps that can appear around the hips, thighs, elbows, knees, and shoulders.
Permanent deformity and transition lines along the perimeter of treatment areas.
CoolSculpting tends to work best on small pockets of fat and you could be left with excess sagging skin
Increase in fat cells– this is extremely uncommon but can happen, and unfortunately this result can’t be predict. It has been reported that fat cells move from area to another.
In comparison, with the Strawberry Laser Lipo you spend about ¼ of the time and about 60% less. If you are looking to reach multiple areas its best to invest the $5,000.00 dollars to receive the 50 treatments which can be used on any area and over a period of months to sculpt the ideal image! See Below chart for a side by side comparison.
|Factors||Strawberry Laser Lipo||Cool Sculpting|
|Treatment Time||20 minutes||1 hour|
|Process||Shrinks Fat Cells||Freezes Fat Cells|
|Results||Immediate||1 – 3 months|
|Side Effects||None||Bruising, “Butter Stick” effect|
|Pain||None||Extreme Cold – Numbness|
|Average Cost||$300-500 per body area||$1000+ per body area|
Book a Strawberry Laser Lipo Trial
If you are interested in Strawberry Laser Lipo, Salt on the Rocks offers $99 trials. A trial allows us to assess if you are a good candidate and will have good results! Where else can you “try before you buy”?! Click HERE to book your trial now with one of our specialists.
Salt on the Rocks is located at 2350 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801 and can be reached at 256-429-9160. Our body transformations, including Strawberry Laser Lipo and Thermi treatments are done under the direction of our medical director Dr. Julie Johnson DO and our PA, Kate Lynch PAC.
*The information above is based on reviews from realself.com, the vendor websites for Strawberry Laser Lipo and CoolSculpting, and other public sources. It is subject to change without notice. We do not warrant the accuracy of the information above as prices and reports of side effects are subject to change. You should not rely solely on this information to make a purchase decision. You should research the procedures on your own and make an informed decision based on your own personal research and not on information published here