CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting treatment time: The procedure can be performed on various areas. Usually, it lasts 35 minutes to 3 hours.

CoolSculpting down time / recovery period: CoolSculpting is primarily cosmetic and because of that there is minimal recovery time. Patients will be able to go about their normal activities right after the procedure.

When will I see CoolSculpting results? Some patients may notice results within three weeks, some results are reached after two or three months, results will vary.

Average # of treatment needed per area: Treatment amount varies per area. Typically, one to three treatments.

Patient experience during treatment: Patient may experience sensation of cold and pinching feeling for the first 5 or so minutes before the area goes numb.

CoolSculpting side effects: Potential CoolSculpting side effects include mild tingling, swelling, bruising, skin redness.

Cost: The average cost is between $2,000 to $4,000 USD per each session. The smaller the treatment area, the lower the cost. This is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s usually not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Many providers offer patient financing plans. The price will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic office location. Ask your provider for more details.

CoolSculpting uses freezing temperatures to numb the area. Cold temperatures freeze and break down fat cells. The freezing temperatures do not damage other important cells as it does to the fatty cells. There is no damage to the skin from the freezing temperatures.

SculpSure is a laser based treatment. The procedure uses a heat laser belt that utilizes specific wavelengths to heat & eliminate fat cells. The heat only targets the fatty cells and does not harm other tissues. The procedure is non-surgical and only used for cosmetic body procedures. If you are sensitive to cold used by CoolSculpting then SculpSure might be a suitable alternative.

SculpSure

SculpSure treatment time: SculpSure takes on average of 25 minutes to complete. Treatment time will vary by area.

SculpSure down time / recovery period: Patients will experience little downtime and will be able to continue their day to day activities.

When will I see SculpSure results? SculpSure takes around 12 weeks to begin seeing results. The dead fatty cells from the procedure will begin to flush out of your system.

Average # of treatment needed per area: 1 to 3 treatments are typically needed. More or less treatments will be determined by target area.

Patient experience during treatment: Sensation of warmth and pinching.

SculpSure side effects: Potential SculpSure side effects include stiffness, swelling, soreness & bruising.

Cost: The average cost is approximately $1500 USD. This is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s usually not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Many providers offer patient financing plans. The price will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic office location. Ask your provider for more details.

Zerona

Zerona treatment time: The treatment is approximately 40 minutes.

Zerona down time / recovery period: Patients will experience little to none recovery time and will be able to continue their day to day activities.

When will I see Zerona results? Approximately 2 weeks time.

Average # of treatment needed per area: 6 treatments are needed. Treatments are completed in the span of a week.

Patient experience during treatment: Zerona’s cold laser technology makes it one of the most comfortable fat reduction treatments available. While Zerona is FDA approved, this approval is for non-invasive body contouring and not for fat reduction.

Zerona side effects: Potential Zerona side effects are rare.

Costs: The average cost is approximately $1500 to $1800 USD. This is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s usually not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Many providers offer patient financing plans. The price will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic office location. Ask your provider for more details.

Zerona utilizes cold laser treatment, LLLT (low level laser technology). The laser disrupts the membrane of fatty cells in the body. This membrane disruption, called a transitory pore, is the result of low-level laser stimulation (LLLT). In turn, this prevents the formation of a transitory pore that causes the fatty material to build up and form.

Vanquish essentially heats fat cells to death, using radiofrequency. This unique mechanism can target larger areas of the body compared to other non-invasive fat reduction treatments. Vanquish is similar to other fat reductions treatments like lipo-suction, Venus Freeze, TruSculpt, or UltraShape that also utilizes radio frequency and/or ultrasonic energy to deliver thermal manipulation to fat cells.

Vanquish

Vanquish treatment Time: One session is about 45 minutes.

Vanquish down time / recovery period: Patients will experience little to no downtime and will be able to continue their day to day activities.

When will I see Vanquish results? After 5-6 weeks. Some patients experience results after their 4th session.

Average # of treatment needed per area: One session per week, for 4-5 weeks. Approximately 4-8 sessions are typically needed.

Patient experience during treatment: Patients will feel a warming sensation in the targeted area.

Vanquish side effects: Vanquish has few side effects that include lumps and tenderness in the treated area.

Cost: The average cost is approximately $500 to 800 USD per session. This is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s usually not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Many providers offer patient financing plans. The price will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic office location. Ask your provider for more details.

Laser Lipo

Laser Lipo treatment time: On average 1 targeted area needs 20 to 45 minutes to finish the procedure. If more than one area is being targeted, the procedure time will vary.

Laser Lipo down time / recovery period: Longer recovery time. After the procedure is completed, a day or two of rest may be needed

When will I see Laser Lipo results? Swelling might occur after the procedure. After swelling has subsided, patients will begin to see results within 1 to 3 months.

Average # of treatment needed per area: 1 treatment

Patient experience during treatment: Localized anesthesia is used to make the targeted area pain free.

Laser Lipo side effects: Laser Lipo has few side effects such as bruising, tenderness. Less common side effects include scarring, infection, irritation.

Cost: The average cost is approximately $2000 to $5000 USD. This is a cosmetic procedure, so it’s usually not covered by insurance. However, financing options are available. Many providers offer patient financing plans. The price will be based on the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the procedure, the type of procedure used, the time and effort the treatment requires, as well as geographic office location. Ask your provider for more details.

Laser Lipolysis uses heat from fiber-optic lasers at various wavelengths to shrink and melt fat cells. The heat from the laser penetrates your fat cells, causing the fat cells to shrink and release the stored fatty acid. Your body then proceeds to flush the dead fat cells from your body over the course of several weeks.