UltraSlim vs. CoolSculpting: Losing the Bulge
People are increasingly turning to non-invasive methods to lose weight. It seems that there is no time for a diet or a rigorous exercise program in this busy world. Although liposuction is still popular, it can be a risky procedure that can cause discomfort, downtime, and even death. Even if someone works out and watches what they eat there are still areas that will not lose fat, no matter how hard they try. These are where technologies like Ultraslim (also known as Photonica) or CoolSculpting come into play. Both of these techniques are based on modern science.
Ultraslim uses red light to eliminate unwanted fat. It was developed decades ago. It is used for treating patients in burn units, pain relief, and smart liposuction. This special red light is used to treat fat loss. It affects the mitochondria of the fat cells. The mitochondria are the “power plants” of the cell’s nucleus. The light causes a temporary opening in the cell’s membrane that allows triglycerides and other types of fat to escape. The liver then processes the fats and excretes them. Within two to three days, the hole will close.
UltraSlim’s red light is not a laser. UltraSlim does not generate a lot of heat, but it works through a photochemical process that is much more powerful than laser light. UltraSlim patients report no side effects or discomfort. Each session takes approximately half an hour.
The fat is released permanently and the skin becomes firmer and more supple. UltraSlim stimulates collagen and elastin production in the body. These two proteins keep skin young and healthy.
UltraSlim patients can immediately see the first results of UltraSlim treatment. In just 32 minutes, most patients will see a reduction in fat around the waist, hips, and thighs of an average of 3.5 inches.
CoolSculpting takes advantage of the fact that fat cells are different from other cells in their response to heat and cold. Cryolipolysis is used to destroy fat cells. The fat cells undergo CoolSculpting at 39 degrees Fahrenheit. The cells will become crystallized and then rupture at that temperature. However, the surrounding cells are not damaged. The body absorbs and then excretes the fat cells that have been damaged. The provider will use a vacuum cup to draw the affected area into an applicator. Once it has cooled, the provider will apply the heat. It is quite painful and takes about one hour.
CoolSculpting has very few side effects. CoolSculpting has very few side effects. Patients may feel some pulling or tightening around the area. It is possible to experience redness, swelling, and bruising at the treatment site. These discomforts will disappear within a few days. After a session, there is no recovery period and patients can return to their normal tasks immediately.
Patients who undergo CoolSculpting will not see their full results until 12 weeks, unlike UltraSlim. Another condition that CoolSculpting can cause is paradoxical adipose Hyperplasia. This condition causes fat cells to grow in the treatment area rather than shrinking. This phenomenon is not understood. Paradoxical adipose Hyperplasia is a side effect that can be cosmetically rather than dangerous. It requires retreatment and/or surgical liposuction to be removed.
The cost is another important distinction between Ultraslim or Coolsculpting. The cost of Ultraslim treatments can vary from $200 to $500 depending on the area. Coolsculpting can be as low as $2000-3000 depending on the treatment area.
Ultraslim is our recommended treatment if you want to lose weight quickly and permanently. It is also affordable and has no side effects. To schedule your complimentary consultation, please contact UltraSlim of Arkansas or 501-443-7507
We are confident you will love your Ultraslim treatment. If you lose less than 2 inches in your waist, hips, and thighs, we won’t charge you!