You diet and exercise, but still can’t sweat away that unsightly stubborn flab. Maybe it’s on your abdomen creating an extra stomach roll or two. Fat loves to buildup along the waistline forming muffin tops and love handles. Even your inner thighs and backside can turn into campgrounds for fat.
Non-surgical fat reduction has come a long way in the past few years. There are two clear technologies that lead the pack, yet both work differently and provide different results.
Here’s what you need to know…
Shrinking vs. Killing
When comparing the Zerona laser with CoolSculpting’s freezing, the biggest difference is in how the fat is reduced in your body. The laser technology uses multiple treatments, every 2-3 days, over the course of a few weeks. The laser “shrinks” fats cells by disrubting the membrane and having the cell contents leak and pass through the body. This creates a slimming effect even though the shrunken cells still remain in the body.
CoolSculpting “kills” the fat cells with controlled freezing. A single thirty-minute treatment can eliminate up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area. The fat cells die naturally over the course of 30-60 days and leave the body. They’re gone and will never return.
FDA Approved and Downtime
Both Zerona and CoolSculpting are FDA approved with zero downtime. Each procedure is relatively pain-free. Zerona requires a dedicated treatment every couple days for up to three weeks to work, where CoolSculpting kills the fat cells and works with a single treatment.
Both procedures recommend continuing a healthy diet afterwards and drinking plenty of water. Many Zerona patients will wear compression clothing to help insure their results, where nothing else is needed after CoolSculpting.
Be sure to ask your physician when deciding which procedure is right for you.