When it comes to non-invasive fat reduction procedures, two of the most popular options are TightSculpting vs. CoolSculpting, but what are the key differences between these treatments?
Everyone’s body is different, which is why even with the right exercise and nutrition, many of us suffer from areas of stubborn fat in areas like the hips, the chin and the arms. It can feel frustrating knowing that you’re doing everything right to maintain a healthy weight, and yet still suffering from pockets of excess fat on your body. However, this is normal and a common problem.
Many people turn to surgical options such as tummy tucks or liposuction to target specific areas on the body. Today, there are much safer and less invasive body contouring treatment options available thanks to the power of laser technology.
You may have heard of options such as TightSculpting vs. CoolSculpting. While there are some similarities between them, they each have their own distinctions and offer varied advantages. Let’s explore these treatments.
TightSculpting is a laser treatment that is used to destroy fat cells while simultaneously tightening the skin in the area treated. The technology combines two different laser wavelengths – Nd:YAG and Er:YAG. The Nd:YAG mode is used to target fat cells, causing them to rupture and gradually be eliminated by the body’s natural processes.
Then, the Er:YAG mode is used to tighten and smooth the surface of the treatment area, while also stimulating the body’s natural collagen production to gradually rejuvenate the skin over time. This unique combination of laser wavelengths is what makes Tightsculpting so effective, targeting both fat reduction and skin tightening in the same treatment.
One of the main benefits of TightSculpting is its non-invasive nature. TightSculpting sessions are quick and painless, with minimal discomfort during the procedure. For patients that may be nervous about the treatment, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin before treatment for maximum comfort. This makes TightSculpting a great option for those looking for a fat reduction solution without invasive surgical procedures. There is no required downtime after a TightSculpting session and you can return to your daily activities immediately.
TightSculpting also offers greater overall results by being able to not only target fat cells, but also improve overall skin laxity in the area. Often with fat reduction treatments, the loss of volume in the treated area can lead to loose skin or poor skin laxity. TightSculpting eliminates this problem by tightening the skin in the treated area for an overall smoother and tighter appearance.
The best part about TightSculpting is that the results continue to gradually improve over time. The Er:YAG mode is used to stimulate the body’s collagen production, so while you will enjoy immediate results, you’ll also continue to see an improvement in the skin’s appearance and firmness over time.
CoolSculpting is another popular fat reduction treatment that uses a method called cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells. The treatment uses two vacuum applicators to draw targeted fat into a handpiece, subjecting the fat cells to freezing. Fat freezes at a higher temperature than skin so the CoolSculpting device carefully cools the fat to a temperature that effectively eliminates fat cells without damaging the skin. CoolSculpting is known for its effectiveness in targeting stubborn fat deposits without the need for surgery, providing a non-invasive solution for body contouring.
While CoolSculpting is an extremely popular treatment, there are a few common side effects. It can be painful when the vacuum is sucking and pulling your skin into the handpiece, and can also cause bruising, and in rare cases, nerve damage to the outside tissue. One of the most commonly complained about cool sculpting side effects is that it can cause your skin to sag or look uneven and create permanent indentations if the hand pieces are not placed properly.
Both TightSculpting and CoolSculpting are great non-invasive fat reduction treatments. CoolSculpting is a great option for those looking to treat larger areas of the body, such as the midsection. TightSculpting is a popular coolsculpting alternative because it is able to reduce fat, while also tightening and firming the skin. This avoids any sagging or skin laxity in the area, giving an overall leaner and more toned appearance.
Many patients also find the TightSculpting laser treatment less painful and uncomfortable than CoolSculpting. Your treatment preference will depend on your personal comfort level and the area you wish to have treated.
At You Derma medical aesthetics clinic, we use top-of-the-line Fotona TightSculpting laser technology to safely and effectively target stubborn fat cells. If you’ve been struggling to get rid of those small pockets of fat that just won’t go away, TightSculpting is a great non-invasive treatment option.
Come in for a consultation at our Ottawa clinic to learn more about TightSculpting and see if it’s right for you! Book your consultation here.