CoolSculpting vs CryoDefine?
I have had consultations in Australia with 2 different systems. The CryoDefine is new here, but in many Australian Skin clinics (chain). It has 2 heads, and say they can do 2 areas at the same time. Can the upper & lower abdomen to be done simultaneously? I would have thought you could not ‘suck up’ as much fat if the applicators were placed side by side? CryoDefine said 2-3 treatments would be required. The CoolSculpting Consultant said that they can’t tell until the full 12 weeks is over.
When it came time for our clinic to decide on a body contouring / cryolipolysis machine we evaluated all of the available evidence and decided on Coolsculpting for a number of reasons. First and foremost, Coolsculpting is safe. Coolsculpting has a “freeze detect” technology that detects if the skin is getting too cold, and automatically shuts down the treatment. I have heard disaster stories of clients undergoing cheaper treatments overseas and having frost-bite from unregulated freezing technology. Secondly, as a medical clinic, we wanted to have the treatment with the most clinical evidence behind it; this is clearly Coolsculpting. Coolsculpting was developed in conjunction with Harvard Medical School and has been the subject of multiple clinical trials in peer reviewed journal articles. Millions of Coolsculpting treatments have been performed worldwide, and the results speak for themselves.
The new Coolsculpting treatment applicators have a temperature of minus eleven degrees, while many other treatments only go down to minus eight or even minus three degrees. The colder the treatment, the quicker the treatment, but also the more fat cells that get damaged and the more effective the treatment.