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Why WarmSculpting Is Preferable Than CoolSculpting

So you've decided that you'd like a little help to rid you of a couple of unflattering areas that are detracting from the real you, and the question of which type of procedure to go with looms large.  You've already decided against general surgery or liposuction as you don't want to endure the high cost, as well as all the risks, like anesthesia, infection, irregular contours (or fat clumping) after it's all over, possible lack of sensation due to peripheral nerve damage, need for revision surgery, deep vein thrombosis, rippling of loose skin, worsening of cellulite, or others.  So, after ruling out the invasive procedures, you're left with the two main non-invasive options of CoolSculpting or WarmSculpting by SculpSure.

Non-invasive body sculpting procedures are becoming more and more popular for those that know what they want and want fast results, and with so many choices out there, which one is right for you?  One treatment that is becoming very popular is WarmSculpting by SculpSure. A lot of our consulted patients want to know about the two procedures, how they work, and which one is better.  We're going to answer those questions and detail why it's clear that WarmSculpting is superior to CoolSculpting for targeting stubborn fat and contour your body.

Here's the breakdown of both options.  You'll see why WarmSculpting is the better choice.

How Do WarmSculpting and CoolSculpting Work?

CoolSculpting and WarmSculpting by SculpSure are both non-invasive treatments designed to eliminate unwanted fat cells in areas like the abdomen, love handles, or inner and outer thighs.  The removal of those fat cells will alter the shape of the human form and allow you to sculpt or contour your shape into the one you're truly proud of.


CoolSculpting has been around for 15 years and works by freezing the fat cells in the targeted areas with excessive fat. CoolSculpting uses an applicator that squeezes the fatty areas and then applies cold sufficient to freeze the fat cells.  The dead fat cells are excreted by the body in 1-2 months.  The process is called cryolipolysis and it takes about an hour.  It is largely safe as there are programmed applicators that cool down gently without affecting your skin.  They have built-in sensors that shut down if the temperature gets too cold to prevent any damage to surrounding tissues.  However, there are reports of paradoxical (abnormal) adipose (fat) hyperplasia, a condition where the treated fat, in response to the cold,  expands and hardens into an unnaturally shaped lump.  One challenge with CoolSculpting is getting the fatty area into the applicator.  If you're already a pretty lean individual looking for that final touch up, you might be too lean for the applicator.

WarmSculpting by SculpSure

WarmSculpting by SculpSure has been around since 2017 and for a variety of reasons detailed a little later, is a step up in targeted fat removal.  A WarmSculting session will last 25 minutes and can target up to four areas at once through a series of flat applicators placed on your skin.  Utilizing laser technology, these applicators heat the fat cells but keeps your skin at a comfortable temperature by incorporating cooling plates.  Studies indicate that a single WarmSculpting session will remove 24% of the fat cells in the targeted area.  Just like with CoolSculpting, over time, your body will naturally remove the dead fat cells, making the targeted area look thinner and smoother than ever before.

Why WarmSculpting by SculpSure is better than CoolSculpting.

On its face, both procedures seem to work similarly with only some minor differences. So, why is WarmSculpting by SculpSure better than CoolSculpting?  Read on.

  • Results

The most important aspect that patients care about is which procedure is most effective and how long it will take to see results.   The results for both procedures are best seen after 8 weeks but WarmSculpting is more efficient at killing the fat cells, so you'll need fewer treatments to see the same results.  And since the time of the treatment is half the length, you'll spend less time at the doctor's office. With SculpSure, one session is more than enough to notice a significant improvement in your appearance.

  • Treatment Duration

CoolSculpting sessions can last for up to one hour while with SculpSure you only need 25 minutes to see significant results. If you have a busy schedule, then time can be a decisive factor.

  • Temperature

Because it relies on cold to freeze fat cells, CoolSculpting applicators can’t work past the target area. With WarmSculpting, on the other hand, the heat generated by the applicators will extend beyond the target area. For someone dealing with excess fat in more than one part of the body, WarmSculpting will create a smoother transition between different areas.  Winner: WarmSculpting

  • Multiple Area Treatment

CoolSculpting can only treat one area at a time.  WarmSculpting has four separate laser emitting applicators so you can target four different areas of your body simultaneously.  Clear winner:  WarmSculpting.

  • Technology

CoolSculpting is based on cryolipolysis (targeted cooling), while WarmSculpting uses the latest laser technology to heat fat cells.  A BIG plus is that laser technology has an added benefit – it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.  This results in a smoother, tighter, and more natural skin appearance.  Big winner again: WarmSculpting.

  • Side Effects

With CoolSculpting there is the outside risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia and although it is very infrequent, the standard remedy is liposuction.  WarmSculpting has no such risk and instead has the ancillary benefit of tightening and smoothing the skin.  Winner: WarmSculpting.

  • Wider Targeted Area

The CoolSculpting applicator only chills and thereby targets the area within the applicator's pinch paddles.  Since WarmSculpting by SculpSure uses laser technology, the laser's emitting rays target the fat cells ADJACENT to the applicator.  This helps to target and eliminate fat cells more on the periphery of the applicator and makes for smoother transitions and better overall results.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stephen Jennings today and explore getting a better you with WarmSculpting by SculpSure or inquire about Sculptique Cosmetic or one of our many other cosmetic services.