VelaShape® and CoolSculpting® are two of the most popular body contouring procedures, and they have both helped thousands of everyday women and celebrities achieve their cosmetic goals. These two treatments are designed to produce similar results, but patients should realize that they are actually quite different. That is why it is so important for all patients to spend some time researching how body contouring procedures work and which treatment will give them the best results. With that being said, there are various reasons why you might want to choose VelaShape® over CoolSculpting®.
During CoolSculpting®, the outer layer of skin must be brought down to a very cold temperature. In order to do this, a handheld suction device is used to physically manipulate the soft tissue. That often results in swelling, bruising and quite a bit of discomfort. VelaShape® utilizes specialized technology to gently break apart fat cells without damaging the nearby soft tissue. Most patients feel absolutely nothing during and after their appointments.
One of the reasons why so many cosmetic specialists now use this type of technology is because it stimulates the skin as well as damages the fat cells. As an individual grows older, their body will no longer produce as much elastin and collagen. VelaShape® gently tightens the patient’s skin near the treatment site by stimulating the production of these two proteins. Within just weeks of your first VelaShape® appointment, your skin will begin to look much healthier.
Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic problems in the world, and nearly 90 percent of women will develop this condition at some point. The vast majority of body contouring procedures do nothing to address cellulite, and that includes CoolSculpting®. Eliminating fat in a single area of the body might minimize the appearance of cellulite for a short period of time, but the results rarely last for more than a few weeks. Studies have shown us that VelaShape® can reduce cellulite for a year or longer. It’s no wonder why celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian reportedly opt for this treatment to address their cellulite.
With CoolSculpting®, many patients take two or more days off of work because of the bruising and discomfort. VelaShape® produces almost no unwanted side effects, and most patients don’t need to take any time off to recover.
The Perfect Supplemental Treatment
Body contouring procedures that result in bruising and swelling are generally not ideal after a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction. VelaShape®, on the other hand, can be used in conjunction with more invasive surgeries. If your liposuction procedure has created unnatural bulges, for example, then VelaShape® could be used to smooth out your skin.
As you can see, VelaShape® offers various advantages that CoolSculpting® simply does not. When you visit the office of Liza Glickman in Winter Park, you can see if this procedure is right for you. We are pleased to announce that we have a Lake Mary location coming soon. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for body sculpting!