We get this question a lot: is TruSculpt iD or Fat Freezing a better treatment for non-invasive fat removal? We think we have the definitive answer. Let’s take a closer look at both treatments!
- The Fat Removal Procedures
When it comes to the way that the body is contoured, the two procedures operate in opposite ways. In Fat Freezing (Cryo), cold temperatures are used to freeze fat and destroy fat cells. On the other hand, truSculpt iD uses radio frequency and heat to target fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. This fat removal without surgery treatment is able to destroy stubborn fat cells, but not burn or damage the skin.
- Body Contouring Treatment Results
Both truSculpt iD and Fat Freezing can lead to permanent fat removal. On average the truSculpt iD leads to 24% fat reduction whereas Fat Freezing leads to a 20-25% reduction in fat. But, Fat Freezing needs several sessions to get the same outcomes like truSculpt does.
- Duration of Treatment
In addition to all the benefits that truSculpt iD has over Fat Freezing, truSculpt iD takes less time per session. In one session, a patient can be treated with 6 paddles at the same time, and it will only take 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Fat Freezing can require 3 x 35 minutes treatments for a total of 105 minutes to treat the same area that truSculpt iD can treat in 15 minutes. Because multiple sessions are required to obtain the same outcomes, fat reduction procedures might incur additional costs.
- Treatment Areas
truSculpt iD uses a flexible, portable, and free-moving applicator. Therefore this treatment can target various areas, even those that are difficult to reach, and non-pinchable fat; you can try this treatment on the chin, arms, stomach, love handles, thighs, knees, back, and glutes.The Fat Freezing applicator is somewhat bulkier than the truSculpt iD applicator, making it difficult to target smaller and hard-to-reach areas like the chin, arms, and underarms. Fat freezing works effectively only on the stomach, thighs, and glutes.
- Side Effects
Both truSculpt iD and Fat Freezing are non-invasive, non-surgical fat removal, which means they don’t require incisions, anesthesia or needles. They also require little to no downtime. However, Fat Freezing has some common side effects, such as temporary redness on the skin, and will often leave swelling and soreness afterward. Oppositely, since truSculpt iD uses radio frequency, this treatment doesn’t have any after-effects on the body from the procedure. Some patients may feel a bit of tenderness and sensitivity, but any pain or discomfort will be mild. Patients will be able to resume their daily activities immediately following their treatment.
- Other Benefits
truSculpt iD does more than just body contouring. The heat is generated by the monopolar radiofrequency technology to smooth and tighten skin.Fat freezing utilizes Cryolipolysis technology, which eliminates fat by freezing the cells only. As a result, fat freezing is only helpful for losing inches and not for skin tightening.
We could go on, but we think you get the idea. truSculpt iD is the latest state-of-the-art body sculpting technology on the market. We always choose truSculpt iD over Fat Freezing (Cryo) because the technology is considerably superior, the benefits are far higher, and our clients love the before and after results! And more than that, you can combine truSculpt iD with truSculpt flex to burn fat and gain muscles.
(Read more: Body Contouring with TruSculpt iD and TruSculpt Flex)
If you are looking for a cosmetic treatment method to become happier in your own skin, to help you lose love handles, remove belly fat or lose weight after baby, schedule a free consultation with the Fresh Faces Team.
The results will speak for themselves.