Before we compare Cryoskin and CoolSculpting some general background as to how the process works is in order as there are similarities.
How it works
An adult can loose 50 to 70 billion cells every day. That's part of human physiology. In fact, when certain cells don’t die, it often means they are cancerous.
Normal, healthy cells die when they are supposed to. This process is called “apoptosis”. They are then flushed out of the body through various cleansing processes. Sometimes you can trigger the natural process of apoptosis for certain kinds of cells, and this is what allows cryolipolysis to safely and non-invasively help with body shaping.
Cold Triggers Apoptosis of Fat Cells
Cryolipolysis is the process of removing fat cells by freezing them. Because fat cells freeze at a higher temperature than skin, muscle, or nerve cells, a targeted dose of cold can trigger apoptosis in fat cells without affecting other surrounding tissue.
You may have seen TV commercials for a process called CoolSculpting, which is a trademarked type of cryolipolysis. When you undergo CoolSculpting, an operator attaches vacuum-like paddles to your body. These paddles suction your fat and then cool it. It takes an hour or two, and you will see results in about two weeks, which is how long it takes the lymphatic system to "process" the dead fat cells.
The Cryo Studio method of cryolipolysis is called Cryoskin. With Cryoskin, there is no suction. A therapist runs a wand over targeted areas of your body. The wand is computer-controlled to impart heat or cold at precise temperatures for a specific length of time, triggering apoptosis in the fat cells and stimulating skin cells to produce collagen.
Cryoskin and CoolSculpting Side by Side
Both Cryoskin and CoolSculpting are safe, noninvasive, and effective. So how do you decide which one is for you? Here’s how the techniques differ:
1. Speed of Results. Both Cryoskin and CoolSculpting take up to two weeks for your lymphatic system to flush out the first round of fat cells (we now offer a lymphatic drainage called CryoFlush to expedite the process), but Cryoskin shows measurable results in a single session. In fact, most Cryoskin clients measure between 1/2 and 2 inches less around their abdomen in a single session. This is because Cryoskin does more than freeze fat. It also stimulates collagen production, which creates an immediate toning effect. It has been reported by Medical News Today, that CoolSculpting can take one to four months to show results.
2. Comfort. Both processes are noninvasive and therefore painless, but that doesn’t mean there’s no discomfort. According to the CoolSculpting website, “As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you typically feel intense cold. This soon dissipates. With some applicators, you’ll feel some pulling as suction is applied. The area generally goes numb within 5 to 10 minutes during treatment.” Compare this to Cryoskin, which 88% of clients say is enjoyable and similar to massage. The other 12%, who may object to the cold, say it’s nevertheless bearable because it’s offset by heat during each session.
3. Side Effects. Both processes can have side effects. Cryoskin has low incidences of redness and numbness, which can last from a few hours to a couple days. CoolSculpting can result in numbness as well, but it is also known for “shelving,” which is fat collecting in some areas due to the suction used.
4. Cost. CoolSculpting website quotes Dr. Sheila Nazarian of Nazarian Plastic Surgery: “Most CoolSculpting treatments cost anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000, depending on how many areas you elect to treat per session.” By contrast, at CryoStudio Sarasota, we charge $350 for a single Cryoskin slimming or toning session, and offer a 5-pack for only $1500.
See all Cryoskin treatments at Cryo Studio Sarasota. If you would like to schedule a free consultation to see if Cryoskin is right for you call 941-241-7358.