What Is Hot Sculpting?

Hot Sculpting

Are you frustrated by stubborn fat bulges on your abdomen, flanks, and thighs? Have you tried everything, from dieting to various forms of exercise, to sculpt your body?

If you answered yes, you are not alone. Plenty of health-conscious women and men are unable to reach their body goals through diet and exercise alone.

Fortunately, non-invasive body contouring solutions, including hot sculpting and CoolSculpting, offer a non-surgical alternative to liposuction.

But before deciding to undergo either of these treatments, you’ll likely have a number of questions like: What is hot sculpting? How is hot sculpting different from CoolSculpting?

Continue reading to learn all about hot sculpting and CoolSculpting, including what patients can expect from these procedures.

What Is Hot Sculpting?

Hot sculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells. This process is known as thermolipolysis.

Each hot sculpting treatment takes 25 minutes, during which time, a handpiece with four paddle-shaped applicators is secured to fatty tissue. Most patients find the process to be fairly comfortable, but some report that the heating sensation is painful and sweat-inducing.

At the end of the procedure, the hot sculpting applicator is removed from the treatment area, and skin may appear red and feel slightly warm. Patients are then free to go about their day as they normally would.

Over the next several weeks and months, destroyed fat cells are gradually cleared from the body through natural detoxification channels.

Hot Sculpting vs. CoolSculpting – What’s the Difference?

When it comes to hot sculpting vs. CoolSculpting, both non-invasive treatments share the same goal: To eliminate diet and exercise resistant fat without surgery, incisions, or anesthesia.

However, hot sculpting relies on lasers to heat and destroy fat cells, while CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to freeze and kill areas of unwanted fat.

Additionally, CoolSculpting applicators are uniquely shaped and curved to tailor treatment to individual concerns. They also feature a vacuum mechanism that effectively suctions stubborn fat bulges.

On the other hand, hot sculpting applicators have a uniform appearance and are flat, which makes it more difficult to treat fat rolls.

Accordingly, heat-based body contouring may be best for thin, flat layers of fat, rather than pinchable fat pockets.

Is Hot Sculpting or CoolSculpting Right for Me?

An in-person consultation is the best way to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and talented providers to learn more about your non0invasive body contouring options.


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