CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure: Which Fat-Reduction Method Works Better?

CoolSculpting vs. SculpSure Which Fat-Reduction Method Works Better | Revive MedSpa In San Diego

Spot treating stubborn fat areas that aren’t responsive to diet and exercise is not only a tedious task, but also next to impossible. Lucky for us, taking a non-surgical approach to fat-reduction has never been easier. Treatments like CoolSculpting (freezing fat cells) and Sculpture (melting fat cells) are among the top FDA approved non-invasive fat reduction treatments.

But making the decision on whether to freeze or melt fat is a tricky one, and how do you decide which one will help you beat the bulge?

Keep reading to find out!

CoolSculpting: freeze off that fat

Known scientifically as cryolipolysis, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive, fat-reducing procedure that freezes and destroys the fat cells in targeted areas by using a patented controlled cooling technique. It targets fat cells on areas such as inner and outer thighs, abdomen, sides, upper arms, and chin.

Originally cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 as a non-invasive fat reduction procedure requiring no anesthesia, needles or incisions, it is now the most popular non-invasive fat reduction treatment in the world.

“I always tell my clients you can work out and eat right, but sometimes that stubborn fat just won’t go away,” Master CoolSculpting technician Michelle Raby of Revive Med Spa in San Diego said. “Luckily, we have alternative treatments like CoolSculpting to freeze fat and eliminate the fat cells. You don’t have to just imagine results; with CoolSculpting you will actually see them!”


SculpSure: burning your fat cells

With SculpSure, instead of freezing fat cells, heat is used to destroy them. CoolSculpting and SculpSure are approved to treat almost all the same areas where stubborn fat is common. So when weighing your options on which procedure to get, you may want to consider a few things.

First is your pain tolerance. Because SculpSure melts away fat cells, your treatment will be a much higher temperature and many find it uncomfortable. CoolSculpting uses an opposite cooling technique which many explain as “a numbing sensation.”

Second item to consider is how much fat you would like to erase. Both treatments will help you slim down, but CoolSculpting repeatedly proves to be a better option than SculpSure when there is more fat to remove.

Even celebrities like The Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan use CoolSculpting to slim down those stubborn spots saying, “CoolSculpting is the perfect complement to my existing self-care routine and I’m very pleased with it.”


While there is no magic pill to fat reduction (wouldn’t that be nice!), Revive Med Spa in San Diego offers complimentary consultations to help you make the most informed decision. Revive Technicians are always up to date on the latest procedures and techniques to keep you looking your absolute best.