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BodyFx vs Coolsculpting

When it comes to looking slimmer, healthier, or just removing that final bit of stubborn fat, there is no doubt that you want it done right. You want non-invasive procedures, fast recovery, and quick results. There are several options available to accomplish this. Two of the most common are BodyFx, and CoolSculpting.

What is the difference?

Which is better?


BodyFX uses heat and radiofrequency energy to reduce the amount of fat, reduce cellulite, and reshape a specific area of the body. This is done by heating the area you would like to be treated, then applying energy pulses (radiofrequency) which melt the fat cells. The average weight loss seen by patients has been up to 39% in 3 months, in the treated areas. There is no downtime required and most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately.

What does it feel like?

Most report that it feels like a deep tissue massage and is not usually uncomfortable. Others report a gentle tugging sensation. The heat is carefully monitored and the radiofrequency is automatically controlled.

How long does it take?

Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes per area (depending on area size, this time can increase). Most cases require weekly treatments for 6-8 weeks. Some patients report seeing changes right away. But for most, it takes about 20 weeks for the results to be fully achieved.

What are the risks?

While extremely unlikely, as with any treatment that requires heat, there is a possibility of burns or scarring as a result of the treatments. But because of the low risk of these complications, BodyFx is approved by the FDA for body contouring and cellulite reduction.

Is it permanent?

Technically, the fat cells that are killed during this treatment will be gone forever. However, you will not maintain the lost weight without diet and exercise, if you gain weight, new fat cells will be created and could reappear in the treatment areas.

Cellulite reduction is generally not as permanent, most patients require yearly retreatments.

What are the benefits of BodyFx?

• Body fat reduction

• Body contouring

• Cellulite reduction

• Skin tightening

• Cheaper than lipsuction

• Non-invasive and generally comfortable treatment

• Quick results that are permanent with weight maintenance


CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, or freezing of fat, to target and kill fat cells within a certain target area of the body. This is accomplished with the help of a device that provides concentrated cold to only the target area, avoiding damage to everything but the fat cells. Patients generally report no down time, and consider the procedure to be comfortable.

What does it feel like?

Initially, the treatment area will feel intensely cold, once you acclimate to this feeling, the procedure is relatively comfortable. However, some patients report lasting numbness for up to 8 weeks after the procedure.

How long does it take?

CoolSculpting treatments generally take about an hour, and most practitioners require at least two treatments. These treatments are typically scheduled 30-60 days apart, meaning that it can take months to see improvement.

What are the risks?

Can result in sagging skin as the fat disappears, the skin can take time to tighten again. There is also a small likelihood (as with any procedure that requires cold treatments) of frostbite in the targeted area. Another uncommon side effect is developing a condition called PAH which basically means that more fat is created in the targeted area, rather than reducing it.

Is it permanent?

Again, this is a treatment that kills fat cells and these are eliminated from the body - so it is permanent as long as you do not gain weight again. If you do, there is a chance the fat may accumulate in the treated area as it did before treatment.

What are the benefits of CoolSculpting?

• Body contouring

• Stubborn fat reduction

BodyFx Vs. CoolSculpting

When comparing the two procedures, there is a clear winner. BodyFx takes less time, is more efficient at removing body fat, has fewer complications, and has the added benefit of tightening the skin in the treatment area. Not to mention the treating any cellulite in the area as well.

If you are looking for a non-invasive body contouring treatment, BodyFx is the most effective FDA approved treatment available. You can expect to see results in as little as 3 months without down time or intense recovery.

If you would like more information or to book an appointment, please visit our website or call/text:

(403) 978 7546

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