We would all love to have a perfectly sculpted body. There are so many factors that can influence overall body contours. From metabolism to genetics, to the time you have available in your schedule. Long intense workouts can be draining and even lead to injury. Unfortunately, even if you do make time to hit the gym there are a few stubborn areas where fat can accumulate even with a healthy lifestyle. If you are within your ideal weight range but would like to tweak a few small area’s body sculpting can help.
Fat reduction technology will never be a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise routine, but body sculpting treatments are growing in popularity. Body sculpting treatments use technology to remove fat in a non-invasive, non-surgical environment. These treatments usually take less than an hour and involve no downtime.
Sounds great right? Unfortunately navigating the body sculpting market can be difficult. There are many options available and they are not all created equal. The staff at Slim Studio realizes the importance of careful patient selection for our body sculpting procedures. By choosing good candidates for the treatments, the benefit to you is that you will receive an honest and careful assessment of your candidacy. Our professional, medical staff who perform the treatments are all licensed in their fields and have advanced training in various methods.
Let’s compare a few popular options, CoolSculpting and Vanquish
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting technology works by applying targeted cooling to fat cells triggering cell death. Those frozen fat cells will begin to be eliminated by the body’s own natural processes, and there is no harm or danger to the surrounding skin or nerves. The results are an impressive 20-25% reduction in fat in the treated area. The best part is once the treated fat cells are eliminated from the body they are gone for good.
CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA to treat 9 separate areas where stubborn fat tends to accumulate. Including under the chin, along the jawline, abdomen, flanks, thighs, back, underneath the buttocks, upper arms, and along the bra line.
CoolSculpting is a fantastic choice for those who want precision treatments in specific areas of the body. If you have a few small stubborn areas that are keeping you from looking your best CoolSculpting is for you.
The technology is based on science. The number of fat cells our bodies contain is set in childhood and adolescence, and varies little into adulthood. Meaning the number of fat cells in your body is specific to you. Gaining weight does not mean an increase in the number of fat cells we have but the size of those cells. CoolSculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis that targets and freezes fat cells which your body will then eliminate naturally through the lymphatic system.
CoolSculpting treatments can last 35 minutes to an hour, you’ll sit or lay down comfortably and the applicator will be placed on the area to be treated. You’ll feel a slight sucking sensation as the applicator adheres to your body followed by its signature cooling effect. Soon the area being treated will become numb and you can relax for the remainder of the treatment time. Some people work or even nap during this time. After the applicator is removed your provider will quickly massage the treatment area to break up the treated fat cells and help enhance fat reduction.
Some patients report redness, swelling, or bruising after the treatment but these sensations are mild, temporary, and rare. A single treatment can reduce the fat layer in the treated area by 20-25% but Slim Studio can help you decide how many treatments are best for your optimal results.
What is Vanquish?
BTL Vanquish uses a combination of selective RF technology. The Vanquish procedure is a non-contact treatment where you lay on a table, and the Vanquish handpiece which is a free-standing unit is placed near you, the “arm” of the handpiece is placed over the treatment area and the waves the handpiece omits will destroy fat cells beneath the skin with selective heating technology. The device will heat fat cells to roughly 120 degrees which will significantly damage the fat cells enough for them to die, then they will be removed by the body’s natural lymphatic system.
The Vanquish system is effective although it cannot be used everywhere, although it is great for treatments of large areas it’s not as effective for small areas. It also comes with several common side effects according to WebMD, including but not limited to, excess stomach acid secretion, constipation, difficulty sleeping, heartburn, irritation of the stomach and intestines, nausea, and vomiting.
Coolsculpting Vs. Vanquish: Which One is Best?
The experts at Slim Studio only want to provide you with the best body sculpting technology to meet your goals. We favor CoolSculpting for most patients, let’s take a look at why.
- Treatment Areas: Although Vanquish can treat larger areas in one session, there are many areas it cannot treat at all. CoolSculpting is FDA approved to treat 9 different problem areas on the body.
- Side Effects: Although some CoolSculpting patients have reported nerve pain, a temporary condition during treatment, this seems minor compared to the long list of side effects that are listed above that are common with Vanquish.
Why Choose Slim Studio?
Slim Studio has been dedicated to body contouring for over 5 years with CoolSculpting as our main focus. Our experience and tenure have proved Slim Studio to be Atlanta’s premier body sculpting center. We are proud to share with you the fact that we are THE #1 center in the state of Georgia for the volume of CoolSculpting treatments! We are also in the top 3% of CoolSculpting providers in the United States.
We are located in Buckhead, Atlanta in the Chastain Park area and offer our guests easy and free ground-level parking. We pride ourselves on high patient satisfaction rates. Please check us out on Google & Yelp to see our honest patient reviews. Slim Studio’s medical director, Dr. Alan Larsen, is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing fantastic plastic surgery results in Atlanta for over 20 years. We invite you to our very private and beautiful facility to experience Atlanta’s best Body Sculpting treatments!