Eliminating fat has never become easier especially with so many treatments available on the market. Two of the best treatments at the moment are Vanquish and CoolSculpting. However, these two in demand treatments are hard to distinguish as both involve procedures that target fat cells and destroy them. What makes them attractive to people is that they are not just effective at destroying fat cells but they are non-invasive. So naturally, these two treatments often make it hard for people to choose which of them will be the right treatment.
Vanquish uses heat technology in order to destroy fat cells to reduce fat situated in the thighs, arms and the abdomen. This treatment utilizes radiofrequence technology that can trigger apoptosis or death of cells since fat cells are naturally sensitive to heat. This procedure is efficient in targeting fat cells only and it does not attack or harm other fat cells. One significant feature of Vanquish is its size which can effectively cover the entire abdomen. This means that Vanquish can be utilized to cover larger areas in a single session.
On the other hand, CoolSculpting uses cooling technology to destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting has a vacuum feature that sucks the fat cells between two cooling panels where an applicator will freeze the fat cells then damage the cells to destroy them. However, CoolSculpting requires a certain amount of fat in order to effectively suck up the fat cells into the cooling panels. Otherwise, the treatment will not be able to freeze the fat cells. Just like Vanquish, it can reduce fat situated in the thighs and arms. It can also be used in the fat area below the buttocks and even under the chin and jawline. Unlike the Vanquish, however, CoolSculpting cannot cover the entire abdomen as it can only focus on small areas and portions of the body.
Here are the main differences between the two treatments:
|Larger Areas||Smaller Areas|
|Prolonged Results||Faster Results|
|Procedure won’t last more than an hour||Procedure will last for several hours|
|Can work on any type of fat||Can work on pinchable fats only|
|More comfortable with heat technology||Less comfortable with cold technology|
|Encourages collagen production||Does not encourage collagen production|
|Price is affordable for larger areas||Price is affordable for smaller areas|
|Redness and swelling side effects||Nerve pain can be a side effect|
|Permanent Results||Permanent Results|
Both treatments were designed to eliminate fat cells but individually, there are key features that are unique to one another. While CoolSculpting has been around longer than Vanquish, the latter offers the latest technology. However, CoolSculpting still has reliable results according to credible patients.
In the end, it is still hard to pinpoint which of these two treatments will be the right treatment to eliminate your fats. An expert opinion would be the best way to figure out and determine whether you need to undergo Vanquish or CoolSculpting.