CoolSculpting vs Sculpsure vs Kybella

When any conversation arises around CoolSculpting it must be recognized first and foremost that there are two options: CoolSculpting Legacy and the newer CoolSculpting Elite.

In CoolSculpting Elite: Why It’s Better Than Traditional CoolSculpting we discuss why CoolSculpting Elite is a better option than CoolSculpting. However, how do either stack up when compared to Sculpsure or Kybella?

First, let’s review CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite so that we know what they are and how they are different from one another. 

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is the world’s leading non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment for permanent fat reduction and weight loss. It delivers liposuction-like results with little discomfort as it targets and freezes fat cells underneath the skin—and then, once frozen, the cells die. Over time, the body recognizes that these cells are dead and naturally starts to remove them, leaving behind a more sculpted figure. One treatment generally produces visible results, and more treatments can be added, as desired. 

CoolSculpting Elite vs. CoolSculpting Legacy

Building upon the proven success and a decade + of CoolSculpting Legacy results and experience, CoolSculpting Elite delivers a number of noteworthy enhancements:

  • Improved C-shaped applicators that are more naturally shaped for up to 18% larger cooling area and more fatty tissue removal
  • Doubling of the number of applicators to target more than one area at once
  • Reduced discomfort and pain levels during the procedure
  • Faster results!
  • A smoother, more peaceful experience for the patient

From this standpoint, CoolSculpting Legacy is ready to pass on the torch to its successor, CoolSculpting Elite. 

However, is CoolSculpting Elite just better than CoolSculpting or is there more? Sculpsure and Kybella are also noninvasive body contouring procedures. Are CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite better than them? 

Let’s find out. 

We’ll actually compare CoolSculpting against them and by dint of association, and because it tends to be a better option, we’ll also note that many of the CoolSculpting benefits trickle down to CoolSculpting Elite. In our assessment, we’ll look at results, process, and reliability and see which comes out on top.

CoolSculpting vs. Sculpsure

Sculpsure uses lasers for body contouring. This non-invasive lipolysis treatment has been around since 2015 to remove unwanted fatty tissue through the advantages of light-based heat.

CoolSculpting is more versatile than Sculpsure as Sculpsure can treat only a few areas (upper and lower abdominal areas, flanks, back, thighs, and chin), however, the FDA has cleared CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite to eliminate fat from nine different body areas.

Furthermore, another one of CoolSculpting’s benefits lies in its postprocedural side effects. After a CoolSculpting procedure, clients leave the office with nothing but mild swelling, while Sculpsure’s side effects can include anything from redness, swelling, and tenderness to hyper/hypopigmentation, asymmetry, and burns.

Lastly, the price-results ratio for Sculpsure might leave patients disappointed when compared to the value derived with either CoolSculpting. Clients can enjoy superior body contouring for a lower price per treatment cycle with CoolSculpting or even CoolSculpting Elite, allowing them to lose stubborn fat in more body areas at a more affordable price point. 

CoolSculpting Elite vs. Kybella

The first point of difference between CoolSculpting and Kybella is the areas of treatment. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable prescription medicine on the market today that is proven to effectively reduce the fat below the chin—also known as submental fat, or the “double chin”—with no surgery and little downtime. CoolSculpting and CoolSculpting Elite, however, can be utilized in numerous areas of the body. 

Another point of difference lies in the required number of treatment sessions. Kybella can take up to 6 treatments for patients to see results they can live with. With either CoolSculpting treatment, results can be noticed after the first treatment, but many clients like to do 2 or 3. So right there, the number of sessions can be dramatically different. 

Kybella is best for treating small areas of fat whereas CoolSculpting, by contrast, can debulk bigger necks, treat lateral areas, and involves less downtime than Kybella. 

Some disadvantages of Kybella include three days of downtime due to extreme initial swelling, higher possible cost for patients, as well as the potential need for more treatments. 

Furthermore, Kybella may require potentially more treatment sessions spaced weeks apart, leaving clients to wait longer before seeing meaningful results. 

CoolSculpting, Sculpsure, or Kybella, Which Is Right For You?

From this overview, it would seem like CoolSculpting or even CoolSculpting Elite would be the best procedure to go with … and it usually is. But, that’s not to say that Kybella is not recommended for certain treatments around the chin and neckline. The best way to find out which is right for you, is to contact us for your free private consultation. Our team can listen to your goals, assess your personal situation, and make the right treatment recommendation for you.