TruSculpt ID vs. CoolSculpting - Why TruSculpt ID Wins for Noninvasive Permanent Fat Reduction

TruSculpt ID vs. CoolSculpting - Why TruSculpt ID Wins for Noninvasive Permanent Fat Reduction

The Rise of Noninvasive Procedures

In 2021, we saw a sharp increase in the popularity of minimally invasive and noninvasive aesthetic treatments. In fact, one of the hottest aesthetic trends forecasted for 2022 is non-surgical body sculpting.

We’ve come a long way since the days when liposuction was the only effective fat reduction procedure.

What does this mean? Looking your best just got easier.

And what better time to think about looking good than the start of the New Year? It comes as no surprise that the top New Year’s resolutions for 2022 included losing weight, getting fit and eating healthier to ultimately look and feel your best.

Unfortunately, even if you are taking all the right steps, there are certain body areas that can be extremely difficult to tighten and remove fat pockets.

Nonsurgical treatments in today’s market, such as CoolSculpting and TruSculpt ID, utilize revolutionary technologies that can effectively target and eliminate stubborn areas of fat without the downtime associated with traditional surgeries like liposuction.

The Match-Up: CoolSculpting vs. TruSculpt iD

While TruSculpt ID and CoolSculpting may sound similar, there are significant differences in each procedure that are important to consider before opting for a procedure.

Being the first to hit the market back in 2010, CoolSculpting is probably the most well known of this niche, and the procedure has been touted as an effective option for permanent fat reduction.

A lot has happened since 2010. Groundbreaking technological advances and increased demand have led to the emergence of new, innovative devices for nonsurgical fat reduction procedures. One of the new, more sophisticated kids on the block is  TruSculpt ID, which launched in 2019.

So, how are CoolSculpting and TruSculpt different?

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical treatment that effectively freezes and kills fat cells which are then digested and eliminated naturally by the body. The CoolSculpting device requires a cup-like device using suction to pinch the fat in the target area between two panels.

This is ideal for softer, bigger fat pockets but will not be as effective on smaller areas where fat is harder and not “pinchable.”

What Does It Feel Like?

Throughout the CoolSculpting procedure, sensations of hard pulling, tugging, pinching and cramping are common. Post-procedure, you can expect swelling, bruising, aches, and stinging. The treatment area may feel numb, tender or prickly for 2-4 weeks after the procedure. 

How Long Is the Procedure?

The procedure from start to finish typically takes an hour or so per treatment area.

Side Effects

There are a few adverse risks associated with CoolSculpting. The most concerning by far, is Paradoxical Adipose Hypertrophy (PAH).

PAH is a rare side effect that causes the fat-frozen area to become larger rather than smaller in the weeks after the procedure, leaving a hard, enlarged mass of fat beneath the skin, and may require surgery to correct.

Is It Effective?

For qualified candidates, CoolSculpting has received praise for effectively reducing fat cells 20%-25% on average per treatment.

Most patients see optimal CoolSculpting results within 2 to 4 months following their treatment. Your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months following the procedure.

What is TruSculpt ID?

TruSculpt ID is the most advanced body sculpting treatment from Cutera. This powerful ‘MonoPolar Radio Frequency Hyperthermia’ platform is tailored to each patients’ individual needs and can target multiple areas simultaneously in just one 15 minute treatment session.

What Makes TruSculpt ID different?

One of the advantages of TruSculpt ID is that there are no restrictions on weight, skin type or body mass index (BMI) when determining candidacy.

TruSculpt ID is the first and only body contouring treatment suitable for patients with a BMI over 30. Each treatment is completely customized to the individual.

The heat-based technology utilized in TruSculpt ID has an additional skin firming effect, which leaves target areas smoother, tighter, and with less cellulite than cold-based treatments.

TruSculpt ID Results After 1 Treatment

TruSculpt ID Results After 1 Treatment

This is especially appealing to individuals struggling with loose or dimpled skin post- weight loss.

What Does It Feel Like?

Many patients describe the feeling of TruSculpt ID to be similar to a hot stone massage. Because of the utilization of RF technology, the temperature of the skin around the treatment area will maintain a comfortable temperature.

How Long Is the Procedure?

TruSculpt ID allows you to target up to 6 treatment areas simultaneously in one 15 minute procedure. 

What Are the Side Effects?

Following a TruSculpt ID procedure, you may experience slight redness to the treatment area for a few hours following the procedure. There is no pain, scarring or bruising.

Most importantly, TruSculpt ID does not carry any risk of PAH, unlike CoolSculpting.

Is It Effective?

TruSculpt ID has been clinically proven to be effective on all body types, and any body area. The results are permanent, and there is absolutely zero downtime, zero bruising/ scarring.

TruSculpt ID patients see an average of 24% reduction in fat after just one 15 minute treatment session.

The results of your session will first become visible after about 6-8 weeks, with the maximum results appearing 12 weeks following the procedure. Many clients only need one TruSculpt ID session to achieve desired results.

The Winner: TruSculpt ID

Both CoolSculpting and TruSculpt ID have had excellent success rates in eliminating stubborn areas of fat to help patients achieve their body goals.

That said, if you want greater flexibility and more variety in treatment areas, the TruSculpt ID will ultimately provide the best results.

The personalized body sculpting TruSculpt treatment is ideal for any body shape or size. The Radiofrequency Energy results in permanent fat reduction and improved skin firmness with no downtime. While liposuction and CoolSculpting (fat freezing) treatments leave loose skin behind, TruSculpt ID will actually tighten the skin and eliminate cellulite.

Ready to get sculpted?

TruSculpt ID prices will vary based on your location and your individual needs. For those in the NYC area, boutique Medspa, Flash Lab Skin & Laser offers the best introductory rates for TruSculpt ID in Manhattan.

Start now, and you’ll have your body toned, tighter and slimmer in time for summer! Book your TruSculpt ID free consultation!


Check out the incredible TruSculpt ID before/after results from some of Flash Lab’s satisfied clients!