Nonsurgical fat reduction is all the rage this year because of the 2 major players on the market, CoolSculpting and now Liposonix. What's the difference between the 2?
CoolSculpting reduces fat by freezing the fat cells. It uses a vacuum to pull skin and fat between two cooling plates that carefully control the temperature to a point that injures the fat cells. On average, a 25% reduction in fat layer thickness is seen in that area after a 1 hour treatment. It requires that the treatment area has some flexibility so the cooling plates have access to the fat cells.
Liposonix uses ultrasound energy to injure fat cells in a precise manner. The focused ultrasound beams can zap the cells and a consistent layer of fat is reduced (not a percentage of the fat). It does not require the skin to be flexible.
Both procedures have no significant downtime and the best results are usually seen in about 8-12 weeks. They don't quite compare with liposuction for body shaping, but the results are dramatic and without any surgery.
You can read more about Liposonix on the Allure website here, or call if you want a one-on-one, free consultation.