Which is better for you?
Dr. Burroughs carefully researched and chose BodyFX over CoolSculpting for many reasons. When he evaluates new technologies to his practice and Springs Aesthetics, he looks for technology that is safe, works, is comfortable, and reproducible. BodyFX met that criteria. It is a newer, safe, state-of-the-art, long-lasting, non-invasive solution for fat reduction and body contouring. Making use of radio frequency energy, deep tissue heating, and light vacuum pressure, the BodyFX applicator distributes heat to the skin and underlying fat causing the tissue to heat and contract to tighten the skin and melt fat cells over time. Safe to use on all parts of the body with stubborn fat reserves, BodyFX melts fat cells and can provide a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. BodyFX can even be used for neck fat. Neither BodyFX nor CoolSculpting are alternatives or a substitute for weight loss. However, BodyFX is ideal for stubborn fat areas, skin tightening, and cellulite in hard to target areas for slimming.
Facetite, Necktite, and Bodytite come from the same manufacturer and are minimally invasive radiofrequency heat treatments designed for much larger areas of fat. For prominent neck fat, liposuction with RFAL (Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction) Necktite is a great way to optimize the results. Bodytite is the equivalent for large areas of the body that need significant fat removal and contouring. Necktite and Bodytite are superior to liposuction alone as they tighten the skin during fat removal. They work so well, in fact, that the facetite/necktite can be used as a non-surgical face and/or neck lift for many patients with results that last up to 4 years.
Alternatively, CoolSculpting utilizes older technology that uses cold to cause a slower loss of fat cells. It has been more fraught with adverse events and less optimal treatment results. A helpful summary table is provided below with the advantages highlighted in bold.
|Can Customize Treatments To Offer Body Shape and Contouring||Less Customizable|
|Destroys Fat Cells via radiofrequency heat induced apoptotic cell death||Slow Fat Cell Loss through cold-induced crystallization of fat cells|
|Warm Heat, Vacuum Sensation||Extreme Cold & Pressure that can be quite uncomfortable|
|Hands-on with constant feed-back to treating professional allowing greater safety||Typically Unattended|
|Skin Tightening Occurs||No skin tightening and can get looser skin|
|15-30 minutes per treatment||1 hour per applicator site|
|Results as fast as 6 weeks with Best Results at 2-4 months improving up to 6 months||3-4 months|
|Can Improve Cellulite Appearance||Not Recommended For Cellulite|
|Smooth Results||Can Have Step-Offs and Unevenness|
|Series of 8 treatments spaced a week apart||1-2 Treatments for each applicator site|
|Maintenance can be done 3-4 times yearly||Additional Treatments 2-4 months after last cycle|
|Priced per area with 2nd and additional areas at 50% off||Charged per applicator|
|No downtime||Significant bruising can occur and swelling, and bloating can last up to a month. Temporary blanching, redness, and soreness for 2-7 days. 2-6 weeks of numbness. Rare nerve pain that can persist.|
|No significant or long-term complications||Potential skin damage, ulceration, scarring, prolonged nerve discomfort, and permanent visible step-offs and depressions|
|BodyFX is the winner|
For best results, BodyFX treatments should be undertaken weekly over an eight week period. There is no downtime for BodyFX. During treatment, you may expect a warming of the skin that is the equivalent to the sensation of a deep tissue massage and when done quickly and properly is very tolerable. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment, but there is otherwise no downtime.
Since 2015, Springs Aesthetics has been using BodyFx and we have had no complications and a high success rate (see some of our sample patients below). If you’re interested in removing unwanted fat and cellulite and getting skin tightening without surgery or downtime then give us a call at 719-473-8801. Additional information and before and afters can be found by clicking here.
Happy Springs Aesthetics Client that underwent BodyFX to smooth her dimpling, cellulite, and fatty areas. Below pictures show her fantastic results in terms of smoother skin, slimmer thighs, buttocks, and tighter gluteal areas.
Another Happy Springs Aesthetics BodyFX client that didn’t like her sagging and fatty-appearing lower abdomen. She eats well, and is physically active and was tired of her sagging belly. She was very happy with the tightened skin and improved slimming effect.
Another Springs Aesthetics BodyFX client that wanted slimmer and more toned thighs and buttocks. She has been very happy that these areas look smoother, slimmer, and more athletic.