truSculpt 3D to Coolsculpting comparison in Portland

You’ve seen the advertisements. Coolsculpting is everywhere in Portland, promising you an easy path to weight reduction. Do you know why doctors don’t recommend icing injuries most of the time? Freezing doesn’t just affect fat cells, but can cause cellular death in adjacent cells as well—attempting to freeze fat can even cause scarring and skin damage.

You already know the cost of coolsculpting; it isn’t cheap and it comes with some unfortunate side effects, but it’s also readily available. Availability doesn’t make it your best option though. If you want a safe option for skin tightening in Portland, OR, then truSculpt 3D is truly the better option.

Coolsculpting and truSculpt Comparison

Coolsculpting truSculpt 3D
Treatment Type Cold Heat
Average # of treatments to acheive a 25% fat reduction 3 1
Average Treatment Time 35 minutes + 15 minutes +
Disposables Average Cost $150 per area $25 per area
Technology Release Date 2010 2017

Is coolsculpting or truSculpt permanent?

Both coolsculpting and truSculpt work in a similar fashion. Both procedures are designed to corrupt fat cells and cause the body to naturally flush them out. Coolsculpting does this by freezing the fat cells, while truSculpt uses radiofrequency technology to heat the fat cells and cause apoptosis (cellular death).

Apoptosis doesn’t just diminish the fat cells, but actually causes the body to permanently remove them. The results you achieve are permanent, but the flushed fat cells can be replaced with new fat cells if lifestyle changes aren’t made to counteract cellular replacement.

What areas can truSculpt 3D effectively contour and tighten skin?

truSculpt 3D is a non-specific treatment option with very few area limitations. RF body contouring can be used in the same areas as coolsculpting including the chin and neck, love handles, tummy, arms, thighs, and breasts. Patient testimonials for truSculpt 3D are positive in all areas.

Does truSculpt 3D carry the same risks as coolsculpting?

truSculpt does not carry the risk of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) that coolsculpting does. truSculpt 3D patients do not have to be concerned about pockets of fat tissue frozen into the shape of a coolsculpting application device.

Are there any other major differences between truSculpt 3D and coolsculpting?

  • Coolsculpting pulls sections of fat into a small receptacle where it can be treated—this is the primary reason coolsculpting can cause PAH. The truSculpt 3D device on the other hand, glides across trouble areas and does not use any suction or pull or otherwise manipulate treated areas of fat.
  • Coolsculpting is best suited for areas of fat that can be “pinched”. That is because a coolsculpt machine must be able to pull areas of fat into a cuplike receptacle to be treated. truSculpt 3D is not confined by a receptacle and can be used on larger and smaller areas of fat accumulation.

Some areas that a truSculpt 3D device can treat but may be untreatable by coolsculpt technology include under the arms, shoulders, and hips. truSculpt 3D also replaces Ultherapy, Vanquish, Exilis, Thermage, and Sculpshure, a company that is currently a litigant in a class action lawsuit.