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BodyFX vs. CoolSculpting – Know The Differences

BodyFX is a new, 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.

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. You may notice some slight redness in the treated area post treatment.

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For a comparison of BodyFX and CoolSculpting, please see below.

Body FX Zeltiq Cool Sculpting
Non-invasive, targeted fat reduction, body contouring and skin tightening treatment. The only fat reduction procedure that tightens skin. Non-invasive, non-targeted fat reduction. No skin tightening capability, so post fat loss result is often saggy skin.
Applicator pinpoints areas of treatment for custom contouring and body shaping. Non-differentiating applicator directs treatment arbitrarily. No option for custom body shaping or contouring.
Destroys fat cells via radio frequency and heat. Fat cells disappear safely through apoptosis. Radio frequency creates heat deep in the skin to tighten it up. Radio frequency and heat melts fat cells slowly over time. Cold based technology cools the fat cells to just above freezing causing crystallization. Fat cells disappear slowly over time.
Hands on and physician operated during the entire treatment. Allows for safety, flexibility, and communication during treatment. Doctor and patient are a team during the procedure. Patient left unattended once machine is set up and patient is undergoing treatment. A paging system automatically alerts staff of any device or patient issues that need attention.
May improve the appearance of cellulite. Reduces dimpled skin, may address loss of elasticity on the abdomen, love handles, hips, thighs and other areas ZELTIQ does not recommend the CoolSculpting procedure for cellulite at this time.
Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure. Fat cells may continue to melt away even after 6 months. Best results are seen 2-4 months after the procedure.
A series of 8 treatments within a 4-8 week period is recommended for best results. Second and third areas of treatment are discounted 50%. Maintenance sessions are recommended 2-3 times annually post treatment to achieve optimal results. One or two treatments required on each applicator area. Priced by the number of applicators utilized per treatment. Additional procedures may be administered two to four months after the initial procedure to achieve greater fat reduction.
15-30 minutes per area. Up to three or four areas may be treated on the same day. 1 hour per site being treated. Up to three or four sites may be treated on the same day.
You may feel warm massage vacuum pressure during the procedure. You may feel pressure and intense cold during the procedure.
Side effects – Patients will notice some redness and warmth in the treated area which will subside within a few hours. The warmth is equivalent to the sensation that felt after a deep tissue massage. Regular activities can be resumed immediately. Side effects – Patients will experience mild bruising; It is common for the treated area to feel bloated and look swollen for up to 1 month. Patient may experience temporary blanching of the skin or redness. The treated area often feels sore when touched for 2-7 days and may feel a temporary dulling or numbness in the treated area for 2-6 weeks. Potential complications with freezing include skin damage, ulceration or scarring; prolonged or severe pain; abrupt fat layer changes, including “step-off” changes, a visible step like depression due to treatment induced unevenness of fat under the skin; and paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, the development of new fat deposits instead of fat being melted away.

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Please contact our Central Park South (NYC) office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Hellman will determine if a fat reduction treatment can help you reshape your body.

Best Body Contouring Technology: SculpSure NYC

The technology is advancing rapidly and there are ever more NYC body contouring procedures available. Our board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hellman has achieved good results with SculpSure NYC. She highly recommends it over any other body contouring procedure.

This revolutionary, FDA-approved treatment targets stubborn body fat with laser energy. It is suitable for lipolysis of the abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, outer thighs, and submental area.

This non-invasive, painless treatment damages fat cells by increasing the temperature locally. These dead fat cells are then evacuated by the body over a period of 4-6 weeks. SculpSure NYC treats unwanted fat in quick 25-minute treatments. The final results are visible after approximately six weeks. This treatment helps you achieve a natural-looking, slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime.

Benefits of SculpSure NYC

  • FDA-approved laser device
  • No downtime
  • Painless
  • Long-lasting results
  • Treats multiple body areas
  • Quick treatments
  • 100% customer satisfaction in a clinical study

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Are you looking for the best body contouring treatment in NYC? Do you want to target that stubborn fat that seems resistant to your healthy diet and workout plan? Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hellman is an expert in the latest skin technologies and effective non-invasive procedures, and is a genuine people person.

From her conveniently located NYC office on the south side of Central Park, she is dedicated to providing you with the best body contouring results. Book a consultation today and find out if SculpSure NYC is the best treatment for you.

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Written by Dr. Hellman on 2/5/2020

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Dr. Judith Hellman is a board-certified dermatologist and an associate professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Her passion for people shines through when consulting on a diverse range of medical skin conditions and how these may affect health, aesthetics, and self-esteem. Dr. Hellman has lectured globally and has authored many journal articles. Her fluency in English, Hungarian, and Hebrew helps enhance multilingual communication for many dermatology patients in NYC.

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