This is a question we are occasionally asked at White Tea Med Spa. Since body contouring treatments have become more popular over the years, the technology has advanced. With so many options on the market, it can get confusing to figure out which treatment is the best for you. Summer is approaching us fast, and this is our busiest season to help get your beach body ready. We’ve compared the difference between these noninvasive body contouring treatments.
CoolSculpting is a medical treatment used to destroy fat cells otherwise known as the “fat freezing procedure”. The process of CoolSculpting feels like ice because this device is freezing the fat cells directly below it. Once they’re frozen, the fat cells drain naturally from the body. It can take eight to 12 weeks to see the results, but a patient can lose half an inch from his or her waistline after just one one-hour treatment. An area can be treated multiple times and it is said to reduce the fat in the area. The main purpose of this procedure is to reduce the “stubborn pockets of fat” in the back, stomach and thigh areas. However, Coolsculpting does not tighten loose skin or get rid of cellulite. The cost depends on where you live and, to some extent, the decision of the medical practice offering this treatment. But also depending on the size of the one area getting treated it can average from $1500-$2500(excludes packages)
Velashape III is the most recognized non-invasive, body contouring treatment on the market today. It combines radio frequency waves, a laser, and suctioning massage to effectively reduce the size of fat cells and re-contour the skin’s surface with no downtime. It works on all skin types and is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of cellulite in the stomach, abdomen, love handles, upper arms, hips, thighs and buttocks. The additional mechanical tissue manipulation of the VelaShape III causes an immediate increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, resulting in a skin firming and lifting effect. This treatment feels likes a warm deep tissue massage, and most people see a visible result after their first treatment. Typically it takes 3-6 treatments per area to achieve the best results, and it is important to be well hydrated before and after the treatment. Depending on the area of the body the price for a single session can range from $225-$500.
When choosing what body contouring treatment fits your personal needs, take into consideration that all treatments have to be combined with a healthy diet and exercise. Going for a consultation helps to get all the information you need, plus gives you an idea if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Also keep in mind your budget and time.
So feel free to call and book a consultation today!! We love to educate our clients about our services and determine what treatment will work best for their needs. Also come relax and have a cup of tea with us 🙂