Coolsculpting vs. Warm Sculpting: What is The Best Option to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat

WarmSculpting and CoolSculpting treatments are two of the most popular procedures for eliminating unwanted, stubborn adipose tissue (fat cells) in areas around the abdomen, love handles, and thighs. The removal of those fat cells will alter the shape of the human form and allow you to sculpt or contour your figure into the one you are genuinely proud of.

Both procedures are non-invasive or non-surgical, meaning that they do not require incisions, anesthesia, or lifestyle downtime. If you consider non-invasive body contouring and looking for the treatment option that best suits your needs and goals, read on to discover which treatment is right for you.

The Differences Between WarmSculpting and CoolSculpting

WarmSculpting, commonly referred to as SculpSure, is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that uses hyperthermic lasers to eliminate stubborn, unwanted, fat tissue and tighten skin. The treatment uses an applicator with four paddles. The paddles are attached to the abdomen, flanks, back, thighs, to selectively warm and destroy your unwanted subcutaneous fat cells. A cooling effect balances the warming sensation to improve your comfort and maintain safety. Overcoming weeks and months, the damaged fat cells naturally leave the body via the lymphatic system. You will start to see visible slimming and toning for around four-to-six weeks. Each Warm Sculpting treatment takes around 30 minutes, and patients are free to resume all normal activities immediately after.

CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat removal treatment that delivers controlled cooling to freeze and eradicate stubborn fat lumps. The procedure requires that a curved applicator sucks unwanted fatty tissue between two cooling plates. During the treatment, you will feel a tugging or pulling sensation and then a slight skin-cooling sensation. Depending on the area being treated, each CoolSculpting session lasts between 35 to 60 minutes. Again, your dead fat cells are cleared away through the body's natural detoxification system.

If you have decided to engage support in eliminating and contouring unflattering areas detracting from the real you but are questioning which type of procedure to go with, recognize that you have already decided against general surgery liposuction. You have ruled out the invasive procedures. Non-invasive body sculpting options have become extremely popular for people like us that know what they want and want fast results.


CoolSculpting has been around for 15 years through a process called cryolipolysis (targeted cooling or fat freezing). The treatment is safe since pre-programmed plates cool down nicely without adversely affecting your skin. The built-in sensors shut down if the temperature gets too cold to prevent any tissue damage. One challenge with CoolSculpting is getting the fatty area into the applicator. If you are already a lean individual looking for that final touch-up, you might be too lean for the applicator.

WarmSculpting has been around for about four years. A session lasts 25 minutes and can target up to four areas at once through a series of flat applicators placed on your body. Utilizing laser technology, these applicators heat the fat cells but keep your skin at a comfortable temperature through cooling applications. It has been shown that a single WarmSculpting session can remove 23.5% of the fat cells in the targeted area. Your body naturally gets rid of the old dead fat cells over time, resulting in the targeted area looking and feeling much better than ever.

Both procedures work similarly, with only some minor differences. The results for both methods are best seen after eight weeks and can be equally as effective at killing the fat cells depending on how your body responds to heat or cold. With both CoolSculpting as well as with WarmSculpting, one session is more than enough to notice some impressive improvements in your appearance.


CoolSculpting applicators can't work outside of the target area since the treatment relies on cold to freeze fat cells. WarmSculpting applicators generate heat that will extend beyond the target area. So this is perfect for any of us dealing with excess fat in more than one part of our bodies. WarmSculpting will create a smoother transition between different parts of your body.

Multiple Area Treatment

CoolSculpting can only treat one area at a time. The CoolSculpting applicator only chills and thereby targets the area within the applicator's pinch paddles. WarmSculpting has four separate laser emitting applicators so that you can target four different areas of your body simultaneously. Since WarmSculpting uses laser technology, the laser's emitting rays target the fat cells surrounding the applicator; this helps target and eliminate fat cells more on the applicator's periphery and makes for smoother transitions and better overall results.


CoolSculpting is based on cryolipolysis, a non-surgical fat reduction procedure designed to reduce localized fat deposits resulting in a tighter, smoother appearance.

WarmSculpting uses modern laser technology to heat fat cells. The laser technology also stimulates collagen and elastin production resulting in a smoother, tighter, and more natural skin appearance.

Which Treatment Is Best For You?

Both treatments are non-surgical, non-invasive, and effectively breakdown subcutaneous fat. And both treatments have been cleared by the FDA and recognized to be much safer than invasive procedures. And though WarmSculpting has become the treatment of choice for many people, if lasers are not your thing, CoolSculpting promises to give you the same results without the high-tech intervention.

If you are looking to enhance your natural beauty and remove stubborn signs of fat accumulation, please feel free to book a complimentary consultation with one of our team members at or (718)-369-0019, and we will be happy to assist.

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