CAL COOLSHAPE VS CAL BODYSCULPT
CAL BodySculpt vs. CAL CoolShape: Which Treatment is Right for You? Here are 4 Differences.
CAL CoolShape is one of the most popular procedures that help men and women treat unwanted bulges with its patented cryolipolysis technology. Increasingly, we’re fielding questions from customers about the difference between CAL CoolShape and another body contouring procedure: CAL BodySculpt.
For those of you weighing your body sculpting options, here are the four main differences between CAL CoolShape and CAL BodySculpt.
1. Purpose: CAL CoolShape reduces fat. CAL BodySculpt tones muscles.
This is the main and most important difference between CAL CoolShape and CAL BodySculpt. CAL CoolShape is the gold standard non-surgical fat reduction treatment for customers who want to spot-reduce stubborn fat bulges on the abs, thighs, back, hips, flanks, banana rolls, upper arms, or under the chin. It works by delivering intense cold temperatures through the skin, which directly causes a portion of the fat cells in the treatment area to shrivel and die permanently, helping you lose excess fat in that area.
CAL BodySculpt works in a completely different way. This machine causes muscles in an area to make tens of thousands of contractions during the treatment, as though you were doing impossibly large numbers of crunches or squats in a short period of time. CAL BodySculpt is designed to help build new muscle fibers and tone existing fibers for better-sculpted muscles. It’s currently indicated to treat the abs, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms.
While it might seem that CAL BodySculpt would imitate the effects of exercising and potentially help you “slim down,” the thickening and toning of muscles it induces might actually make your clothes feel tighter.
There can be some residual fat reduction as a result; however, fat reduction is not the main goal with CAL BodySculpt. If you have even a moderate fat layer over your muscles, you won’t be able to appreciate fully the results of CAL BodySculpt. In fact, many doctors recommend getting CAL CoolShape first and then using CAL BodySculpt as a follow-up treatment to refine the results.
2. Technology: Cryolipolysis vs. Electromagnetism
CAL CoolShape uses a proprietary fat-freezing technology called cryolipolysis. The CAL CoolShape applicator slightly suctions the skin and fatty tissue into the cooling cups, where they are brought to a controlled temperature cold enough to stimulate fat cells to die, but not cold enough to harm skin, muscle, or nerve tissue.
CAL BodySculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to induce involuntary supramaximal muscle contractions in the treatment area. Supramaximal contractions engage 100% of the muscle fibers in an area, helping to tone the muscle faster than exercise alone. No fat cells are directly destroyed by CAL BodySculpt, although some patients have reported minor fat reduction as a side effect of treatment.
3. Results: Gradual fat reduction vs. thickening and toning of muscles
CAL CoolShape relies on your body’s natural processes to metabolise and flush out the affected fat cells. And once fat cells are gone, they are gone forever. It takes several weeks for full results to become apparent, but most patients begin to notice improvements with a couple of weeks. Results are indefinite as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle, including a sensible diet and regular exercise. Remember that your remaining fat cells can enlarge and shrink, depending on your overall weight. CAL CoolShape is not a weight-loss treatment; you will get better results if you are at your desired weight first.
If you have even a moderate fat bulge over your muscles, you won’t be able to appreciate fully the results of CAL BodySculpt. In fact, we recommend getting CAL CoolShape first and then using CAL BodySculpt as a follow-up treatment to refine the results.
CAL BodySculpt is said to induce visible improvements in muscle tone comparable to what one might expect after working out for many months, within about four weeks of the final treatment. Many patients say they feel the area is firmer and tighter within days after treatment. However, as you know with muscles: you use it or lose it. While it’s possible to enjoy some time with tighter abs or better-defined buttocks, you can’t use CAL BodySculpt as a substitute for exercise, and you will need to repeat a treatment series regularly to maintain the results.
One important factor to note here: while it might seem that CAL BodySculpt would imitate the effects of exercising and potentially help you “slim down,” the thickening and toning of muscles it induces might actually make your clothes feel tighter.
4. Safety: Both are FDA-cleared, non-surgical, and fairly pain-free—but CAL CoolShape has a longer track record
CAL CoolShape has a proven track record of safety and efficacy: While it’s common for customers to experience temporary numbness, soreness, or mild swelling, serious side effects are rare. Comfort levels during treatment vary depending on the customer and the area, but the vast majority say that CAL CoolShape was comfortable after an initial few minutes of intense cold.
Both CAL CoolShape and CAL BodySculpt are KFDA-cleared, non-invasive procedures. In well-trained hands, the risk of adverse effects with either treatment is very low.
CAL BodySculpt is a much newer technology but also has a good safety record thus far. The machine forces muscle contractions, which can be felt by the customer; it has been described as feeling a little unnatural, as though their body is doing an involuntary workout. CAL BodySculpt is not safe for people with metallic or electronic implants, such as an artificial joint or a pacemaker, since it is an electromagnetic treatment.
Both CAL CoolShape and CAL BodySculpt are non-invasive, with no anesthesia, needles, or incisions required. In well-trained hands, the risk of adverse effects is very low. Neither treatment requires downtime, although some customers take the rest of the day off due to post-treatment soreness, which is a factor after both procedures.
It is important to choose a well-qualified provider for either treatment. With CAL CoolShape, it can make the difference between measurable fat loss and wasted time and money. With CAL BodySculpt, the provider must know how to tune the machine safely; starting a patient on too-high an intensity can cause damage.
You know what they say about muscle toning: use it or lose it. While CAL BodySculpt may help you enjoy several months of tighter abs or better-defined buttocks, you may need to repeat a treatment series every few months to maintain the results.
Ultimately, it’s like comparing apples and oranges.
With so many options on the market, we understand how confusing it can be to decipher the difference between various name brands. That’s why it is so important to consult with an experienced, reputable provider before investing in a treatment, even when you may only be considering non-surgical options. At CAL, we provide objective, helpful advice as to what different technologies and procedures can offer. Which treatment is better for you ultimately comes down to your goals and your body composition, as each treatment has a different purpose. If you want to spot-reduce fat, CAL CoolShape is your best bet. If you are lean and want to see better muscle definition in your abs, arms, or buttocks, CAL BodySculpt may be a great option for you.
If you’d like to learn more about CAL CoolShape and CAL BodySculpt, we invite you to contact us for a consultation.