Cryotherapy vs CoolSculpting – What Are The Differences?

cryotherapy vs coolsculpting

Here is a brief discussion about cryotherapy vs coolsculpting

A sedentary lifestyle and consumption of unhealthy food contribute to poor weight management. As a result, the majority of American adults are overweight and have unhealthy BMIs. Foods with a high glycemic index are \stored as pockets of fat at certain areas inside the body. The deposition of fat does not only make you appear unattractive but is very unhealthy and reduces the efficiency of normal body functions.

To get rid of excessive fat, multiple body sculpting procedures are being used nowadays. Cryotherapy and CoolSculpting have gained much popularity over the years as effective weight-reducing procedures. They both use excessively cold temperatures to melt away pockets of fat and give you your dream body. They are non-invasive, non-surgical procedures. 

But beyond these shared traits, what else do they have in common? Which technique is more effective in weight loss? Let’s find out here.  

What is Cold Therapy?

  • CoolSculpting and cryotherapy are extensions of cold therapy. This is a relatively new form of medical treatment which makes use of cold temperatures to achieve desired results. When the body experiences cold temperatures, it causes the blood vessels to constrict which in turn leads to a reduction in swelling and inflammation. Cold therapy is beneficial for relief from muscle fatigue. 

Cold therapy is also used for fat burn and weight loss. When the body experiences cold temperatures, it works hard to burn calories and produce energy that is needed to keep the body warm. In simple words, metabolism is speeded up and more calories are burned in a shorter time. Hence, weight loss occurs. 

Cryotherapy for Weight Loss

  • During cryotherapy, either the whole body or some part of is exposed to freezing temperatures in a cryo-chamber. The rationale behind cryotherapy and weight loss lies in the fact that cryotherapy causes fat cells to freeze, rendering them useless. They die in the process and are consumed by the liver. Fat cells are then expelled from the body.  

Scientific studies have shown that when the body is subjected to temperatures below 17°C on a daily basis, it can reduce the total body fat by 2 percent. This fat loss is attributed to the production of Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) when the body encounters cold temperature. BAT is responsible for supplying the body with the necessary energy to encounter cold temperatures. Cryotherapy stimulates the production of BAT which results in gradual weight loss. 

CoolSculpting for Fat Loss

  • It is a non-invasive, fat-reduction treatment that requires the application of subfreezing temperatures through a specialized hand-held device to specific body parts. As the name depicts, this treatment sculpts the body to an ideal shape. CoolSculpting can result in a 20-25% fat reduction from target areas. 

When cold temperatures are applied, the fat cells freeze, die and are gradually removed from the body. 

CoolSculpting Vs Cryotherapy – What are The Differences?

The major difference lies in their mode of operation. CoolSculpting uses a handheld device that delivers concentrated rays of cold to treat specific target areas. CoolSculpting is most often used for reducing fat from the following target areas:

  • Abdomen
  • Lower back
  • Arms
  • Love handles
  • Thighs
  • Chin

Contrary to that, whole body cryotherapy is a treatment that works on the entire body. It speeds up metabolism, stimulates the production of Brown Adipose Tissue, and puts the body in fat-burning mode. Cryotherapy is also helpful in treating muscular injuries and body pains. It aids in muscle recovery and reduces inflammation.

By helping with pain management, it enables athletes and ordinary people in keeping up with exercise routines.  

Contact UCryo & Recovery if you wish to find more about Cryotherapy.