Cryo Body Sculpting Vs CoolSculpting

When considering body contouring options, cryo slimming is undoubtedly the most popular avenue for patients to go down as it delivers a wide range of advantages over more traditional methods. However, it is equally important to select the right type of treatment for your requirements. CoolSculpting and Cryo Body Sculpting are the two most commonly chosen solutions, but which is right for you? This guide should help you make a calculated decision.

Cryo Body Sculpting Vs CoolSculpting: The Similarities

Both Cryo Body Sculpting and CoolSculpting are body contouring treatments that use cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells by freezing. Once the fat cells have been killed through a process known as apoptosis, they will naturally exit the body through its lymphatic system.

Given that up to 73% of American adults are overweight, body contouring treatments that help remove fat from the body have become extremely popular. Whether it’s gaining a little support in kick-starting a weight loss journey or finally removing stubborn fat, cry slimming is seen as a superior choice over surgical options like liposuction for a variety of reasons, such as;

  • The non-invasive nature makes it a safer option,
  • Results show gradually over a few weeks to create a more natural impact,
  • There aren’t the long downtime periods of liposuction,
  • The non-invasive nature removes the threat of scarring,
  • Fat distribution remains normal,
  • It’s also a lot cheaper than plastic surgery.

Both types of cryo slimming will also deliver a plethora of health benefits, as well as improved appearances and body image. Blood sugar becomes controlled, metabolisms increase, and muscle tone can be improved. Fat begins to exit the body over the coming days, although it can take some weeks for the full rewards to show. While this happens due to natural science, it is the preferred route of fat loss for most people.

Where can Cryo Slimming be Used?

While cryo slimming is a non-invasive treatment, it should still be completed by an experienced professional. It can be used to treat stubborn fat in a wide range of target areas, with the most common body parts being;

  • Stomach
  • Love handles
  • Inner thighs
  • Upper arms
  • Chin

When completing this type of body contouring treatment, it’s also possible to get cryo slimming on multiple body parts if desired. Furthermore, it is safe to combine it with other cosmetic services like airbrush tanning or microneedling at a later date.

Cryo Body Sculpting Vs CoolSculpting: The Differences

While both Cryo Body Sculpting and CoolSculpting fall under the umbrella of cryo slimming and share many similarities, there are several key differences between them too. Understanding them is essential if you want to select the right treatment. 

Treatment Method

One of the main differences between the two body contouring solutions is that they each use different equipment. CoolSculpting opts for a suction device that creates a vacuum around the target area and subsequently uses cryolipolysis to expose the body part to temperatures that kill fat cells. The temperature is around 30° to 39° Fahrenheit. Sessions can subsequently last for 1-3 hours depending on the body part.

Conversely, Cryo Body Sculpting uses a machine known as the Cryo T-Shock. It features a handheld wand that can be used to massage the target area. Crucially, it alternates between warm and cold treatments. The process starts with two minutes of warm temperatures followed by around 25 minutes of cold temperatures followed by 2-3 minutes of heat for a total treatment time of just 30 minutes. This approach utilizes thermal shock to constrict the blood vessels and ultimately kill the fat cells.

Thanks to the body’s lymphatic system, the dead cells then exit the body through sweat and urine. However, it should be noted that CoolSculpting only takes around four sessions while Cryo Body Sculpting will need between four and eight. However, the sessions are shorter and also have zero downtime while the results may show faster due to the added effectiveness of alternating between warm and cold temperatures. 


Both Cryo Body Sculpting and CoolSculpting are designed to deliver significant fat loss. In fact, 25% of the fat cells in the target per session, improving your body image by slimming down target areas. Given that 74% of Americans are concerned about their weight, the prospect of losing weight is the main incentive for body contouring,

While CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, keeping a suction device on one fixed area for such long periods can lead to a hardened rectangle of dead fat cells that have not flushed out of the body. This is known as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH). Although technically possible to experience this with Cryo Body Sculpting techniques, it is far less likely as the wand moves around the treatment area.

Cryo Body Sculpting can additionally provide a range of other benefits. The method of alternating between hot and cold rather than focusing solely on cold temperatures helps protect surrounding healthy tissues. The technique also aids collagen production. In turn, this makes it the perfect choice for targeting cellulite.

Moreover, collagen production can restore tightness and elasticity to the skin for a more youthful and glowing appearance. In short, if you are looking to reverse the effect of aging as well as remove fat, Cryo Body Sculpting is the answer. 


Finally, it’s important to consider the cost of both treatments. While prices do vary depending on geographic location and the chosen body part to be treated, the average cost of CoolSculpting is between $2,000 and $4,000.

Conversely, Cryo Body Sculpting usually costs just one-third of that price. So, smaller body parts can be treated for just a few hundred dollars. Even when opting for a larger body part, a budget of $1,500 will normally cover the costs. However, a free consultation with a qualified team like C3 Aesthetics & Wellness will allow you to discuss this in further detail.


While CoolSculpting is certainly one of the most effective body sculpting treatments on the market, Cryo Body Sculpting provides a superior solution at a far more affordable price. Crucially, it is a truly non-invasive treatment that promotes healthier-looking skin as well as significant fat loss.

Want to learn more about Cryo Body Sculpting and/or book a treatment with our highly experienced technicians? Contact us today to start the journey to a better you.

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