We are excited to add Liposonix to our array of non-invasive fat removal treatments. Liposonix uses high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to treat the area. The energy is focused on the targeted fat and that fat tissue is destroyed- with no harm to the skin. The body naturally removes the treated fat.
You may wonder how is it different from CoolSculpting? With Liposnix we can target treat smaller areas than with CoolSculpting. With CoolSculpting we are limited to using 2 different sized hand pieces and only treating what can be “sucked” in. Using Liposonix we treat little squares and can determine the number of squares used by the size of the area. Some abdomens may be 10 squares while others are 20. To be treated with Liposonix you need a firm “inch of pinch.” It must be an inch of fat-with CoolSculpting, as long as the applicator has something to grab, you can be treated. So it is great for thin people with just a little bulge. Liposonix works well for people that have more than just a little bulge and that may want an all over abdomen reduction. We have also started using Liposonix to treat inner and outer thighs, where we cannot treat with CoolSculpting.
There have been no studies comparing the two treatments. And there is no evidence that one works better than the other, they are just different. Besides having different hand pieces, CoolSculpting freezes the fat, while Liposonix heats the fat. The heat with Liposonix can also results in some skin tightening. That is not the case with CoolSculpting. During a consultation, our staff can help you determine which treatment would be best based on your personal goals.
I had the opportunity to try Liposonix the other day and can’t wait to share my results! I had 13 squares mapped out on my abdomen. They did 3 total pulses on each square (at 50 joules-which is ideal). It took about 45-50 minutes total since each pulse lasted almost a minute. The question I know I am going to get a lot is “did it hurt?!” and my answer is…yes! I felt some pain and discomfort. Each pulse was a little different, some hurt more than others, some didn’t hurt at all, some had an instance of sharp pain. But would I do it again? Yes! It was not so bad that I wouldn’t do it again.
I also believe everyone is different and it will be different for each person. Another employee had it done after I did and felt little to no pain the whole time! And afterwards? I had no bruising until day 3 and even then it was just 2 little spots. She has tons of bruising that showed up the day after the treatment. There is just no way to predict how you will handle the procedure.
The results are incredible—average person loses an inch. Results show up in 8-12 weeks, so I’ll be sure to share how I look then!