CoolSculpting Vs. Zerona
- Asked 2 years ago
Zeltiq CoolSculpting and Zerona were both FDA-approved at the same time, and both involve non-invasive fat removal. Is it fair to lump the two procedures together and compare them? Are good candidates for one treatment necessarily good candidates for the other?
--Sharon, RealSelf.com blogger
CoolSculpting is better than Zerona
Things to consider:
• CoolSculpting is the first device cleared for the fat reduction!
– Zerona is cleared for non-invasive body contouring (circumferential reduction) and NOT for fat reduction.
• CoolSculpting selectively & reliably eliminates fat in TARGETED problem areas
– Zerona cannot target where the reduction will occur. It can only claim total contouring & circumference reduction (no telling where the 3.5 inches will come from)
• CoolSculpting KILLS the targeted fat cells
– Zerona cannot claim fat-cell elimination. The fat cells are diminished in size but do remain in place. In fact, their own study claims that this change may be temporary and more studies are necessary. In fact, what you see 2 weeks post treatment in their study are test patients starting to gain their fat back!
• CoolSculpting has no post treatment requirements, diet or exercise regiments. CoolSculpting kills the fat cell!
-Zerona requires patients must be willing to maintain regular diet & exercise during treatment
-Zerona Patients must give up caffeine & alcohol for 1 month & must exercise
– 2 weeks before treatment & 2 weeks during treatment
– Exercise 30 minutes a day
– Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day
Web reference: http://jcadonline.epubxp.com/i/36331/31
Coolsculpting By Zeltiq is Effective Fat Elimination
Sharon Coolsculpting has many clinical studies and happy patients ( including my staff) proving its efficacy in the real world. There is no doubt that I can make more of a change with Aqualipo or Smartlipo but many patients prefer not to go to the operating room or to have down time. Coolsculpting can eliminate targeted fat by greater than 20%. the procedure takes one hour per targeted area. There are no post operative protocols to follow for diet and exercise. the best candidates are one within 20 pounds of their BMI
Zerona cannot target exact areas. It does not eliminate but shrink cells. It relies on diet and exercise.
Coolsculpting and Zerona are different
Thank you for your question. Coolsculpting and Zerona are very different technologies, with different goals and indications. Coolsculpting uses cryolipolysis, with a specific cold temperature used to trigger elimination of fat cells. This reduces fat in targeted areas, and permanently removes the treated fat cells. Coolsculpting has predictable and lasting results.
Zerona is used by some for reduction of body circumference. It is combined with diet modification, and does not target specific areas. In addition, since the fat cells are shrunk and not eliminated, the results may not be permanent.
So the two treatments are not interchangable. They work differently, and should be used differently. In my Albany, NY practice, I favor Coolsculpting, as I have been consistently impressed with the results in properly selected patients.
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CoolSculpting vs Zerona
I am a skeptic who generally does not buy into the hype of noninvasive fat reduction technology. However, there has been enough compelling evidence that CoolSculpting actually does work and I looked into it.
I was a tough sell and required the Zeltiq rep to bring the machine to my office and treat my body on one upper hip only.
Within 3-4 weeks I was blown away by the results. Not what I could have done with liposuction, but a huge change. The lack of downtime and ease of recovery were similarly impressive.
I treated the other side within 2 months as I was tired of being asymmetric. The results I have seen on myself (now at 6 months) and the dozens of patients we have treated to this point have been impressive.
I don't own Zerona, and never will. The evidence does not support significant results and from what I can tell, any results achieved are temporary.
Web reference: http://www.coolsculpting-utah.com/
Coolsculptin and Zerona comparison
Although both modalities reduce volume, the methods are completely different. Cool Sculpting permanently destroys fat cells. This means you no longer have the same amount of fat cells in a treated area. Zerona draws the energy out of the fat cell, in other words it shrinks the fat cells. Many Zerona practitioners advise patients to follow specific dietary guidelines in order to maintain their results otherwise the effected fat cells can swell again. Zerona does not offer a permanent means of eliminating fat from the body.
Coolsculpting predictable but Zerona operator/patient dependent
We brought Zerona into our office and used it on our staff. If it is perfectly administered and the patient follows the protocol perfectly, it may live up to its claims but I did not feel I could offer it to my patients in good conscience. We sent it back.
The science behind Coolsculpting is well proven and the scientists who developed the procedure are beyond reproach. The machine won't work unless it is properly positioned. Coolsculpting is expensive and takes patience for results but patients who understand what it will do are very pleased with their results.
CoolSculpting vs Zerona
CoolSculpting has much better studies and science behind it than Zerona. We were prepared to offer both CoolSculpting and Zerona to our clients. But, we were unable to find real evidence that Zerona is effective. Howver, after considerable research with CoolSculpting, we have two systems and we have been very pleased with the safety and efficacy of this treatment.
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com/coolsculpting
CoolSculpting vs Zerona
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting is a much better option than Zerona. It has proven results in terms of fat reduction. Additionally, there is minimal to no downtime typically after the treatment.
CoolSculpting vs. Zerona
I have found that CoolSculpting results in a significant improvement in the vast majority of patients. On the other hand, I have not been impressed with Zerona at all. As someone who is doing a tremendous amount of CoolScuplting, I have seen quite a few patients who have been unsuccessful with Zerona and have done well with CoolSculpting.
We provide CoolSculpting to our patients for non surgical fat reduction because it works
Hello and thank you for asking this question. It is of course fair to "lump" these services together, I can only imagine how confusing our marketplace has become for a patient wanting to select a treatment. In this case, you've asked how CoolSculpting and Zerona treatments compare, how to determine your candidacy, and quite possibly want help in making the right treatment selection for your needs.
We did not select Zerona as a treatment to offer our patients and have done our homework and research as well before making our decision. We offer CoolSculpting and it is consistently providing patients with a reduction of unwanted fat and equally making our patients very happy with their results. We are confident in the thorough research and science behind CoolSculpting. If you're looking for more information on either treatment, I recommend you speak with a few practices in your area who offer the procedure and continue to read reviews from patients on RealSelf.com.
We thank you for asking this great question and hope that it's eventually easier to make a well-informed decision on which treatment is best for you.
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