There is so much noise in the industry, I wouldnt believe anything I read. If I was a patient I would search and read MedEsthetics or Aesthetic Magazine to read what the Doctors read and where they evaluate and discuss these treatments. It is where I confirmed what I already understood about the differences between these procedures and why Doctor Zdinak wisely said years ago it was an inferior treatment. You will read Doctors explaining how they use Exilis, Thermage and Acoustic Wave to smooth out lumpy Coolsculpting results as part of their protocol. To make matters worse Coolsculpting just launched a 45 Million dollar advertising campaign. You are going to see it everywhere. So lets start with what it is and what it isnt. It is only for killing fat cells by freezing them. It takes three months to see how much of the frozen cells absorb and decide where to treat next (we are not sure if they reabsorb elsewhere since most people report no weight loss) and the results are so certain to be lumpy that many doctors offer Thermage Exilis or Acoustic Wave at the same time. Coolsculpting does absolutely nothing for cellulite, texture, skin tightening, collagen or loose skin nor does it claim to. The fact is simply freezing fat would probably create more loose skin. On the other hand Thermage, according to the Television show the doctors, resulted in 5 inches right off the table, as well as improve texture, loose saggy skin and cellulite so we can end the whole discussion right now and you can stop reading. But if you like lets dive a little deeper.
Coolsculpting 3 months, Thermage results immediate, plus continuing smoothing and tightening results for up to six months, Exilis 10 days Coolsculpting they evaluate and treat again 3 months because thats how long it takes for the frozen cells to absorb and see how lumpy you are and how much and where you need more treatment. Thermage besides the immediate tightening (because there is an immediate tightening of the collagen that holds back the fat) there is also melting or apoptosis (cell death) but the long term effect of Thermage is as you grow more collagen you will have smoother and tighter skin, improved texture and even an improvement in cellulite ( although we have a specific treatment for cellulite) all the attributes of a more youthful appearance. With Coolsculpting imagine taking fat out of a sausage, you will be left with more loose skin. By the way Exilis is FDA approved for non surgical fat reduction, and there is no limit to how much you can do. Let me show you a few before and afters to demonstrate my point. As with all before and afters everyone shows their best results, results of course will vary. ABOVE COOLSCULPTING This is one from coolsculpting ( all treatment results will vary by individual)
EXILIS TREATMENT ABOVE ( all treatment results vary by individual naturally) Notice besides the amount of loss but the beautiful smooth texture. Radio frequency treatments like Thermage and Exilis are for texture, and smoothing as well as fat reduction and loose skin.
Unfortunately the first coolsculpting is a little out of focus, ( maybe on purpose) we get many people who have lumps and bumps from Coolsculpting and liposuction to treat and fix what those procedures created. Do you even need to ask why we dont offer it ? Both Thermage and Exilis are superior in every way from cost to actual treatment time in office, as well as the time to see results, quality and quantity of results and total cost to the patient. If y0u are still sold on Coolsculpting, at least go to someone that will also price it perform it properly which includes Thermage and Exilis in the cost to smooth out the results. Again just read MedEsthetics the Doctors who are actually trying to promote Coolsculpting admit that they use Exilis and Thermage as part of the treatment. One doctor said since that since coolsculpting can be 2 to 4 hours that he has them come in a different day for their Thermage, otherwise they would be there for 5 hours. Exilis we do 6 treatments for the body, but you can continue as long as you want. Lets have another look. Actually in New York many choose Thermage, one treatment, one hour. In fact since we are the only Black Diamond for almost 10 years in New York we get many International and West Coast patients since its a one time treatment.
ABOVE COOLSCULPTING BEFORE AND AFTER all treatment results will vary This is the one in a million best result. They claim 3 million treatments but only have 6 before and afters on their website and this is their flagship first best picture ? Its 2 months later and they also note the person lost 6 pounds. Personally when I lose weight the first thing I see is my belly gets smaller. The old one notch on the belt
Below Exilis 4 weeks
ABOVE EXILIS AFTER 4 TREATMENTS all treatment results will vary
This is a huge difference in 4 weeks vs Coolsculpting ( the first picture) in 2 months or more
THERMAGE BEFORE AND AFTER all treatment results will vary
Its almost as if the person who did the Coolsculpting came for a Thermage to fix the lumps from the coolsculpting ( by the way many patients come to us to fix lumps and bumps from other procedures) Dont forget Thermage melts fat as well, its called apoptosis ( killing fat cells) and it also tightens skin and improves texture, it would even help a little with cellulite too.
If you ask me the holy grail of non surgical fat loss is Exilis, there is no limit to the number of procedures you can do. With each procedure you are not only “melting” fat but tightening skin helping with texture ( think cellulite) and building collagen which creates the smooth appearance and holds back the fat. Dr Zdinak has a great video that explains how and why cellulite occurs. If you watch that you will really wonder why anyone would even dream of just killing fat cells without addressing the collagen layer which is the all important layer for appearance.
Any questions ? Feel free to call us 7 days a week 9am to 8pm. We are happy to answer all of your questions about any procedure that we have and those that we researched and we can explain why we chose to not have them. We study and research every new treatment in the market place and actually test many of them as well. If its effective safe and gets better results than what we are currently offering we would have bought it yesterday. We were offered the right to be first in New York for many of these treatments. In actuality we were the first in New York with Thermage NXT in 2007, first in New York with Thermage 16.0 for the body. First in New York with the Thermage CPT tip for the face. Dr Lisa actually lectured about the Thermage CPT in Europe at the AMWC Aesthetic & Anti-aging Medicine World Congress The world’s largest event for Global Aging Management attended by over 5000 physicians from all over the world ( only a handful from the United States) In fact that is where we discovered Exilis and brought the first one to New York. It is the most popular treatment in Europe. Its hard to be honest and make comparisons without sounding like you are trashing the competition. Lets put it this way there are almost a half a dozen treatments we were offered to be the first in New York with that I can proudly say we dodged a bullet by avoiding those machines completely. Some have fallen out of favor, some are not even offered any more the rest we shall see. Coolsculpting will probably stay with us if no real adverse events like nerve damage or some other adverse events or damage created by freezing is discovered and they keep advertising 50 million a year. Thermage has the longest safety record, its been on the market for around 15 years Coolsculpting around 5 years originally introduced in 2011 couple of rounds of financing and improvements around 2013. Its not even close to being the best treatment for non surgical body shaping however their marketing is brilliant and overwhelming the market this year. There are 2 other reasons that they might fall out of favor. The first is reality. In speaking to prospective new patients, many have said they did the research and simply read that it does nothing for skin texture laxity sagging skin and they realized it would not be a good choice. The second reason is Coolsculpting might be a victim of their own success. I have spoken to many people who know someone who came out lumpy, so they might actually get to the point where everyone knows the fact that it does nothing for the all important collagen layer, skin texture or loose saggy skin. Kinda wish I had one, there are almost a million searches for it every month on Google alone But what would we do with it when the patients come in and we explain what each treatment does and doesnt do ? Actually if they even carefully read the Coolsculpting website they would see that even that even Coolsculpting doesnt claim that it does anything but freeze fat. No one will choose it. Thats an expensive paperweight. Plus I think with common sense patients will understand what it doesnt do and its immoral to try to cash in on something that is not the best treatment that you can offer someone and worse yet forces them into another treatment.