Comparing CoolSculpting to Velashape

Comparing CoolSculpting to Velashape

Comparing CoolSculpting to Velashape- Much like laser lipolysis, Velashape is a heat-based, minimally invasive fat reduction treatment. It’s a combined approach, using heat generated by radiofrequency (RF) waves, laser energy, and suction massage.

The physical action of the suction massage is what makes Velashape truly unique. It essentially pulls fat deposits to the surface, allowing the treatment of relatively deep fat deposits. Velashape also firms and tightens the skin, something which CoolSculpting and most other noninvasive fat removal techniques can’t accomplish.

A major side benefits of the procedure is cellulite reduction. Cellulite is notoriously resistant to treatment, and while Velashape isn’t designed specifically for this purpose it’s fully capable achieving mild-moderate improvements. It is for this reason that many patients choose Velashape to treat cellulite-prone areas such as the thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. It’s hard to overstate how truly unique this feature is. To date Velashape is the only treatment of its kind which offers this benefit, another thing CoolSculpting simply isn’t designed to do.


Velashape is not without its faults, however. It’s an older technology, and the results aren’t as consistent as those of newer treatments like CoolSculpting. Heat can also be an issue. High peak temperatures sometimes occur during treatment which very rarely results in minor burns. To compensate, icepacks are commonly applied during treatment which significantly reduces this risk.


CoolSculpting patients must have an ideal weight recommend by your doctor, if you have too much weight then you not be able to get benefits from the procedure.

Also, you can get this surgery if only you have fat that can’t be eliminated by exercises or diet, but if you can get rid of the fat then there’s no need for this surgery.

While VelaShape isn’t a treatment to remove fat from your body, it focuses on your cellulite. But a little fat can be removed, therefore if you want to get rid of your fat choose CoolSculpting instead of VelaShape.

Treatment Areas

The areas treated by CoolSculpting include:

  • Buttocks
  • Chin
  • Thighs
  • Love handles
  • Abdomen
  • Upper arms

VelaShape usually targets the area with cellulite, these areas can include:

  • Abdomen
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Buttocks

Pain After The Procedure

Both treatments are really different which means after the treatment both will give a different type of pain.

In most cases, CoolSculpting isn’t a painful procedure as it requires freezing them and eliminating them. You may not feel the pain but you may experience a little tugging, pulling or a little discomfort.

While VelaShape feels like a warm massage, which makes it more comfortable between both treatments.


Both of these treatments have almost same kind of recoveries. For example:

CoolSculpting doesn’t need a long recovery, you can go for this treatment at the lunch time and get back to work immediately, however after it’s done you may experience a little discomfort or pain.

Other the other side, VelaShape has a really short or no recovery at all.

After your doctor is done with the treatment, you can immediately go home without any kind of pain or discomfort. All you will feel is a little warmth in the treated area.

You can continue your daily activities as well.