SculpSure is a very comfortable procedure, and doesn’t require numbing. That’s because of the precision a laser allows. Just like the lasers in laser hair removal target the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin, the SculpSure laser targets only the fat cells, and protects the skin from any ambient heating with a smart cooling cycle. There is also an ability with SculpSure, to adjust the treatment to the individual patient’s comfort level. If a certain area feels too warm, that particular laser panel can be turned down, to achieve a comfortable treatment.
CoolSculpting works by damaging the fat cells with cold, using a suction-based handpiece. Just as you might experience numbing with icing after an injury, some patients experience numbing during the procedure, and immediately following the procedure. Occasionally, patients report this numbness as discomfort. With the new CoolSculpting CoolAdvantage system, treatments are more comfortable, with fewer reports of tingling or long-lasting numbness.