Coolsculpting vs Cryoskin


CoolSculpting and Cryoskin are two of the most popular fat freezing technologies on the market. They both offer an alternative to invasive surgeries such as liposuction, using variations of the method of cryolipolysis to effectively kill fat cells. While Coolsculpting is regarded as the leading non-invasive fat reduction treatment, Cryoskin is the latest technology that is revolutionising the fat freezing industry. Let’s take a closer look at how these two treatments compare to each other.

CoolSculpting vs Cryoskin: How Much Weight Can I Lose with Fat Freezing?

CoolSculpting customers can expect to see an average of 22% fat reduction in their treated areas, whereas Cryoskin clients report 44% less visible fat.

However, Cryoskin does more than just freezing fat. It stimulates the production of collagen, which strengthens and tightens the skin. The Cryoskin machine has different customisable settings, including:

  • Cryo Slimming – which uses a combination of heating and cooling with a special massage technique exclusive to Cryoskin practitioners.
  • Cryo Toning – which increases circulation and collagen production, targeting problem areas and imperfections such as cellulite. These settings can be combined depending on the customer’s desired results.
  • Cryo Facial – this is a natural alternative to treatments such as Botox and Anti-Wrinkle filler. It stimulates the natural production of collagen to minimise fine lines, reduce puffiness, treat inflammation and other skin conditions.

When it comes to the way the fat loss actually looks on the body, Coolsculpting can often result in uneven fat reduction and indentations, due to the lack of precision with the suction style technique. As the Cryoskin machine uses a manual handpiece, the weight loss and body toning is more accurate, even and smooth.

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Cryoskin Results after 5 sessions.

CoolSculpting vs Cryoskin: How Long Does it Take to See Results?

While both Cryoskin and CoolSculpting can take around 2 weeks for the lymphatic system to flush out the fat cells, for most Cryoskin customers, measurable results are seen immediately after the first session. Most customers will usually lose at least half an inch in the first session, if not more. The best results usually appear after 2 to 3 weeks and can last for years when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.

Cryoskin customers are recommended to have 3 to 6 sessions for the greatest results. Slimming sessions can be performed every 2 weeks while CryoToning sessions can be administered weekly. According to the CoolSculpting website, most patients see results between 2 to 6 months after treatment. It also usually takes around 1 to 3 months to see if another treatment would be beneficial. This is a long time to wait to see if the treatment has worked, especially if you are planning a special event such as a holiday or wedding.

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CoolSculpting vs Cryoskin: Does Fat Freezing Hurt?

CoolSculpting uses vacuum-like paddles which are placed on the body to suction the fat and then cool it, which can result in pain for some people.  Coolsculpting states that customers may experience “sensations of pulling, tugging, mild pinching, intense cold, tingling, stinging, aching and cramping at the treatment site”. This treatment process usually takes 1-2 hours.

Alternatively, Cryoskin treatments are known to be relaxing, with 88% of clients describing it as enjoyable and similar to a massage. This is because there is no suction involved. The wand-like handpiece is used to target specific areas of the body, using a comfortable heating and cooling effect. The average treatment takes roughly 30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. With no downtime, Cryoskin is so convenient that many clients are able to get a treatment done during their lunch break and then return to work.


Coolscultping uses a suction style vacuum which can be painful for some customers.

CoolSculpting vs Cryoskin: Side Effects

As with any treatment, there can be some risks involved. Cryoskin typically has no side effects, however some customers have reported minimal side effects such as an increase in thirst and urination, localised redness in the treated area and in rare cases soreness. However, this typically fades within a few hours of treatment.

As stated on their website, some of the side effects associated with Coolsculpting include ‘redness, swelling, blanching, bruising, firmness, tingling, stinging, tenderness, cramping, aching, itching, skin sensitivity and numbness. In rare cases, additional side effects include paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (gradual enlargement of treated area), late onset pain, freeze burn, vasovagal symptoms (may include dizziness, sweating, fast or slow heart rate, nausea, paleness, etc), subcutaneous induration/hardened tissue, hyperpigmentation and hernia.’


Cryoskin is safe to use on all parts of the body.

CoolSculpting vs Cryoskin: The Takeaway

While CoolSculpting may be the most widely known fat freezing technology on the market, this does not necessarily mean it is the best. Cryoskin is the most advanced technology as it delivers both quick and even results with very minimal side effects. The treatments are both convenient and relaxing for customers, making it the top choice for business owners. Featuring the Cryo Slimming, Cryo Toning and Cryo Facial options, this machine is able to transform the body in a natural and non-invasive way, leaving many customers extremely satisfied with their results.

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