What's the Difference between CoolSculpting and Fat Freezing?
One of the most asked questions when patients come to the clinic for fat reduction treatment is: What is the difference between CoolSculpting and fat freezing?

Aren’t they the same? Doesn’t CoolSculpting use cooling technology to freeze unwanted fat cells? Well yes, but they are not the same. Let us break it down for you.


CoolSculpting is fat freezing but fat freezing is not CoolSculpting.

Fat freezing, or cryolipolysis is the name of the process that freezes your fat cells and removes them, whereas CoolSculpting is the brand of the machine that carries out fat freezing.

What this means is that any machine that freezes fat or carries out the process of cryolipolysis is a fat freezing machine and undergoing a treatment with any one of these machines would mean that you have undergone a fat freezing treatment. CoolSculpting is therefore a fat freezing treatment, but fat freezing with other machines like those from Korea is not a CoolSculpting treatment.


TL;DR? Dr. Terence Tan explains the difference between CoolSculpting and fat freezing in this short 1 min video

@drterencetan Are all fat freezing treatments the same? ? #coolsculpting #fatfreezing #sgdoctor #sgaesthetic #aestheticdoctor #halleymedicalaesthetics #fatreduction ♬ original sound – Dr Terence Tan



Then why choose CoolSculpting over other fat freezing machines?

How CoolSculpting Works

That’s because CoolSculpting is the only non-invasive fat reduction treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA). This gives doctors and patients a peace of mind that fat reduction with CoolSculpting is both safe and effective.


It is a safe and effective procedure

CoolSculpting technology delivers precisely-controlled cooling to target the fat cells without causing damage to surrounding tissues. It has to be carried out at a specific temperature for it be both safe and effective. CoolSculpting is also scientifically proven to reduce unwanted fat by 20-27% over the treated area after each treatment.

This non-invasive and no-downtime treatment is available in over 74 countries with over seven million treatment cycles carried out worldwide to date.*

An international study led by Halley’s Medical Director Dr. Terence Tan on CoolSculpting – the first of its kind to engage participants from four countries – also revealed a high satisfaction rate of 89.6%.


All our doctors and therapists are trained

Halley Medical Aesthetics CoolSculpting Trained Therapists
At Halley, all our CoolSculpting therapists and consultants have undergone in-depth training. They are trained and certified by Allergan, the pharmaceutical company behind CoolSculpting to ensure that all patients receive high standards of care.

Built-in safety features on the machine

What's the difference between CoolSculpting and fat freezing

QuadSculpting:  treat four, non-overlapping areas at the same time to reduce treatment time.


CoolSculpting machines comes with its patented technology Freeze Detect® safety measure, which ensures the machine maintains an effective, but safe temperature at all times. If the sensors on the machine detects that the skin is getting too cold, the system will shut down automatically to maximise safety.

(Also read: CoolSculpting In Singapore: Eight Reasons For Choosing Halley)


Book your CoolSculpting appointment with us now.

Halley Medical Aesthetics
Tel: +65 6737 8233
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Email: info@halley.com.sg
Overseas patients can also call us on WhatsApp at +65 9816 6148 for more information.
Tele-Medicine is also available at Halley Medical Aesthetics.


*From 2009 – September 2017