Coolsculpting Elite® Vs. Venus Legacy®: What You Need to Know


There is a wide range of body sculpting treatments available on the market to help you achieve your body goals. However, the choice of an ideal treatment option for you depends on multiple factors such as effectiveness, safety and the longevity of the results. 

For example, CoolSculpting Elite® and Venus Legacy® are two popular body sculpting treatments. CoolSculpting Elite® uses controlled low temperatures to freeze and destroy the stubborn fat cells while Venus Legacy® uses controlled heat to shrink the fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.  

So, which option is best for you? Read on to know more about what you need to bear in mind when choosing between CoolSculpting Elite® and Venus Legacy® treatments. 

What Is The Difference Between Coolsculpting Elite® And Venus Legacy®?

CoolSculpting Elite® is the latest innovation in fat-freezing technology (aka Cryolipolysis) by Allergan Aesthetics. It is an FDA-cleared treatment that works by freezing away and destroying stubborn fat cells in 9 different areas of the body. Once the fat cells in these targeted areas are destroyed completely, your body naturally eliminates them via the lymphatic system. 

Some of its benefits include:

  • coolsculpting procedure CoolSculpting Elite® is a non-invasive fat-reduction treatment with little to no risk of side effects. 
  • It is best suited for spot treatments in individuals who have achieved their ideal weight or are just a few pounds away from it. 
  • With dual applicators, it could take as little as 40 minutes to treat 2 areas of concern in one session. 
  • The procedure doesn’t require any downtime or restrictions and you can go back to your daily routine as soon as you leave the office. 
  • It is scientifically proven to reduce up to 20-25% fat cells in the treated area.

On the other hand, Venus Legacy is an FDA-cleared treatment that uses high-energy radiofrequency waves and magnetic pulses to shrink the stubborn fat deposits and trigger a healing response that reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Coolsculpting Elite® vs. Venus Legacy®

Effectiveness as a Targeted Fat Reduction Treatment

The primary goal of CoolSculpting Elite® is to DESTROY stubborn fat bulges using fat-freezing technology in 9 different FDA-cleared areas of concern including the abdomen, flanks, outer/inner thighs,distal thighs, chin and jawline, banana roll, bra fat, arms and back. 

This treatment operates on the principle that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold temperatures compared to surrounding tissues, thus enabling CoolSculpting Elite® to target fat cells specifically without causing any damage to the surrounding skin. 

On the other hand, Venus Legacy uses non-specific heat energy and will only shrink fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, it doesn’t destroy the treated fat pockets completely and therefore is less effective in achieving a slim and toned figure. 

Frequency of Treatment

With CoolSculpting Elite®, some patients notice a visible improvement in as little as one treatment.

With Legacy, on the other hand, you might need 6 to 8 treatment sessions to come up with the same result.  

Longevity of Results

Each CoolSculpting Elite® treatment can permanently destroy up to  20-25% of stubborn fat cells in the treated area. Therefore, the results of CoolSculpting Elite® will last as long as the patient maintains a healthy weight.

Note: Gaining or regaining significant weight after the procedure might cause the remaining fat pad to expand.

On the other hand, with Venus Legacy, you might need to schedule new treatment sessions every 3-4 months to maintain the results. 

CoolSculpting Elite® is an FDA-cleared and scientifically proven treatment to get rid of fat deposits that won’t budge no matter how much effort you put into exercises and diets. However, the key to successful and long-term results from your CoolSculpting Elite® treatments depends on choosing the right treatment plan from the right provider. 

At Bodysculpt by Tess, Scottsdale, AZ, I have helped countless clients achieve a trimmed and toned look with her extensive knowledge and experience of CoolSculpting procedures.

Book a consultation now to know more about how CoolSculpting Elite® can help you achieve body sculpting goals safer and faster.