Ultrasonic Cavitation vs Cryolipolysis: Which is Better?

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Are you looking for non-invasive treatments to shape your body? Or are you wondering which body contouring treatment is more effective?

In this article, we will explore the advantages of both ultrasonic cavitation (ultrasonic lipolysis) and cryolipolysis (fat freezing) so you can choose the best treatment for your needs.


Fat freezing uses controlled cooling to destroy fat cells. This treatment is best suited for the spot reduction of fat. 1-3 treatments are required for optimal results, with results full results taking up to 3 months. As this procedure destroys fat cells, results achieved through cryolipolysis are permanent.

Ultrasonic cavitation

Ultrasound fat cavitation treatments use ultrasound waves to rupture fat cells, causing their contents to spill out. The body then removes the waste over the next 3 days. Results are almost immediate, with 6-10 treatments recommended for optimal results. The fat cavitation treatment is better suited for larger areas of the body.

So, which is better?

In a 2019 study, a team of four Egyptian researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University revealed that both ultrasonic cavitation and cryolipolysis are safe and effective fat reduction procedures, however, cryolipolysis had slightly better results compared to ultrasound cavitation.

It really comes down to your specific needs. Are you looking to flatten out stubborn fat bulges for a more contoured appearance, or are you looking to reduce the overall fat over a larger area?

As long as you are using each treatment for it’s intended purpose, you really can’t go wrong with either option.