In today’s world, there are a lot of medical options provided that can support weight loss, with some of the newest and most sought-after options being the Mounjaro vs. Ozempic shot. CoolSculpting has also become a household name in the fat loss arena. Read on to learn more about the Ozempic and Mounarjo shots and CoolSculpting treatments, including how they each work and the differences between them.

Being healthy and wanting to feel good about our bodies is in our nature. In today’s world, there are a lot of medical options provided that can support weight loss, with some of the newest and most sought-after options being the Mounjaro vs. Ozempic shot. These methods come with their pros and cons.

CoolSculpting has become a household name in the fat loss arena. Sometimes confused as a weight loss treatment, CoolSculpting is actually a fat loss treatment to support a reduction of unwanted, diet and exercise-resistant fat in specific treatment areas. 

In this post, we discuss Ozempic vs. Mounarjo vs. CoolSculpting, including how they each work and the differences between the treatments with the help of experts Anthony Moschitto, Managing Director of the nationally recognized TX-based MedSpa, DermaTouch RN, and CoolSculpting Specialist, Nicci Pedroni. 

Mounjaro vs. Ozempic Shots: What are they, and how do they work?

Mounjaro and Ozempic are both FDA-approved to treat Type 2 Diabetes. However, many doctors prescribe both for the off-label use of weight loss. When comparing Mounjaro vs. Ozempic, both work similarly regarding how they induce weight loss. However, they each use different primary ingredients to do so. 

Mounjaro works by targeting hormone receptors in the brain that release certain hormones when we eat. The active ingredient in Mounjaro is tirzepatide, which can potentially support weight loss by:

  • Increasing the body’s metabolism, which in turn leads to burning more calories
  • Appetite suppression to help reduce calorie intake
  • Gastric emptying, meaning it can slow the rate by which food is digested in the digestive tract that creates a sense of feeling full for a more extended period of time, potentially reducing your desire to eat or increasing satiety

Ozempic works similarly to Mounjaro by targeting hormone receptors in the brain that release certain hormones when we eat. However, the active ingredient in Ozempic is semaglutide, which suppresses one’s appetite by inducing satiety. 

Another drug to support weight loss on the market is Wygovy. Wygovy is made by the same company that makes Ozempic, and they’re essentially the same. Both drugs include the active ingredient semaglutide. However, Wegovy, which is FDA-approved for weight loss, has a higher maximum dose. When Ozempic was FDA-approved and released for Type-2 diabetics in 2017 to help control insulin, they discovered it also had a substantial impact on weight loss. Sometime after, in 2021, Wegovy was released as a weight loss medication.

The target demographic for Mounjaro and Ozempic for weight loss are adults that have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher or have a BMI of 27 or above with a weight-related health condition, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or Type 2 Diabetes.

As with any weight loss support, a medical provider will want to ensure you’re in good health and meet the minimum criteria for Mounjaro or Ozempic. 

CoolSculpting: What is it and how does it work?

Coolsculpting is the #1 non-invasive treatment for reducing stubborn diet- and exercise-resistant fat. It safely freezes small pockets of fat in treatment areas with cryolipolysis delivered through the applicator on the area of treatment. People can lose up to 20 to 25% of body fat in the treated area.

Nicci Pedroni, Body Contouring Specialist and CoolSculpting Expert, shares, “We target the area by freezing the pockets of fat generally 2 to 3 times with 30 days in between each treatment, bringing the client back 90 days after their last treatment for results. CoolSculpting is also FDA-cleared to affect the appearance of lax tissue with submental area treatments.” 

As far as results, Pedroni states that patients typically start to notice a difference in the body area treated in as little as 4 to 6 weeks, with full results expected 90 days after the client’s last treatment visit. Results are permanent and can vary from person to person.

Pedroni also points out that the CoolSculpting Elite procedure is not a treatment for weight loss. It does not replace traditional weight loss methods, such as diet, exercise, liposuction, or the Wygovy shot. 

The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting is someone close to their ideal weight with diet and exercise-resistant fat in any of the following nine treatment areas:

  • Submental
  • Upper arms
  • Bra fat
  • Upper flanks
  • Lower flanks
  • Abdomen
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Banana roll

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CoolSculpting and Mounjaro vs. Ozempic:

What are the differences, and which is the right treatment for you?

Though Mounjaro and Ozempic work well for some individuals when it comes to weight loss, one thing to consider is that with these two treatments, not only are fat cells targeted, but muscle mass can also be reduced throughout the treatment process. CoolSculpting, on the other hand, only targets fat cells, and the cells around the treatment area, including untreated fat cells, muscles, organs, etc., remain intact and unharmed. 

Managing Director of DermaTouch RN, Anthony Moschitto, shares the following about the different treatments:

“GLP-1 agonists (Mounjarno or Tirzepatide, Ozempic/Wygovy or Semaglutide) have been clinically proven to help patients lose as much as 15% of their body weight by slowing the digestive process (stomach emptying) and improving insulin and glycogen levels. It’s important to mention two things associated with the weight loss seen from these medications, which is also relevant to any weight loss. 

First, when we do not eat enough calories to support the body’s energy needs, it looks for energy from muscle and fat. Each body is different, so there is no specific ratio as to how this works, but when anyone loses weight, it will be a mix of both muscle and fat. Secondly, our bodies are very efficient and, for the most part, will evenly distribute weight loss and fat loss across our body. Where there are significant fat deposits on the body, there will certainly be more loss, but there may also be fat loss in unintended areas like the face and cheeks specifically.

That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. CoolSculpting is not a Weight Loss Treatment but is a Targeted Fat Treatment. It works through a process called Cryolipolysis, which freezes fat cells in a targeted area (typically in the shape of an oval 6-10” long). The treatment kills fat cells only in the treated area, which are then cleared by the lymphatic system, resulting in contouring in that specific area. There is no clinical evidence or promise of any level of weight loss through CoolSculpting.

So, with all this being said, if you are looking for weight loss, GLP-1 agonists are something to consider along with other choices like diet and exercise. On the other hand, if you are just looking for something to address fat in a specific area or a couple of areas, CoolSculpting may be a consideration.”

So, for some, Mounjarno or Ozempic/Wygovy might be a sound option. Though for those who are near their ideal weight and are looking to only lose fat in specific areas, vs. it being generalized throughout the body, including in areas where one might not want to lose weight, then CoolSculpting or CoolSculpting Elite might be the better option.

To determine the best treatment option for each individual, a certified professional will consider things like one’s weight, overall health, and treatment goals.

Mounjaro vs. Ozempic and CoolSculpting – Possible complementary treatments

It’s possible for CoolSculpting to be a complementary treatment to the Ozempic and Mounjaro treatments. The shots can support overall weight loss, while CoolSculpting can treat specific areas of stubborn fat as part of one’s weight loss and fat reduction journey. 

With all that said, as previously mentioned, a consultation for any weight loss and fat loss treatment is required to determine if you’re suitable for any type of treatment being considered. 

Schedule a Complimentary CoolSculpting Consultation

To learn more and determine if CoolSculpting is right for you, consider scheduling a consultation with a provider near you. We offer virtual and in-person consultations at DermaTouch RN.

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Anthony Moschitto, Managing Director

Anthony joined DermaTouch RN in 2017 and leads operations including Marketing, Finance and EMR/POS Systems. He has a Bacholer’s degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science and prior to joining DermaTouch RN, he lead technology sales teams selling to Fortune 500, healthcare, and public sector accounts. Anthony has a successful history of leading teams through change and record growth rates. Anthony made the decision to join Renee, as DermaTouch RN looks for opportunities to grow our offerings and the practice over the coming years.

Nicci Pedroni, Aesthetician, Laser Technician, CoolSculpting Specialist

Nicci Pedroni is a Houston-based Aesthetician, Laser Technician, and Body Contouring Specialist. She has extensive experience working with clients to develop individualized treatment plans that include top-of-the-line aesthetic treatments, such as DiamondGlow™, SkinPen, BBL, CoolSculpting ELITE, CoolTone, Ultherapy, Chemical Peels, and more. Learn more about Nicci and the team of professionals she works with at DermaTouch RN.

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