CoolSculpting® Applicators 101: Which Is Right for You?

Various coolsculpting applicators

What’s the secret to getting great CoolSculpting results? It’s all about customization, and one of the most important parts of that is choosing the perfect applicator for you. Yep, that’s right: Not all CoolSculpting applicators are created equal—and not every cosmetic surgery practice offers every CoolSculpting applicator.

At our medical spa in San Diego, we’re happy to feature the full suite of the latest applicators and attachments. We’re dedicated to giving you the best possible results, no matter which area (or areas!) you’re looking to treat.

So what’s the difference between these CoolSculpting applicators, and which one is right for you? Get to know all the different options and their special talents below!


This versatile applicator effectively treats lots of different areas of the body, from bigger bulges to smaller pockets. It’s a great starter option for many of the most commonly treated “trouble spots.”

  • Treatment areas: Abdomen, flanks, love handles, banana rolls, and bra line
  • Attachment heads: Fit, Core, and Curve+ (These heads attach to the applicator and create the best suction for the most attractively contoured results.)
  • Treatment time: About 35 minutes

CoolAdvantage Plus (CoolMax)

If you’re looking to treater a larger, bulkier area, you’re likely a great candidate for CoolAdvantage Plus.

  • Treatment areas: Upper abdomen, lower abdomen, and love handles
  • Attachment heads: Core and Curve+
  • Treatment time: About 45 minutes

CoolAdvantage Petite

This applicator is ideal for smaller bulges that stand out in tight-fitting clothes and are notoriously difficult to get rid of.

  • Treatment areas: Inner thighs, arms, and bra line
  • Attachment heads: Flat, Curve, and Curve+
  • Treatment time: 35 minutes

CoolSmooth PRO

Thanks to its broad, non-suction cooling surface, this applicator works beautifully for slimming down bigger areas of non-pinchable fat.

  • Treatment areas: Outer thighs and upper abdomen
  • Attachment heads: None
  • Treatment time: 75 minutes


This applicator is designed to fit snugly in small areas and is famous for its ability to slim down a double chin.

  • Treatment areas: Under the chin and above the knee
    • Attachment heads: None
    • Treatment time: 35 minutes

Take Your Treatment to the Next Level

Choosing the perfect applicator for you is the first step in getting great CoolSculpting results, but it doesn’t stop there. Here are a couple more ways to make the most of your treatment at LJC:

  • TriSculpting: CoolSculpting devices can only treat a single area at a time. We offer the option to run 3 CoolSculpting machines at once, so you can triple your results without adding any extra time in the treatment chair.
  • Zimmer ZWave®: We finish your treatment with this massage device that’s proven to create smoother, more dramatic results.

To see examples of the results you can expect after CoolSculpting, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about the best CoolSculpting applicator for you, let’s get in touch! Click to book a free virtual consultation or contact us at (858) 788-7989 with additional questions about the procedure. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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