If you’re considering trying a body sculpting treatment, you have options. The two most popular treatments for toning the If you’re considering trying a body sculpting treatment, you have options. The two most popular treatments for toning the body are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting, and each has its own unique benefits. But which is right for you? If anyone knows, it’s us! We are among the first providers in the Los Angeles area to offer the Emsculpt treatment and one of the only providers to perform both fat reducing treatments. Let’s take a closer look at how these two body contouring treatments compare.
Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting: How They Work
CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are both excellent non-invasive body treatments that can give the body a more sleek and toned appearance without plastic surgery. However, these non invasive treatments work in two different ways and affect the body differently.
CoolSculpting works to freeze and eliminate fat through the use of targeted cooling technology. This fat freezing process is medically called crypolipolysis. This treatment, which is applied through a specialized cooling applicator, is used to eliminate fat cells and can reduce fat by up to 20% with a single treatment.
Emsculpt sculpts the body by both eliminating fat and building muscle. This treatment works through the application of a specialized type of electromagnetic energy called HIFEM (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) energy. During an Emsculpt treatment, HIFEM energy stimulates muscle contractions, which causes the body to build muscle in the same way it might after working out. However, the contractions caused by Emsculpt are far more intense (though not painful) and can produce the same results as many thousands of sit-ups or squats. In addition to building muscle, Emsculpt’s electromagnetic energy burns fat. Emsculpt can stimulate muscle mass increases of up to 16% and fat reduction of up to 19%.
So, both of these treatments work to reduce fat, while Emsculpt also builds muscle. Which might be right for you will likely depend on the area you want to treat, as well as your desired results.
Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting: Treatment Areas
One of the biggest differences between these two treatments is the areas of the body they can treat. Emsculpt can currently be used on only two areas of the body, while CoolSculpting has a wider range of application. Emsculpt can be used to create muscle tone and reduce fat on the abs, sculpting the abs, and on the buttocks, to give a non-surgical butt lift. Because of the many different CoolSculpting applicators, CoolSculpting can be used on to reduce unwanted fat on numerous areas of the body. CoolSculpting can be used on the abdomen, the flanks (sides), the inner thighs, the outer thighs, the bra fat area, the arms, and on the double chin area.
Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting: Treatment Time
They both require multiple treatments to see results. CoolSculpting usually requires 1 to 2 treatments, each of which should be about 6-12 weeks apart. Each CoolSculpting treatment takes between 35 to 60 minutes. Emsculpt usually requires at least 4 30-minute sessions, each of which should be done 2 to 3 days apart.
CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt: When Do You See Results?
The full results of both treatments take some time to appear. With CoolSculpting, patients will start to see results around 4 to 6 weeks after their first treatment, with full results around 12 weeks after their last treatment. For Emsculpt, results come a bit quicker, with some results after the last treatment and full results around 2 weeks after treatment is completed.
CoolSculpting vs. Emsuclpt: Side Effects and Recovery
After CoolSculpting and Emsculpt, no downtime is needed and patients can immediately resume their normal activities. However, they can both have some mild after effects. Emsculpt works to tone the muscles through stimulating them. This naturally causes the body to build muscle, which can create soreness in the muscles (like you might have after an intense work out). CoolSculpting can cause some patients to experience some redness or numbing, which can last for a few hours or a couple of days.
CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt: Safety
Here’s one area where these treatments are exactly the same: both treatments are FDA cleared and completely safe.
Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting: Which Is Right For You?
While there are differences between how these two body contouring treatments work and how the patient experiences them, the most important thing to consider when comparing them is which is right for your unique body. If you’re considering trying either of these treatments, make an appointment today for a consultation with Dr. Zadeh. Dr. Zadeh is a board certified plastic surgeon and is one of the most experienced providers of Emsculpt and CoolSculpting in the US, including those in New York and California. At your consultation, Dr. Zadeh will talk with you about your goals and help you determine which treatment would work best for your unique needs. At your consultation, Dr. Zadeh can also answer questions about these body contouring treatments and any questions about facial treatments you may have, such as those about Botox and Juvederm.