Thanks to non-invasive treatments, you can now painlessly get rid of fat and achieve the body shape you desire. Body sculpting treatments make use of advanced cosmetic technology that delivers promising, effective, and permanent results. Two of the most popular treatments that we offer at The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL are EmSculpt and CoolSculpting. Both of them provide impactful results with little to no downtime. How do you decide which one is better for you? Let’s compare.
EmSculpt vs CoolSculpting: Which Treatment Is Safer?
Both treatments are FDA-approved, safe, and effective. Our certified specialists use only the most advanced techniques, devices, and techniques. Before these treatments became available to the public, they have been proven and tested upon years of clinical trials. CoolSculpting has been in the market for over five years, whereas EmSculpt is relatively new.
What Problems Does Each Treatment Solve?
Many people desire to have a more sculpted body without going through rigorous exercise regimes and strict diet plans. Even people who work out religiously cannot always get rid of stubborn fat. Unwanted appearances still show in the mirror, crushing any hopes of achieving the perfect body. This is because we have different metabolisms and genetic makeup.
Through the help of body sculpting treatments, you can now experience permanent and effective results, with little to no effort. Each body sculpting treatment also has an area of specialization of its own, so you’ll need to truly know what your goals are before scheduling an appointment with a specialist.
You’re Looking for a Toned Body Figure
Do you want to build muscle and reduce fat at the same time? Then EmSculpt is the revolutionary treatment that’s best for you. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure that can help you achieve a more defined abdomen and well-rounded buttocks. It helps strengthen your muscles while burning fat at the same time.
You Want to Address Stubborn Fat
Do you want to reduce fat layers by as much as 25 percent? CoolSculpting is an innovative, non-needle treatment that cools the fat to a freezing temperature. It destroys and kills fat cells so that the body can get rid of them at a later time. If your goal is to permanently reduce fat in specific areas, this treatment is best for you.
How Does Each Treatment Work?
Both treatments have the goal of giving you more sculpted, proportionate, and desirable body shape. However, they use completely different technologies and methods.
You Want to Lose Fat and Build Muscle
The technology behind EmSculpt makes the effects of the treatment similar to that of a heavy workout. It can induce 20,000 muscle contractions in less than an hour. Compared to manual workouts, this treatment can affect the muscles in ways you can’t do voluntarily. For comparison, a crunch or squat only activates half of the muscle group every five seconds. The innovative treatment, on the other hand, activates 100% of your muscle groups.
It’s a unique treatment that targets both fat and muscle. It uses highly focused electromagnetic energy, similar to MRI machines, that causes your muscles to contract and react. Due to these contractions, your body’s metabolic rate increases, and fatty acids in the muscle start to burn. The removal of fat is just a side-effect of what the treatment makes your muscle do.
You Want to Freeze and Permanently Reduce Fat
This treatment is the complete opposite because it freezes fat cells instead of burning them. You can stimulate fat loss with no downtime and still get promising results. Scientists have observed that through cryolipolysis fat cells can be killed and destroyed through cold, or extremely low temperatures. As the weeks go by, these fat cells are further broken down, dissolved, and eliminated.
Which One Is Better?
If you have a significant amount of fat to lose, then CoolSculpting is the better treatment for you. This treatment burns (or freezes) more fat. If you can pinch your targeted fat, CoolSculpting can likely give you the results you want to achieve. If you’re more into achieving a toned appearance by focusing on your musculature, then EmSculpt is the better treatment for you.
What Treatment Can Address More Body Areas?
Which areas of your body would you like to treat? Depending on the cost and individual goals, some people would like to focus on one or two areas only. Some are happy with other parts of their body and would like to see improvements or drastic changes in a specific area. Which treatment can help you address the part you’d like to change? Let’s compare.
You Want to Focus on Your Abdomen and Buttocks
Would you like to achieve toned abdominals and a well-shaped backside? Then EmSculpt is going to be the better option for you. This treatment is ideal for those who would like to tone their buttocks and see well-defined abdominals, especially when wearing a bikini. It destroys fat cells by stimulating muscle growth at the same time, so you can reveal a toned and sculpted figure after fat loss.
The treatment targets muscles that are close to the skin surface. The electromagnetic energy produced by the device penetrates the skin to cause your muscles to contract. This makes the treatment work best for larger areas such as the buttocks and abdomen. A smaller applicator is used to address other areas such as the arms, thighs, and calves.
You Want to Focus on a Variety of Body Areas
CoolSculpting can target and address more areas with stubborn body fat. You can even get a better facial contour by using this treatment on your chin. If it’s your first time to undergo a body sculpting treatment, this option can give you the most flexible results. If you’d like to have an overall body sculpting treatment, then CoolSculpting is the better option for you.
The fat tissue this treatment targets are those that are closer to the surface of the skin. Deeper, denser fat, isn’t easily reached by the treatment. The most popular areas for treatment include:
- Waist area
- Upper arms
Keep note though that some areas of the body are more responsive to the treatment. You might want to focus on the most important area first. Remember, not everybody gets the same results. Your results will depend on your body type, shape, and individual treatment plans as discussed by your specialist.
Which One to Choose?
The most flexible option when it comes to body sculpting is CoolSculpt. It can target more areas with visible fat and achieve optimal results. If you have a healthy-looking body and would like to focus more on toning your abdomen and backside, then you may choose a different treatment.
How Long Do the Results Show and Last?
Body sculpting treatments can take a few weeks before you see the actual results. With proper maintenance or through follow up treatments, you can get lasting effects for the years to come. Are you looking for the better treatment that will show quick results and last longer? Let’s take a look.
You’re Willing to Have Periodic Sessions Every 6 Months or More
If you choose EmSculpt, you’ll see treatment results within 2-6 weeks from the date of your treatment. This means you should observe some muscle growth and less fat in your targeted areas. Over the next six months, you can continue to see results. However, the muscle mass you gain during the treatment is not going to be permanent.
You’ll need periodic sessions or perform workouts on your own to maintain your figure. Most people undergo four 30-minute sessions within two weeks, spaced 2-3 days apart. If you maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, the fat loss from this treatment can become permanent. Apart from availing additional sessions, maintaining an active lifestyle can make your results last even longer.
You Want to See Results in a Few Weeks, Without the Need for Necessary Follow-Up
If you’d like to see results in as little as 2-3 weeks, then CoolSculpting might be the better option for you. You’ll see continuous improvement for months while your body gradually expels dead fat cells. Because fat cells are destroyed, it’s highly unlikely that they’ll return or enlarge in time, especially if you’re living a healthy, active lifestyle.
Because the results are permanent, you don’t need the exercise of special diets to maintain your results. Follow up treatments can be done if you want to see additional results, and they can be performed at least a month after your last treatment.
Which Treatment Are You the Best Candidate For?
The safety and effectiveness of each treatment depend on whether you are an ideal candidate or not. If you still haven’t decided which one is better for you, then you can make a decision based on which option you qualify for. Let’s compare the ideal candidates between the two body sculpting treatments.
You Are Physically Active and Want to Target Stubborn Fat
If you want to boost your metabolism, build stronger muscles, and burn fat, then EmSculpt is going to be the better option. This treatment is popular among candidates who have active lifestyles. They have already tried to reduce stubborn fat through diet and exercise. If you’re also seeking any of these benefits, you must be an ideal candidate:
- Burning fat
- Increasing muscle mass
- Improving joints strength
- Getting a better posture
This treatment is open to many men and women of different body types. The following persons are not ideal candidates for the treatment and might not get approval from a specialist:
- Pregnant women
- Women with IUD implants
- People with metal implants
You Have a Healthy Weight But Have Stubborn Fat in Problematic Areas
CoolSculpting is convenient, non-invasive, and designed for spot fat reduction. It’s not exactly a weight loss procedure, so ideal candidates also have a healthy weight before availing this treatment. For your safety, specialists may not permit you to undergo the treatment if you are positive for any of the following:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Suffering from auto-immune disorders
- Have a history of hernia
- Have a BMI above 34
- Had body contouring treatments in the past year
- Have a history of eating disorders
Those who’ve had the most satisfactory results from this treatment are those who are specifically targeting fat loss. If you’ve had any aesthetic procedures done in the past, you can still avail of this treatment with the permission of your specialist.
Get the Best Body Sculpting Treatment for You Today
Would you like to achieve a more toned, fit appearance? Or would you rather get rid of fat in stubborn areas for a general improvement in body shape? The best treatment is the one that addresses your goals and individual needs. To get expert advice on your body sculpting goals, contact The Aesthetic Clinique in Santa Rosa Beach, FL today. We look forward to providing you with quality care and only the best cosmetic results.