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The Differences of Emsculpt and CoolSculpting

Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are two of the most popular non-invasive body contouring treatments for a leaner and more sculpted physique.

Emsculpt burns fat and builds muscle in the abdomen and buttocks with high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy and supramaximal muscle contractions.

CoolSculpting targets and eliminates localized fat deposits throughout the body with very cold temperatures.

While they both work to shape the body without surgery, incisions, or downtime, they each offer unique advantages, depending on patient needs and goals.

So, which one is right for you?

Here are the differences of Emsculpt and CoolSculpting to consider prior to undergoing treatment.

Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting – Safety

Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are both FDA-approved and have undergone rigorous clinical testing to demonstrate their safety.

Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting – Results

Emsculpt is the world’s first and only non-invasive treatment that can burn fat and build muscle in the abdomen and buttocks.

Its ability to lift and firm the buttocks makes Emsculpt an excellent non-surgical alternative to a Brazilian butt lift or injectable butt augmentation.

Furthermore, in seven independent clinical studies, Emsculpt achieved the following results:

  • 19% reduction in subcutaneous fat
  • 16% increase in muscle mass
  • 80% of patients noted visible lifting of the buttocks

Comparatively, CoolSculpting can permanently eliminate 20-24% of subcutaneous fat in the abdomen, flanks, upper arms, thighs, hips, chin, back, and bra line.

Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting – Comfort

During an Emsculpt session, patients will experience 20,000 forced muscle contractions that feel similar to an intense workout.

However, most individuals find the process virtually painless and can recline while the device does all the work.

CoolSculpting also allows patients to lay down and relax as the applicator suctions fatty tissue and delivers controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells.

Consequently, some individuals experience numbness during and after the treatment, but overall the procedure is well-tolerated.

Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting – Time

Each Emsculpt treatment takes 30 minutes, and a series of four treatments, every two-to-three days, is recommended.

A CoolSculpting session takes 35 or 45 minutes with the CoolAdvantage applicator or 60 minutes with its first-generation handpiece.

Most men and women see best results with two or more sessions, spaced four-to-six weeks apart.

Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting – Downtime and Side Effects

Both Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are zero-downtime procedures, and patients are free to return to work and resume all normal activities right away.

The day after Emsculpt, individuals may note mild muscle soreness that quickly resolves on its own.

Following a CoolSculpting treatment, it’s possible to experience temporary redness and numbness for a few hours to several days post-procedure.

If you are considering body contouring and would like to learn more about the differences of Emsculpt and CoolSculpting, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Tina West.