Are you considering getting a body contouring treatment but feeling overwhelmed with the numerous options available in the market? Two popular treatments that often come up in such discussions are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting. While both are designed to help you achieve your desired body shape, they differ in their approach and mechanism of action. In this blog, we will let you know the key differences between Emsculpt and CoolSculpting so that you can make a final decision about which treatment is right for you.
Difference Between Emsculpt vs CoolSculpting
Non-invasive, electromagnetic muscle stimulation
Focuses on muscle toning and sculpting
Targets and eliminates fat cells
Builds and strengthens muscles
Reduces localized fat deposits
30 minutes to 1 hour per session
35 minutes to a few hours per session
No downtime, minimal discomfort
Minimal downtime, potential discomfort
Enhanced muscle definition and toning
Fat reduction in treated areas
Temporary muscle soreness
Temporary redness, swelling, and numbness
Benefits of Emsculpt vs CoolSculpting
- Builds muscle
- Tones the body
- Reduces fat (to some extent)
- No downtime
- Reduces fat
- No downtime
- Permanent results (if you maintain your weight)
How Does Emsculpt & CoolSculpting Work?
Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to stimulate muscle contractions. These contractions are much stronger than any contraction that you could achieve on your own. Over time, these contractions help to strengthen and tone the muscles. Emsculpt is also said to help reduce fat, but this is not the main purpose of the treatment.
How it works:
- A device is placed on the target area of the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs.
- The device emits HIFEM energy, which causes the muscles to contract.
- The contractions are much stronger than any contraction that you could achieve on your own.
- Over time, these contractions help to strengthen and tone the muscles.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis to freeze and kill fat cells. It is a process that uses cold temperatures to damage fat cells.
How it works:
- A device is placed on the target area of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.
- The device cools the fat cells to the point where they freeze and die.
- The dead fat cells are then naturally extracted by the body.
- CoolSculpting is used to treat areas of stubborn fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.
Does Emsculpt work better than CoolSculpting?
If you want to spot-reduce fat, CoolSculpting is your best bet. If you are lean and want to see better muscle definition in your abs, arms, or buttocks, Emsculpt may be a great option for you.
Is Emsculpt or fat freezing better?
Emsculpt and fat freezing are both popular non-invasive body contouring treatments. If you want to build up your muscle, then Emsculpt treatment is good for you. Or if you want to reduce fat from the target area of the body, then vail fat freezing is a good option for you.
Are 2 sessions of Emsculpt enough?
The protocol recommends four Emsculpt sessions within a roughly two-week period, spaced 2 or 3 days apart for optimal results.