Being active and eating healthy goes a long way toward staying in shape and feeling confident about your appearance. However, as we age, it can get harder to maintain the body we crave. As our bodies go through all sorts of exciting journeys in life, sometimes bouncing back and reclaiming the body of our youth is nearly impossible. This is when non-surgical body contouring treatments can be ideal solutions.

At LUX Med Spa, clients come to us who work out and eat right, but still cannot achieve the healthy physique they desire, so we often recommend Emsculpt, an FDA-approved, non-surgical body contouring treatment approved for abs, butt, thighs, arms, and calves. With so many non-invasive 

body contouring treatments on the market, you may wonder what’s the difference between Emsculpt and CoolSculpting.

What is Non-Surgical Body Contouring?

Non-surgical body contouring is a treatment that requires no surgical incisions, no anesthesia, no pain medications, and no needles. This also means no recovery time. These technologically advanced procedures reduce or remove stubborn pockets of fat to shape and contour the body. Instead of surgery, these procedures are done with applicators placed on the skin. There is minimal discomfort and downtime. 

Over the years, these treatments have become more effective and sought-after due to the terrific results and the procedures’ ease. There are a variety of body contouring treatments on the market; the most notable are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting. While the target areas of these treatments are similar, there are many differences between Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting.

Why Choose LUX Med Spa for Emsculpt?
Why Choose LUX Med Spa for Emsculpt?

What is EmSculpt?

EmSculpt is an FDA-approved body contouring treatment that uses electromagnetic energy to contract muscles in target areas. The result is the reduction of fatty tissue under the skin, typically in stubborn areas, and enhanced muscle tone. EmSculpt amplifies the contractions, so they are more intense than what the body can naturally do. While the muscle contractions are only held for six seconds, the lasting visible results are dramatic. 

This means that in just one EmSculpt session, your body will benefit from thousands of powerful muscle contractions. The EmSculpt technique improves the strength and tone of your muscles by remodeling their innermost structure. Since building muscle burns fat, your body will look more sculpted and toned, giving you a healthy physique that mirrors your healthy lifestyle. 

What is CoolSculpting?

Another non-surgical body contouring treatment that offers similar results to EmSculpt is CoolSculpting. While CoolSculpting is popular, there are some differences between Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting that makes EmSculpt more effective.

CoolSculpting uses a process called cryolipolysis to treat stubborn fat. It was first FDA-cleared in 2009. CoolSculpting relies on controlled cooling technology that targets, cools, and eliminates fat cells through a gradual process. The treatment almost “freezes” fatty tissue and breaks it down without damaging the surrounding tissue and skin. Over time, treated areas will look more toned due to the reduction of fat.

Similarities Between Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting

Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are effective body contouring treatments that give you a sleeker, more toned shape, so there are similarities when comparing Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting.

  • Both methods of body contouring use a non-invasive applicator that is painless for the patient
  • The applicator(s) is applied to the “problem areas” you and your licensed medical practitioner have determined as target areas
  • Both Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are FDA-approved for specific parts of the body
  • These procedures are ideal body contouring options for people who are already in good shape at a healthy weight for their age
  • The procedures can be done in the doctor’s office without the need for a hospital stay
  • Sessions for Emsculpt and CoolSculpting are 30-45 minutes
  • Neither Emsculpt nor CooSculpting require downtime
  • Both procedures require multiple sessions for desired results

Main Differences Between Emsculpt vs. CoolSculpting

Impressive Results

Patients at LUX Med Spa love Emsculpt for its impressive results in building muscle and because it destroys fat cells. In clinical trials, patients reported a 19% reduction in fat in their treated areas after only one month. The great news is that it is only the beginning; your body will continue metabolizing fat cells after multiple treatments. Emsculpt can increase muscle mass up to 16 percent after various treatments and patients have reported an 11% reduction in fat in diastasis recti when six-pack ab muscles are separated during pregnancy from being stretched or cut during a c-section surgery. 

Focus on Muscle Tone

Emsculpt uses rapid-fire muscle contraction to tone muscles and improve the body’s shape. Because these techniques are focused on strengthening muscle versus removing fat, there are secondary benefits such as increased metabolism. With more muscle mass comes an increase in calories burned, even when the body is at rest.

Energy Used

One of the main differences between Emsculpt vs CoolSculpt is the energy used to achieve desired results. Emsculpt uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (or HIFEM) to trigger involuntary muscle contractions. These quick, repeated contractions strengthen the muscle, which builds tone and improves contour. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling technology to reduce fat.

Lasting Results

At LUX, our Emsculpt clients are thrilled to lose those last few pounds, achieving the contours they desire that they cannot attain with diet and exercise alone. Not only that, but they enjoy treatment results for up to six months before another session is needed to maintain their ideal shape and leaner silhouette.

Why Choose LUX Med Spa for Emsculpt?

Choosing a provider for Emsculpt is an important decision. The staff at LUX Med Spa are some of the most highly trained and reputable practitioners in Georgia. Dr. Larsen is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and has intentionally chosen a team of like-minded individuals who share his passion for high-quality patient care and attention to detail. At LUX Med Spa, we work hard to stay on the cutting edge of technology to offer your patients the best. If you’d like to talk with an expert about Emsculpt, call us today at 404.367.9005 or contact us online to set up your consultation. 

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