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EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting

06.17.19

Getting rid of the excess, unwanted, and unhealthy fat from different parts of your body has never been easier. EMSCULPT and Cool Sculpting both work on the principle of breaking and removing the fat cells from your body thereby imparting a fitter, leaner, and youthful physical appearance.

Let’s delve more into the details of these two types of treatments, their comparisons, and which of the two is a better choice.

How does EMSCULPT and Cool Sculpting work?

EMSCULPT works by addressing the fat cells in your body by not only eliminating them but replacing them with lean muscle mass. Cool Sculpting or “fat freezing”, on the other hand, only reduces fat in the treatment area.

The frozen fat in Cool Sculpting is then rendered useless and, subsequently, eliminated from the body over a 12 week period. Cool Sculpting can be carried out on most areas of the body like the arms, thighs, and abdomen. However, EMSCULPT is currently limited to toning your abdomen and buttocks. However, in the near future smaller applicators will be able to treat the biceps, triceps, inner thighs and calves.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Results:

EMSCULPT is one of the most promising and effective current treatments out there to give you a toned and lean stomach or perky buttock in addition to getting rid of the fat and flab from your body. The average fat reduction recorded in clinical trials is 20% with new muscle mass recorded at 19%.

The effects of CoolSculpting take a while to register (12 weeks) since the fat cells are frozen and discarded over a period of time. Also, unlike Cool Sculpting, EMSCULPT also enhances the development of lean muscle mass in your abdomen and buttocks giving you better results than the former.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Comfort, convenience, and safety:

With EMSCULPT, you might feel faint muscle soreness the day after your treatment which fades away within 24 hours. Cool Sculpting uses cold temperatures and therefore causes slight tingling and numbness in the muscles of the area which was subjected to treatment.

Having said that, EMSCULPT is the more bearable, comfortable, and convenient of the two. In fact, unlike CoolSculpting, there is absolutely no pain involved in EMSCULPT.

As far as the safety of the two is concerned, both are FDA-cleared and have been in use for a long time now. EMSCULPT has been on the market for 2 years while Cool Sculpting for over 10 years. Therefore, they are extremely safe and effective when carried out by experienced and well-trained professionals.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Time required:

Cool Sculpting varies from patient to patient however 1-2 sessions of 60-70 minutes each placed at least 8-10 weeks apart.  This can get a little daunting for individuals with hectic work schedules and a busy lifestyle.

EMSCULPT needs about 4 sessions of 30 minutes each over a 2 week period. This reduces your time investment and doesn’t stretch the treatment for too long putting forth the results almost immediately. We review our patients 8 weeks after their final treatment.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Financial investment:

The cost of carrying out these treatments varies according to the device and handpiece used, the professionals who are handling your case, and the clinic that you’re obtaining services from.

As a guide, a typical EMSCULPT package of 4 treatments (treating either the abdomen or buttocks) ranges from $3000-4000 whilst a single fat freezing applicator costs as little as $399. A typical abdomen fat fat freezing treatment is $1200.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Who can undergo these treatments?

Both treatments have ‘ideal patient’; ie. EMSCULPT patients ideally have a BMI of less than 30. These patients reap the full benefit of muscle definition whilst reducing the fat over the abdomen or buttocks.

Individuals who are looking to get fat reduction in specific areas of their body can choose to with either treatment. Also, you can opt for CoolSculpt if you’re willing to set aside 3 months for your treatment sessions. Otherwise, EMSCULPT works better in this regard as results are noticed faster.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Versatility:

In terms of versatility, CoolSculpting is the clear winner. CoolSculpting can be carried out on any part of the body like arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. EMSCULPT is only limited to reducing fat in the abdomen and imparting butt lifts.

In other words, EMSCULPT is one of the most specialized treatments to ensure that your butt is enhanced in appearance which, in turn, improves your overall appearance.

EMSCULPT vs Cool Sculpting: Side effects:

For EMSCULPT, side effects include muscle soreness and minimal discomfort which subsides within hours. In the case of Cool Sculpting, there may be redness, tingling in the muscles, and numbness for a 1-2 weeks post treatment.

This can be resolved by wearing loose and comfortable cotton clothing to beat the redness and discomfort for a couple of days after treatment.

Summing it up:

As per the above comparison, both EMSCULPT and Cool Sculpting have their own pros and cons. In fact, one can choose which method suits them the best regarding what kind of service and fat loss they are looking for.

However, in an ideal situation. EMSCULPT emerges as the clear winner. It is effective, affordable, less time-consuming, and one of the best ways to get your butt and abdomen back in shape. So, if you’re looking to get yourself a toned backside by getting rid of the fat and sagging muscles, EMSCULPT could be just the answer you’ve been looking for!

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