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Coolsculpting vs Emsculpt

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are both non-invasive body contouring devices. But that is where the similarity ends. Coolsculpting is used to reduce pockets of unwanted fat.   Whereas, Emsculpt is primarily designed to build or sculpt muscle. So think defined abs or butt lift. However, Emsculpt does also have some localised fat reducing properties.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt technology? 

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt have a similar aim, i.e. body sculpting. However, the mode of action is very different. Coolsculpting uses cryolipolysis or fat freezing for spot reduction of fat resistant to diet and exercise. In contrast, Emsculpt uses high intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to induce 10 – 20,0000 muscle contractions in one session. It is like doing intense workout and provides muscle sculpting. It can help with fat reducing as long as you maintain a low sugar diet while getting treatment. So once available sugar is used it will turn to fat burning.

Coolsculpting uses a handpiece to suck fat into a cup, where it is taken to a low temperature. The aim to induce fat cell death for permanent reduction of fat. The released fat is then eliminated from your body.

Emsculpt, on the other hand, delivers HIFEM via a handpiece, strapped over the muscle you wish to condition. Tne focused magnetic stimulation causes rapid, repeated muscle contraction. Think of thousands of sit-ups in a single 30-minute session.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt discomfort level 

Both Coolsculpting and Emsculpting cause some discomfort during the treatment. The Emsculpt is much less with an initial period of unease as your muscles get used to the intensity of contractions. Coolsculpting causes pain at the start and end of the treatment. Firstly when the fat is initially sucked into the cup, it can feel like an intense pulling. Once the temperature is lowered; however, the area is numb, and there is no discomfort experienced. Secondly, when the Coolsculpting handpiece is removed, and the fat popsicle is massaged, there can be a more intense pain as the blood returns to the area and warms up.

Length of Treatment CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt 

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt have very different treatment recommendations. Coolsculpting takes an hour to treat an area, whereas Emsculpt is a 30-minute treatment. With Coolscupting, the procedure is repeated at 8 -12 weeks for further reduction of fat. Optimally most people require 2-3 treatments for reduction. Whereas the Emsculpt is recommended as a minimum of 4 performed every three days for optimal results. So with the Emsculpt, you are best to make sure you have dedicated time set aside over a fortnight for optimal results.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt body sculpting results 

Although both Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are body contouring treatments, Coolsculpting focuses on spot fat reduction and Emsculpt focuses on muscle toning, with some little fat reducing benefits. Coolsculpting claims to produce a permanent reduction in fat in the treated area (because the freezing induces apoptosis). In contrast, the Emsculpt results need to be repeated once every 12 weeks to 6 months. If you are wanting to treat yourself, combining Coolsculpting and Emsculpt treatments should give superior results for abs. Firstly reducing the fat with Coolsculpting, then building definition with the Emsculpt.

What areas can be treated Coolsculpting vs Emsculpt

Both can be used in multiple body areas. Emsculpt is primarily used for ab sculpting and non-surgical butt lift. However, it can also be used for the top of thighs, arms or calves. Whereas coolsculpting can be used for the tummy, chin, arms, bra fat, love handles, inner & outer thighs, knees, banana roll, back fat, i.e. most areas of the body which have unwanted fat.

Alternatives to CoolSculpting or Emsculpt for body sculpting? 

There are several non-invasive, as well as liposuction that can be used as alternatives for body sculpting. Some of these have entirely different technology to them, whereas some other options act via the same process. Firstly the other options to Coolsculpting and Emsculpt that uses various methods, including fat heating technologies such as Vanquish and Trusculpt (which use radiofrequency) Warmsculpting with Sculpsure, ultrasound or physical removal such as liposuction. Fat-dissolving injections can also be used to reduce chin fat and can be used off label across many body areas.

Alternatives to Coolsculpting that use fat freezing include Clattuu and Cooltech. Both are established and provide consistent results.

Alternatives to Emsculpt include Telslaformer. Teslaformer uses focused magnetic stimulation to induce muscle contraction. Originally it was introduced as a device for medical purpose and found full acceptance for the rehabilitation of muscle. It is used to treat various muscular pains, as well as stress incontinence. (The Emsculpt also has a device to treat incontinence). However, in the aesthetic market, Tesla provides muscle building for body sculpting.


CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt for cellulite?

Neither cool sculpting or Emsculpt are indicated for cellulite, though both may have some side benefits to help reduce the fat, increase blood supply and provide some side benefit of skin tightening. For cellulite treatment, you are best to look toward Cellulaze or fat reducing injections such as Lipodissolve.

CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt side effects?

While both Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are,non-invasive both have possible side effects.

CoolSculpting side effects include pain, bruising, sensitivity or numbness, lumpiness in treated areas. There is also the risk of over-response, which can result in local divots (as the fat is reduced too much in one area). The flip side is the possibility of paradoxical hyperplasia (PAH). Where, instead of fat reducing in the treated area, it increases.

Emsculpt can also give muscular pain in the treated area. (like you have completed a good workout).

The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting vs Emsculpt? 

The ideal candidate for both cool sculpting and Emsculpt is someone who has BMI 25 or less if you have a higher BMI then treatments like liposuction or BTL Vanquish provide superior treatment.

Cooltech vs FMS Sculpting

We have chosen the alternative technologies for fat freezing and magnetic muscle stimulation because we can deliver these at an affordable price on the market.

We use Cooltech for fat freezing and FMS Sculpting with Teslaformer for magnetic stimulation of muscle contractions.

Our full offering for body sculpting and tightening include Cooltech fat freezing, Tesla former, Vanquish radiofrequency, Lipodissolve, laser for stretch mark treatment & Lipodissolve  injections for cellulite. Skin tightening with radiofrequency.


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