Nothing is more frustrating than eating right and regularly exercising without your efforts being rewarded. No matter how many green smoothies you consume or how much you ride your bike, you can still have annoying areas, like love handles. It’s called “stubborn fat” for a good reason: you see no signs of it shrinking.
What options do you have?
Fortunately, there is a solution that does not involve surgery or downtime: body-sculpting.
What is Body Sculpting?
Body sculpting is a proactive, nonsurgical contouring treatment—both safe and effective—to help you get a contoured body with only mild side effects. It targets and destroys fat cells without surgery and reshapes the body to give it a toned appearance.
By removing stubborn bulges of fat, you can essentially “contour” your body. The process will make you look slimmer, not because you lost weight but because you lost fat cells.
Let’s break down the two most popular body-sculpting treatments.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, nonsurgical fat-reduction treatment also known as cryolipolysis that freezes fat cells with controlled cooling without affecting other tissue. Treated fat cells are crystallized (frozen) and excreted by your body naturally within a few months, leaving a more sculpted area.
Good Candidates for CoolSculpting
CoolSculpting should not be considered a weight-loss solution for anyone who is obese, nor is it a substitute for surgical techniques like liposuction. Good candidates are close or at a healthy weight but simply need some targeted fat removal.
What to Expect
After you’re approved for the procedure, your clinician will position the device over the area to be treated. This will draw up an area of skin between two paddles. You will feel a slight tugging sensation before the cooling begins.
It’s important to keep in mind that CoolSculpting doesn’t deliver immediate results. You may see results as early as 3 weeks after the procedure. Because your body needs time to metabolize the damaged fat cells, the full results are not apparent until at least 2-4 months.
The name “EmSculpt” is derived from the science the treatment is based upon. The “Em” comes from “electromagnetic” because the procedure uses electromagnetic energy to trigger muscles into contracting. The treatment induces your muscles to contract much more strongly than they are naturally used to.
When muscles are exposed to an EmSculpt treatment, they adapt by building muscle and burning fat, which remodels and tightens the muscle.
Candidates for EmSculpt
Ideal candidates for EmSculpt are those that are in good health, near their goal weight already, and looking to supplement their workouts with this treatment. EmSculpt will provide those extra results that cannot be achieved through just exercising.
EmSculpt sessions typically take around 30 minutes to complete a particular body part. Add an extra 30 minutes for each additional area of the body requiring treatment. The most optimal results can be achieved by those who undergo several treatment sessions spaced a few days apart.
The process itself is relatively comfortable. The device will be strapped onto the treatment area and turned on. Its intensity will gradually be increased to what you can tolerate.
You will experience some intense vibrations that seem to reach your inner core. As the EmSculpt contracts your muscles, it feels like you are doing an intense workout. The effect can be somewhat startling at first, but you become more accustomed to it with each additional treatment session.
What to Expect
Expect to see a leaner, and more toned area with noticeably less after your treatment regimen. To maintain your results, it’s important to keep up with a healthy diet and continual exercise.
The Bottom Line
Both CoolSculpt and EmSculpt are effective body-contouring procedures that allow you to safely enhance your body’s appearance without surgery and the extended downtime that goes along with it. No needles or incisions are necessary. To schedule a consultation or for more information, please contact us.