Find out which procedure is most ideal for you and your body goals.

CoolSculpting and EMSculpt are two of the most popular FDA-approved and non-invasive body contouring procedures on the market today.

But while both treatments are capable of creating a more lean, attractive body with no surgical intervention – there are some key differences between the two procedures that people should be aware of before choosing one over the other.

That’s why our Burlington doctors are here to lay out the prime distinctions between both CoolSculpting and EMSculpt – so you can make the most informed decision for you and your body.

First things first: Identify your cosmetic goal

Before choosing between CoolSculpting and EMSculpt, it’s important to understand whether your goal is to simply eliminate unwanted body fat, or if you’d prefer to do this in addition to increasing muscle tone – because one of the two is capable of doing both simultaneously.

Similar to liposuction, the non-invasive CoolSculpting procedure works to target stubborn areas of fat in the body through the freezing of fat cells. EMSculpt, on the other hand, is another non-invasive body sculpting procedure offered by our Burlington doctors that actually works to both build muscle AND reduce unwanted fat in areas like the abdomen and/or buttocks.

Our thoughts: If you had the option to address both issues simultaneously, why wouldn’t you? 😉

Comparing the technologies of each:

CoolSculpting uses a technology called cryolipolysis, which involves using freezing temperatures to break down fat cells – causing no damage to the skin or any other underlying tissues.

Contrarily, EMSculpt uses a technology called electromagnetism, or High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic (HIFEM) energy to stimulate powerful muscle (supramaximal) contractions that are impossible to achieve through voluntary muscle action (or working out) alone.

Comparing treatment sessions and sensations:

During a typical CoolSculpting procedure, the doctor will vacuum the skin located above the areas of stubborn fatty tissue into cooling cups that work to freeze the fat cells – which will generally create a cooling sensation for the patient. The procedure will typically take about an hour to complete, with no recovery time needed. It is common however for patients to report feeling some soreness during treatment, comparable to that off muscle fatigue following an intense workout but will not build muscle.

During a typical EMSculpt procedure, our doctors will place a rubber pad on the target muscle area which will produce intense electromagnetic waves that stimulate the involuntary muscle contractions. Most EMSculpt patients describe the sensation as strange-feeling albeit not painful, and comparable to an intense buzzing vibration or even a twitchiness in the muscles. The intensity will increase every few minutes surrounding resting phases that include milder tapping-like sensations.

The procedure will typically take about 30-40 minutes to complete, with zero downtime – however It is common to experience some muscle fatigue the day after treatment (like with CoolSculpting, a sensation similar to post-workout soreness).

For both muscle growth AND fat loss, choose EMSculpt in Burlington today!

Dr. Jared Nabeta is proud to offer an EMSculpt 4-treatment package to patients to help ensure the best results possible, with the option of monthly maintenance sessions to keep your new toned bod in top shape.

Contact us to schedule your EMSculpt consultation today!