Non-invasive body sculpting treatments like CoolSculpting and EmSculpt are popular, highly effective body contouring procedures aimed at shaping and slimming the body.  While these two procedures have similar outcomes, they differ in their main goal.  

CoolSculpting primarily aims to reduce and eliminate fat, whereas EmSculpt is designed to help build and tone muscle.  You might be wondering which treatment is right for you.   Keep reading to find out more.

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that destroys fat cells in unwanted areas without surgery. During a CoolSculpting procedure, freezing temperatures are used to break down fat cells without damaging the skin or underlying tissue. 

Once the treated fat cells underneath the skin are frozen, your body will process the fat and eliminate the dead cells. One CoolSculpting procedure can reduce up to 25% of fat cells in the treated area! For those interested in enhancing other areas, consider the Sculptra butt lift Vancouver, another effective treatment that complements CoolSculpting by providing a more pronounced and youthful appearance in the buttocks.

What areas can be treated with CoolSculpting?

The targeted area for a CoolSculpting procedure depends on the individual and their unique aesthetic goals.  CoolSculpting is commonly used on:

  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Bra bulge

Are the results of CoolSculpting permanent?

Yes! The results of a CoolSculpting treatment are permanent – once fat cells are eliminated, they do not return. However, keep in mind that your results need to be maintained. You may regain fat in the treated areas if you gain weight after your procedure. For those looking to enhance their curves without surgery, consider a Sculptra butt lift, a non-surgical approach that complements the fat reduction achieved through CoolSculpting by adding volume and shape to the buttocks.


How many CoolSculpting treatments will I need?

This varies by individual and how many areas you are treating.  Some patients see their desired results after one session, but most require two or more.  

Each CoolSculpting session lasts about one hour. During your body sculpting treatment consultation, we’ll discuss your goals to determine your fat reduction goals.

Am I a good candidate for a CoolSculpting treatment?

If you’re looking to get rid of stubborn body fat, enhance your shape, or feel more comfortable in your clothes, body contouring with CoolSculpting might be a good option. 

CoolSculpting, however, is not a weight loss solution for obesity. It is recommended for patients who are generally healthy, and results will need to be maintained through diet and exercise.  

What is EmSculpt?

EmSculpt uses a highly focused application of electromagnetic energy to reduce fat and build muscle.  This painless, non-invasive procedure stimulates and contracts the muscles, growing new muscle fibres, breaking down fat cells, and toning the desired area.  

Imagine doing over 20000 squats or situps in a single 30-minute gym session!  This is the equivalent of an EmSculpt treatment.  On average, EmSculpt patients see a muscle mass increase of 16% and a fat reduction of 20% in the treated area.  

The results are a fitter, slimmer appearance.

What areas can be treated with EmSculpt?

EmSculpt treatments are commonly used for toning the following:

  • Butt
  • Thighs
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Calves

Are results from EmSculpt permanent?

Fat loss from EmSculpt is permanent. However, like with CoolSculpting, fat can return with weight gain.  Muscle growth can start to decrease around six months.  To maintain the results of your EmSculpt procedure, you’ll need to follow a regular exercise routine and maintain your weight with proper nutrition.  Patients may also schedule maintenance treatments every 3-6 months if desired.  

How many EmSculpt treatments will I need?

This number varies by individual, but typically, 4-8 sessions are required for optimum results, plus maintenance treatments. An EmSculpt session lasts only 30 minutes. During your body sculpting treatment consultation, we’ll discuss your fat reduction and muscle-building goals to determine the number of sessions. Additionally, we can explore other options such as the treatment of lipo dissolve Vancouver and VelaShape treatments to further tailor a plan that fits your specific aesthetic desires.

Am I a good candidate for an EmSculpt body contouring treatment?

Even hours of dedication at the gym aren’t always enough to lose stubborn fat or tone trouble areas.  If you desire a lean, toned, fit body shape, EmSculpt might be your procedure.  However, not everyone is a good candidate.  EmSculpt is best suited for individuals who:

  • Are generally healthy
  • Are within 15-30 pounds of their ideal body weight
  • Have no preexisting heart conditions
  • Already work out and maintain a nutritious diet. 
  • Do not have any metal implants

Talk to your doctor about conditions that could affect your ability to receive an EmSculpt body contouring treatment.

So, which body sculpting treatment is better?  That depends entirely on your aesthetic goals!

Both CoolSculpting and EmSculpt are great body contouring treatments that aim to shape and slim the desired area. However, they each have different primary goals. CoolSculpting uses freezing temperatures to eliminate fat, whereas EmSculpt uses electromagnetic energy to build muscle and tone the body.  

If you’re still unsure which procedure is right for you or have questions or concerns about body contouring treatments, contact us today at EverYoung Medical Aesthetics.