Updated: Aug 18, 2022
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between these procedures? We are asked this question frequently during consultations. Both of these procedures are noninvasive fat reduction services, but there are several key differences between the two.
CoolSculpting has been around for over 10 years and is popular for patients targeting fat reduction without surgery. Cool Sculpting uses cryolipolysis, which is the freezing of fat cells to the temperature at which they die, causing permanent loss of those fat cells. The treatment takes about an hour per area and the abdomen for example would be split into the upper abdomen and lower abdomen, totaling 2 hours. Cool Sculpting results in 20-25%
fat reduction in about 4 treatments depending on the patient's body type. Pricing is usually per treatment. It can be uncomfortable due to numbness and swelling of the area, which is considered a normal side effect.
Emsculpt Neo was recently introduced four years ago by BTL Aesthetics and has widely gained popularity. Emsculpt combines radiofrequency (RF) with High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to burn fat and build muscle simultaneously. It bypasses the motor neurons in the brain, forcing it to use 100% of its muscle capacity, which cannot be achieved with exercise. One session is equivalent to 20,000 crunches/muscle contractions. One session every week for four weeks is recommended.
Now that you have a better understanding of both, let's compare the two. In terms of timing for the procedures, Emsculpt takes significantly less time. Emsculpt also tones your muscles meanwhile decreasing fat simultaneously. The biggest difference is the science behind the fat loss mechanism of Emsculpt Neo is Emsculpt causes programmed cell death, or apoptosis. It is easier for your body to clear these dead fat cells. Coolsculpting has a risk of Parodoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), which causes fat shelving and can only be treated with liposuction.
Emsculpt NEO is raved upon by celebrities like Kim Kardashian & Jennifer Lopez and is offered here at our office. Book a free consult with us today and join in on the celebrity body secret!