Emsculpting is designed to tone muscles, not to lose fat. CoolSculpting body contouring treatments use cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, to target stubborn areas of fat without surgery. The device freezes and kills fat cells without damaging neighboring skin, nerves, vessels, or muscles, so there is no downtime afterwards. It usually takes less than an hour to treat each area.
Because Emsculpt and CoolSculpting excel in their own important area of body contouring, many patients, looking for a complete transformation of their appearance, combine Emsculpt with CoolSculpting. Emsculpt NEO uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) and radiofrequency energy to induce involuntary supramaximal muscle contractions in the treatment area and destroy fat cells. Although both Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are body contouring treatments, Coolsculpting focuses on localized fat reduction and Emsculpt focuses on muscle toning, with some fat reduction benefits. Emsculpt Neo is the only device that can decrease visceral fat (the fat behind the abdominal muscles).
If you want to see greater muscle strength and definition in your abs, thighs, buttocks, arms or legs, and lose fat, Emsculpt Neo may be the best option. CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo can provide truly acceptable results in very obese patients, however, multiple treatments are required. Because Emsculpt Neo uses electromagnetic energy, it cannot be used in patients with metal or electronic implants, such as an artificial joint in the area or a pacemaker. If you want to reduce fat, CoolSculpting performs this task well, especially in small areas where Emsculpt Neo cannot be used, such as fat in the bra and under the chin.
Scientific studies using computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound have shown that Emsculpt Neo burns 30% fat and builds 25% muscle in the abdomen after 4 weekly treatments.