When it comes to body contouring, Emsculpt NEO and Coolsculpting are superior in different ways. EMSculpt produces an average 19% reduction in fat stores after 2 to 4 weeks after treatment, which is slightly less than CoolSculpting. However, it excels when it comes to building muscle, with patients achieving an average 16% increase in muscle mass in their target treatment zones. Coolsculpting can attack fat pockets in various areas of the body with precise temperature control.
It can be used on the double chin, above the knee, abdomen and buttocks. On the other hand, EMSculptNeo compensates for its lack of adaptability with innovative technology. Compared to Emsculpt NEO, Coolsculpting lacks the ability to strengthen, tighten, and build muscle to sculpt the body. The results of these two treatments are quite different and difficult to compare.
For those looking for a more shredded or ripped look (and who are already quite thin), EmSculpt is the clear winner. For those looking to eliminate “pinchable” fat rolls, CoolSculpting is the clear winner. But most patients are somewhere in between these two extremes, and that's where a doctor's analysis of underlying problems (skin, fat, or muscle) will help you determine the best option. Emsculpt Neo works quite differently than Coolsculpting, not only reducing fat but also increasing muscle mass at the same time.
To reduce fat, Emsculpt Neo uses warm radiofrequency energy to cause fat cell apoptosis (cell death). So instead of freezing fat, Emsculpt heats fat cells to 42 degrees Celsius, causing fat cells to die. As with Coolsculpting, dead fat cells are removed from the body through the lymphatic system. EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that targets and burns fat cells while building muscle mass.
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. CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo can provide truly acceptable results in very obese patients; however, multiple treatments are required. While Emsculpt NEO may seem to mimic the benefits of exercise and perhaps help you “lose weight”, the thickening and strengthening of muscles it creates can make your garments significantly tighter. The combined powers of HIFEM and RF energy in the EMSCULPT NEO provide greater blood supply to muscles, causing them to contract more quickly and develop muscle cells at a faster rate. One of the benefits of CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT NEO is that their results take a few weeks to fully develop.
In fact, many doctors recommend first using Coolsculpting and then Emsculpt NEO as a follow-up treatment to achieve better results. 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. 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. Emsculpt NEO is supposed to provide considerable improvement in muscle tone four weeks after the final treatment comparable to what you can expect after several months of exercise. It is also the only device that can decrease visceral fat (the fat behind the abdominal muscles).