When sculpting and contouring your body, which is more important: building muscle or removing fat? You can have both at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care when you combine Emsculpt with CoolSculpting. Emsculpt is a game-changing technology that uses magnetic HIFEM to stimulate targeted muscles to perform 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes. It’s the equivalent of 20,000 squats, bicep curls, crunches, or other lifting exercises but with big differences. First, you can’t perform 20,000 consecutive reps in any amount of time. Second, with Emsculpt these contractions are flawless with no risk of injury (though you will be sore afterward).
CoolSculpting has long been a favorite tool to contour the body by freezing away unwanted fat cells*. It is not a weight-loss procedure like liposuction, and is best suited for those close to their goal weight but struggling with stubborn layers of fat hiding their muscles. You might lose a pound or two with CoolSculpting, but if you combine it with Emsculpt your weight may remain the same thanks to muscle hypertrophy (bigger muscles). When contouring the body, consider how clothes fit and inches rather than what the scale says.
Why Body Contouring is For Fit Folks
Many people are under the impression that you should be overweight in order to benefit from CoolSculpting, but that’s not the case. Since CoolSculpting isn’t designed for weight loss, it’s actually best for those who are at a healthy weight. There are also some people who are devoted to the gym and might not think Emsculpt is for them. However, Emsculpt can help anyone—including elite athletes—get stronger and better-toned muscles. Since Emsculpt can do what nobody can achieve on their own, it just makes sense that it’s for everyone.
Keep in mind that both Emsculpt and CoolSculpting require multiple sessions and take time to show results. Also remember that this isn’t a surgical procedure, which means there are none of the risks associated with surgery. Emsculpt builds muscle just like you do in the gym, and it takes time for those muscle fibers to show those gains. CoolSculpting “kills” fat cells, which are then metabolized and safely expelled by the body, which also takes time. Photos of your progress can help you see where you are in your contouring journey. Both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt full results will appear about six months after your initial session, which makes this time of year the ideal time to start combining Emsculpt and CoolSculpting.
Where These Tools Work
CoolSculpting and Emsculpt can both be used virtually anywhere you’d like. Emsculpt has the capacity to target most muscle groups including the glutes, abs, legs, and upper arms. CoolSculpting can be used just about anywhere, with the latest technology capable of treating even very small places like submental fat (below the chin). In fact, many people have been using CoolSculpting recently to sharpen their jawline, which makes you look younger and slimmer.
Keep in mind that these treatments are not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, but rather a means of taking your goals to the next level. There is only so much that diet and working out can achieve since we all have different bodies, muscle makeup derived from genetics, and one-of-a-kind fat distribution. If you’ve found that your goals have plateaued or you want to set a good foundation for getting fit this 2022, CoolSculpting and Emsculpt can help.
Getting Started with Body Contouring
At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we offer complimentary consultations on all treatments. These treatments aren’t for everyone (though they are for most adults!) and the best way to find out if you’re a good candidate and what results you can expect is by meeting with one of our expert providers. Let’s discuss the results you want to achieve and how body contouring can help you get there.
You can also combine these treatments with other non-surgical procedures for even better results. Chemical peels and microneedling can further help turn back the clock and give you a gorgeous aesthetic. To find out more about all of the options available at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, give us a call today or complete the online contact form right now.