It’s paramount to eat healthy and work out regularly. However, there are limitations to this basic healthy lifestyle—and that’s where non-invasive body contouring and sculpting come into play. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers both Emsculpt and CoolSculpting (along with a slew of other body sculpting options). These two treatments are the ultimate power couple, freezing away unwanted fat and building muscle in just 30-minute sessions where you sit back and relax.
CoolSculpting is the first non-invasive body contouring treatment and it’s been around for years. However, the latest CoolSculpting technology works better than ever thanks to the latest handheld devices capable of treating any area. From larger areas like the abs to small places like under the chin, you can CoolSculpt virtually any area of the body where you have stubborn fat. Still, remember that CoolSculpting isn’t a “weight loss procedure” and is best for those at or near their goal weight. If that’s you, and you just can’t get stubborn pockets of fat to move, CoolSculpting might be the answer.
Why CoolSculpting Start Now?
Yes, CoolSculpting and Emsculpt take 4 – 6 initial cycles on average for optimal results. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get started in the summer months—it just means you’ll get a head start on warding off winter weight gain. CoolSculpting requires no needles or downtime, so it won’t get in the way of your vacation plans. With each cycle, fat cells are isolated in a vacuum-like chamber, targeted with precise external freezing temperatures, and then your body’s metabolism does the rest. Results are not immediate because it takes time for those frozen fat cells to be metabolized and expelled from the body. You’ll be able to see some results about 3 – 4 weeks after your first cycle, which is best gauged with measurements and how your clothes fit. Don’t depend on the scale because it might not budge with CoolSculpting (remember, it’s not a treatment for weight loss). This is doubly true if you’re getting Emsculpt at the same time.
Emsculpt works by forcing muscles into 20,000 supramaximal contractions. Just like CoolSculpting, it takes 30 minutes per session. You can book back-to-back appointments for either of these treatments so that you can tackle multiple areas during the same booking. Also, like CoolSculpting, Emsculpt results are not immediate. Muscles take time to repair and grow. You’ll see initial results in about one month, and sessions are spaced one month apart. You can help your muscles recover and grow by eating a good amount of protein right after each cycle.
The Double Whammy of Summer Body
Gone are the days (thankfully) when getting thinner was the ultimate goal. Today, it’s all about being healthy and strong for men and women alike. CoolSculpting is a fantastic way to target fat that won’t disappear with diet and exercise alone. We’re all born with a unique number of fat cells and distribution. Emsculpt can take your strength training to the next level. Building muscle is tough for anyone, but especially as we get older and sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) sets in. Even bodybuilders will reach their limits. Emsculpt doesn’t replace strength training, but it can help you get past plateaus, and achieve strength and muscle toning that is impossible in the gym alone.
Summer months are a time when we tend to enjoy the hard work we put into our fitness in the winter and spring. If you’ve been skipping your gym sessions, Emsculpt can help bridge the gap so you sustain and build upon your current strength. And if you’re getting into strength training for the first time or after an extended break, Emsculpt sets a solid foundation for health and safety. It’s very easy for newbies to bench themselves when they start strength training. One wrong move can lead to a serious muscle tear. Emsculpt poses no such risk. Plus, like with CoolSculpting, there’s no needles or downtime (though you can expect to feel sore the next day).
Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, or any of our other sculpting procedures? Book a consultation today—complimentary consults are available for all treatments. Get in touch with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today by calling the office or filling out the online contact form.