There is only so much that diet and exercise can do, which is why Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers the best, most effective, and safest options for body contouring including CoolSculpting and Emsculpt. These are not weight loss procedures, though a very small amount of weight loss often does occur. Instead, these body sculpting treatments are designed for those at or near their goal weight who are struggling to bust through a plateau, spot reduce, build targeted muscles, and take their body sculpting to the next level.
You have probably heard of CoolSculpting, the revolutionary completely non-invasive procedure that freezes away small amounts of unwanted fat cells. The concept of CoolSculpting was discovered by accident in the 1970s when researchers found that children who ate a lot of frozen treats had fewer fat cells in their faces than their peers. The science behind this phenomenon is that fat cells “freeze” (and die) at very specific temperatures. When fat cells die they cannot be regenerated, though surrounding fat cells can grow and take up the new space should weight gain occur.
How CoolSculpting Works
It is all in the name: CoolSculpting “cools” away fat to “sculpt” the body. It is especially useful for stubborn areas that just won’t budge no matter how much you exercise or how healthy your diet is. Trainers and nutritionists agree that you can’t spot reduce with diet and exercise because everyone is born with a certain number of fat cells and unique fat distribution. That’s why you can’t guarantee that you will lose weight in your stomach rather than your breasts when you start a new diet.
CoolSculpting can also be used to freeze* a stubborn, thin layer of unwanted fat to help reveal muscles below the surface. You can use CoolSculpting virtually anywhere on the body, from large areas to tiny spots, but of course the stomach is one of the most popular. If you’ve been working hard for a six-pack or eight-pack but you still can’t see the results of your labor, it might be because there’s a sticky layer of fat covering these muscles. CoolSculpting can help those close to their goal weight get to the next level and finally reveal the fruits of all those gym sessions.
Emsculpt for Muscle Growth
However, there’s another reason those toned abs might not be showing—they are not large enough. There is actually no such thing as toning muscles. Muscles can achieve hypertrophy (growth) when they face the right amount of strain and proper muscle tearing occurs, usually achieved by supramaximal contractions. In other words, if you have perfect form when lifting weights and do the right number of reps and sets with the ideal load, your muscles contract and ideally micro-tear during those contractions. Those tears are then repaired (i.e. grow bigger and hypertrophy) so that they can manage the same load level next time.
A lot can go wrong with traditional weight training. A tear too big is dangerous and could bench you for weeks or even months. If you don’t perform reps perfectly and on a routine basis, your muscles aren’t getting enough stress and contractions to grow. However, your muscles don’t actually care whether they are getting contracted from dumbbells or another source—like Emsculpt.
Emsculpt makes targeted muscles perform 20,000 flawless supramaximal contractions in 30 minutes. Your muscles will consider that identical to doing 20,000 perfect squats, bicep curls, crunches, or any other traditional muscle exercise. What would your body look like after 20,000 repetitions? You can imagine the results.
Achieve Your Best Self
CoolSculpting and Emsculpt are often paired together because today it’s not enough to be slender without any pooches or trouble spots. A healthy and beautiful body is also strong. A great combination is Emsculpt on the abs plus CoolSculpting on the abs so you can grow your abdominals and show them off without any unnecessary layer of fat blocking the view.
Both Emsculpt and CoolSculpting require multiple sessions for ideal results, and the exact number will depend on your body and goals. On average, CoolSculpting requires 4 – 6 sessions, with studies showing that every session reduces unwanted fat by an average of 25 percent. Emsculpt will require the same, followed by maintenance sessions every six months. After all, a bodybuilder doesn’t achieve an ideal physique and then stop. Ongoing training is needed.
You can find out exactly how many sessions are recommended for you during a complimentary consultation. Get in touch with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today to schedule yours.