Are you struggling with stubborn pockets of fat that won’t budge? Plateaus when it comes to muscle gains? Both? Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt to help you contour and sculpt your body, taking results far beyond what you can achieve with diet and exercise alone. However, this isn’t surgical intervention and therefore no downtime, but results are also not immediate. Still, if you start your CoolSculpting and/or Emsculpt sessions now, you’ll be able to show off full results by the end of summer. Let’s take a look at how these complementary treatments work together.
CoolSculpting for Fat Reduction
CoolSculpting is a form of externally freezing away small amounts of unwanted fat at targeted sites. The science behind CoolSculpting was discovered 50 years ago when scientists noticed that kids who ate a lot of frozen treats didn’t have as much fat in their face as their peers. When fat is exposed to precise temperatures, this can “kill” the fat cells. Once these cells are destroyed and eliminated by the body, they don’t come back (but you can still gain weight elsewhere, so this is not an alternative to diet and exercise).
CoolSculpting is also not a weight loss procedure, but rather a contouring treatment. You might lose a pound or two at the end of your cycles, but the real results show in measurements and how your clothes fit. CoolSculpting reduces targeted fat sites by about 20 percent on average with every session, and most clients benefit from 4 – 6 sessions spaced one month apart for optimum results.
You’ll start to see a difference about one month after your first treatment, but bear in mind that it can take six months to see the final results—but don’t worry. If you’re hustling to get in shape for an end-of-summer getaway, starting CoolSculpting right now means you’ll see most (if not all) of your results by then. CoolSculpting is a fantastic solution for finally tackling the most difficult places you struggle to fat-reduce, which makes way to showing off the muscles underneath.
Emsculpt for Muscle Gains
If you think losing weight at the gym is difficult, gaining muscle (and keeping it!) can be even more challenging. That’s why Emsculpt was invented. This unique technology makes targeted muscles perform 20,000 supramaximal contractions in 30 minutes. These types of contractions are what your muscles do when they are “stressed” in order to get bigger or stronger, whether this takes place during yoga, weight lifting, or manual labor. Muscles will respond the same whether they are contracted with Emsculpt or dumbbells, but of course you can’t undertake 20,000 reps by yourself – much less in 30 minutes.
Emsculpt is not a replacement for strength training, but a complement to it. It can help you break through plateaus or establish a healthy, strong foundation if you’re getting back to weight training. There’s no surgery, needles, or downtime, but you should plan to feel sore in the days following these sessions.
Like CoolSculpting, Emsculpt will require a series of sessions to get the best results (typically 4 – 6 spaced one month apart). Also, like CoolSculpting, results are not immediate. Your muscles need time to heal and grow because, after all, they are responding just as they would in the gym. You can count on full results to show six months after the treatments, but initial results are visible about one month after your first session.
If you want to enjoy your best, healthiest body yet, don’t wait any longer. Start CoolSculpting and Emsculpt sessions right now to make sure you’re summer body-ready in a few months. You can often get CoolSculpting and Emsculpt at the same appointment to save on time and double down on your efforts. We offer complimentary consultations on all treatments, including body sculpting. Connect with Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today by calling the office, or fill out the online form and get the fastest response.