Sculpting and contouring the body requires more than targeted fat removal—but that’s a great place to start. One of the most popular treatments at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care is CoolSculpting. It’s a non-invasive means of freezing away unwanted fat and targeting only the fat you want to lose. Unlike reducing the size of fat cells with diet and exercise, CoolSculpting freezes and destroys fat cells*. They are then absorbed by the body and safely eliminated in the days and weeks following the treatment.
CoolSculpting is better than diet and exercise alone for those at or close to their goal weight for two reasons. First, it actually eliminates the fat rather than just shrinking fat cells. Secondly, it’s the only non-surgical method capable of choosing which fat cells to freeze and where. If you’re like most people who lose weight through diet and exercise, but find that you often lose fat in areas where you’d like to keep fat (like the breasts), then CoolSculpting could be for you.
CoolSculpting will require multiple treatments at each site, typically between 3 – 6 sessions. Everyone’s body responds a little differently to CoolSculpting, but this revolutionary treatment is 100% based in scientific research. In fact, cryolipolysis was discovered in the 1970s when scientists noticed that children who ate a lot of popsicles had less fat in their cheeks than their peers. It turns out that fat exposed to specific freezing temperatures actually “dies.” CoolSculpting allows professionals to accurately freeze away unwanted fat, and those particular fat cells will never return.
CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss procedure. You may lose a pound or two once your sessions are complete, but CoolSculpting is ultimately a contouring and sculpting treatment. It’s also not a replacement for a healthy diet and exercise, but rather a fantastic complement to a balanced life. Many clients count on CoolSculpting to help them break through fitness plateaus. If you have trouble areas, what your trainer told you is true—you can’t spot reduce in the gym or with a diet. But you can with CoolSculpting.
Emsculpt for Instant Strength
Targeted fat loss is only half of the equation in the journey towards a gorgeous sculpted body. You also need muscle gains, also known as muscle hypertrophy. Muscles get bigger through supramaximal contractions. When we perform a routine such as strength training, we stress targeted muscles just enough so that they endure micro-tears in the muscle fibers. These are the good kinds of tears, not the dangerous and painful fraying that can send us to a physical therapist. Micro-tears recover (with the help of a high-protein diet) and result in the muscle repairing itself so that it’s bigger and stronger—and can withstand that amount of stress next time.
Anyone who has tried to build muscles in the gym knows how difficult, time consuming, dangerous, and expensive it can be. This is especially true right now when it’s not a good idea to spend any time in a gym with other people. That’s where Emsculpt can help. Emsculpt is a non-invasive treatment that forces only the muscles you want to build into 20,000 supramaximal contractions in 30 minutes. It’s the same as doing 20,000 bicep curls, crunches, squats, or other strength training move but without accidentally bulking up muscles you don’t want to target.
Your muscles don’t know if they’re being contracted by strength training exercises or by Emsculpt, and they certainly don’t care. They’re going to respond the same way whether you do 20,000 lunges or 30 minutes of Emsculpt targeting the leg muscles. This means you can get gains without breaking a sweat or risking your well-being in a gym.
Combining Both: Emsculpt and CoolSculpting
There’s technically no such thing as “toning” muscles. That’s a term that really means hypertrophic (bigger) muscles underneath a layer of fat that’s small enough for those muscles to show. You need both muscle gains and a lower body fat if you want to look toned or “ripped.” Combining CoolSculpting with Emsculpt can help give you those results.
Just like with CoolSculpting, Emsculpt isn’t an alternative to working out, but a complement. Your body still benefits from routine strength training. However, both of these procedures can take your performance and aesthetic to the next level. Learn more or book your appointment at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care by calling (408) 688-2082.