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EMSCULPT NEO vs CoolSculpting

Gaining a tighter, fitter physique without going under the knife is now possible thanks to innovative body contouring treatments like EMSCULPT NEO and CoolSculpting

While both target stubborn body fat, each treatment offers unique benefits tailored to different goals. Let’s break down the key differences that separate  EMSCULPT NEO from CoolSculpting like peanut butter and jelly.   

EMSCULPT NEO combines electromagnetic frequencies with good old-fashioned muscle contractions for a two-for-one deal. 

Not only does it destroy those pockets of fat holding you back, it also builds up muscle mass where you want it most. Like working out with invisible weights, EMSCULPT NEO induces supramaximal muscle contractions that challenge your muscles in a way no gym workout ever could.  

All this muscle work requires a good dose of  heat, which EMSCULPT NEO also provides through radiofrequency waves. This one-two punch of contractions and heating breaks down fat cells while chiseling your muscles into shape. 

The end result? 

You lose an average of 30% of treated fat and gain about 25% more muscle definition - some serious body sculpting without stepping foot in a gym.  

CoolSculpting, on the other hand, focuses solely on freezing targeted fat cells into oblivion. CoolSculpting uses controlled cooling to cryogenically freeze and destroy up to 25% of the fat cells in any treated area. It’s like applying  a bag of frozen veggies to problem areas - minus the mess.  

While CoolSculpting delivers satisfying fat reduction,  it can't build muscle mass like EMSCULPT NEO. So if toning and tightening  your muscles is part of your body goals, EMSCULPT NEO may be the better option. Otherwise, CoolSculpting remains the gold standard for chiseling away unwanted fat deposits and improving your natural body shape.

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Treatment Experience  

The treatment experience for these two fat-reducing technologies differs in key ways:

EMSCULPT NEO applies electromagnetic frequencies and heat energy that cause your muscles to contract intensely. 

During treatment, you'll feel these supramaximal contractions similar to the soreness you feel after a tough workout. Your muscles might shake or twitch involuntarily as they are forced to contract thousands of times per session.   

While mildly uncomfortable, most patients tolerate EMSCULPT NEO well since muscle contractions stimulate the release of endorphins - your body's natural pain relievers. Some report the feeling of warmth and tingling as healing starts immediately.  

In contrast, CoolSculpting causes a sensation of intense cold as the applicators lower the temperature of your fat cells. 

During the initial minutes of treatment, you may feel discomfort, throbbing, or dull pain as fat tissues cool. However, as the area becomes numb, the experience becomes more pleasant and relaxing.

After treatment, EMSCULPT NEO patients might experience muscle soreness that mimics DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). This indicates your muscles are being challenged and breaking down to get stronger - a good sign.   

CoolSculpting patients usually report temporary side effects like swelling, numbness, tingling and bruising at the treatment site. However, severe complications are rare. 

In summary, while both aim to contour your body, the treatment experience of EMSCULPT NEO focuses on muscle contractions to tone and strengthen, while CoolSculpting relies on freezing fat cells for reduction

Treatment Timeline and Results

EMSCULPT NEO and CoolSculpting differ in terms of treatment timeline and results:

EMSCULPT NEO typically involves four 30-minute treatment sessions spaced one week apart. Results continue to improve for 3-6 months after the final treatment session as your body rebuilds muscle tissue.  

On average, EMSCULPT NEO patients experience: 

  • 30% reduction in treated fat cells
  • 25% increase in muscle volume
  • Improved muscle strength and definition
  • Shape changes that last for 2 years or longer with follow-up treatments

CoolSculpting treatment typically takes 60-75 minutes for each targeted area. Patients begin seeing results as early as a few weeks after treatment, as fat cells are naturally flushed out over time. Nearly all results appear within 3 months. 

On average, CoolSculpting patients experience:

  • 10% to 25% reduction in the treated fat layer  
  • Shape changes that become permanent once weight stabilizes
  • No gains in muscle mass or strength since CoolSculpting only targets fat

Both treatments safely slim targeted areas, but EMSCULPT NEO focuses on simultaneous muscle building and fat reduction. This requires a series of shorter treatments and a longer timeline to see final results. 

CoolSculpting solely destroys fat cells, yielding faster yet more limited shape changes. Select the treatment that best suits your body goals and timeline.

Maintenance Requirements

The amount of upkeep needed for each treatment also varies:

EMSCULPT NEO results require continued muscle building through follow-up treatments to maintain muscle definition over time. As muscles heal and recover from treatment, they can lose some degree of tone gained initially.  

To prolong EMSCULPT NEO benefits, patients typically schedule "maintenance" appointments every 3 to 6 months. These sustaining sessions cost less than initial treatments and help keep muscles properly conditioned and contoured.

In contrast, CoolSculpting yields permanent fat loss that requires no maintenance. As long as you sustain your weight, results persist indefinitely. Any weight gain can cause treated areas to return. But additional CoolSculpting treatments are available at any time to target regained fat.

In essence:

• EMSCULPT NEO builds muscle that needs continuous work to maintain definition and strength over time. Follow-up treatments every 3 to 6 months are key for maximum benefit.

• CoolSculpting permanently destroys fat cells that do not grow back (unless you gain weight). Once results are achieved, no further treatment is needed.   

So depending on your lifestyle, one option may prove more sustainable. EMSCULPT NEO helps you stay accountable for continued muscle toning through maintenance appointments. 

CoolSculpting frees you from any regimen as long as weight remains stable. Choose the treatment aligned with your ability and willingness to adhere to its maintenance recommendations over the long term.

Cost Considerations

The cost of EMSCULPT NEO vs CoolSculpting also differs:

EMSCULPT NEO typically costs $500-$800 per treatment area. Since most patients require 4 initial treatments spaced 1 week apart, the full cost for a body part usually ranges from $2,000 to $3,200.  

Follow-up EMSCULPT NEO maintenance treatments every 3-6 months cost less, typically $299-$600 per session. The overall expense depends on how often "booster" appointments are needed and desired.   

CoolSculpting costs $500-$2,000 per treatment area. The wide range depends on the size of the area treated and the facility. The effectiveness of a single CoolSculpting treatment also varies by individual. Some patients require additional touch-up procedures to achieve optimal results.   

Overall, EMSCULPT NEO tends to cost more initially due to the series of 4 short treatments needed for muscular stimulation. However, follow-up costs are lower. CoolSculpting usually costs less per treatment area, but some individuals may need multiple procedures to destroy stubborn fat pockets.   

Ultimately, the "best" option financially comes down to these factors:

• How many initial EMSCULPT NEO treatments vs CoolSculpting touch-ups will satisfy your aesthetic goals   

• How often you'll want follow-up EMSCULPT NEO appointments to maintain muscle tone gained

Weigh the full cost of each treatment pathway - including both initial treatments and likely follow-ups - to determine the better investment for your body goals and budget. Remember, weighing costs alone should not determine your choice. 

Which Option Is Best for You?

After weighing the key differences between EMSCULPT NEO vs CoolSculpting, here are some factors to help determine which option may work best for you:

• If your primary goal is building muscle mass and strengthening muscles alongside fat reduction, EMSCULPT NEO may be the more suitable choice.  

• If your goal is solely fat loss without muscle gains, CoolSculpting is tailored precisely for targeted  fat elimination.   

If you want less treatment time spent in the clinic, CoolSculpting's 60-75 minute treatments are faster than EMSCULPT NEO's four 30 minute treatments.   

• However, if you value faster visible results, EMSCULPT NEO wins since muscle gains start immediately while fat cells take longer to naturally flush from the body with CoolSculpting.

• If you have a busy lifestyle but still want defined muscles, EMSCULPT NEO's follow-up maintenance treatments help "train" your muscles to stay fit between sessions.  

• Conversely, for a more hands-off approach, once CoolSculpting yields fat loss results you desire, no further treatments are typically needed barring major weight changes.

• If budget is a primary concern, compare initial treatment costs versus likely follow-up costs to determine the overall better financial fit based on your particular needs and goals.

Overall, either option can effectively reduce unwanted fat and improve body contours. Choose based on your goals for muscle gains, treatment time preferences, maintenance needs, and financial considerations to determine the best body contouring treatment for you.

For long-lasting results from CoolSculpting without surgery or downtime, contact the experts at NJ Center for CoolSculpting at (908) 628-1070.

Our experienced team can determine if this fat reduction treatment is right for your body goals.

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  • "The treatment itself was not uncomfortable. Afterwords, I felt great. I didn't really notice anything for about 30 days. After day 30 until about a month later, I started noticing that my favorite jeans were not as tight anymore. I wasn't having to suck in to get them buttoned. And by that two month period after my CoolSculpting

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    Age 41

  • "It's subtle at first, and then a month later you look and go, "Wow - It really did something!" It really moved the bar for me, and I'm feeling better about myself already. It feels so good to put on anything and know I look as good as I've ever looked. And I didn't say that or feel that when I was in my 20's, 30's, and 40's."

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    Age 56

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