Maybe you’ve heard about the body sculpting treatments at New Image but you’re wondering if you’re a candidate, if they actually work, how they work, or whether you should just stop thinking about it and go for it! Here are some of our most common questions about our two body sculpting treatments: EMsculpt and CoolSculpting.
What is the difference between EMsculpt and CoolSculpting?
Both EMsculpt and CoolSculpting can help you drop inches but these treatments target different things. EMsculpt tones and strengthens muscles – which can often result in some loss of fat and a reduction in inches. CoolSculpting destroys fat cells and as a result, the amount of fat that can be stored in the treated area is reduced and the pocket of fat is decreased.
How much weight can I lose with CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is not a weight loss treatment, but rather a destruction of fat cells. When fat cells are destroyed they are no longer available to store excess energy in the form of fat. CoolSculpting reduces fat that is resistant to diet and exercise and the amount of reduction you achieve will depend on the number of treatments received.
If I get EMsculpt, do I need to continue to workout?
Yes. As it goes with muscles, if you don’t use ’em you lose ’em. EMsculpt is meant to enhance the treated area, doing the equivalent of 20,000 muscle contractions in 30 minutes (without the pain of actually doing 20,000 crunches). It will increase strength, tone, and firmness of the muscle. To start EMsculpt, 4 base treatments are needed over a 2 week timeframe. Afterwards, booster treatments 4-12 weeks after the 4th treatment based on your work out schedule.
If I have CoolSculpting can I still gain weight?
Yes. If you eat more calories, or too much of the wrong kind of calories, then your body needs to function you will store that excess energy in the form of fat. We are not killing ALL fat cells in the body and that excess energy will find a remaining fat cell somewhere. We often recommend CoolSculpting for people who are on a weightloss journey as a way to nix those final stubborn pockets of fat, or for someone beginning a journey who will view it as a kick-start to achieving their goals.
What is the difference between CoolSculpting and liposuction?
The biggest difference is that CoolSculpting is non-invasive and liposuction is invasive. When the skin is penetrated for a surgery like liposuction, that comes with a host of other variables; things like potential for infection and post-surgery restrictions. After a CoolSculpting treatment there’s nothing you have to do and nothing you can’t do!
CoolSculpting is a gradual reduction of fat cells, while liposuction allows for a greater amount of fat to be removed in one treatment. Liposuction will likely achieve more dramatic results, but that comes with a price tag. We often see clients who have had liposuction in the past but still have some residual pockets of fat.
How many CoolSculpting treatments do I need?
The amount of treatments needed for CoolSculpting depends on the size of the area and the desired outcome. It is most common to receive 2+ treatments in one area. All of this is determined at a complimentary assessment and consultation and outlines in a customized treatment plan.
I can’t exercise or lose weight, can CoolSculpting get rid of 40+ pounds?
No. Weight loss is the result of eating less than what your body needs to function. As a result, your body will start emptying fat cells. CoolSculpting will reduce pockets of fat, but the amount of reduction is determined by how many treatments are done. The number of treatments needed to eliminate over 40 pounds of fat would likely not be cost effective. We recommend clients with a BMI over 30 who are unwilling to make changes to their diet and exercise routine seek out other options.
How long before I see results after CoolSculpting or EMsculpt?
CoolSculpting results usually begin to show about 3 weeks through 12 weeks post the final treatment. The strength and firming of a muscle group with EMsculpt can often be experienced after each treatment. The full results are seen and felt between 4 and 12 weeks after the 4th treatment with ongoing exercise of the treated area.
Want to learn more about EMscult or CoolSculpting? Book your FREE consultation! Call 740-774-7444 or book online.