Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt, what’s the difference?
Fat Freezing (Cryolipolysis, LipoFreeze, known also as Coolsculpting) and EMS Medisculp (known also as EMSculpt Body Sculpting) are two very different treatments but both target stubborn and unwanted body fat. Both treatments have similar aims but are delivered in different ways using completely different machinery and technology.
Fat Freezing uses cups into which the fat is vacuumed (sucked), there is the process of heating and freezing during the 45-minute treatment (results are subtle but permanent over a period of 6-12 weeks). The aim is to induce ‘fat cell death, studies show that the fat loss can be permanent through the lymphatic system (Cryolipolysis for fat reduction and body contouring: safety and efficacy of current treatment paradigms)
Whereas the EMS Medisculp (EMsculpt) uses paddles that are secured onto the body part (surface of the skin), the EMsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Fitness (FEMHO for short) that stimulates 100% of the muscle by means of electromagnetic pulses (in comparison, a push-up or sit-up in fitness uses only 40% of the muscle). Results can be realised after just 2-4 weeks after a course of 30-minute sessions (if you are the right candidate for the treatment). Both are un-invasive treatments, and both come with a minimum level of discomfort but you can carry on your day as usual straight afterward.
Both treatments can be extremely effective, but a consultation is always necessary to determine what treatment regime would work best for each individual client. Often, a combination of both treatments gives the best results! In our review, both treatment modalities will be explained to give you a better understanding of what options would be best for you.
What is Crylolipolysis Fat Freezing | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Fat Freezing (LipoFreeze®), also known as Cryolipolysis, is a non-surgical and non-invasive fat reduction treatment that reduces fat deposits in certain areas of the body using cold temperatures. This procedure is perfect for those areas of stubborn fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Treatment areas include the abdomen, thighs, flanks, upper back, upper arms, chin, and chest (men only). By applying the cold to these targeted areas at a controlled temperature, the fat cells crystalize and disperse back into the body, later to be expelled as waste. This treatment is designed to reduce stubborn fat and can reshape the targeted area. This treatment is based on the finding that fat cells are more susceptible to damage from cold temperatures than other cells, such as skin cells. Each treatment will take between 45-60 minutes, recommendation is to take two treatments approx 4-5 weeks apart (Learn more about this treatment)
How we prepare you for your Fat Freezing treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Prior to treatment during an initial consultation, the desired target area will be assessed to determine whether the treatment is suitable for the client. In some cases, there may not be enough fat for the treatment to be safe and effective, and in other cases, there may be too much or the wrong type of fat (brown fat versus white fat). Fat freezing is not designed for people who are excessively overweight or obese. Depending on the size of the treatment area, different-sized applicators are used to achieve the best results. It is always advised that measurements or photos are taken before treatment so progress can be recorded more effectively (view the Fat Freezing treatment in action). BOOK your consultation
What to expect during the Fat Freezing treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
First, a gel pad is applied to the treatment area to protect the skin from the cold. The applicator is then placed in the desired location before the fatty bulge is vacuumed into the applicator’s hollow opening. It is likely to feel a tugging, pulling, or pinching sensation during this stage. After 5-10 minutes, these sensations along with other possible sensations including tingling, stinging aching, or cramping will subside as the area becomes numb during the gradual cooling process. For the remainder of the treatment the area will be gradually cooled to between -9°C and -11°C. The applicator stays in the same treatment area for 45 minutes. After the area has been treated, the applicator is removed, and the area is massaged for 2-3 minutes to assist in the breakdown of fat cells.
Who is a good candidate for a Fat Freezing treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Contraindications are any medical reasons why it would be unsafe for a client to take a treatment. The fat-freezing treatment has a few contraindications which will be addressed during the client’s consultation. These include pregnancy, metal or electronic implants, discal hernias or gastric ruptures, pacemakers, blood thinning medication, any skin conditions or fresh scarring in the treatment area, and diabetics taking insulin.
What are the potential side effects of a Fat Freezing treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Side effects of this treatment are minimal and very short-term. Some bruising can occur due to the vacuum that is created during the treatment. Clients may also experience some numbness or sensitivity in the area for a few days after their treatment. These side effects are completely normal and will only last a few days. If any side effects persist, the client should contact their GP. Aftercare considerations for this treatment should be implemented to encourage the breakdown of fat cells and support the lymphatic system in its drainage of waste products. The treatment area should be massaged twice a day for 2-3 weeks after the treatment. This will continue the breakdown of fat cells which have been frozen during treatment. Water intake should be increased after treatment to encourage the lymphatic system to work harder to expel the fat cells as waste. Clients should always continue to live a healthy, balanced, and active lifestyle.
How much fat will you lose | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
The fat-freezing fat-loss effect of this treatment is a slow-burning process. Once the fat cells have been frozen, the body’s drainage system has to work to expel the cells as waste. Results can take from 6-12 weeks to be noticed. We always encourage clients to take before and after pictures and measurements in order to more easily track progress. After just 2 treatments (5 weeks apart), the below results of the abdomen area were recorded:
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What is EMS Medisculp | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
EMS Medisculp is a treatment designed to build muscle mass and strength and reduce subcutaneous fat in areas with stubborn fat or significant muscle weakness. It uses electromagnetic pulses to engage 100% of the muscle targeted, equivalating to either 20,000 crunches or squats. Possible treatment areas include upper arms, abdomen, inner thighs, quadriceps, buttocks, pelvic floor, and calves. This treatment is designed for generally healthy people who live a healthy and active lifestyle, and who have trouble with specific muscle weakness or stubborn fat.
How we prepare for your EMS Medisculp treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Prior to treatment, the client will have an initial consultation to discuss their goals with the therapist. During the consultation the treatment area will be assessed, before and after pictures and measurements will be taken and a treatment plan will be discussed if there is not one already in place. Depending on the size and shape of the treatment area will depend on how many paddles and what paddles will be most effective. For example, curved paddles would be more suitable to treat the upper arms and either one or two flat paddles would be used on the abdomen depending on the size of the treatment area.
What to expect during the treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Once a consultation has been carried out, the treatment can begin. Depending on the area being treated will depend on the position of the client is positioned in. If the pelvic floor is being targeted, the client will sit on a seat while holding a paddle to their stomach. All other treatment areas are targeted in a lying position. Once the client is comfortable, the paddles will be placed in the appropriate place, avoiding any bony areas, and strapped into place. The treatment will begin and the therapist will increase the percentage of intensity gradually, depending on the client’s comfort and tolerance. Each session lasts 30 minutes and we recommend taking at least four treatments 2-3 days apart for the best results.
Who is a good candidate for an EMsculpt treatment | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
As with the Fat Freezing treatment, EMS Medisculp has some contraindications that will be assessed during the initial consultation. Some of these include metal or electronic implants, skin conditions, recent surgery, and open wounds. If you have any queries, always ask your therapist before commencing treatment.
What are the potential side effects | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
While side effects of this treatment are almost non-existent, some clients may experience mild muscular pain after their EMS Medisculp sessions however, this is very rare. After the treatment, clients are encouraged to continue living a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle to get the best results from the treatment.
How long until I see results | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt
Clients are likely to feel the first tangible results immediately after their session. Positive results are usually seen 2-4 weeks after their last treatment and will continue to see improvements beyond this. We would always encourage clients to agree to before and after pictures/measurements so they have a record of their progress.
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Conclusion | Fat Freezing Vs EMsculpt?
Both treatments have similar aims but are delivered in different ways using completely different machinery and technology. Fat Freezing uses cups into which the fat is vacuumed (sucked), there is the process of heating and freezing during the 45-minute treatment (results are subtle but permanent over a period of 6 -12 weeks). The aim is to induce ‘fat cell death, studies show that the fat loss can be permanent through the lymphatic system (Cryolipolysis for subcutaneous fat layer reduction)
Whereas the EMsculpt (EMS Medisculp) uses paddles that are secured onto the body part (surface of the skin), the EMsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Fitness (FEMHO for short) that stimulates 100% of the muscle by means of electromagnetic pulses (in comparison, a push-up or sit-up in fitness uses only 40% of the muscle). Results can be seen after just a course of 30-minute sessions if you are the right candidate for the treatment. Both are un-invasive treatments, and both come with a minimum level of discomfort but you can carry on your day as usual straight afterward.
When deciding on which treatment is best for you, it is important to consider your goals first. If you are purely aiming for fat loss, the Fat Freezing treatment is more likely to be appropriate for you. However, if you are looking to strengthen weak muscles as well as achieve fat and inch reduction, the EMsculpt would potentially be the better option. Remember, you can always do a combination of both treatments! By booking a consultation with one of our experienced therapists, you will be able to get further guidance and advice on what treatment would give you the best results.
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