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Emsculpt Vs. CoolSculpting: Two Very Different Treatments

Emsculpt Vs. CoolSculpting: Two Very Different Treatments

Our bodies can be stubborn. Most of us have parts of our body that won’t improve no matter what we do. Maybe it’s your thighs, stomach, or something else. If diet and exercise haven’t been enough to get your problem area to budge, we have good news. 

Here at our Heights Aesthetic Laser Center Brooklyn office, our team offers two innovative ways to improve problem areas: EMSCULPT® and CoolSculpting®. Both of these body contouring options work without any discomfort or downtime for you. That said, these treatments use different technologies and deliver different results.

To help you determine which body contouring option best aligns with your shape goals, let’s take a look at each.

EMSCULPT for muscle definition

EMSCULPT works by sending high-intensity, focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®) into the area you want to target. This HIFEM energy causes muscle contractions.

As a result, it works a lot like going to the gym — but on a faster, deeper level. Anytime you do a rep at the gym, you cause a muscular contraction. That’s what helps to break down your muscle fibers. Your body then rebuilds that muscle back stronger, giving you more muscle tone. 

That said, you can only do so many reps in a day, even if you spend hours at the gym. EMSCULPT speeds the process significantly, causing thousands of contractions in a single session. That means you can relax comfortably while EMSCULPT builds muscle definition, improving your shape and tone in the treated area. 

What’s more, EMSCULPT offers versatility. The FDA has approved it to improve muscle definition on your:

If your problem area stems from a lack of muscle tone, EMSCULPT could be for you.

CoolSculpting to destroy fat

Although muscle tone can move you toward your ideal shape, a specific obstacle can stand in the way: fat. Fortunately, if your problem area holds onto stubborn fat, we can directly treat it with CoolSculpting.

This treatment uses the science of cold to freeze fat cells, destroying them. The CoolSculpting applicators pass the cold comfortably through your skin to your fat cells. In the weeks and months that follow, your body usually processes out around 25% of the fat in the treated area. Because the cold destroyed the fat cells, they’re gone for good. 

The FDA has approved CoolSculpting to eliminate:

Here at Heights Aesthetic Laser Center, we offer the coveted CoolSculpting Elite treatment. That means we have dual applicators to freeze two times the fat in any given session. 

The similarities

Though EMSCULPT improves muscle definition and CoolSculpting eliminates fat, these treatments have some similarities.

For starters, they’re both comfortable and take roughly 30 minutes. You don’t need to worry about any downtime afterward, either. You can get a CoolSculpting or EMSCULPT treatment and head straight to the next activity in your day.

Additionally, some people achieve their ideal shape with one EMSCULPT or CoolSculpting treatment, but many people choose repeat sessions for even more dramatic results. Talk with our team about your goals, and we can tailor the right plan for you. 

With these innovative treatments, we offer ways to make strides toward your best body. To learn more and get started, call our office, or make your appointment online today. 


We offer Laser hair removal, Laser Facials, Laser Resurfacing Facials, Coolsculpting, Emsculpt, Microneedling, Microdermabrasion, and more. Call us to book your appointment today.

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