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Body contouring, also known as body sculpting, has been around for many years. Though there are varying degrees, this type of treatment is a medical or surgical procedure that aims to tone or reshape an area of the body. 

Innovative MedSpa offers several non-invasive treatment options to best fit your needs – Emsculpt and Coolsculpting. If your main goal is to tone and strengthen your muscles, Emsculpt is for you. If your goal is to get rid of stubborn fat bulges, Coolsculpting may be your best option.

What is Emsculpt and How Does it Work?

By the age of 30, our muscle mass begins to slowly decrease. And it continues to decrease at a rate of approximately 3-8% per decade. Emsculpt is a FDA-cleared, non-invasive body contouring treatment that utilizes electromagnetic pulses to stimulate muscle fibers. By stimulating the muscle fibers, it forces the muscles to grow and adapt at an even quicker rate when compared to exercise alone. After your first few treatments, you may start to notice a change. Over time, you’ll notice the muscles increase in both size and definition. 

What is Coolsculpting and How Does it Work?

Coolsculpting is a FDA-cleared treatment that utilizes the science of cryolipolysis to freeze and eliminate stubborn fat cells in a safe and controlled way. The applicators, otherwise known as placements, suction the fatty tissue into the cooling cups, where they are exposed to a temperature of approximately 30.2 – 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit. This extreme temperature allows for fat cells to die, employing our body to dispose of them naturally. 

The basis of this treatment was discovered by two doctors, Dr. Rox Anderson and Dr. Dieter Manstein, after noticing that children who ate a lot of popsicles formed dimples in their cheeks – which was ultimately the reduction of fat. These two doctors documented a connection between the exposure of an area of the body to cold temperature and resulting fat loss in the area, hypothesizing that perhaps applying extreme cold to fat could result in fat loss as well.

Why Should I Consider Combining these Two Treatments?

All things considered, it’s important to emphasize the difference between these two procedures in order to appreciate the benefits of combining them. While Emsculpt helps tone and build muscle, Coolsculpting helps to reduce fat. When used in tandem, the results are exceptional! 

This can be especially beneficial for people who are having trouble getting rid of stubborn fat, and would like to also tone their physique. With less fatty tissue in the way, the results of Emsculpt will be more noticeable. This particular treatment combination can help you dramatically reshape areas such as the arms, abdomen, buttocks and thighs to attain a more sculpted and firm appearance. Both treatments allow for a customized treatment plan to tailor each person’s needs. It is also worth mentioning the importance of maintaining an adequate diet and exercise regimen in order to not only boost your results, but to also maintain them! Though fat cells are reduced, there is still the possibility of new cells growing if you are not being mindful of your habits.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with one of your providers and find out if this treatment bundle is right for you – available exclusively at our River North location!

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