The answer is absolutely!
Often in Aesthetic Medicine, combining multiple modalities provides superior results as each modality offers a unique benefit not offered by the other modalities. This is also the case with body sculpting.
The body’s shape and contours are a result of the body’s underlying components. These components can be divided into fat and lean body mass. Fat has been a popular target for body sculpting as subcutaneous fat lies just below the skin, and is a significant percentage of body weight (mean percentage body fat is as high as 42.4% in women age 60-79 years old (CDC.gov)).
The CoolSculpting technology has exploited a vulnerability that fat cells possess, which is an intolerance to cold. By applying controlled cooling to unwanted fat cells, the CoolSculpting procedure permanently eliminates 20-25% of the fat cells in the treatment area noninvasively, and with no downtime. CoolSculpting is so successful at body sculpting by way of fat elimination that over 8 million procedures have been performed worldwide, and it is the world’s most popular noninvasive body sculpting treatment.
However, to perform body sculpting by simply eliminating subcutaneous fat would ignore another significant component in the body’s shape and contour, the skeletal muscle. Skeletal muscle makes up a considerable amount of our shape and contour. In fact, skeletal muscle composes up to 38.4% of our body weight in men, 30.6% in women (Janssen, 2014) and unfortunately declines as we age. We spend considerable time, energy and money on fitness equipment and gym memberships to sculpt our bodies by building muscle and reducing fat.
Fortunately, there is now another option. This option noninvasively firms, tones, and strengthens your muscles, and is called Emsculpt. Emsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate 20,000 supramaximal contractions in the treated muscles, which cannot be achieved through voluntary muscle contractions performed while exercising. Studies have demonstrated that the long-term results of the Emsculpt procedure is building 19% more muscle, and even eliminating 14.6% of the fat in the treatment area (Kinney, 2018)!
By utilizing the collective fat-eliminating benefits of these two sculpting procedures, the underlying toned muscle is more visible. Both treatments are FDA-cleared, non-invasive, offer long-term results, and backed by multiple clinical trials, all of which make them ideal body sculpting partners.
Ideal areas for body sculpting with the combined CoolSculpting and Emsculpt procedures include the arms, and the abdomen. During your consultation, we address the areas of your body which you wish to sculpt and develop a customized treatment plan using either or both of these innovative and effective technologies.
Interested in learning more about your body sculpting options? Call Florida’s top-ranked CoolSculpting provider at 239-919-PURA (7872) today to schedule your free consultation today at our beautiful 5th Avenue South location in the heart of the shopping and dining district in downtown Naples. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!