The first thing you need to know about EMSCULPT® and CoolSculpting® is that they work! These FDA-cleared treatments are clinically proven to slim or tone the body with little to no downtime. They wouldn’t be so explosively popular if they weren’t effective. So now that we’ve got that crucial point out of the way, let’s tackle some other important ones:
Do I need to prep for my body contouring treatment?
Nope. There’s nothing you need to do before your CoolSculpting or EMSCULPT treatment to make your session more effective. Just showing up to your appointment on time is your most important contribution. That being said, in the grand scheme of body contouring, your body should be at a stable weight. If you’ve recently experienced rapid weight loss, for example, that would not be a good time to seek treatment. The other rule of thumb to remember is that CoolSculpting and EMSCULPT are not weight loss, but body contouring tools. Ideal candidates wish to tackle specific areas of flab or fat, such as the abdomen or thighs; they aren’t hoping to reduce their overall weight or size.
Is there anything I can do to boost my results with CoolSculpting?
Understanding how these body sculpting treatments work will help you achieve your goals. CoolSculpting freezes away fat with non-invasive cooling panels. Once your fat cells are frozen, they get purged by the body through your urine in the following weeks and months. So, immediately following your CoolSculpting session, your provider will massage your treatment areas to break up the crystalized fat cells under your skin and speed the fat purging process. You can make a difference by maintaining your healthy diet and exercise regimen. If you gain weight following your treatment, you will likely diminish your results. You will also benefit from patience, as CoolSculpting reduces targeted fat gradually, showing optimal results up to three months following your last treatment. Many patients achieve their goals after more than one treatment, too. So you may benefit from a series of treatments. We can help you figure out the best plan for you during your consultation, depending on your body, the amount of fat you’d like to reduce, and the number of areas you wish to treat.
What can I do to boost my EMSCULPT results?
For EMSCULPT, treatments are also non-invasive and involve little to no downtime. But the similarities stop there. EMSCULPT involves a series of shorter treatments. Optimal results are typically achieved with a series of four treatments spaced two to three days apart. EMSCULPT tones the abdomen or buttocks by stimulating thousands of muscle contractions with High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM®). You can help your results along by maintaining business as usual. Your targeted muscles may feel sore, so be sure to stay hydrated and do gentle stretches. EMSCULPT is literally building your muscle, so it makes sense to take care of your body and follow a muscle-promoting diet by eating plenty of green veggies and lean proteins. Be sure to check with your doctor first before going on any special diets. Our goal here at AVIE! is to provide the tools, the extra help you need, to get you where you want to be, but we are not a substitute for your doctor or nutritionist.
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