CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt Neo—Which is the right choice for you?

After endless months of trying the next hot diet trend, running on the treadmill, and endless sit-ups to get rid of that pouch and improve your body image, you are running out of ideas. All you want is fat loss and to gain your confidence back. And as a mother, you are already pre-exhausted and may not know how to get the ball rolling on your health journey.

Although a healthy diet and daily movement are essential for optimal health, sometimes, childbirth can do the irreparable. When you reach this point, you may feel out of options. However, all hope is not lost.

Innovative technology has allowed women to get back their pre-baby-body and help their mental health—and it’s virtually painless! Both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo made waves when they first came on the scene, with women around the country swearing by it. The best fat loss and body sculpting procedures in Houston have changed many women’s lives. But with several options, which one is the right choice for you?

Here is everything you need to know about CoolSculpting vs. Emsculpt Neo:

Woman getting CoolSculpting on Stomach fat

What is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting is a procedure that targets fat loss in specific areas of the body. FDA-approved in 2010, cryolipolysis is a proven method to reduce stubborn fat. This method essentially freezes fat until frostbite occurs. The cryolipolysis device freezes the area until it destroys the fat. Your tissues and skin will not be harmed during the procedure. Your immune system then rids the body of the dead cells.

This is not a surgery nor is it painful. The total process takes anywhere around 30 minutes to an hour and a half. You can expect between 20 – 25% of fat cells in the areas targeted to be destroyed. Know that it may take up to several months for results to show—yet many show results in a few short weeks.


Woman getting Emsculpt Neo on Stomach fat

What is Emsculpt Neo?

Emsculpt Neo is an FDA-cleared device that essentially burns fats by using heat energy. It can treat areas such as:

  • Tummy
  • Arms
  • Biceps
  • Triceps
  • Buttocks
  • Calves
  • And more

The device is a body-contouring device that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology and radiofrequency (RF) energy. This builds muscle whilst burning fat at the same time. For best results, experts suggest four 30-minute sessions that are one week apart from each other.

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The Differences

Although both procedures target fat loss, they do offer different results. It is imperative to understand the difference so you can make the right choice for you and get your body back.

Here are the main differences between CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo:

Fat loss vs. muscle building

Depending on which is more important to you, the biggest difference between the two procedures is fat loss and muscle building. Emsculpt Neo is used to rid fat and build muscle, whereas Coolsculpting helps achieve fat loss only.

Coolsculpting is also considered the gold standard of non-surgical body contouring and fat loss. Emsculpt is more renowned for mothers who want to build more muscle rather than simply lose fat alone.

Procedure experience

Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting utilize two different technologies; therefore, you will have a different experience with each. Emsculpt Neo uses supramaximal contractions and heat energy. The procedure does feel a bit intense at times; however, it is not painful. It is merely muscle contractions and warmth.

CoolSculpt, rather, destroys fat cells by utilizing cool energy. This can feel like being pinched and is quite cold for the first several minutes. Clients can then experience a feeling of numbness in the area that was worked on, which may induce a feeling of discomfort. The feeling, however, is short-lived.


Both CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo hold different maintenance obligations. Coolsculpting patients must not gain any weight to achieve the desired and optimal results of the procedure. Any additional weight gain and poor change in eating habits may inhibit the procedure to work properly.

Emsculpt Neo patients must also ensure they do not gain weight after the procedure. It is important to note that the gain in muscle and toning will not be permanent like the fat loss. You must continue living a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain the muscle definition. In addition, you can receive follow-up treatments every 3 to 6 months for optimal results.

Target fat areas for Cryolipolysis.                          Vector infographic medical of pictograms of the human body with fat deposit and treatment areas for fat freezing                         Poster of Anatomical location of localized fat mass

Treatment Areas on the Body

Both body sculpting procedures in Houston can be used on different areas of the body. Some are similar, and some differ from one another. Depending on what results you are seeking, knowing the difference in treatment areas can make your decision easier.

Emsculpt Neo:

    • Abdomen
    • Arms
    • Calves
    • Thighs
    • Buttocks


    • Submental area (under the chin)
    • Submandibular area (under the jawline
    • Bra fat
    • Back fat
    • Thighs
    • Abdomen
    • Area underneath buttocks
    • Upper arms
    • Flanks
A beautiful blonde mom with a small child in her arms is sitting in the room on a gymnastic rug after fitness classes.

Bottom Line

You no longer have to ask yourself “Does cryolipolysis really work?” It does! The choice of which procedure to choose is based on the optimal results you are looking for. You can ask yourself if you are looking for weight loss or weight loss with body sculpting. Both options are non-surgical and virtually painless. They both also require aftercare maintenance to achieve and maintain the best results.

If you are in Texas and looking to feel more body confident and for fat loss in multiple areas of your body, CoolSculpt may be the best choice for you. If you are looking to not only target stubborn fat but also build muscle and tone, Emsculpt Neo may be a better fit. No matter your preference, there is a medspa service in Houston for you to help you achieve your goal body and improve your self-esteem and confidence.

You are only one step away from the body of your dreams!

If you are interested in one of our proven Medspa procedures, we are here to help! We are ready to assist you in achieving your ultimate dream body goal with our team of professionals. With several locations available, we are now offering our life-changing procedures in Houston, Texas. Contact us today for more information!


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