04 Feb Popular Body Toning Devices for 2021
Haven’t been able to make it to the gym and tired of at-home workouts? It’s been said that people will emerge from the pandemic in one of two ways—either in much better shape or, well, the alternative. RefinedMD in Los Gatos can help you make up for lost gym time, vanquish unwanted fat, build muscle, and sculpt your body with our selection of body contouring tools.
There’s no replacement for a proper diet and exercise, so consider these non-invasive treatments a complement to a healthy lifestyle. They can also kick-start a new exercise regimen, help you break through plateaus, and take your fitness journey to the next level. First up is CoolSculpting. You’ve probably heard about it and maybe even enjoyed its benefits in the past. When researchers in the 1970s started researching why children who ate a lot of popsicles had less fat in their face, they had no idea they were about to stumble across the greatest invention for target fat reduction and body contouring to date.
How Cool is CoolSculpting?
The concept for CoolSculpting is pretty simple: when fat cells reach a certain cold temperature, they die. When fat cells “die,” they get absorbed and expelled by the body naturally. Although those specific fat cells can never come back, it doesn’t mean you get a pass to eat an unhealthy diet and stop exercising. Everyone has a certain number of fat cells in their body, and nearby fat cells can certainly grow larger and “take up space” that was CoolSculpted off.
That’s why Coolsculpting is a body contouring procedure and not a weight-loss procedure. Many clients do find that they lose a pound or two when their final CoolSculpting treatment is complete, but weight loss is not the goal. Instead, CoolSculpting is ideal for contouring the body, removing small areas of unwanted fat, and smoothing out the body. The result of CoolSculpting is really in the name, making it a favorite treat for those who have achieved a fitness goal.
Most clients require 4 – 6 CoolSculpting treatments per site spaced a few weeks apart. CoolSculpting can be performed just about anywhere on the body, from large areas like the stomach and back to small areas like below the chin. Full results can take up to six months, so if you want the ultimate sculpted body for summer, it’s best to start your sessions now.
Taut and Toned with Emsculpt
A smooth body without stubborn pockets of fat is great, but the ideal body today is also strong—this goes for men and women alike. However, maybe you’ve found that building muscle and getting toned seems even tougher than weight loss! The two go hand in hand, which is why Emsculpt is the perfect pairing to CoolSculpting.
It, too, has a pretty straightforward approach. Our muscles get bigger (hypertrophy or “toned”) when they are forced to perform the right contractions. Typically, muscles undergo supramaximal contractions when we lift weights, whether it’s at the gym or while doing manual labor. Emsculpt forces only the muscles you want to do 20,000 supramaximal contractions in just 30 minutes while you kick back, relax, scroll through social media, or catch up on work emails.
Like CoolSculpting, most clients get maximum benefits through multiple sessions spaced about 4 – 6 weeks apart. This is followed by maintenance sessions every six months or so. You can use Emsculpt on the glutes, abs, thighs, and upper arms.
A 2-in-1 Treatment: CoolSculpting and Emsculpt
Can you get CoolSculpting and Emsculpt at the exact same time? No—but you can opt for Emsculpt NEO, which does burn fat and tone muscles simultaneously! Emsculpt NEO is the latest iteration of the Emsculpt technology, and instead of “just” toning and building muscles it also sculpts the body by reducing fat.
Of course, everyone wants to know which is better for contouring, Emsculpt NEO or CoolSculpting. There’s no single answer because our bodies are all different. Some people prefer CoolSculpting, others prefer Emsculpt NEO, and still others like Emsculpt NEO and CoolSculpting because that’s how they achieve the look they want.
The best way to find out which approach(es) is right for you is with a complimentary consultation. Book yours online today with RefinedMD and get ready for your best-looking summer yet.