Coolsculpting Vs. Emsculpt

What's The Difference?

Body Contouring

If you’re considering trying a body sculpting treatment, Catalyst has options. The two most popular treatments for toning the body are Emsculpt and CoolSculpting, and each has its own unique benefits. But which is right for you? If anyone knows, it’s us!

We are among the first providers in the FM Area to offer the Emsculpt treatment and one of the only providers to perform both fat reducing treatments. Let’s take a closer look at how these two treatments compare.

How They Work

Coolsculpting and Emsculpt are both excellent treatments that can give the body a more sleek, contoured appearance. However, they work in two different ways!

Coolsculpting works to freeze and eliminate fat through the use of targeting cooling technology. This treatment is applied through a cooling applicator and is designed to eliminate fat cells. Just one single treatment can reduce fat by up to 25%!

Emsculpt sculpts the body by both eliminating fat AND building muscle. This treatment works through the application of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic energy, which stimulates muscle contraction and reduces fat. This treatment can stimulate muscle mass increases of up to 16th and fat reduction of up to 19%.

Both of these treatments work to reduce fat, while Emsculpt also builds muscle. Which might be right for you depending on the area you would like to treat and your desired results!

Treatment Time

They both require multiple treatments to see results! Coolsculpt usually requires 1-3 treatments, depending on how many areas you are treating. The treatments should be about 6-12 weeks apart. Each Coolsculpting treatments takes between 35 minutes to an hour. 

Emsculpt requires a series of 4 treatments, each of which should be done 2-3 days apart. Each treatment takes 30-minutes!

When Do You See Results?

You have to be a bit patient with both of these treatments. With Coolsculpting, patients will start to see results around 4-6 weeks after their first treatment, with full results around 12 weeks after their last treatment. 

For Emsculpt, results come a bit quicker. You will FEEL the results immediately after the treatment and physically see them around 2 weeks after your treatment is complete.


The big question... What's the price tag?! Coolsculpting price varies on how many treatments/treatment areas you choose to purchase. However, each cycle is $750 and typically our patients receive 4-10 cycles! We also offer package and VIP pricing. 

Emsculpt is sold in a series of 4 treatments. The package at Catalyst is sold for $3995, however, we offer VIP pricing on this package as well! Watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for specials and events happening at Catalyst!

Which Is Right For You?

While there are differences between how these two treatments work and how the patients experiences them, the most important thing to consider when comparing them is which is right for your unique body and figure!

If you're considering trying either of these treatments, make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our experts! They will fully asses your body, go over pricing details and design a plan to help you reach your goals. 

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