Emsculpt NEO vs Cool-sculpting Which is better?

In the quest for a sculpted and toned body, there are several non-surgical options to choose from. Two of the most popular treatments for body contouring are Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting. Both promise to help you achieve your desired physique without the need for invasive surgery, but they use different techniques and offer varying results. In this article, we’ll explore the main differences between Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting to help you decide which treatment is better suited to your needs. 

What is Emsculpt Neo?

Emsculpt Neo is an innovative body sculpting treatment that goes beyond traditional fat reduction methods. It combines two powerful technologies: high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy and radiofrequency (RF) heating.

What is Coolsculpting?

Coolsculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction method that focuses solely on reducing localised fat deposits. It uses freezing temperatures to break down fat cells. Fat cells are more affected by cold temperatures than other cells. This means that the cold does not damage other cells, such as the skin or underlying tissue. 

Targeted areas

Coolsculpting is mainly used for localised fat reduction. It is excellent for treating areas with stubborn fat pockets such as abdomen, flanks, thighs and chin. In contrast, Emsculpt Neo can be used for both fat reduction and muscle toning in various areas, making it a versatile choice. 

Fat reduction vs muscle toning

While coolsculpting is mainly focused on fat reduction, Emsculpt Neo targets both fat and muscle. This makes it a more comprehensive option for individuals who want to both slim down and tone up. 

Treatment experience

Both Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting are non-invasive and relatively painless. Coolsculpting may cause some initial discomfort during the treatment due to the cooling process, while Emsculpt Neo involves muscle contractions, which can feel like an intense workout. However, the discomfort is generally well-tolerated. 


One of the benefits of non-invasive treatment is minimal downtime. Both Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting allow patients to return to their regular activities shortly after treatment. 


Emsculpt Neo tends to deliver more immediate results when it comes to muscle toning and firming. For fat reduction, Coolsculpting may take several weeks to show noticeable changes as the body eliminates the damaged fat cells. However, individual results can vary. 

Which treatment is the best option for you?

The choice between Emsculpt Neo and Coolsculpting ultimately depends on your specific goals. If you’re looking to reduce localised fat pockets, Coolsculpting might be the right choice for you.  However, if you desire a combination of fat reduction and muscle toning, Emsculpt Neo offers a more comprehensive solution.

Ultimately, you can consult with our skilled practitioners. They can help assess your unique needs and guide you towards the best treatment for you. For a free Emsculpt Neo consultation you can book your appointment online here or contact us at (03) 9827 9243.