CoolSculpting vs. Sculpsure vs. Emsculpt: Comparing the Top Non-Invasive Fat Removal Treatments

Hoping to finally lose that stubborn fat in unwanted areas? Diet and exercise alone not working? You might be thinking about a non-surgical body contouring treatment to help you finally achieve the body of your dreams. There are several great options available on the market today – this page compares CoolSculpting vs. Sculpsure and Emsculpt.

At Springhouse Dermatology, double board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Margo Weishar offers non-invasive fat removal treatments to patients in the Philadelphia and Montgomery County areas.

Non-Invasive Body Sculpting with CoolSculpting

FDA-approved and non-surgical, CoolSculpting targets specific areas of the body for effective and specialized results. By targeting the fat cells with safe cooling, Dr. Weishar and her licensed team are able to freeze and kill fat cells just below the surface of the skin. Once these unwanted fat cells are frozen, the body’s natural process takes over and removes the dead cells altogether. With virtually no recovery time, this quick and effective procedure can have clients back to their usual daily routine immediately.

Based on years of experience working with fat reduction treatments, Dr. Weishar has chosen to offer CoolSculpting in her Montgomery County practice because she believes it offers her patients the best results with the least amount of risk. To learn more about this procedure, please visit our CoolSculpting page.


Sculpsure utilizes laser technology to precisely target certain areas of unwanted fat by heating fat cells without harming your protective layer of skin. This FDA-approved laser therapy kills fat cells, which are then removed naturally by the body’s elimination processes. This procedure is quick and relatively painless, with most patients experiencing a cool tingling for the duration of the treatment. Similar to CoolSculpting, there is very little recovery time.


Emsculpt is a non-surgical form of sculpting that both burns fat and builds muscle. High-intensity focused electromagnets force muscles to undergo intense contractions. These high-powered contractions help contour the body and build muscle. The result is a more toned physique with relatively little effort. This procedure is ideal for the abdomen and buttocks since it is less precise than Sculpsure or CoolSculpting.

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Comparison Chart

CoolSculpting SculpSure Emsculpt
Procedure Type: Non-Surgical Non-Surgical Non-Surgical
Procedure Time: CoolSculpting takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour with no pain or recovery time. Due to the fact that the fat cells are being killed and removed, results are permanent as long as the fat is not gained. The treatment takes 25-35 minutes with almost no pain or downtime. The procedure takes roughly 30-45 minutes with relatively no pain or downtime.
Best For: Those who want to remove unwanted fat in virtually any part of the body. The precise CoolSculpting tools make it easy to target and eliminate fat cells virtually anywhere. Candidates who want to remove fat cells from the double chin area. Patients who want to tone the abdomen and buttocks area with increased muscle.
Ideal Number of Treatments 1-2 treatments with a few days in between. Between 1-3 treatments with at least 6 weeks in between. 4 sessions or more, a few days apart.

Coolsculpting by Dr. Weishar in Philadelphia

Dr. Weishar and her team of experts can help you achieve the results you want with safe, non-surgical CoolSculpting. You’ll start to see results within a couple of weeks after your first session. If you want to further enhance your contours, you can discuss a second treatment with us during your follow-up appointment. Make an appointment at our Philadelphia area office today to see if CoolSculpting can help you achieve the aesthetic results you have always wanted.

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Are non-invasive fat removal treatments permanent?

Non-invasive fat removal treatments do permanently remove fat cells. However, these types of procedures do work best for those with a normal body mass index. Furthermore, the permanency of the results vary according to your individual lifestyle choices. A healthy diet and regular exercise will help you maintain your newfound shape for longer.

Are there any side effects of non-invasive fat removal treatments?

All forms of non-invasive fat removal treatments listed on this page are safe and come with very little chance of side effects or complications. During your CoolSculpting treatment, you may experience slight stinging, redness, and in some cases bruising and swelling. These side effects should wear off within a few hours of your procedure.

How many inches can you lose with non-invasive fat removal treatments?

The number of inches you lose during your non-invasive fat removal procedure will depend on the area being treated as well as your current physiology. Many patients, however, lose several inches and there is typically an average 20 to 30% reduction in the treated area within a few months of the procedure.

How much do non-invasive fat reduction treatments cost?

The cost of your non-invasive fat reduction procedure will depend entirely on your individual requirements. Dr. Weishar will meet with you for an initial consultation to establish whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting. After her evaluation, she will give you a full breakdown of the cost you can expect to incur.

Are non-invasive fat reduction treatments better than liposuction?

Typically, liposuction is used to remove much larger areas of fat on the body. CoolSculpting and other non-invasive options are better suited for small areas of fat. These non-surgical treatments are far less invasive and require little to no recovery time. The best procedure for you will depend entirely on your aesthetic goals and current physiology so it’s always best to book an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist to find out if you are a candidate for the procedure.

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