3 Questions to Consider Before a Body Contouring Treatment at Skin Technique

Throughout the winter and holidays, it is common to carry some extra weight. But with summer just around the corner, many of our clients have started thinking proactively about getting in shape for the warmer season. 

The good news is winter and early spring is the right time to start thinking about a body contouring treatment plan to contour your curves and look your absolute best by summertime! 

At Skin Technique, we offer two body contouring treatments: CoolSculpting and EMSculpt NEO. These non-surgical fat removal procedures are ideal for those looking to shed those stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to regular exercise or diet.  

With that being said, body contouring treatments can be daunting for a first timer. You may be asking yourself, how does body contouring work? Which body contouring treatments can I choose from? What areas of my body can I target with body contouring treatments? 

 The best way to find out if body contouring is the right treatment for you is always by talking to one of our professionals at Skin Technique. But in the meantime, this article can help answer a few preliminary questions about body contouring. 

How Does Body Contouring Work? 

Body contouring refers to several non-surgical fat removal treatments. While invasive procedures involve surgery and extensive downtime, non-invasive procedures do not require surgery and require little to no downtime. 

Non-invasive fat removal techniques involve either fat freezing or radiofrequency treatments to melt away stubborn fat pockets. They usually require no downtime at all. The results show gradually and discreetly over time.  

When thinking about reshaping your body, it is important to distinguish between weight loss and fat removal. Body contouring is not a weight loss treatment. Instead, it is a set of techniques that help clients lose fat in body areas resistant to diet and exercise. Or that simply cannot be exercised (e.g. the chin).  

The ideal candidate for a non-invasive body contouring treatment is at or very close to their target body weight. Body contouring offers that last push across the finish line. Ultimately, the best way to find out if you are a good candidate for non-surgical fat removal is to talk to a qualified provider at Skin Technique.  

Which Body Contouring Treatments Are the Most Popular? 

 At Skin Technique, we have achieved great results for our clients with CoolSculpting and EMSculpt NEO. Both are FDA-approved and clinically tested methods that trigger fat loss and/or muscle-building body reactions.  


CoolSculpting exposes fat cells to freezing temperatures in various areas of your body. Fat cells are much more sensitive to cold temperatures than other cells in the body. That way, CoolSculpting only targets fat pockets, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.  

The freezing temperatures crystalize fat cells, which eventually die off and are flushed out of your body through the lymphatic system.  

The initial results become visible within two weeks and the final result may show within four months. For optimal results, we recommend at least two CoolSculpting treatments 1-2 months apart.   

At Skin Technique, we have redesigned your entire CoolSculpting experience. We have invested in a second CoolSculpting device and can now treat two areas simultaneously, cutting your treatment time in half. Enjoy curated snacks and healthy refreshments while watching a movie of your choice as your fat cells are frozen away. 

EMSculpt NEO  

EMSculpt NEO uses High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) energy to induce thousands of muscle contractions. It’s a natural way to hyper-exercise your muscles, which react to stimulation by building up and firming, giving you a leaner, more toned appearance.  

What makes EMSculpt NEO unique is that it has been shown to affect both muscle and fat! The EMSculpt NEO non-invasively delivers optimal energy in a short period of time and strengthens, firms and tones the treatment area.  

At Skin Technique, we recommend a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart to achieve the best results. 

Which Body Areas Can Be Targeted with Body Contouring Treatments?  

Both CoolSculpting and EMSculpt NEO treatments can target different areas of your body.  

Popular areas to target using body contouring treatments are the belly or the waist—including love handles. Commonly treated are also various parts of the upper body, including arms to deal with those bat wings, the bra, and back area. The buttocks and thighs are also popular spots for toning and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Finally, the chin is a target for many clients who wish to get rid of their so-called double chin.  

Which body contouring treatment is the right one for you depends on your target area, personal preference, and body goals. But no worries, our experts are here to guide you.       

Book a Body Contouring Treatment at Skin Technique in Vancouver 

If a body contouring treatment sounds like what you are looking for, the first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our practitioners.  

During this first appointment, we’ll discuss your body goals, medical history, potential risks, and ultimately, determine if you are an ideal candidate. Then we will develop a personalized treatment plan for either CoolSculpting or EMSculpt NEO, depending on which treatment best suits your ideal outcome. 

Book a consultation today to get started with us on your body contouring journey!  


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