What is EMSculpt?
EMSculpt is an FDA-approved body contouring treatment that focuses on breaking down and eradicating fat while building muscle so that patients can achieve a leaner shape that is more toned and defined.
The way in which EMSculpt works is entirely non-invasive. Patients are attached to a machine that delivers high intensity, electromagnetic energy to the area that is being targeted, causing the muscles to contract and release over and over. The important thing to remember is that these are muscles that cannot be made to contract voluntarily.
When the muscles repeatedly contract, not only do the muscle fibers become stronger, causing your body to appear more toned, but the muscles are also prompted to release chemicals that encourage fat cells in the area to break down and become metabolized by the body. This means that they are passed out of the body through the natural processes of elimination in a process that usually takes a few weeks.
What areas of the body does EMSculpt work on?
EMSculpt has been approved by the FDA for improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of a firmer abdomen, and for the strengthening, toning and firming of the buttock area.
What happens during EMSculpt treatment?
EMSculpt treatment is non-invasive and painless at the point of delivery. Once you are settled on your treatment couch, the EMSculpt pads will be placed over the target area and treatment will begin. Each session lasts around 30 minutes, during which time your muscles will contract an average of 20,000 times! This will not feel painful, but you will notice a sensation like you are doing a workout that is affecting these same muscles.
After your session, you can expect your muscles to feel as though you have been engaged in intense physical activity and some tenderness/soreness is normal. You shouldn’t need to take any pain relief.
EMSculpt is normally carried out in a series of sessions with an adequate rest period in between. Most patients are recommended to undergo four EMSculpt sessions, with a minimum of 24 hours to rest between each. The metabolization of fat cells will begin immediately following your first treatment, but since the metabolic process rate varies between patients, it can take up to four weeks for you to see the final result of your EMSculpt treatment plan.
How long can the results of EMSculpt be maintained?
One of the best things about EMSculpt is the ease with which the results can be maintained, provided that you also maintain your weight at a healthy level and commit to a lifestyle where everything is in moderation. The fat cells that are metabolized during EMSculpt are unable to regenerate. However, existing fat cells can grow larger, essentially undoing the effects of the treatment. A healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise can enable you to enjoy the results of your treatment for an indefinite period of time.
If you are unhappy with would like to enjoy enhanced definition and tone in your body shape, EMSculpt could be the solution you are looking for. Contact our office today to discover more about this revolutionary treatment.