When you already have the 2-pack abs, how do you get the 4-pack or 6-pack? It can take an extraordinary amount of diet, exercise, and discipline to get the definition you desire. Or, you can add EMSCULPT®, the first device of its kind to build muscle and sculpt the body.
EMSCULPT® can be a huge boost to your fitness regimen. As a non-invasive body sculpting solution, improved muscle tone has been proven. This FDA-cleared device is another step forward in non-invasive body shaping with no downtime or surgery.
Treatments of the past typically could only address fat or skin. But what about the patients who want to improve the tone and shape of their stomach, buttocks, biceps, triceps, and calves? After all, more than a third of your body is muscle. EMSCULPT® is bringing a new approach to burning fat and building muscle mass.
What is EMSCULPT®?
EMSCULPT® is an entirely non-invasive procedure that utilizes HIFEM, High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology, causing specific muscle reactions, called supramaximal contractions. The muscles respond with a profound remodeling of their inner structure, i.e., the growth of myoﬁbrils (muscle hypertrophy) and the creation of new protein strands and muscle ﬁbers (muscle hyperplasia).
The process results in a concurrent increase in both muscle density and volume. EMSCULPT® simultaneously builds muscle and burns fat, and is a revolutionary solution for a non-invasive butt lift.
Does EMSCULPT® Really Work?
Yes! EMSCULPT® has been clinically tested for safety and efficacy through seven independent US-based clinical studies. On average, the following results were achieved during the clinical studies on healthy patients:
- 19% reduction of fat
- 4 cm (~1.5 inches) loss in waistline circumference
- 16% increase in muscle mass
- 11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (called diastasis recti)
- 5x increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after treatment)
- 80% patients with visible lifting effect of buttocks
- 96% patient satisfaction
There are a few contraindications that the Skin MD coordinators will go through with you during a consultation. The main risk is metal implants in the body near the treatment site.
How does EMSCULPT® differ from CoolSculpting®?
The EMSCULPT® vs CoolSculpting® question is a common one we receive at Skin MD. Results from these 2 treatments are pretty different and hard to compare. CoolSculpting® is typically used to target stubborn fat, whereas EMSCULPT® is used to build and tone muscle. Patients looking for a more toned look (and who are already fairly lean) are great EMSCULPT® candidates. If patients want to reduce “pinchable” rolls of fat then they will likely be a better candidate for CoolSculpting®. Most patients fall somewhere in between these two extremes, and that’s where the consultation process helps to determine which treatment is the better option.
Because we have both devices, we are able to guide patients through the treatment decision-making process through education. We are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best treatment course for YOU…we never sell you on the “only device we have”. Options are great! Both EMSCULPT® and CoolSculpting® have their specific strengths. During your consultation, we will discuss which path is the best for you.
Who is a Good Candidate for EMSCULPT®?
- Men and women who are at or close to their ideal weight are the best candidates
- Individuals seeking improvement in MUSCLE growth.
- Patients looking for a non-invasive BUTT lift alternative
- Someone looking to tone up stubborn areas, no matter how many abdominal exercises or squats they do.
Although the treatment may be performed on patients with higher BMI’s and their muscles may still be strengthened, fat will cover the muscle definition.
What is the Treatment Time?
Treatments take approximately 30 minutes and patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately afterwards including driving, working, and even exercising However, be aware the muscles targeted during EMSCULPT® may feel a bit sore right after treatment sessions.
Is There any downtime?
EMSCULPT® and EMSCULPT NEO® treatments are non-invasive and require no recovery time or any pre/post treatment preparation.
What Does EMSCULPT® feel like?
This procedure feels like an intensive workout. However, you can lay down and relax while the targeted treatment occurs on your desired muscle group.
How Fast Will I See Results?
Patients typically will begin to feel tangible results directly after the treatment. Positive results are generally reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following treatment.
Most patients see improvement after four sessions, scheduled twice a week. There may be initial changes in as little as 2 weeks, but final results do not occur until 3 months. Some patients may need more treatments depending on their goals. The results vary from person to person, and an exact result cannot be predicted.