Author Bio: Dr. Sanusi Umar MD is the author of this article.
How is EMSCULPT different from other fat removal procedures like liposuction and coolsculpting?
Imagine accomplishing your 2020 fitness goals with the answer to one simple question: “What is EMSCULPT?” Thousands of health-conscious, yet frustrated people like you have asked themselves the same thing and made their dream physique a reality within as little as four 30-minute EMSCULPT sessions. EMSCULPT is the only procedure to help both women and men build muscle and sculpt their bodies. Moreover, it serves as the first non-invasive buttock toning procedure in the world. Continue to learn more about the fat-searing procedure that celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Drew Barrymore have sworn by.
How does EMSCULPT work?
State-of-the-art technology is at the center of EMSCULPT to help tone your body and get rid of stubborn fat. EMSCULPT is the first energy device the FDA has given the green light for burning fat and building muscle mass. Best of all, the procedure won’t keep you off your feet as it’s pain-free and non-surgical. EMSCULPT creates magnetic energy called HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy) that triggers “supramaximal” muscle contraction. It implements a variety of patterns of muscle contractions throughout the treatment.
The contractions improve muscle tone past the results you can achieve with a personal trainer or strength training alone. You can compare one EMSCULPT treatment to doing about 20,000 sit-ups or squats. “It feels like you’re doing stomach crunches, but you’re not. I’m into it,” Kardashian said on Episode 3, Season 17 of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. As the muscles contract, new muscle mass increases tone and muscle definition build. Lipolysis, or destruction of fat cells, also enhances fat metabolism.
How is EMSCULPT different from other fat removal procedures?
If you’ve considered fat removal, then you’re probably also familiar with liposuction and cryolipolysis, also known as CoolSculpting. Unlike liposuction, EMSCULPT is non-surgical and requires zero downtime. Like EMSCULPT, CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure. But it’s only useful as a spot treatment for reducing fat. Areas of a larger size like the abdomen usually need multiple sessions of one hour.
During treatment, the fat gets frozen and needs to a massage since it has the texture of frozen butter right after treatment is complete. In some instances, these solid frozen butter never resolves and the patient is left with lumps of fat. Often, patients report noticeable discomfort after treatment. Moreover, the procedure is dependent on the technique to some extent. Practitioners must stack and overlap applicators to avoid irregularities after treatment.
Who is a good candidate for EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT will work for adults who are dedicated to an active and healthy lifestyle but still wish for the additional definition of the abs, lifting of the buttocks as well as building and toning calf and arm muscles. The procedure is ideal for people who are unable to achieve a six-pack, toned arms and legs or a perky behind with their usual workouts.
How long does EMSCULPT take?
The procedure is typically 30 minutes long, and a minimum of four treatments is ideal. Usually, one treatment every three-six months is necessary to maintain results.
What results will I see after EMSCULPT?
BTL, EMSCULPT’s manufacturer, conducted seven studies with over 200 patients on the abdomen and buttocks. The studies reflect EMSCULPT’s effectiveness in burning fat and upping muscle mass (1). BTL measured fat and muscle with CT scans and MRI studies. It compared photos before and after treatment and measured changes in waistline measurements. Also, in a study conducted in 2019, researchers found that users witnessed a 10.4% reduction in diastasis recti two months post-treatment (2).
How long do the results of EMSCULPT last?
The results of an EMSCULPT treatment will last longer the more active the patient’s lifestyle is. There are some patients who undergo EMSCULPT and decide to maintain their results with regular exercise. In contrast, other patients take on the procedure and plan to make regular trips back to the doctor for more treatment to maintain their results. After your series of EMSCULPT treatments, we encourage a healthy lifestyle including diet and exercise. Should you gain weight, fat stores will be allowed to accumulate. There is a potential for this to happen disproportionately in areas that did not undergo the procedure.
How much does EMSCULPT cost?
You can purchase EMSCULPT in a bundle of four treatments. We encourage patients to return to their doctor every three to six months for a single procedure — single treatments of EMSCULPT range across the country from $750-$1500 per treatment.
What are the possible side effects of EMSCULPT?
The focused electromagnetic energy that EMSCULPT uses to transform the body is safe. Mild soreness comparable to that after a muscle workout can be expected.
Who is EMSCULPT right for?
A lot of mainstream media makes you feel you should look a certain way. But even when you’re giving your 100%, it can still feel impossible to reach the 110% that your favorite fitness stars and celebrities seem to reach effortlessly. If you’re tired of spending hours in the gym and not seeing the ROI you expected, then EMSCULPT might be for you.
Do you have big fitness dreams for 2020? Get closer to making them a reality with EMSCULPT and book your first appointment at Dr. U Clinic today!
- Hasova, Iveta, and Polyklinaka Mytna. “BTL-9000 High Frequency Therapy for the Waist Circumferential Reduction.” National Library of Medicine, 13 Dec. 2013.
- Kinney, Brian M., and Paula Lozanova. “High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Therapy Evaluated by Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Safety and Efficacy Study of a Dual Tissue Effect Based Non-Invasive Abdominal Body Shaping.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, vol. 51, no. 1, 2018, pp. 40–46., doi:10.1002/lsm.23024.
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