What is Emsculpt®?
Emsculpt is a non-invasive body-sculpting treatment that burns fat and builds muscle. Also called body contouring, body-sculpting procedures improve the appearance of your body by reducing areas of stubborn fat, resulting in a slimmer, more sculpted body. Emsculpt is FDA-approved for eliminating body fat and increasing muscle tone in many areas of the body, including the buttocks, abdomen, arms, thighs, and calves.REQUEST NOW
How does Emsculpt work?
Emsculpt uses an innovative technology called high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy to trigger thousands of muscle contractions. These muscle contractions occur at a much higher pace and intensity than you can achieve through regular exercise. Research shows that the electromagnetic pulses emitted by the Emsculpt device force your muscles to contract approximately 20,000 times in a 30-minute treatment session. When your muscles contract at this level, they are forced to adapt by remodeling the inner structure of the targeted muscles.
The rapid muscle contractions result in the building of new muscle fibers, resulting in muscles that are stronger and firmer. In addition to building muscle, the powerful contractions create a metabolic reaction that causes fat cells in the treatment area to break down. This process is what builds and strengthens muscles, firms, and sculpts the target area.
Who can benefit from Emsculpt body sculpting?
Anyone can improve the appearance of their body with Emsculpt body sculpting. Ideal candidates are already at a healthy weight and are looking to eliminate areas of stubborn fat and build muscle. Emsculpt is also a good treatment option if you’re interested in a non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures like Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Unlike a BBL, which surgically transfers your own body fat to your buttocks, Emsculpt firms and lifts the buttocks by building muscle mass.
What happens during an Emsculpt treatment session?
First, you’ll lie down comfortably, and your Forefront provider will place the Emsculpt applicator onto the targeted area of the body. Your provider can adjust the intensity of the muscle contractions throughout your treatment session. As the device sends high-intensity electromagnetic energy to the muscles of the treatment area, you’ll feel your muscles tightening and contracting. At the beginning of your treatment session, you’ll feel gentle muscle contractions, but they will gradually increase in intensity as treatment throughout your session.
You might feel some tingling as your muscles are contracting, but there isn’t any pain associated with an Emsculpt treatment session. For most patients, Emsculpt feels like you’re in the middle of an intense workout, even though you’re laying down comfortably and relaxing.
How long does an Emsculpt treatment last?
Most Emsculpt treatment sessions take about 30 minutes. We recommend at least four treatment sessions scheduled two to three days apart for best results. You’ll complete your Emsculpt treatment schedule within two weeks. Your Forefront provider will design a custom treatment plan to help you achieve your specific goals.
What results can I expect from Emsculpt?
You’ll feel results right after your first Emsculpt treatment. Visible results are noticeable within two to four weeks after your final treatment session. Your results will continue to improve over several weeks as muscle fibers grow, and you can expect to see a toned, lean body with noticeably less fat. Clinical studies show a 16% average increase in muscle mass after completing Emsculpt treatment. Patients reported a 96% satisfaction rate with Emsculpt body sculpting.
To maintain your leaner, more sculpted appearance, maintaining a healthy weight and continuing strength exercises to maintain muscle tone is recommended. Additional weight gain may affect your results, but you can enjoy permanent results by maintaining a healthy weight.
Does Emsculpt require pre/post treatment preparation?
Emsculpt is a non-invasive body-sculpting treatment, so you don’t need to follow any instructions or make any preparations before or after your treatment session. There is also no downtime associated with Emsculpt, so you’ll be able to resume your normal routine after your treatment session. You might feel a mild muscle ache after treatment, which is similar to an intense strength training workout, but this is only temporary. Unlike other body-sculpting procedures that can cause side effects such as swelling, bruising, redness, or numbness, there are no side effects associated with Emsculpt.
Schedule an Emsculpt consultation at Forefront Dermatology
Emsculpt body-sculpting treatment is provided at many of our Forefront Dermatology practice locations. Our board-certified dermatologists and providers can help you determine if Emsculpt is right for you. To learn more about how Emsculpt can help you achieve your goals, schedule a consultation at the Forefront Dermatology office nearest you.
Emsculpt® is intended for improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen. Strengthening, toning and firming of buttocks, thighs, and calves. Improvement of muscle tone and firmness, for strengthening muscles in arms. EMSCULPT® is a registered trademark in the United States of America, the European Union and/or other countries. Trademarks EMSCULPT NEO®, EMSCULPT®, EMSELLA®, EMFEMME 360™, EMTONE®, EM® and HIFEM® are parts of EM Family of products.
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