If you’ve seen celebrities posting EMSculpt before and after photos and wondered how EMSculpt works, this article is likely to answer many of your questions. We’ll explain a bit about what the treatment process is like, who it can benefit, and what happens within the body during treatment.
If you’re looking for EMSculpt providers in San Diego or simply want to learn more about this treatment after reading this article, you can book a consultation. Aspire Regenerative is one of the premiere regenerative medical facilities offering EMSculpt in San Diego. Our clinicians are available to answer any questions, explain more about the process, and create a personalized plan to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.
What Is EMSculpt?
Through the use of High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM®) technology, the EMSculpt machine causes muscles within a targeted area of the body to have supramaximal contractions. More precisely, during one 30 minute EMSculpt treatment session, a patient’s muscles will contract around 20,000 times — an intensity that far surpasses what is possible through voluntary exercise.
This kicks off a process within the body called lipolysis, which breaks down and eventually gets rid of locally stored fat cells. In addition, these supramaximal contractions help build muscle while flushing lactic acid out of the body, which helps build muscle with no recovery time.
Who Can Benefit From EMSculpt Treatment?
EMSculpt has become a sought after treatment for athletes, celebrities, and everyday people as a way to kickstart a new fitness regimen or boost an existing one. For those looking to avoid invasive procedures, EMSculpt is a great alternative to liposuction, tummy tuck, and butt implant surgeries.
EMSculpt can help speed up the recovery time for certain injuries and reduce pain associated with those injuries. Because of this, it is commonly used in conjunction with physical therapy. In addition, EMSculpt treatment can help patients suffering from diastasis recti (abdominal separation) by reducing the gaps in the abdominal muscles caused by this condition.
Some of the major benefits of EMSculpt treatment are that it helps:
- Burn Fat
- Reduce Pain
- Improve Posture Around Joints
- Build Muscle
EMSculpt treatment can help shape, lift, and tone muscles in the following regions of the body:
EMSculpt is not recommended for women who are pregnant and it is not safe for patients who have metal pieces (i.e., plates, screws, etc.), medical devices (such as a pacemaker), or an IUD (intra-uterine device for birth control) in their body. EMSculpt treatment should not be used as a replacement for exercise, but rather in conjunction with a regular physical fitness routine.
What Should I Expect During EMSculpt Treatment?
EMSculpt is a nonsurgical and completely non-invasive treatment, so there’s nothing specific you’ll need to do to prepare for your treatment and there’s no recovery time required afterwards! EMSculpt treatment sessions take approximately 30 minutes. Your clinician will create a plan designed to meet your specific goals, but typically four sessions spread out over a couple of weeks are recommended.
During EMSculpt treatment sessions, you will be asked to lie down on a table and paddles will be placed on the area you want to target. You will not need to completely disrobe. The EMSculpt machine paddles will be secured using a band that wraps around the body and velcros in place.
You will experience three phases of contractions that become progressively more intense over the 30 minute session. The maximum level of intensity will depend on your level of comfort. You may experience a tingling sensation during EMSculpt treatment but you should not feel any extreme discomfort. Many patients bring a book to read or listen to music during their treatment sessions.
How Long Will It Take to See EMSculpt Results?
How quickly you see results after treatment and how long those results last is partially dependent on your starting level of fitness and whether or not you maintain a regular exercise program after receiving EMSculpt treatment. Many patients notice results right away and see improvements continuing for up to six months after completing treatment. Patients who continue to exercise the targeted muscle groups on a regular basis after their sessions will see the longest lasting EMSculpt results.
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Have questions about EMSculpt? Below you will find a list of the questions most frequently asked by our patients, along with the answers to help give you a better idea of how this innovative treatment process works.
Does EMSculpt burn fat?
Yes it does. On average, studies have shown a 19% decrease in fat and a 1.5 inch reduction in waist size. The EMSculpt machine causes intense supramaximal contractions within a targeted group of muscles (it can be used to target the abs, buttocks, calves, thighs, triceps, and biceps). This stimulates a process known as lipolysis where the body releases fatty acids and metabolizes (or breaks down) dead fat cells.
Can EMSculpt help me with weight loss?
Because it helps breakdown fat cells stored within the body, EMSculpt can be a powerful weight loss tool. Clinical studies found that EMSculpt treatments significantly boosted patients’ fat metabolism (apoptotic index) from 19% to 92%.
Can EMSculpt help me achieve a higher level of fitness?
EMSculpt is a great way to kick off a new exercise regimen or boost an existing routine. Whether you have small pockets of fat that you’re having trouble getting rid of, want to strengthen a particular group of muscles after an injury, or want to build a strong foundation, EMSculpt can help.
EMSculpt can also be an effective tool for women looking to get back into shape after giving birth. Not only can EMSculpt help strengthen the core abdominal muscles needed to safely execute a wide range of physical activities, EMSculpt has been shown to reduce the gaps caused by diastasis recti — a condition commonly caused by giving birth.
Does EMSculpt help with cellulite?
EMSculpt does not specifically target cellulite. It is used to strengthen muscles and burn fat, which may have a positive benefit on cellulite by virtue of toning the entire area. When combined with other treatments such as micro needling and other treatments to address skin you create a powerful multimodal approach to cellulite treatment.
Will EMSculpt give me abs?
EMSculpt is an FDA-approved treatment used to tighten and tone abdominal muscles as well as burn fat. On average, studies show a 16% increase in muscle mass. Many patients use EMSculpt as an alternative to liposuction or a tummy tuck because it is completely non-invasive.
Will EMSculpt tone my butt?
EMSculpt has been FDA-approved as a treatment to tighten/tone muscles and burn fat in the buttocks region. EMSculpt can even be considered as a non-surgical alternative to more invasive procedures such as a butt lift or implants.
Can EMSculpt help me build muscle?
Yes! EMSculpt strengthens muscles by inducing deep contractions called “supramaximal contractions.” In one 30 minute treatment session, the muscles being targeted contract 20,000 times. Imagine doing 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes!
How long do EMSculpt results last?
Many patients notice results after their first treatment and continue to see improvements up to 6 months after completing the full EMSculpt treatment regimen. To achieve the best and longest lasting results, EMSculpt should be used in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Once a firm foundation and targeted muscle strengthening has been established with EMSculpt, results can be sustained through regular exercises targeting those same muscle groups. Results vary depending on each patient’s starting level of fitness, continued level of exercise, and dietary habits. Follow-up treatments can be scheduled based on your unique health and wellness goals.
What is the difference between EMSculpt and CoolSculpting?
These two therapies utilize different technology and because of this they produce different results. EMSculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM®) technology to burn fat and build muscle, while CoolSculpting uses a process known as cryolipolysis to burn fat by freezing subdermal fat cells. CoolSculpting reduces fat but does not help strengthen muscles.
Interested in learning more about EMSculpt treatments in San Diego? Book a consultation at Aspire Regenerative today and find out how EMSculpt can help you on the road to a stronger, healthier you.
How much does EMSculpt cost?
Depending on the area of the body being treated and your doctor, the average cost of an EMSculpt session ranges between $750-$1500 per treatment.