Imagine if there was a treatment where you could lie on a table for 30 minutes and have a machine exercise your muscles. Now, imagine that same machine not only strengthened muscle tissue but stimulated your body to break down stored fat as well. It might sound like wishful thinking, but thanks to scientific innovation, this wish has been granted and it’s called EMSculpt. This revolutionary treatment is completely non-invasive and here’s perhaps the best part – it requires zero downtime.
The effectiveness and convenience of this revolutionary treatment has garnered EMSculpt a growing following of celebrities, athletes, and busy executives who want to look their best without taking days off of work. In this article, we’ll explain how EMSculpt works, go over what to expect after EMSculpt treatments, and give you an in-depth look at how this treatment can be fit into almost anyone’s busy schedule.
What Is EMSculpt?
EMSculpt is a completely non-invasive device used to break down fat cells and strengthen muscle tissue. It has been FDA-approved to treat the abdomen, buttocks, biceps, triceps, thighs, and calves. EMSculpt uses electromagnetic technology to target muscles without affecting the skin. Treatments stimulate a process within the body referred to as lipolysis. During lipolysis, the body releases fatty acids. Dead fat cells are broken down, metabolized, and eventually excreted by the body. EMSculpt essentially stimulates the body’s own process of breaking down fat and targets that process at specific regions of the body.
Will EMSculpt Really Condition Your Muscles?
Yes, it will. One of the things that makes EMSculpt unique is that it not only burns fat but strengthens muscle tissue as well. The EMSculpt machine uses something called HIFEM® technology, which stands for High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic, to induce supramaximal muscle contractions. These contractions are called “supramaximal” because they happen at a greater intensity and frequency than what is possible through voluntary workouts. In fact, during one 30-minute EMSculpt treatment, the muscles in the targeted region of the body contract 20,000 times.
EMSculpt is an excellent way to target muscle groups you might be having difficulty strengthening on your own. If you’re looking to start a new fitness program, EMSculpt can help you develop a strong core, so you are able to perform various exercises with correct form and avoid injury. For athletes, EMSculpt can be used to rebuild muscle tissue and speed up the recovery process after an injury. It works well as a standalone treatment and can also be used in conjunction with physical therapy.
How Long Does It Take to See Results?
Many patients report seeing a noticeable difference immediately after their first EMSculpt treatment session. A full regimen typically consists of 4 total treatments spread out over 2 to 3 weeks. Patients may see continued improvement for up to 6 months after treatment. Results do vary from patient to patient and depend heavily on a person’s starting level of fitness, as well as whether or not they exercise the targeted muscle groups after they’ve completed EMSculpt treatments. Regularly exercising after completing your EMSculpt regimen will help maintain your results longer.
Are There Any Side Effects of EMSculpt?
Because EMSculpt is a completely non-invasive treatment, there is a very low risk of side effects. Some patients can feel mildly sore after treatment. This sensation is comparable to what one might feel after a rigorous workout. However, many patients do not feel any soreness afterwards, thanks to the third phase of EMSculpt which is designed to help flush lactic acid out of the body (this is what causes you to feel sore after exercising).
It is important to note that because the EMSculpt machine uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM®) technology, this treatment is not safe for patients who have implanted medical devices (such as a pacemaker) or metal pieces (such as screws and plates). In addition, EMSculpt is not recommended for women who are pregnant and should not be used on women who have a metal IUD (intra-uterine device for birth control).
Is There Any Down Time Needed After EMSculpt?
There is no downtime needed after EMSculpt. Treatments take approximately 30 minutes and patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately afterwards including driving, working, and even exercising (thought the muscles targeted during EMSculpt may feel a bit sore right after treatment sessions).
How Long Will EMSculpt Last?
For most patients, the results of EMSculpt last for at least 6 months. This varies depending on the patient’s starting level of fitness, the specific muscle group treated, and how much the patient exercises after completing EMSculpt. Patients who maintain a regular fitness regimen and eat a healthy diet will see the longest-lasting results.
Interested in learning more about this innovative treatment or have more questions regarding what to expect after EMSculpt? Book a consultation at Aspire Regenerative. Our team can answer your questions, explain the EMSculpt treatment process, and make customized recommendations based on your unique health and wellness goals.