What Is EMSCULPT and Does It Work?

Beginner's Guide to EmSculpt: What Is It and Does It Work?

Maintaining muscle tone can be challenging, especially as you age. You look and feel better when your body is smooth and strong, but you can't always find the time to work out. Even people who exercise diligently still struggle to attain definition. EmSculpt can help you get some of the most troublesome areas of your body into shape quickly and painlessly.

What Is EmSculpt?

EmSculpt is a noninvasive procedure that tones and strengthens your muscles using high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM). The electromagnetic waves cause involuntary muscle contractions, creating muscle gains similar to what you experience when you exercise.

The intensity of these supra-maximal contractions is far more than you could accomplish on your own by working out. The energy causes all the skeletal muscles in the target area to contract simultaneously.

A 30-minute treatment can stimulate about the same number of muscle contractions as 20,000 sit-ups or squats, so you will see results very quickly. You will feel as though you've had a strenuous workout afterward. Your muscles will be repairing and building in the same way they would after exercise.


The Procedure

EmSculpt is nonsurgical. There are no injections, anaesthetics, or sedation required. As you lie comfortably, the applicator is positioned on the targeted area — abdomen, buttocks, or thighs — and strapped securely into place. You will feel a sense of vibration as the HIFEM waves enter your muscle tissue.

The intensity of the electromagnetic waves is slowly increased to your personal tolerance level. As the client, you can communicate throughout the session, ensuring that the procedure is comfortable for you.

Muscles in the focus area are toned and strengthened by the HIFEM energy. In the process, fat cells are destroyed as well. Clients report that the 30-minute procedure is completely painless.

To achieve the best results, the course of treatment includes a total of four sessions of EmSculpt. Sessions are twice per week for two weeks, with at least 48 hours between visits.

Does EmSculpt Work?

EmSculpt is very effective. With a short course of sessions, you can tighten and tone your abdominal muscles, buttocks, or thighs, and shed unwanted fat at the same time. Over 91% of patients surveyed are satisfied with the outcome of their treatments.


Clinical Results

This procedure has three dramatic results, which have been tested and confirmed by seven independent clinical studies. Results have been evaluated by various means, from the standard tape measure and photographs to ultrasound and MRI scans. All methods show clearly that EmSculpt is effective.

Average results for Emsculpt treatments are impressive:

  • 19% reduction in fat
  • 16% increase in muscle mass 
  • Average waist reduction of 5.9cm 

Why You Lose Fat

The supramaximal contractions of muscles in the target area trigger a metabolic response in your body called supramaximal lipolysis. This reaction breaks down fat cells into glycerol and free fatty acids and reduces the volume of fatty tissue that your body is storing.

Most of the fat cells destroyed in this process are in close proximity to the muscles being stimulated. You won't burn fat in other areas of your body, but you will reduce fat in the target area where EmSculpt is applied.

How You Gain Muscle

When you exercise, you are stressing and tearing your muscles. As they heal and repair from a workout, they become thicker and stronger. This is a natural process of your body responding to physical demands.

EmSculpt works on the same principle but is capable of working far more muscles at once, to a greater extent and at a faster pace than any standard exercise could achieve. The muscle gain occurs as your body responds to the extreme stimulation of HIFEM energy and the resulting contractions of the muscle tissue, just as it would after a regular workout.

Why EmSculpt Reduces Abdominal Separation

Abdominal separation is the separation of your two abdominal rectus muscles, which are the muscles on the left and right sides of your abdomen. When they have been pulled away from each other, it creates a gap that allows your belly to protrude. 

The condition occurs as a result of stretching out the muscles of your abdomen in an extreme way. This most often happens as a result of one or more pregnancies but can also be caused by obesity.

Once the muscles separate, it is virtually impossible to target and tighten them with standard exercises. HIFEM stimulation, however, reaches and affects even these elusive abdominal muscles. The energy tones and strengthens them, and results in a measurable improvement in reducing the gap between them.

As a result of these combined effects, EmSculpt can reduce the size of your waist and significantly improve the shape of your abdominal area.  Some patients lose two full inches from their waistband with one course of treatment.

Which Other Areas EmSculpt Treats

If you opt to apply the treatment to your buttocks, you'll enjoy a noticeable lift and rounding of your gluteus maximus muscles, with a tightening underneath. Your muscles will become toned and strengthened, giving you a more youthful and athletic appearance. We also offer the treatment for the upper arm treatment. This requires a specialised applicator and is available for both the bicep and the tricep muscle in our clinic.

Is EmSculpt Safe?

The procedure is approved by the FDA, and is deemed safe for use on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and most recently, the upper arms. 

Aside from the post-workout sensation of sore muscles, there are no known side effects of EmSculpt.

Do the Results Last?

Yes, in fact, results continue to improve for two to three months after the final treatment, and most patients are still enjoying the results of EmSculpt six months or more post-treatment.

The best results are going to occur for people who eat right, exercise, and generally maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Is EmSculpt Right For You?

EmSculpt may be perfect for you if you would like to have a firmer and stronger abdomen, buttocks, or thighs, and especially if you've had trouble achieving the results you want with standard exercise. This painless and effective procedure has lasting results and no side effects.

To further discuss Emsculpt and whether it is the right treatment for you, you can arrange a free consultation by clicking here.