Everyone wants the perfect body, but reaching that goal can seem nearly impossible sometimes. For some people, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to be able to hit the gym regularly. For others, no amount of diet and exercise seems to be enough to get them to their goals. As technology has gotten more advanced, new procedures have been developed that can help. Emsculpt is an amazing non-surgical treatment for those looking to build up their abs and get a perkier backside. If you are near your fitness goals, it may be the perfect option for you. Let’s take a look at how this revolutionary treatment works and what it can do for you.
How It Works
A session of Emsculpt is essentially a very intense workout for the targeted areas condensed into a short period of time. This is accomplished using HIFEM, which stands for high intensity focused electromagnetic energy. When strategically used on the body, it causes incredibly intense contractions. No matter how in shape you are, you cannot replicate these contractions at the gym.
Each session of this treatment will take only 30 minutes of your time. In exchange for this half an hour, your muscles get a workout that is the equivalent of either 20,000 squats (for your buttocks) or 20,000 crunches (for your abs). Depending on where you want to target, you can end up with flat abs and/or a shapelier rear end.
How is Emsculpt Different From Other Body Contouring Treatments?
Non-surgical body contouring is incredibly popular right now. CoolSculpting®, in particular, has a lot of fans. The biggest difference between that treatment and Emsculpt is the muscle building. An Emsculpt treatment will burn fat while building muscle, but a CoolSculpting® treatment will not build muscle while targeting fat.
When it comes to results, CoolSculpting® may have an edge when it comes to fat removal. Studies have shown it can reduce fat in a treated area by up to 22%, while Emsculpt tends to top out at 19%. That being said, Emsculpt can also increase your muscle mass by 16% at the same time.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Treatment?
Both men and women can benefit greatly from this treatment. Since the primary goal of this treatment is to build muscle, and fat loss is simply a bonus, a good candidate will be near their fitness goals. If you have stubborn pockets of fat on or near your abdomen, Emsculpt can help. If you are someone who wants to flatten your abs, work on a six-pack, or improve the appearance of your glutes, you may be the ideal candidate for this treatment option.
In order to be sure that this is the right treatment choice for you, it will be important to sit down for a consultation at our office. This is where we can discuss your medical history and any current medications you are on. Emsculpt is a very safe treatment, but certain individuals are not a good fit. The consultation is also where we can talk about what your goals are for the treatment and create your individualized plan.
How Many Sessions are Needed?
You will most likely get your optimal results if you come in for a series of treatments. The typical treatment plan involves having sessions done every week for two weeks. After your initial four sessions, follow-up treatments are recommended as needed to help you maintain your results. Of course, leading a healthy lifestyle is also crucial if you would like your improvements to stick around.
What Does the Treatment Feel Like?
The idea of having intense contractions forced on your body may not sound terribly appealing. It is important to note that this treatment is very tolerable. It may feel weird at first, and it is not uncommon for people to laugh for the first few minutes. Your body will quickly adapt to the sensation, and you will be able to relax for the remaining portion of your session.
After your treatment, you may experience some soreness. You can expect it to feel similar to the soreness experienced after a very intense workout. This soreness should not prevent you from going about your normal daily business. As a result, Emsculpt is a treatment that is considered to result in no downtime.
A Closer Look at Emsculpt Treatments
When you come in for a treatment, rest assured that you will be able to relax in a comfortable position. Since this is a completely non-surgical procedure, there is no special preparation required beforehand and no aftercare instructions needed. During your treatment, we are able to adjust the intensity of the contractions. This means we can make sure you stay comfortable while also getting an effective session.
During the session, the machine will alternate between causing the intense contractions and a lactic acid flush cycle. Lactic acid is the enemy of intense workouts and is a major contributor to muscle soreness. By flushing it during the treatment with slow, deep muscle contractions, we can push your muscles hard without worrying about you experiencing intense soreness the following day.
What Results Can Be Achieved with theTreatments?
There are many reasons why people are so happy with their improvements with this treatment. If you stick to your treatment plan and commit to being healthy, you could expect to experience up to:
- A 16% increase in muscle mass
- A 19% reduction in excess fat
- Reduction of 1.5 inches to the waist
- 5 times faster fat metabolism
- 11% reduction of diastasis recti
Diastasis recti is a condition where the abdominal wall separates. It commonly causes a “pooch” to form in the stomach. This is not a dangerous condition, but it does bother many people. Diastasis recti is common in women who gave birth to babies with high birth weights or who have had multiple children. It can also happen to men, particularly if their weight fluctuates often or they do not use proper form when lifting. Emsculpt is a great way to start the process of fixing this condition.
Results develop over time, just like they do with diet and exercise. Many people start to see improvements just weeks or months after the treatment. The numbers above, 19% fat reduction and 16% muscle mass increased, were seen two months after the participants in the study had their fourth treatment.
A Great Butt Lift Alternative
The buttocks are an important part of an attractive figure and overall proportional physique. If you have felt like yours has begun to sag and have considered butt lift surgery, consider Emsculpt instead. A surgical butt lift will involve surgery and a recovery period. None of that is true with Emsculpt, which is a treatment that you can have done during a break without breaking a sweat. In fact, it is considered to be the only non-surgical butt lift out there!
Satisfaction Rates with Emsculpt
If you are still on the fence about this treatment, know that it has a very impressive 96% patient satisfaction rate. Of people who have it done on their glutes, an amazing 80% saw visible lifting. If you are looking for something that is close to a sure bet to give you great results, Emsculpt is definitely worth considering.
Are the Results Permanent?
The fat cells killed by this treatment will not come back. This is one of the biggest benefits associated with Emsculpt. That being said, not all fat cells in the area will be destroyed. The remaining fat cells can easily grow if you do not eat right and exercise. It is possible that if you do gain weight after the treatment, it will settle on a different area of the body than before.
When it comes to muscle mass, your results will not be permanent, but they will be long-lasting. The muscle built by this treatment can last for months or longer. This is why follow-up treatments are recommended down the line.
Is the Treatment Safe?
Focused electromagnetic energy has been thoroughly studied and is considered to be very safe. There are no side effects, other than a touch of soreness, associated with this treatment, making it safe for nearly everyone. Pregnant women are an obvious exception to the rule. The same is true for people with pacemakers and other implanted metal medical devices. This is one of the reasons your health history will be taken at your consultation.
Why Choose Emsculpt?
As you can see, there are many benefits associated with this treatment choice. In summary, they are:
- It is non-surgical and non-invasive.
- There is no downtime or recovery period.
- It is safe and approved by the FDA.
- Each session takes only 30 minutes.
- It builds muscle while burning fat.
- There is little to no discomfort.
Taking Your Results to the Next Level
Some people choose to have this treatment combined with others in order to get even more dramatic results. It is safe to combine it with other non-surgical body contouring procedures. All of your options will be discussed at your consultation so that the best possible treatment plan can be made for you.
Learn More During a Consultation
We invite you to get in touch with our team of professionals at Amachi MedSpa to schedule your Emsculpt consultation. If you are someone who is ready to take your body to the next level, this is most likely a great option for you. However, it is important that we make sure you qualify and have realistic expectations regarding the treatment and results. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Marietta. We look forward to speaking with you!