We all would like to feel more confident about our bodies on the beach or at the pool with friends and family. But our genetics, together with aging and hormonal changes, seem to be weighed against our efforts at losing fat and building muscle.
Even though we stick to a healthy diet, follow a rigorous workout routine, and have an active lifestyle, those suborn areas of fat refuse to budge. And yes, your personal trainer is correct: regardless of the number of crunches you do or carbs you cut, for many people, that layer of fat simply won’t go away.
However, at The Derm Institute at North Redondo Beach, California, we have a revolutionary non-invasive body sculpting technology, EmSculpt, that can melt away stubborn body fat, build muscle mass, and improve body contours. With this treatment, you’ll be able to flatten and tone that tummy bulge, lift the butt, and bring muscular definition to your thighs.
How Does EmSculpt Work?
Approved by the FDA to treat the belly, thighs, and buttocks, EmSculpt can increase muscle mass by up to 16% and reduce waist size by as much as 19%. The technology works by emitting an electromagnetic pulse that penetrates the skin and targets the muscles beneath the stubborn pockets of body fat, causing them to contract at a rate of 20,000 times in just 30 minutes! These contractions are referred to as “supramaximal contractions” and can build muscle and burn fat faster than a traditional workout ever could.
EmSculpt’s supramaximal contractions force the muscles to work so hard that they release fatty acids, which in turn break down fat cells to provide energy to feed the hard-working muscles. During this process, the body destroys fat cells outright and permanently—a welcome side effect to the muscle-building process.
What Is EmSculpt Treatment Like?
Each treatment takes about thirty minutes and is administered, at a customizable intensity, using a patented device and a rubber pad through which the electromagnetic pulses are delivered. The treatment is not painful, but the fast contractions will leave you feeling like you just completed an intensive targeted workout!
At the end of your treatment, which could be administered during your lunch break, you are free to get back to your daily routine with no downtime for recovery.
What Are the Side Effects of an EmSculpt Treatment?
While it may feel as though you’ve just had a particularly intense workout, the speed of the treatment works the muscles so quickly that it simultaneously flushes lactic acid out of the treated area. As a result, your muscles are often less sore and uncomfortable than they would be after an intense workout at the gym.
How Many EmSculpt Treatments Will I Need?
Your initial course usually consists of four treatments delivered over two weeks, with the results becoming visible 2-4 weeks after this initial course. Your results can be seen to continue to develop for several weeks after that, improving over time.
Unfortunately, although the supramaximal contractions permanently destroy fat by targeting muscle, the muscle gains are not permanent and will lose firmness and strength, just as they would if you’d been working out at the gym. EmSculpt maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months to preserve your results.
Is EmSculpt Safe?
Since the technology uses the body’s natural processes to strengthen muscle and burn fat, each session is like packing many strenuous workouts into a single, highly focused half-hour workout. The process uses no chemicals or medications, only your muscles.