What Is EMSCULPTⓇ?
EMSCULPTⓇ is a revolutionary FDA-approved body shaping treatment that uses non-invasive methods to build muscle and dissolve fat simultaneously. It is also the world’s first and only non-surgical “butt lift” procedure.
It utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate supramaximal muscle contractions that cannot be achieved naturally or voluntarily with exercise or strength training. A single session of EMSCULPTⓇ treatment is equivalent to performing approximately 20,000 squats or sit ups in 30 minutes.
The muscles’ internal structure changes as a result of this exposure. This process effectively contours the body, tones the muscles, and burns fat cells. The result is a flat, chiseled abdomen or firm, shapely buttocks.
With this treatment, you can achieve well-toned and well-defined muscles effort-lessly, without having to visit the gym and/or perform strenuous exercise.
What areas can be treated with EMSCULPTⓇ?
EMSCULPTⓇ can be used to treat particular areas of the body that can be further enhanced with improved muscle tone and increased fat metabolism.
- Upper arms
The abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, however, are the only parts cleared by the FDA to receive treatment. Treatment for the arms is still pending approval and may be available in both Canada and the U.S. in the near future.
What Is Involved During the EMSCULPTⓇ Treatment?
The Emsculpt panel is secured onto the target area (abdomen, buttocks, or thighs). The HIFEM technology sends intense electromagnetic waves to the muscles, inducing approximately 20,000 involuntary muscle contractions in one session.
EMSCULPTⓇ treatment is a relatively quick procedure that is 30 minutes in length.
Typical treatment protocols involve four sessions spaced out over a two week period, spaced two to three days apart. Maintenance pack-ages can be discussed with your EMSCULPTⓇ treatment provider, in Toronto.
What are the benefits of EMSCULPTⓇ?
EMSCULPTⓇ does not require any incisions to the skin. The HIFEM penetrates up to 7 cm in depth, targeting the muscles directly.
You can freely resume normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Though clients may feel the sensation of strong muscle contrac-tions, no pain is involved. Those with lower BMI may feel the contractions a bit more intensely but the strength of the treatment may be reduced during the procedure.
No Side Effects
Aside from some muscle soreness (similar to what one might feel after an intense workout), there are currently no other side effects associated with EMSCULPTⓇ.
One can expect an average of 19% fat reduc-tion and 16% muscle mass increase. Results can present very soon after first treatment with improvements continuing for up to two months (after a fourth session). However, some patients notice changes (e.g. improved ab-dominal muscle tone) a day after the procedure.
With EMSCULPTⓇ, your body may experience the following:
- Apoptosis is induced, destroying fat cells
- Dead cells are broken down and naturally expelled from the body
- Toning and contouring of the abdomen
- Reduced waistline
- Strengthening and toning of the gluteus muscles
- Lifting and firming of the buttocks
- Improved laxity, tightness, and fullness of the buttocks
Results vary from person to person. Several U.S. clinical studies (using MRI, CT, US, and Histology testing) determined average results from EMSCULPTⓇ to be:
- 11% reduction of diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
- 19% fat reduction
- 16% increased muscle mass
- 96% patient satisfaction
How long do the effects of EMSCULPTⓇ Last?
The increase of muscle mass can last up to six months fol-lowing treatment. Follow-up treatments can maintain the muscle mass and tone attained during the first series of treatments.
The loss of fat resulting from an enhanced fat metabolism is per-manent. However, any weight gain can cause stores of fat to accumulate, neutralizing the effect of EMSCULPTⓇ. An active lifestyle and healthy diet is highly recommended during and following any body contouring treatment.
Is EMSCULPTⓇ Safe?
EMSCULPTⓇ is approved (and considered safe) by the FDA & Health Canada. Ideal for treating the abdomen and the buttocks, the procedure is pain-free and has no visible or long-lasting negative side effects.
Who is best candidate for the EMSCULPTⓇ Treatment?
BTL Aesthetics (the manufacturer of the EMSCULPTⓇ technology) asserts that any individual can benefit from the treatment. That said, many physicians suggest the ideal candidate for EMSCULPTⓇ is an individual who has a BMI below 30.
Who Is Not Eligible for EMSCULPTⓇ Treatment?
- Individuals with a BMI over 30
- Individuals with the following:
– Electronic implants (e.g. neurostimulators, pacemakers, and defibrilla-tors)
– Metallic implants in the target area
– Hemorrhagic conditions
– Recent surgery
The Visible Results
Consider these before and after photos:
What’s the difference between EMSCULPTⓇ and CoolSculpting?
With more than one non-surgical body contouring option available, the body con-touring possibilities are endless. Here are some differences between EM-SCULPTⓇ and CoolSculpting:
- Both Approved by Health Canada & FDA
- Non-surgical fat destruction procedures.
- Safe and effective treatments (if performed by a qualified specialist)
CoolSculpting is designed to specifically to freeze and destroy fat from the target area by up to 22%. This is service is for individuals who are looking to remove pinchable layers of fat. EMSCULPTⓇ, on the other hand, is designed to build muscle while simultaneously reducing fat by up to 19%. This treatment is for individuals hoping to achieve a toned and sculpted ap-pearance alongside the fat reduction.
EMSCULPTⓇ is not associated with any side effects other than soreness in the muscles (e.g. what one may feel after intense workout); this sensation will last no more than a day after treatment. CoolSculpting, however, may result in redness and some numbness in the treatment area. The redness from Coolsculpting should last no more than a few days, but the numbness can linger for up to a month.
CoolSculpting sessions can vary between 35 to 60 minutes, depend-ing on the size of the applicators used during the treatment. EMSCULPTⓇ requires only 30 minutes per session.
CoolSculpting is designed for individuals within 9 kg of their ideal weight. With EMSCULPTⓇ, the ideal candidates are individu-als with no more than a BMI 30. Those who fall beyond the recommended BMI may need to undergo CoolSculpting before receiving the EMSCULPTⓇ treatment.
For best body shaping results consult with a treatment centre that offers both CoolSculpting and EMSCULPTⓇ to determine the right approach for you.
Clarity Medspa & Laser provides EMSCULPTⓇ and other non-invasive, non-surgical fat removal treatments in Toronto. We offer individualized treatment admin-istered by a fully-trained and certified staff. Clarity is committed to safety and visible results. We provide all our services in a professional, comfortable, and discreet at-mosphere. To schedule an appointment or consultation, call us at (416) 960-2222.