Emsculpt is an innovative body sculpting treatment that does what no other body sculpting method can do. It increases muscle mass and eliminates fat at the same time. Today, our experts at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK discuss if it can really do what it claims to do, and more!
Can Emsculpt Really Tighten Muscles?
Yes: treatment with the Emsculpt device can really tighten muscles. In fact, it does much more than that. It has been scientifically proven that this innovative body sculpting treatment increases muscle mass by an astonishing 16%. Even better, with the increased muscle mass comes increased functional strength and increased metabolism. After all, muscle is three times more metabolically active than white fat.
Whether you’re trying to lose or maintain body fat, building muscle mass is absolutely crucial. The more muscle you have, the more calories you can consume while achieving your goals. If, over time, you put on an extra five pounds of muscle, you would burn an extra 35 calories per day. To give you an idea of how significant this is, you could lose 3.65 pounds per year without making any changes to your diet. That’s nearly an inch of fat per year!
How Does This Device Tighten Muscles?
This device tightens muscles by sending focused, intense electromagnetic pulses through the deepest layers of your skin, stimulating the muscles. This results in 20,000 muscle contractions in 30 short minutes. Muscle growth can only occur when a muscle is pushed past its limit. The cells that make up the muscle tear and break down; with proper nutrition, hydration, and rest, the cells rebuild, resulting in stronger, larger muscles.
What’s really exciting about this treatment is how efficient it is. To get the same muscle-building results that a 30-minute session with this device will give you, you would have to do 20,000 tricep dips, squats, sit-ups or toe raises. The average person blinks between 450 and 600 times every half of an hour. Nobody can do 20,000 toe raises in the same amount of time. There is no way to build muscle more efficiently than treatment with this device.
How Many Sessions Will I Need to Achieve My Ideal Results?
Most people find that they need three or four treatment sessions to achieve their ideal results. During your initial consultation, we will assess how much progress needs to be made for you to achieve your ideal results and advise you regarding how many sessions you can expect to need. We recommend scheduling two sessions per week with each session spaced at least two to three days apart to allow for adequate recovery time.
How Will I Feel After Treatment?
The targeted muscles will feel tired after treatment, but you’re free to return to work, and you shouldn’t expect any post-treatment pain. If you prepare for treatment adequately by making sure you’re hydrated and well-nourished, you shouldn’t even experience DOMS. If you’re worried about DOMS, make sure you’re hydrated for the two weeks leading up to your session and you take a magnesium supplement the day before your appointment.
Can Treatment With This Device Really Get Rid of Fat?
Treatment with this device can absolutely get rid of fat. However, it’s nothing like going on a calorie-restricted diet or working out 10 times per week. When you “get rid of fat” through a caloric deficit over a period of time, the white fat cells that store the excess energy just shrink. They don’t disappear.
When you receive body sculpting treatment with this device, the walls of the cells are liquefied. Irreversibly destroyed, your body eliminates these cells as waste. However, this process takes time. If you’re feeling frustrated by the apparent lack of results shortly after your final session, remember that your lymphatic system is working very hard to flush out the liquefied fat cells, and your results will continue to improve.
How Much Fat Can This Treatment Eliminate?
When you receive treatment with this device, you can expect approximately 19% of the localized fat cells to be eliminated. This may not sound very impressive, but you’ll be amazed by how much your self-confidence increases after treatment. Combined with an increase in muscle definition, you will look and feel like a version of yourself that you didn’t believe was possible.
How Soon Will I See the Results of Treatment?
You won’t see the final fat removal results of your treatment until six months after your final session. However, you will start to notice that your muscle tone starts to improve anywhere from two to six weeks after your first session.
Around the one-month mark after your final treatment, your slowly improving muscle tone will improve your self-confidence, and you will notice that your clothes are fitting a little looser. You may not be able to see it, but your body is eliminating excess fat. You’ll just have to wait up to five more months for the rest of the destroyed excess fat cells to be eliminated.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment With This Device?
If you want to increase muscle mass, improve muscle tone and strength, and reduce fat at the same time, you’re probably a good candidate for body sculpting treatment with this device. It has been FDA-approved for both efficacy and safety for most healthy individuals. Here is a partial list of signs you may be a good candidate for Emsculpt.
You Aren’t Satisfied With Your Existing Muscle Mass
If you’re dissatisfied with your existing muscle mass, there is a very good chance that this is the appropriate body sculpting treatment for you. No non-invasive body sculpting treatment exists that increases muscle mass. Certain types of abdominoplasty can be used to surgically tighten the abdominal walls, but they can’t increase muscle mass. They also can’t increase muscle mass in other parts of your body.
Body sculpting with this device may also be for you if your muscles are weak following an injury. It may be the perfect alternative or complement to physical therapy. For example, if your abdominal muscles weakened after a motor vehicle accident, you may find that you fall more often than you used to. After a mere two hours of treatment with this device, you may find your balance to be better than it was before your accident.
You Wish You Could Eliminate Fat From Certain Areas
Weight loss can make you feel good physically and psychologically. However, weight loss through diet and exercise is often inadequate. You may lose 15 pounds and notice your jeans are looser in the thighs. However, if you’re concerned about excess fat in your upper arms, you may be frustrated. Unfortunately, you can’t spot-reduce fat. If you want to eliminate fat from a particular region of your body, you need to get lucky or get Emsculpt.
You Suffer From Diastasis Recti
Another sign you are a good candidate for treatment with this device is the desire to reduce diastasis recti without an invasive procedure. Diastasis recti is a condition involving the separation of the large abdominal muscles. It is most commonly seen in women who delivered a large baby or were pregnant several times. However, it is not unusual for women over 35 and obese individuals who have never been pregnant to develop this condition.
This condition may be treated with abdominoplasty, but it isn’t necessary to undergo an invasive procedure and an extensive recovery period. In just four 30-minute sessions, you can get the same diastasis recti-correcting results of abdominoplasty without expensive general anesthesia, weeks off from work, or months of waiting for your skin to heal.
You Aren’t Obese
If your BMI is no greater than 29.9, you are probably a good candidate for this treatment. While body sculpting with this device is safe and effective for most people, it’s not right for everyone. If you have a BMI of 30 or greater, this body sculpting technique may not be as effective as you would like it to be.
If your BMI is between 25 and 29.9, try to get down to a BMI of 24.9. Individuals with a BMI ranging from 18.5 to 24.9 enjoy the most dramatic results. If you need help to lose weight, ask your primary care physician for a referral to qualified professionals who can provide you with a safe, effective diet and exercise plans.
You’re Confident You Won’t Gain Weight in the Future
Another sign that body sculpting with this device is right for you is confidence that you can maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. The fat removal results of treatment are permanent. The treatment destroys fat cells in the targeted area and, over time, your body eliminates those fat cells permanently. However, this device only eliminates around 19% of the fat cells in the targeted area.
Certain factors, like stress, can affect where your body stores excess energy. For example, stress results in excess production of cortisol, a hormone that leads to emotional eating and abdominal fat storage. However, most of the time, where you store fat comes down to your genes. If you gain weight in the future, you will most likely store the excess energy in the same place it was stored the first time. Therefore, follow-up treatments may be necessary.
You Can Follow All Preparation Instructions
To be considered a good candidate for body sculpting with this device, it is important that you can follow all preparation instructions. During treatment, the targeted muscles are put through the equivalent of several intense workouts. You need to come in for your appointment, hydrated, rested, and nourished.
Learn More About Sculpting the Body of Your Dreams Today
Are you worried about how your upper abdomen looks when you sit? Do you wish you could fit into the jeans you bought and loved last year? Do you need help recovering from an injury or want to mitigate the risk of one? If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questions, Emsculpt may be appropriate for you. Other devices may also blast fat fairly quickly, but no alternative treatment exists for dramatic, efficient muscle growth.
Your treatment results will be unique, but, on average, people experience a muscle mass increase of 16%, a localized fat reduction of 19%, and a localized circumference reduction of roughly 1.2″. If you are treating your abdomen and suffer from diastasis recti, you can also expect an 11% improvement. Reach out to us at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City, OK to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.