Targeting specific areas of your body when exercising can be frustrating. Often the number of repetitions of an exercise that it takes to tone your muscles is more than you have time for in your busy schedule. With EMSCULP, you can achieve similar results without spending hours in the gym. If you are looking for ways to slim your belly and strengthen your muscles, we would love to help at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center. We serve patients in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas.
What Is EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is an FDA-approved method for strengthening muscles and burning fat. This procedure uses ground-breaking technology that has helped many people achieve the chiseled body that they are looking for.
EMSCULPT uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate your muscles into contracting. These muscle contractions are similar to what occurs when you do a crunch or other exercises. However, the contractions that you get from EMSCULPT are stronger than what you could naturally achieve. During one session, your muscles will be induced to perform around 20,000 contractions.
During the process, your body can also burn more fat. In order to keep up with how hard the muscles are working during the treatment, your body signals a process to break down fat cells. While targeting specific areas for fat loss during normal exercise can be difficult if not impossible, the intense nature of the muscle contractions can help you trim those stubborn areas.
Are EMSCULPT Treatments Painful?
The sensation that you experience during an EMSCULPT session can be strange at first. While it is a pain-free treatment, you may experience a tingling or vibrating sensation. You will also feel your muscles moving on their own. If at any point the sensation is too intense, we can always adjust the levels so that you are more comfortable.
After your treatment, you can expect some soreness in your muscles. It can be similar to what you might feel after an intense workout. This is because of the presence of lactic acid. However, we try to minimize this with rest and cool-down periods during your treatment. These rest times help your body get rid of much of the lactic acid that is produced during the session.
Will There Be Any Downtime After Your EMSCULPT Session?
There is no downtime with EMSCULPT treatments. While you may be sore for 2 or 3 days afterward, you should still be able to engage in all of your normal activities such as going to work or taking care of your children. However, we do recommend that you give your body time to recover after the treatment. You should plan on taking a break from workouts at the gym for several days after your EMSCULPT session.
How Long Will It Take to Get the Tone That You Want?
Everyone responds differently to EMSCULPT treatments, but most people need more than one session to see results. We recommend at least 4 sessions spread out over two weeks. You may want to schedule more sessions if you are looking for more dramatic results. You should start to see the results of your treatments approximately six weeks after your first appointment. Over the next 3 to 6 months, you may notice even more slimming as your body expels damaged fat cells.
Will Your EMSCULPT Results Be Permanent?
Any fat cells that are destroyed during your EMSCULPT treatment will not be able to grow back. However, the primary efficacy of EMSCULPT is in muscle toning rather than fat burning so many fat cells will still be left over after the treatment. The remaining fat cells can grow larger with weight gain. The muscle that is gained during your treatment can also become less toned over time without maintenance, so having a plan for staying healthy and toned is important after your EMSCULPT sessions.
There are two ways to maintain tone in your treatment area. First, you can develop a healthy lifestyle of regular exercise and a wholesome diet. This will keep your muscles strong and help you keep off the weight. If you don’t have the time to exercise enough to maintain muscle tone, you can also schedule regular EMSCULPT sessions throughout the year. These maintenance sessions can be done every year or more often depending on what your preferences are.
Who Are the Best Candidates for EMSCULPT Treatments?
EMSCULPT treatments are ideal for individuals who are already in good shape and who are looking for a way to supplement their current workout routine or to get over challenging hurdles in their fitness goals. EMSCULPT is most effective on people with a BMI of 30 or less. If your goal is weight loss, you may want to pursue other treatments and weight loss methods to help you achieve your ideal weight. You can have a consultation with us to see what treatments we recommend. Once you have reached your target weight, EMSCULPT can help you get rid of those stubborn little pockets of fat on the buttocks or abdomen.
EMSCULPT is not for people who are pregnant, have any type of metal implants, have a pacemaker or any other type of electronic device, or have any type of medical condition that might disqualify them from the treatment.
EMSCULPT Treatments in Oklahoma City, OK
Sometimes your body needs help to tone up and lose stubborn areas of fat. If you are near your goal weight, you are in good health, and you want a boost to help you look and feel your best, you can get in touch with us to find out more about EMSCULPT treatments. At Mariposa Aesthetics and Laser Center we love helping you reach your goals. Call us today!