Most men and women desire a fit figure, complete with a strong core and chiseled body contours. Dedicated physical training and strict healthy dieting can sculpt the body and trim unwanted fat, but sometimes even the most diligent efforts leave one with more to be desired. Non-invasive procedures, such as CoolSculpting® and Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™, can produce stunning fat reduction and skin tightening effects that complement your physique. However, these treatments do not address the tone, appearance, and strength of the underlying musculature.
Emsculpt® is a revolutionary, FDA-cleared device performed in a series of four 30-minute treatments over a two-week period designed to increase muscle mass and decrease unwanted fat. This treatment utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®) technology that stimulates supramaximal muscle contractions to help build muscular tissue with no downtime or pain. A single session of supramaximal muscle contractions from Emsculpt® is the equivalent of doing 20,000 crunches or squats depending upon whether the abdomen or buttocks respectively are being treated. As the targeted muscles develop mass, they require fuel that is taken from the surrounding fat cells, which along with active contractions of muscle on fat, result in decreased unwanted fat. Patients who opt for Emsculpt® can enjoy incredible, non-surgical abdominal and buttocks enhancement that cannot otherwise be achieved with traditional at-home methods or other medical devices. Emsculpt® was tested over a one-year period at seven independent U.S. centers. Results were documented using photography as well as CT, MRI, and ultrasound before and after comparisons. It was found that Emsculpt® resulted in a 16 percent increase in abdominal muscle mass and a 19 percent decrease in fat. On the buttocks, the settings are adjusted so that the buttocks muscle is toned and lifted without decreasing fat volume.
Emsculpt® can achieve:
- Improved abdominal definition (get your six pack back)
- Stronger, toned abdominal muscles
- Strengthens postpartum stretched abdominal muscles in women
- Improves core muscles
- Firmer, more prominent buttocks (butt lifting)
*photo courtesy of BLT Industries
Anyone who struggles with flat, saggy, or small buttocks or a lack of abdominal definition can benefit from treatment with Emsculpt®. Postpartum women with stretched abdominal muscles can tighten their abdomen. Gym “rats” who devote hours of exercise effort will see great improvement in their appearance. Ideal patients must also be healthy and have realistic expectations of this procedure. You should consult with Dr. Persky, one of the first Emsculpt® providers not only in the U.S. but in the world, to find out if you are a good candidate and qualify for the treatment.
Having clear aesthetic objectives before going into your Emsculpt® consultation is crucial for obtaining the look you desire. During your appointment, Dr. Persky will review your medical history, assess your anatomical needs, and discuss your options before devising a customized treatment plan for you.
The Emsculpt® device is placed on the surface of the target area and delivers electromagnetic energy to the abdominal or buttocks muscles to cause them to supramaximal contractions. Patients report a tugging or pulling sensation during the procedure, but it should not be painful. It feels similar to a TENS muscle stimulation, but stronger. The treatment is very easy to tolerate, most patients read during the 30-minute session. Treatment with Emsculpt® lasts about 30 minutes and is completed in at least four sessions that are typically scheduled two to three days apart over two weeks.
Because this procedure is non-invasive, patients do not need to remain in repose after their treatment. You can continue all of your daily activities and return to work as soon as you leave your appointment. Some patients may experience mild soreness similar to an intense workout the following day. You may return to working out immediately, but should concentrate on other muscle groups that were not treated with Emsculpt® for a day or two.
Usually, results are noticeable within two to four weeks after Emsculpt® treatment, as the muscles develop and burn surrounding fatty tissue. The appearance of the treated area or areas continues to improve over time, but adopting a steady workout routine and consuming a balanced diet can help preserve the effects of Emsculpt® long term. It is thought that maintenance treatment sessions will be beneficial for best results. These will vary depending upon the individual patient’s unique needs.
For more information about Emsculpt® treatment or to schedule your non-surgical body contouring consultation with Dr. Persky, contact our office by calling (818) 501-3223.