Emsculpt® in Encino, CA
Most men and women desire a fit body and attractive 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. A very fit yoga instructor friend of mine has said, “Everyone has a little ‘pudding’ that they would like gone!” Many of us lack the time to incorporate a workout routine into our schedules, or we hesitantly resist surgical procedures that could address our concerns. 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 and strength of the underlying musculature. Emsculpt® is the only non-invasive technology that addresses muscle.
Emsculpt® is a revolutionary, FDA-cleared device used in a painless series of four 30-minute treatments over a two-week period clinically proven to increase muscle mass (by 16 to 19 percent) and decrease unwanted fat (by 19 to 21 percent) in the body. This treatment utilizes high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM®) technology that stimulates supramaximal muscle contractions that build muscular tissue with no downtime or pain. There is immediate increase in muscle mass as new muscle fibers are formed. 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, buttocks, arm, and leg enhancement and definition 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.
What Can Emsculpt® Achieve?
- Improves abdominal definition (get your six pack back)
- Stronger, toned abdominal muscles
- Improves core muscles, improving athletic endurance and performance
- Firmer, more prominent buttocks (butt lifting)
- Increases biceps/triceps by two inches, increases calf and thigh muscle strength
- Strengthens postpartum stretched abdominal muscles in women
- Decreases diastasis recti by 10 to 15 percent
- EMSELLA™, Emsculpt®’s equivalent technology for pelvic floor muscles successfully treats stress urinary incontinence and improves sexual health
- Increases clothing options
- Enhances confidence
Am I a Candidate for Emsculpt®?
Anyone who wishes to build their body, kick start their fitness routine, or just stay in their best possible shape are candidates for personalized Emsculpt® treatments. Those who struggle with flat, saggy, or small buttocks or a lack of abdominal definition can benefit from treatment with Emsculpt®. Those who wish to build strength and definition in their arms and legs are great candidates for 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.
Emsculpt® is beneficial for many ages, but you should be at least 18 years old before receiving treatment. The majority of Emsculpt® patients are between 20 and 70 years old.
Can Emsculpt® Help Me Lose Weight?
Emsculpt® treatment does not necessarily help you lose weight because it does not remove fat and is not a weight-loss procedure. It is recommended that you are at or near your ideal weight before receiving Emsculpt® treatment. However, you may wish to combine CoolSculpting® and Venus Freeze™/Venus Legacy™ with your Emsculpt® treatment to help remove stubborn fat and tighten your skin.
Having clear aesthetic objectives before going into your Emsculpt® consultation is crucial for obtaining the look you desire. Your body fat percentage, body type, and desired results will determine how many treatments are necessary to achieve your goals. The typical effects from four 30-minute treatments can provide an hourglass figure or a chiseled, lifted, and defined body contour, depending on your needs and desires. 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.
Since Emsculpt® treatment is non-invasive and requires no downtime, you do not need to do anything to prepare for your treatment. The treatment takes only 30 minutes. Hydrate before your treatments, stay hydrated afterwards, and do not have a meal for at least two to three hours before your Emsculpt® session.
The Emsculpt® device “paddle” is placed on the surface of the target area and delivers electromagnetic energy to the abdominal, buttocks, arm, or leg muscles that cause supramaximal contractions. When we voluntarily stimulate our muscles, only 40 to 60 percent of the total muscle capacity is used. With Emsculpt® stimulation, 100 percent of muscle fibers are contracted. Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali were firm believers in the use of electrical stimulation to help build their muscles, they would have really loved Emsculpt®! Patients report muscular contraction sensation during the procedure, which should be intense but not painful. Dr. Persky and staff adjust the Emsculpt settings from 25 to 100 percent depending on patient tolerance. Most all patients are able to tolerate the 100 percent level. The treatment is very easy to tolerate, most patients read or catch up on their iphone or computer during the 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.
The average cost for one Emsculpt® treatment session ranges from approximately $750 to $1500 with a minimum requirement of four sessions per series. Overall pricing may vary for each patient depending on their age, weight goal, and target areas. You will be provided with an accurate cost estimate that reflects the details of your personalized treatment during your initial Emsculpt® consultation. Dr. Persky offers his Emsculpt® patients a very reasonable “membership” plan once patients have received one complete area treatment.
There is no downtime. Patients resume their normal daily routine immediately after their Emsculpt® 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 fat decreases. 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. Emsculpt® results have been shown to improve over the course of one year. It is thought that maintenance treatment sessions will be beneficial for best results. These will vary depending upon the individual patient’s unique needs. Many patients report seeing results after their second session, which helps their clothes fit more comfortably, leading to a boost in their confidence.
Contraindications to Emsculpt®
Patients with any metallic implants should advise us of their location. Women should preferably have their Emsculpt® treatments when not menstruating. There are a few other minor contraindications that we will go over with you at your consultation.
Are the Results of Emsculpt® Permanent?
Emsculpt® treatment results are meant to be long lasting. It is important to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet to maximize your results. This treatment may be redone later if necessary.
How Can I Learn More About Emsculpt®?
For more information about Emsculpt® treatment and an accurate price estimate or to schedule your non-surgical body contouring consultation with Dr. Persky, contact our office by calling (818) 501-3223.
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16311 Ventura Blvd #600,
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 501-FACE