Do you feel self-conscious about the shape of your middle or buttocks? Perhaps you have problem areas that you just can’t seem to get rid of with diet and exercise. If you are unhappy with your body, there are several non-surgical options available that can help you re-shape your waistline or bottom by treating unwanted fat cells. These options, such as Vanquish™, have become widely used to help patients get the body they desire without surgery. However, there is a brand new, state-of-the-art treatment that can treat not only the fat cells but the deeper muscle tissue at the same time! Called EMSculpt®, this treatment can help you obtain a leaner, more toned appearance.
How Does EMSculpt® Work?
Unlike other non-surgical body sculpting treatments, EMSculpt® targets fat and muscle tissue. Using high intensity focused electromagnetic energy to create muscle contractions, the treatment causes toning of the underlying muscles. Paddles that transmit this focused energy are applied directly to the skin in the target area; no injections or incisions are required.
Once the device is on, bursts of electromagnetic energy pass through the skin and underlying fat to reach the muscles, causing supramaximal muscle contractions. These muscle contractions are much stronger than those that you could achieve voluntarily through regular exercise alone, and your body will respond to these contractions by building more muscle tissue. In addition to causing muscle growth, the energy that passes through the layers of tissue destroys fat cells as it travels through the body. The combination of reduced fat and increased muscle gives a dramatic, visible improvement to your body, so you look lean and toned!
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with EMSculpt®?
EMSculpt® has been approved by the FDA for treatment of the abdominal area. A series of treatments in this area can improve your waistline and enhance your abdominal definition. Additionally, EMSculpt® can be used on the buttocks for a non-surgical butt lift.
What is an EMSculpt® Treatment Like?
Your EMSculpt® session will last approximately 30 minutes, and you will experience distinct phases of treatment. The initial phase starts with low-intensity energy to cause contractions to the target muscles, gradually increasing the intensity within patient comfort parameters.
While most patients do not find the treatment uncomfortable, it can be considered a “strange” sensation to have your muscles contracting while you are lying down. The treatment causes a sensation in your muscles that is similar to an intense workout, but you can relax during the session.
The final phase of the treatment feels more like a forceful tapping sensation, which allows dispersion of any lactic acid that has accumulated during muscle contraction. Because of this dispersion, patients do not experience any soreness for the hours and days following the session.
Most patients have 4 EMSculpt® treatment sessions, spaced 2-3 days apart for optimal results. The entire series is usually completed within two weeks, making it an excellent option for patients with busy schedules who want fast results.
What Can I Expect After the Treatment?
Besides the dramatic results you will obtain, one of the best aspects of EMSculpt® treatment is that it requires no preparation and there is absolutely no downtime! After your treatment, you can return to normal daily activities, and you should not expect to experience any discomfort.
You will notice changes to your body within a couple of weeks as you are building muscles and flushing out destroyed fat cells. Most of the changes that will happen to your body take place 2-4 weeks after you complete your treatment series. However, you will continue to experience additional changes for months to come.
If you are ready to reshape your body, contact The Grace Clinic in Burlington (905.336.9636) or Oakville (905.338.5777) to schedule your EMSculpt® treatment today.