Last week we introduced EMSculpt; our latest non-surgical body contouring treatment. This week Dr Sophie Shotter explains why she is so excited about this innovative treatment.
EMSculpt builds muscle and burns fat with no surgery or downtime.
Today’s non-invasive body shaping and contouring treatments can effectively reduce fat and tighten the skin, but more than a third of one’s body is comprised of muscles. EMSculpt is the gold standard in non-surgical body sculpting, that not only builds muscle, but burns fat at the same time.
EMSculpt is FDA-cleared and can be used on the abdomen, arms (biceps and triceps), legs (calves) and the buttocks to give the world’s first non-surgical, non-invasive ‘butt lift’. Ideal for both men and women who wish to sculpt their body, build muscle and burn fat, with no pain and no downtime.
Not only can EMSculpt give you an aesthetic improvement but by strengthening the glutes and the core it can improve hip and back pain too.
With no gym or discomfort, it’s no wonder celebrities and other Hollywood stars such as Drew Barrymore are loving it!
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
EMSculpt is the world’s only non-invasive procedure to simultaneously build muscle and burn fat. It is the most recent technological advance which has revolutionised non-invasive body shaping. At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, our experienced team can provide EMSculpt in London.
EMSculpt is a device that sends High-intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) through the skin, which contracts the muscle. This creates a unique electromagnetic field that penetrates the skin to impact muscle tissue as well as fat. These muscle contractions increase muscle mass and boost the ab sculpting process. The energy induces supramaximal contractions that feels much like an intensive work-out, but without the gym, equivalent to 20,000 crunches or squats. The muscle tissue is then forced to adapt to such extreme conditions by remodelling its inner structure resulting in fat reduction, muscle building and body sculpting. There is no pre-treatment preparation and being non-invasive you can lie back and relax during the treatment.
EMSculpt has been clinically tested for safety and efficiency through numerous independent US-based studies. The treatment is painless, effortless to perform and FDA-cleared. (add clinical paper here -will find out which one is best for this purpose)
EMSculpt is FDA-cleared and can be used on the ‘Ab’s’ (abdomen), arms (biceps and triceps), legs (calves) and the buttocks.
Abdomen – A 30-minute treatment with a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart. Your practitioner will help create a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
Arm Sculpting – Treatments are 20 minutes for the biceps and 20 minutes for triceps. If you opt to have both done, your treatment session will therefore be 40 minutes with a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart.
Buttock lifting – Treatments are 30 minutes with a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart. Your practitioner will help create a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
EMSculpt helps patients achieve slimmer and more athletic body contours, by reducing fat and simultaneously building muscle.
When applied to the buttocks EMSculpt gives our patients a more lifted result. It is one of the only non-invasive buttock lifting procedures.
Patients who are already active and workout regularly will also find that they are generally stronger. They may be able to lift more, hold a plank for longer or squat heavier. Runners and swimmers also find they can perform faster due to a stronger core. Patients who have their abdomen treated also benefit from a more improved posture right after the first session, this can also help to improve lower back pain.
Both men and women of all ages can benefit from the Emsculpt treatment. Ideal candidates that will see the best results are those that are fit, maintain a healthy lifestyle, as well as being within their target weight. At your consultation, we will discuss your areas of concern and one of our medical practitioners will put together a specific treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
The EMSCULPT procedure feels like an intensive workout. You can lay down and relax during your treatment sessions. One 30-minute treatment is equivalent to 20,000 sit ups or squats, so it really does feel like an intensive workout. Your practitioner will gradually increase the intensity according to what level you find the most comfortable.
When you go to the gym and work different muscle groups they rip and then heal back together which causes muscle soreness or ‘DOMS’ (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) for a few days after your workout. This is also caused by the build-up of Lactic Acid.
EMSculpt does not rip or inflame the muscles meaning that you will not get muscle soreness as though you have done 20,000 sit ups or squats. You may feel a little tender post treatment, as though you have done something, but it will not be as painful as the muscle soreness you get after a workout.
Your practitioner will go through all of this with you at your consultation for EMsculpt in London.
EMSCULPT is non-invasive and requires no recovery time or any pre/post treatment preparation. You can get back to work immediately following the procedure.
This may vary depending on your age, physical condition, BMI and many other aspects. In general, patients will begin to feel tangible results right after the first treatment. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatment.
Clinical studies show that most patients are still happy with their treatment results even a year after their treatment sessions. The muscle mass gained from Emsculpt treatment is not permanent but may last for an average of 6 months or longer. We would recommend maintenance treatments to retain the results as well as keeping a healthy lifestyle, your practitioner will advise the best treatment protocol for you.
The new EMSculpt is FDA cleared, medical CE-marked, and represents the first innovative technology that has shown in multiple studies to treat both muscle and fat.