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.
Build muscle and burn fat with no surgery and no downtime.
Current non-invasive body shaping therapies can reduce fat and tighten the skin, but more than a third of one’s body is comprised of muscles.
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 alternative to a buttock lift procedure. Ideal for both men and women with ‘pinchable’ fat who wish to sculpt their body, build muscle and burn fat, with no pain and no downtime.
*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.
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.
Anyone can benefit from the EMSCULPT procedure. During your consultation, you will discuss the exact expectations with the practitioner who will help tailor a specific treatment plan for you.
Treatments on the abdomen and buttock take 30 minutes with a minimum of 4 treatments scheduled 2-3 days apart.
Arm Sculpting takes 20 minutes for the biceps and 20 minutes for the triceps, which would mean a total treatment time of 40 minutes if you opted to have both treated. Again, a minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart is recommended.
Your practitioner will provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your specific goals.
The EMSCULPT procedure feels like an intensive workout. You are able to 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 actually 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.
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 the majority of patients are still happy with their treatment results even a year after their treatment series. We will recommend that you come back in for a review a few months after your treatment to see if you may benefit from any additional treatments. Keeping a healthy lifestyle is the key to maintaining your results.
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.