With modern technology, body sculpting machines are becoming more and more commonplace in the world of aesthetic medicine. These machines are capable of everything from eliminating fat to skin tightening to creating muscle and tone.
The best part of body sculpting machines are that the procedures associated with them are usually very simple. A clinician applies a band or runs a handheld device over the treatment area. This is all it takes to dramatically reshape your body and see incredible results.
Even those who are physically active and eat a healthy diet can hit plateaus. Some stubborn fat deposits do not respond to exercise, and oftentimes body builders can only bulk up so much using natural methods. Body sculpting machines offer a way to finally reach your aesthetic goals, which can leave you looking and feeling better.
If you are interested in body sculpting, below we will go over some of the best methods currently on the market to help you find the best treatment for your personal goals.
CoolSculpting has been popular for a long time. While it often seems like a too-good-to-be-true scenario, CoolSculpting machines are highly effective at removing unwanted fat from targeted areas.
CoolSculpting got its start when two Harvard University scientists noticed some children got dimples when eating popsicles. This led to the realization that extremely cold temperatures can freeze off fat, eventually leading to the development of CoolSculpting technology.
CoolSculpting uses extremely cold temperatures to kill fat in areas like the stomach, thighs, and buttocks. The only FDA-approved non-surgical treatment currently available, CoolSculpting can yield dramatic results. In fact, CoolSculpting can remove 20 to 25% of fat in the body.
CoolSculpting sessions take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Your clinician simply applies the CoolSculpting band to the treatment area and lets the machine run. During this time, you will not experience any pain. Some patients experience mild discomfort at first, but it fades within a few minutes.
There is no downtime after CoolSculpting. You can return to day-to-day activities rights away, although you may experience mild redness, soreness, or swelling in the treatment area.
For optimal results, you will need about five treatments – although some people need more or less. You start seeing results two to three weeks after treatment and fat should continue to come off for several months.
If you are looking to tone your body more so than remove fat, EmSculpting is a new and exciting option on the market. An EmSculpt machine uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) to induce rapid muscle contractions.
Your muscles undergo these same kinds of contractions during exercise, but the EmSculpting device forces them to occur at an incredibly fast pace. It’s like doing 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes.
To achieve desired results, most patients need to undergo four EmSculpting treatments within a two week period. EmSculpting can be done anywhere on the body where you want to tone up and add more muscle. Many patients opt for the abdomen, buttocks, and arms.
The procedure is quick and easy. Your clinician applies a rubber pad to the treatment area that produces electromagnetic waves. The sensation may be unpleasant at first, but is usually pain free. Treatment lasts about 30 minutes. You can resume your daily activities right away, although you may experience the same soreness that comes after intense exercise.
You should see some results almost immediately. The treatment area will often feel stronger and thicker. You will continue seeing results for three months. Results can be very dramatic. You may see up to 19% reduction in fat and significant improvement in muscle.
Venus Legacy is a form of body contouring that both reduces fat in key areas of the body and treats cellulite and wrinkles. Those looking to both slim down and smooth their skin may benefit from Venus Legacy treatment.
Venus Legacy works by using radio frequency heat to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. As a result, the production of collagen and elastin speeds up, which smooths out the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles. At the same time, the extreme heat breaks down fat cells. This gives patients a more contoured shape and better-looking skin overall.
During Venus Legacy treatments, your clinician will turn on the Venus Legacy machine and then run a handheld device over the treatment area. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 40 minutes. While some patients may feel uncomfortably warm during treatment, it is not painful.
Patients usually need between six to eight treatments per area. The number of treatments for you depends on your personal goals and current physical condition.
There is no downtime after Venus Legacy treatment. Patients can resume their day-to-day activities right away. You should see some results within a few days as redness and swelling subsides. The area will continue to improve for up to four months.
Body Sculpting Machines: The Bottom Line
There are more options than ever before for body sculpting. The machines outlined above are becoming increasingly popular and more and more new technology emerges each year. Procedures that are minimally invasive and come with little side effects can often yield dramatic results.
Hitting plateaus in an exercise or body building routine is frustrating. Body contouring can help you surpass those plateaus and get the body you have always wanted. This can boost your self-esteem and leave you looking and feeling your best.
Want to get started? At BLUSH Beverly Hill, our talented team of clinicians have decades worth of experience in aesthetic medicine. We work with every patient one-on-one to ensure their treatment plan will help them meet their aesthetic goals. Reach out here to book an appointment.