Emsculpt is an FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic procedure designed to both tighten muscle and eliminate fat in key areas of the body. Emsculpt is the world’s first buttock-toning non-invasive treatment, and it’s received a great deal of recent attention due to its minimal recovery time and fast, dramatic results.
Emsculpt – similar to procedures like liposuction – can be an effective means of getting rid of stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise alone. In addition to burning fat, the procedure also comes with the added bonus of body shaping and stimulating muscle development. Emsculpt treatment leads to noticeable changes in muscle tone and definition in a very short period of time.
While the majority of patients who undergo Emsculpt end up happy with their final results, no cosmetic procedure is right for everyone. If you are considering Emsculpt, we will breakdown the process below. This guide will help you make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you and your aesthetic goals.
How Does Emsculpt Work?
Emsculpt uses high-intensity electromagnetic energy to trigger supramaximal contractions in the treatment area. During an intense workout, muscles contract. This helps burn fat and creates tone. Emsculpt essentially forces these contractions to happen at an intense speed. Undergoing Emsculpt is like doing 20,000 crunches in 30 minutes.
Emsculpt both eliminates fat cells and causes muscle fibers to become thicker and stronger. The procedure can lead to significant fat loss, as much as 19% in fact. This both slims down the treatment area while creating definition, tone, and an improved appearance overall.
Emsculpt does not just have positive effects on your physical appearance. Fat loss can help with overall cardiovascular health. Strengthening the muscles has its own obvious benefits. In fact, the device is being used for rehabilitation of weakened muscles.
Is Emsculpt Safe?
Yes. Emsculpt is FDA approved and considered safe.
Studies have yet to show any safety issues related to Emsculpt. However, the major concern is that Emsculpt is a new procedure. This means many long-term effects are not yet known. If you have any concerns about your safety undergoing treatment, you should talk them over with your practitioner.
Emsculpt comes with minimal risk of side effects. Given the procedure feels like an intensive workout, some patients do experience mild soreness after. This usually goes away within a few days.
What Happens During An Emsculpt Procedure?
Emsculpt requires four sessions, generally done over the course of two weeks. It is a quick, painless procedure with no recovery period.
During Emsculpt, a practitioner secures the hand-piece on the treatment area. The hand-piece produces electromagnetic waves, which causes muscle contractions in a cycle of varying patterns to maximize efficacy. Some patients may find the sensation unpleasant or even somewhat uncomfortable, but it is usually not painful. Treatment lasts 30 minutes.
After treatment, you can resume your daily activities. Most patients feel no pain after Emsculpt, but some people do feel some soreness. It is usually the same kind of sensation that may come after intense exercise. This sensation is not debilitating and should go away within a few days.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Everyone’s body is different, so that does vary.
Most patients feel tangible results immediately. The treatment area may feel stronger and thicker than before. You may also see immediate changes in appearance, such as increased muscle and a reduction in fat. Sometimes these results are mild, but many patients report fairly significant results almost right away.
In the weeks following the treatment, your body will continue to improve. You should see more fat reduction and an increase in muscle tone after treatment is complete. The majority of Emsculpt patients report significant results within three months.
The Bottom Line
Emsculpt is a somewhat new procedure, but a very exciting one. It is a way to tone muscle and eliminate significant amounts of fat without undergoing an invasive cosmetic procedure such as liposuction. Not only is Emsculpt quick and easy, the results can be dramatic – you will likely notice intense changes to your body’s appearance within only a few months.
Emsculpt can lead to a dramatic improvement in your self-esteem and body image, especially if you are using the procedure to remove stubborn fat that is unresponsive to exercise. The vast majority of patients who undergo an Emsculpt treatment are safe happy with their results. If you are looking for a way to remove unwanted fat and increase muscle tone and definition, Emsculpt could be the right choice for you.
Want to get started? At BLUSH Beverly Hill, our talented team of practitioners 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.