It’s not uncommon for physically active women and men to hit an exercise plateau. When this happens, they may become frustrated about the lack of progress in their muscle tone and definition.
If you’ve been working out and following a healthy diet, but sculpted abs or a perkier backside still seem out of reach, Emsculpt can offer a non-surgical solution. This body contouring treatment precisely acts on muscles for increased abdominal strength and gluteal firmness, without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
So, how does Emsculpt work and is it right for you?
Keep reading for everything you need to know about this breakthrough muscle-building and fat-burning technology.
What Is Emsculpt?
Emsculpt is a revolutionary body contouring procedure that’s FDA-approved for strengthening, toning, and firming of the abdomen.
It’s also the world’s first non-invasive treatment than can simultaneously build muscle and burn fat, and an excellent non-surgical butt lift alternative.
Does Emsculpt Work Better Than Diet and Exercise?
Emsculpt’s unique ability to target muscle and fat is due to high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy. Essentially, Emsculpt is a mini-MRI machine and uses magnetic waves to shape the abdomen and buttocks.
What’s more, Emsculpt initiates supramaximal muscle contractions that strengthen and thicken muscles in a way that we can’t do voluntarily.
In other words, the device has a leg up on traditional crunches that only activate 50 percent of a muscle group every few seconds. Emsculpt facilitates 100 percent muscle contraction 20,000 times in 30 minutes, and this stimulation causes muscle growth and increased lipolysis of fat cells.
What Happens During an Emsculpt Treatment?
Each Emsculpt session begins with the placement of a paddle-shaped applicator on the abdomen or buttocks. The energy level is gradually increased in the first few minutes of the treatment until it reaches 100 percent intensity.
Patients will experience forced muscle contractions every few seconds as well as a tapping sensation, which breaks down lactic acid being released by the muscles.
Does Emsculpt Work for Everyone?
Many women and men may be intrigued by Emsculpt’s fat reduction and toning capabilities, but wonder, “Does Emsculpt work? and “Will it work for me?”
For the right candidate, Emsculpt can produce remarkable results. In fact, in seven independent clinical studies with over 200 patients, Emsculpt achieved an average 19 percent reduction in fat and 16 percent increase in muscle mass following four sessions.
With that being said, the treatment is ideal for patients that are already engaged in a fitness regimen and want to take their results to the next level.
For patients that have excess abdominal girth, a fat removal treatment like CoolSculpting, followed by muscle toning and strengthening with Emsculpt would produce optimal outcomes.
In any case, a healthy diet and regular exercise will help preserve Emsculpt results.