Getting a fit, toned shape takes work. A lot of hard work, in fact. With the exception of professional athletes, it is possible that we could say fitness efforts are nearly impossible to reach even with a healthy diet and hours of exercise each week. The problem is, to get that fit, we’re working against our own genetic makeup. Certain areas of the body are hardwired to hold on to fat despite our best efforts to eliminate frustrating bulges. To address these areas, we can now turn to innovative body contouring solutions like Emsculpt.
What is Emsculpt?
Emsculpt is a new-comer to the body contouring arena and one that currently has no competition. The primary objective of most existing body contouring treatments is to reduce fat cells. In some cases, devices target the dermis, as well, to tighten loose skin. Until Emsculpt, there has been no body contouring treatment that works the muscles. As if this were not exciting enough, Emsculpt’s effect on the muscles also stimulates the metabolism of nearby fat cells, providing a dual benefit to the user.
The way that Emsculpt tightens muscles is by emitting High-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy deep into the targeted muscle. HIFEM causes the muscles to contract thousands of times in a short period. The average treatment session lasts 30 minutes and forces about 20,000 muscle contractions. That would impress even the most dedicated personal trainer.
One would think that the performance of that many muscle contractions would be unpleasant at the least, painful would be more like it. In reality, an Emscupt treatment does not hurt. Patients often giggle at the first odd sensation and then quickly settle into the effects of HIFEM energy. After an Emscupt session, the buttocks or abdominal area that has been treated will feel sore, just like it would after a tough workout. Treatments can be performed every few days for a series of 4 or more sessions to achieve the desired outcome.
Is Emsculpt the Ideal Way for you to Not Sweat Your Summer Body?
Emsculpt is an excellent treatment for those who have been dedicated to a healthy lifestyle but have not achieved that final outcome of a toned abdomen or buttocks. Results are best for individuals whose muscle tone is already good, as opposed to very lax. If a little excess fat is also hanging around the backside or abdomen, Emsculpt can be combined with CoolSculpting to achieve more dramatic results.
Now is the best time to start thinking about summer. To explore body sculpting options, schedule a consultation at our Sonterra or La Casita office in San Antonio.