If you’ve researched ways to tone your stomach or slim down your love handles, you’ve heard of the revolutionary EmSculpt treatment taking the world of body contouring by storm.
This procedure is the only FDA-approved treatment which combines muscle stimulation and fat burning to achieve tighter muscles and a smoother silhouette in just a few easy sessions.
The fat-burning nature of these treatments is a secondary effect from the hyper-contraction of your targeted muscle group. As your body burns fat to provide energy for your contracting muscles, your targeted muscle group is undergoing a change of its own. Muscle fibres tighten in response to the supramaximal contractions; this forces your muscles to completely remodel their original structure at cell level, resulting in a firmer, more toned appearance. Over the course of several sessions, your muscles will contract close to 100,000 times, and you’ll see improvement in muscle tone and definition as early as a day or two after the first session.
If you’re not able to keep up with a workout plan or if you feel the need to enhance your results after a period of time, you have the option of returning for maintenance appointments. These appointments can be scheduled monthly, yearly, or anywhere in between to ensure that you maintain your ideal image. Since fat burning is a secondary result of this treatment, you should take care to follow a healthy general workout regimen and diet in order to reduce chances of seeing fat build-up in your targeted area. Maintenance treatments can help address this to some extent, but the best way to keep your new slim figure is by remaining at a healthy weight and activity level.
20,000 involuntary muscle contractions in a short period of time is not a normal sensation, and it’s probably unlike anything you’ve experienced before. It’s best described as feeling like you’ve just completed a vigorous workout session without putting in any effort; once you’re finished, you’ll probably feel the same amount of muscle soreness that you might after a challenging pilates workout, but you’ll also feel stronger and more confident once you notice your changing body.
During a session, the electromagnetic energy is administered in stages to make sure your muscles are stimulated safely. The treatment begins slowly, reaches the height of intensity for the majority of the session, and finishes with a lower-intensity “cool-down” to ensure that your fat cells and any lactic acid built up during muscle contractions are flushed out of your muscles properly.
Once your session is over, you’re able to go about your daily activities with no downtime. In addition, no one will be able to tell that you’ve had a body contouring procedure done; besides the slimming and toning effects, there are no visible signs of an EmSculpt treatment.
After about 4 weeks from the end of your treatment plan, you should be able to see the final results of your EmSculpt treatment. Since this treatment tones muscle groups, it’s possible to maintain some level of definition by completing dedicated exercises meant to target the area treated.
In general, final results–which can be as drastic as appearing to be the equivalent of six months of dieting and workouts–are visible about four weeks after your treatment plan is finished, or approximately six weeks from your very first session.