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Is Emsculpt Worth It?

Is Emsculpt Worth It?

Now that it’s officially Spring, the summer pool season is quickly on its way. If you’re looking to address stubborn problem areas in preparation for a much-deserved vacation, EmSculpt is a worthy treatment option! A non-invasive body contouring procedure, EmSculpt is the first treatment that both enlarges current muscle and builds new muscle fibers through high-intensity electromagnetic therapy.

EmSculpt is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure, requires no downtime, and will have you in and out of the office in less than an hour. That leaves most individuals completely pain-free. Patients can return to most daily activities immediately following the procedure.

Toning Muscle

EmSculpt is a much newer technology but also has an excellent safety record, is non-invasive, and is also backed by the FDA. During treatment, the EmSculpt machine mimics your body’s own movements, forcing muscles in the targeted area to contract, just as they would by doing crunches, sit-ups, or squats. The EmSculpt machine uses electromagnetic waves, also known as HIFEM – High Intensity, Focused Electro-Magnetic energy. This energy is focused on the targeted treatment area to force your muscles to contract rapidly for about half an hour and allows your body to experience the results as if you did 20,000 crunches on your own.

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Over the course of several sessions, EmSculpt provides visible results that include increased abdominal muscle definition, less lower belly fat, and a more defined waistline. EmSculpt can treat the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms.

EmSculpt for Your Abs

The abdominal region reacts very well to the effects of EmSculpt. This area tends to be a common area for fat cells to accumulate, and a single session can leave patients feeling firmer in the belly. In fact, one treatment session in this area is equivalent to 20,000 crunches! During this time, the EmSculpt machine creates 20,000 forced contractions, and over the course of several sessions provides visible results.

Before and After abs emsculpt

Those who elect to use EmSculpt in St Louis as a solution for abdominal toning and tightening will enjoy the benefits of a process that simultaneously metabolizes fat cells and strengthens abdominal muscles. EmSculpt effectively uses the body’s natural approach to fighting fat at an increased rate to leave the abdomen with more definition and tone than ever before. Patients using EmSculpt on the abdomen often do so for the added bonus of a treatment that doesn’t require surgery and allows them to leave the office and return to the activities of daily life without a required recovery period. This quick and efficient solution to toning the abdomen is a great solution for those busy individuals who are looking for the benefits of the gym without the time spent there.

EmSculpt for Your Butt

Similar to abdominal treatments, EmSculpt for the butt has become very popular for patients looking to tone, smooth, and lift this area of the body. Many patients choose to schedule sessions where both the abdomen and buttocks are targeted within the same day, and some have opted to use the EmSculpt treatment instead of the more invasive Brazilian Butt Lift. As electromagnetic waves are directed at the buttocks, fat cells are sent into a state of apoptosis, which allows the body to naturally mark them as ineffective and ultimately clear them out and make way for muscle definition.

EmSculpt on butt infographic

The results of EmSculpt in St Louis for the buttock are as quick and efficient as they are on the abdomen. Many patients enjoy noticeable results after a single session. Those who continue on to complete a series of sessions will see drastic changes that can improve self-confidence and positively affect the fit of clothing as well. Ultimately, no amount of squats or machine-work in the gym can add up to the results attained through EmSculpt. This innovative approach to promoting the body to metabolize at a higher rate of efficiency is a sure way to achieve greater definition, amazing tone and lift in the buttocks.

EmSculpt Treatment: What to Expect

EmSculpt is administered with a hand-held device that is run over the surface of the skin for the duration of treatment. The electromagnetic waves of varying lengths and increasing intensity provide a gradual increase in muscle contraction over the course of the 30-minute period, causing the body to burn fat and increase muscle tone. It’s common for your body to continue this higher level of fat burning for several weeks after treatment, meaning you’ll continue to see results even as your last session is completed. You may feel a tightness in the area that was treated but it should not be painful.

A single session can be completed in half an hour and is an extremely comfortable experience for patients. Many patients are drawn to EmSculpt not only because it provides consistently effective results, but also because it’s highly safe. This out-patient procedure does not require a patient to book a hospital stay or run any of the risks associated with the use of general anesthesia or a long recovery period. This means there are no bandages, no incisions, no time off work, and no bed-ridden recovery time. In fact, if you’re looking to focus on a butt lift, EmSculpt is the only non-invasive procedure in this area!

Infographic displaying the EmSculpt Machine

EmSculpt results can be seen significantly more quickly than many other procedures (and more importantly, quicker than more invasive procedures). Physicians typically recommend that patients who decide to use EmSculpt to tone and sculpt their body do so over a course of between 2 and 4 sessions, that fall within 2 to 3 days of each other to achieve optimal results. Many patients report feeling more toned after their first session, however, dramatic and visible results are generally seen in the 2-4 weeks following a session as fat cells continue to disappear, and muscles continue to tone up. Patients looking for long-term results after undergoing EmSculpt will find that their toned and sculpted physique is likely to remain that way with the continued commitment to diet and exercise. Many patients choose to continue regular sessions in order to improve their overall appearance for years to come.

EmSculpt is not a treatment for significant weight loss and is designed for those who are close to their ideal weight and BMI. You can continue to see the incredible benefits of EmSculpt with a routine diet and exercise regime following your treatments. EmSculpt may also provide you fat loss while it works to increase your muscle tone and, as a result, be the best of both worlds. However, it’s important to note that the phrase “use it or lose it!” truly applies to the EmSculpt treatment options, keeping up with your fitness is necessary to enjoy the results long-term. Just like any workout, maintenance only comes with diligence and a healthy diet and exercise lifestyle.

Is EmSculpt Right For You?

Finding an expert for administering your EmSculpt treatment is extremely important. In the end, the person administering your treatments will determine how successful they are and can be the difference between noticeable results or a waste of your time and money. Your provider must know how to tune the machine safely to avoid causing any damage from too high an intensity. That’s why it is so important to speak with an experienced, trustworthy provider before investing in a treatment, even though neither EmSculpt is not an invasive surgical procedure. Many take for granted that these non-surgical procedures are just as challenging as liposuction or other cosmetic surgeries, and must be conducted by reputable providers! One thing is for sure – you could spend every day of your life doing crunches and still won’t reach the level of muscle contraction that one EmSculpt session provides. Contact our office today with questions, we’re here to help!

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Dr. Wright’s team of St. Louis-based medical professionals is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to patient care. When we schedule your initial consultation, we set aside the necessary time for Dr. Wright to review your medical history and speak one-on-one about the different options available to you, according to your specific and personal goals. We know that every cosmetic procedure comes with an emotional impact and expectation, and we believe every patient deserves an experience that is comfortable, safe, and successful. An initial consultation is also the best time for patients to voice any questions, concerns, or preferences they may have prior to setting up a personalized treatment plan. In the event that insurance coverage is not an option, our team is here to walk you through the several alternative options we provide for handling payments and financing treatment. Schedule your consultation today and begin a transformative journey that could be life-changing!

Please note: While EmSculpt is designed as a treatment option for toning muscle, it is important to note that it is not a solution for significant weight loss. The ideal EmSculpt candidate will be close to their ideal BMI prior to undergoing treatment of any kind and already adheres to diet and exercise on a daily basis. Similarly, EmSculpt is not an ideal solution for patients who are pregnant, have a history of seizures or heart issues, or struggle with hernias. Those who have recently undergone surgery of any type are not ideal candidates for EmSculpt.