As if weight loss weren’t difficult enough, those who are trying to get in shape also have to contend with muscle-toning. If you’re an avid adventurist who loves to push yourself to the brink, you may accomplish your fitness goals with daily cross-fit sessions. For the rest of us, alternative solutions must be found. At the Walden Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Austin, it is possible to get toned without breaking a sweat with EMSCULPT.
What is EMSCULPT?
In recent years, non-invasive technologies have been developed to tighten skin and melt fat. EMSCULPT is unlike anything we’ve seen to date. This FDA-approved system destroys fat cells and sculpts muscles much in the same way that exercise does.
The science behind no-sweat muscle toning revolves around HIFEM, High Intensity, Focused Electro Magnetic energy. When intense magnetic energy is directed against the skin, it penetrates all the way to the supramaximal area, where deep muscle contraction occurs. The system doesn’t just deliver pulses of electromagnetic energy, it does it in strategic patterns to “work” the various muscles that would contract during exercises such as squats and crunches.
During a short EMSCULPT session, muscles contract thousands of time per minute meaning you receive an equivalent of 20,000 crunches when treating the abdomen and 1,500 squats when treatment the buttocks. This goes far above and beyond any workout your personal trainer could design, and without the aftermath of soreness and stiffness. The pace of contractions is accelerated and the intensity strengthened, leading to fat cell destruction coinciding with muscle-building.
What to Expect from EMSCULPT
EMSCULPT sessions last approximately thirty minutes for the abdominal or the buttocks area. For many patients, the strong muscle contractions that occur cause them to smile or laugh until they become used to the sensation. Depending on body composition, the intensity of contractions may need to be decreased to make treatment fully comfortable. After EMSCULPT, it is common to feel mildly sore because the muscles have been worked out as they would during an aggressive exercise routine.
Results of EMSCULPT may be noticed right away and are expected to improve over time. With a series of treatments conducted twice a week for two or more weeks, patients achieve dramatic results. According to clinical studies, EMSCULPT can achieve:
- Up to 19% fat reduction
- Up to 1.5-inch reduction in waist circumference
- Up to 16% more muscle mass
- A massive increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after treatment)
- 80% of patients in clinical trials noticed a visible buttock lift after treatment
- 96% of patients in clinical trials expressed satisfaction with their results
Dr. Jennifer Walden is an esteemed cosmetic surgeon with a strong interest in non-surgical treatments. To learn more about EMSCULPT, call our Austin office at 512.328.4100.