It simply sounds too good to be true. Imagine obtaining the benefits of 6 months of intensive exercise.... in just 2 hours!
EMSCULPT uses HIFEM (high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy) to trigger what's called supramaximal contractions (the kind that is humanely impossible to achieve by voluntary muscle contraction). It's cleared by the FDA for the "improvement of abdominal tone, strengthening of the abdominal muscles, development of firmer abdomen, [and] strengthening, toning, firming of the buttocks." And there's no downtime.
It's the most recent device to enter the non-surgical fat reduction fold. Unfortunately, the veteran fat-freezer CoolSculpting doesn't work very well. What sets EMSCULPT apart from the pack is its duality and natural process: It not only implodes fat cells (for an average of 19% loss after 2 hours of treatments), but simultaneously builds muscle fibers (by an average of 16%) for more defined ABS, more lean muscular legs, and firmer, rounder buttocks. Studies even show that Diastasis Recti can be improved an average of 11% without surgery.
Summary of EMSCULPT results after one cycle of treatments:
19% reduction of fat
4 cm (~1.5 inches) loss in waistline circumference
16% increase in muscle mass
11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (called diastasis recti)
5x increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after treatment)
80% patients with visible lifting effect of buttocks
96% patient satisfaction
How It Works to Build Muscle?
During normal voluntary muscle contractions, the muscle fibers relax between each nervous stimulus due to the central nervous system's inability to signal another impulse while the previous one is still in action. EMSCULPT generates impulses that are independent of brain function, and at such a rapid frequency that doesn't allow such a relaxation phase. Under normal conditions, the highest amount of tension that could be developed and held physiologically is called maximal voluntary contraction (MVC). Usually, it lasts only for a split second.
So even when you are holding a muscle contracted the individual fibers are intermittently firing. Your brain sends a signal via a nerve pathway and the nerve triggers a muscle fiber contraction. At best you are recruiting a handful of muscle fibers at a time (approximately 30-50%)
Contractions with a tension higher than MVC are defined as supramaximal contractions (SMC). EMSCULPT has the ability to generate supramaximal contractions in 100% of your muscle fibers and hold them for multiple seconds, which significantly increases the physiologic
stress/workload needed to allow muscles to adapt. The effects on muscle tissue when exposed to these supramaximal contractions (which are humanly impossible) and with 20,000 contractions in 30 minutes is that the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions and responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure.
The growth of myofibrils (muscle hypertrophy) and the creation of new protein strands and muscle fibers (muscle hyperplasia)is proven by histological examination; under the microscope we can see both muscle hypertrophy and hyperplasia. Increased muscle density and volume lead to a better definition and muscle tone.
How it Works to Burn Fat?
During physical activity, muscles need energy to produce contractions. When these energy sources are depleted, the body's catabolic processes take place in the form of lipolysis - i.e. the breakdown of lipids (triglycerides) into free fatty acids (FFA) and glycerol.
During an EMSCULPT treatment, the muscles are contracted to a high degree (supramaximal levels). Signals are sent to the brain that an extreme amount of energy is going to be needed to supply these contractions. This results in an extreme catabolic reaction with supramaximal lipolysis (fat breakdown), which in turn brings about a dramatic release of FFA. This extreme amount of FFA exceeds normal levels, and they start destroying fat cells and eventually lead to their permanent death.
process occurs mostly in the area of the actual contracting muscles, due to increased adipose tissue blood flow and paracrine substances released from the contracting muscles so you get very localized fat loss.
EMSCULPT boasts the following benefits:
Get a Beautiful Natural Muscular Butt Lift
EMSculpt increases muscle mass to build a firmer and more lifted booty, naturally. EMSculpt targets muscles much deeper than we can with exercise, to create profound growth in muscle mass after a quick 30-minute treatment. For women seeking a perkier, rounder butt, a single session with EmSculpt is roughly equivalent to 20,000 squats or dead lifts!
Using a different protocol than the one used for abdominal muscle, EMSCULPT builds muscle in the gluteal area but won't melt fat. This is critical because the removal of fat can cause the buttocks to sag. EMSCULPT builds the muscle in all three gluteal muscles (Minimus, Medius, and Maximus) giving a more prominent and lifted buttocks.
*Even further reduced pricing is available for patients who have had previous SmartLipo or Tummy Tuck with us.
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