Does Emsculpt hurt?
Emsculpt is a relatively new body contouring treatment option, therefore a lot of patients have questions about this innovative procedure. One question asked by many patients is “Does Emsculpt hurt?”
The discomfort experienced during Emsculpt treatment can vary from patient to patient depending on your pain threshold. Emsculpt treatment is not painful, at the most just uncomfortable, with many patients comparing it to the feeling of an intensive workout or describing a slight ‘pulling’ sensation. Your doctor will be able to control any discomfort that you experience by making adjustments to the treatment intensity accordingly. Patients report that, after their first session, they know what to expect and their subsequent treatments are more comfortable.
Unlike body-contouring surgery, Emsculpt treatment requires no downtime and has no or minimal side effects.
What is Emsculpt and how does it work?
Emsculpt is an innovative, FDA-approved body sculpting treatment, which aims to burn fat while toning muscle and building muscle mass. If you are looking for a non-surgical way to contour your abs and firm your buttocks, then Emsculpt is definitely the way forward. It is not only extremely effective, but carries minimal risks and downtime and is virtually pain-free.
Emsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) technology, to penetrate through the skin, targeting fat and muscle cells. The electromagnetic waves which are emitted stimulate your muscles to contract around 20,000 times in 30 minutes – this would be impossible to achieve through exercise alone! Following these contractions, your muscles will work hard to reconstruct themselves, becoming stronger and more toned. The muscle contractions will also trigger the release of chemicals which will signal for unwanted fat cells in the area to break down.
As Emsculpt sessions are just 30 minutes long, they can easily fit into your daily routine, you can even pop in for your treatment during your lunch hour and be sat back at your desk in the afternoon!
What parts of the body can Emsculpt treat?
Now that you know exactly how Emsculpt works, you are probably wondering what parts of your body it can be used to treat.
Emsculpt can provide amazing results on the abdomen and buttocks. If you are looking to shape up these areas but have been struggling to achieve your goal with exercise and diet alone, then Emsculpt is an excellent treatment option for you.
What results can you expect from Emsculpt treatment?
After receiving your Emsculpt treatment you can expect to see noticeably stronger muscles, with visibly less fat. Most patients see visible results after just one Emsculpt session. Studies have described a 15 to 20% growth in muscle mass and fat reduction after-treatment of the targeted area. One study, which included 19 patients, described an average waist reduction of around 1.7 inches, 3 months after Emsculpt treatment.
You will feel a difference in the targeted area immediately after your Emsculpt session, but it will take between 2 and 4 weeks to see visible results from your treatment. Following your treatment of Emsculpt, improvements will then continue to develop for several further weeks.
While Emsculpt provides exceptional results, it should not be used as a substitute for exercise and a good diet. In order to maintain your sculpted body, you will need to adopt a healthy lifestyle, incorporating plenty of exercise and healthy food choices.
Who is an ideal candidate for Emsculpt treatment?
Emsculpt is an excellent body sculpting treatment choice for both men and women who are looking to boost their metabolism, lose excess fat, and build muscle. So, is Emsculpt treatment right for you?
Emsculpt is suitable for patients who:
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle– to achieve long-lasting results through Emsculpt, it is important that you continue to eat healthily and exercise the treated muscle groups. Emsculpt can help to strengthen your muscles so that they are ready for your exercise regime.
- Are recovering from injury – Emsculpt can help to rebuild injured muscles.
- Suffer from Diastasis Recti– commonly affecting women after giving birth, Diastasis Recti results in the partial or complete separation of the abdominal muscles.
- Are not currently pregnant or trying to conceive
- Are seeking an alternative to surgical treatment
- Have busy daily schedules– With an Emsculpt session lasting only 30 minutes, treatment can be easily fitted into your busy day
- Wish to boost their metabolism– Clinical studies have shown that Emsculpt treatment can achieve a five-times increase in fat metabolism
- Do not have an IUD (intrauterine birth control device) fitted
- Do not have a metal device, such as a pacemaker, or metal rods or plates fitted
How many Emsculpt sessions will you need?
To achieve your dream sculpted body you will need to have multiple Emsculpt sessions. The majority of patients find that they can achieve their desired results by having 2 to 4 sessions, at 3 day intervals, over the course of 2 weeks.
Are you wondering how long you can expect your results to stick around for? It is possible for your results to last a lifetime, if you maintain your healthy lifestyle choices!
How much does Emsculpt cost?
The cost of Emsculpt varies from patient to patient, depending upon the area of the body that you are targeting. As Emsculpt is an entirely customizable treatment, it is best to speak to your doctor about the cost of your individual Emsculpt treatment at your initial consultation.
Schedule an initial consultation for your Emsculpt treatment today
To achieve a sculpted, lean and stronger body, contact Evolution MedSpa Boston today to book your initial Emsculpt consultation. At Evolution MedSpa, your Emsculpt treatment will be performed by one of our top Harvard trained, board certified physicians. Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello have extensive expertise, knowledge and experience which will ensure that you achieve the best possible Emsculpt results.