Stop press! There is a treatment that helps reduce fat and build muscle? And it doesn't involve surgery? I’m in...
Yes, that's right. I could hardly believe it myself, but after careful research, I came across EMSculpt - a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that promises to reduce fat and sculpt muscles. But how? Hold your horses; I'll tell you all in just a mo...
Ok, so, there are several treatments out there that claim to decrease fat in targeted areas - think Coolsculpting and Sculpsure, but before EMSculpt came on the scene, there was nothing that could get rid of fat and help build muscle. So, what is this dream treatment, and who will it work on?
What is Emsculpt and how does it work?
EMSculpt uses HIFEM technology (that's high frequency electro-magnetic technology to you and me), which causes the target muscles (usually the abs or glutes) to contract, and - get this - a thirty minute session equates to 20,000 situps or squats. Yes, you did read that correctly - 20,000 muscle contractions in the space of just 30 minutes. That's probably more than I have ever done, let alone in the space of a lunch break.
The EMSculpt machine also stimulates the lymphatics, resulting in the removal of lactic acid, which means you won't get those horrible cramps you sometimes get after a big workout. Bonus!
A belt is strapped around the target area, and templates that are wired up to the EMSculpt machine are inserted under the belt. Strong electro-magnetic pulses are sent through this, into the muscles, making them contract and work harder than any gym session could. All while you’re lying down.
What’s the downtime after EMSculpt?
As if this treatment couldn't get any better, another benefit to EMSculpt is that there's no need for anaesthetic and there’s no downtime, so you can get right on back with your day - just with firmer abs or a more toned, lifted bum. Great!
How soon do you see the results after EMSculpt?
You'll see some results right away, but for the best possible results, practitioners suggest 4 EMSculpt sessions over the course of a couple of weeks. After this, most people notice a 19% reduction in fat. Not bad for lying on a bed for 30 minutes!
Who can benefit from EMSculpt?
It’s the 21st century, and we’re all pretty busy, meaning spending copious amounts of time in the gym, trying to get those killer abs, is not always at the top of our list of priorities.
Anyone can see a difference using EMSculpt, as the technology targets fat and helps build muscle. However, the best candidates are those that are already slim, active and in relatively good shape. It’s great for shifting those stubborn areas of fat that won’t budge and building muscles that no amount of exercise seems to boost.
For long-lasting results, this fat reduction treatment should be used as part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
Find out more about this and other fat reduction options in our article What non-invasive fat reduction treatment procedures exist?
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