If you have been eating well and working out regularly, but you can’t seem to budge some of the stubborn fat in certain areas, then EmSculpt could be for you. This non-invasive treatment can remove fat and tone muscle in areas of the body that won’t respond to your healthy lifestyle. At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, we can answer the questions you have about this treatment.
How Many Sessions of EmSculpt Do You Usually Need?
Every person gets a custom treatment plan that is geared towards accomplishing his or her specific cosmetic goals. When you come speak to us and we can evaluate your body and goals, we can give you a specific answer about how many sessions you will need, but generally, most people need about four, 30-minute sessions to see their final results.
Most of the time, these sessions are scheduled with 2 to 3 days between them. After a session, you will feel much like you do after an intense workout at the gym, so it’s important to give your body time to build muscle and recover, just as you would after a workout. Because the changes are happening naturally, you can expect to see the first result about 2 to 4 weeks after you begin your sessions: and they will only get better from there.
How Long Do Results Last?
These treatments offer very long-lasting results to those who keep up with regular workouts and a good diet. In fact, many people find themselves highly motivated by the great results they get from this treatment, giving them the impetus they need to keep to their diet and fitness regimen. It’s also possible to get follow-up sessions every couple of months, which will preserve your results.
Am I a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for treatment is to come talk to us in a consultation. We will look over your medical history, take a look at your concerns, and help you understand if this treatment will get you the results you want.
However, there are some things to look for that indicate you will be a good candidate for this treatment:
Good General Health
As with many treatments, it’s important for potential candidates to be in good overall health. If you have a pacemaker, metal implant, or muscular issues, you may not be a candidate. This is also not an appropriate treatment for women who are pregnant.
Already Relatively Fit
This treatment offers a way to tone the body in those areas that have become stubborn and resistant to exercise and diet. Genetics plays a large part in determining where our body chooses to put on fat, and in some cases, we find it impossible to get rid of that fat through dietary choices and exercise alone.
That said, this is not a weight loss treatment. It is ideal for those who are already active, in pretty good shape, and fairly close to their goals. The best candidates have a body mass index of 30 or less.
Want to Ramp Up Workouts
If you think that your muscle gains have plateaued, this might be a good treatment for you. This treatment builds your muscles, allowing you to step up into more intense workouts, and supports your efforts.
Coming Back After an Injury
One of the best things about this treatment is the way it improves muscle strength safely and effortlessly. For this reason, many athletes in rehabilitation choose EmSculpt.
EmSculpt allows those coming back from injury to regain their muscle strength quickly. It can often even do that when injury recovery would otherwise preclude the athlete from moving the target area where muscle building is needed.
If you are interested in this treatment, you probably already spend plenty of time at the gym or in other types of exercise. Just because you are faithful to exercise doesn’t mean you have unlimited amounts of time to devote to it, though. That’s where this treatment can help
This treatment is fast and easy and can be fit into nearly any schedule. You don’t have to take time off from work to recover, and you can gain in 30 minutes with us what it would take many hours of work in the gym to accomplish on your own.
Can Maintain Results
The best candidates for this treatment are committed to their healthy lifestyles. If you eat well, exercise, and avoid overindulgence in alcohol, you will be able to keep your results for a long time and you’ll get the most from the treatment.
Understand the Treatment
This is also the treatment for you if you are realistic about what to expect. Most people are very happy with the results of their treatment, but the results will not be as dramatic as those you would see after a surgery or other invasive procedure.
During treatment, you lie on the treatment bed while we secure the EmSculpt device to the area you are having treated. The device works simply: it sends electromagnetic energy into the treatment area. This forces your muscles to contract, releasing fat from fat cells in the area in order to fuel those contractions.
At the same time, the contractions break down the muscles in the same way as exercise in the gym does, prompting your body to rebuild those muscles bigger and stronger over the next day or two. All this is precisely what your body goes through when you work out at the gym, times 10. A session of EmSculpt on the stomach, for example, has the same effect as doing thousands of crunches.
The best part is that, instead of exerting an enormous amount of effort, you are relaxing while the treatment device does the work. You will feel it working and feel your muscles moving, but it won’t be painful or exhausting. Many people spend their session reading, relaxing with a video, or chatting online.
What About After?
After your treatment, you can return to your regular schedule and activities with no downtime. This treatment does not require anesthesia. You will feel like you had a great workout session at the gym, and you can support your results in the same way you support yourself after a gym workout.
Drink protein shakes to give your muscles the materials they need to build themselves up, stay hydrated, and get plenty of rest at night. That’s all you need to do.
Is This Safe?
This is one of those treatments that sounds almost too good to be true. Sometimes, what sounds too good to be true really is. But other times, a treatment lives up to the hype. This is one of those times. This treatment really works and is FDA-approved as safe for all skin types and tones. It has an excellent and safe track record of use across the country.
How Does This Compare to Lipo?
Liposuction is a popular body sculpting treatment and has been around for quite a long time. Lipo certainly works, and it gets rid of unwanted fat all over the body. However, Lipo is an invasive treatment that requires significant downtime and can be quite painful.
Additionally, even though the fat may be removed quickly, you will not see your results any faster than with EmSculpt. That’s because there is so much swelling after Lipo that fat loss can’t be seen for quite some time. Also, liposuction does not tone the muscles. It can only help to remove fat.
Will I Lose Weight?
Most people do lose a little weight after this treatment, but this is not a weight loss treatment. It helps your body burn fat while simultaneously building muscle, and it’s important to remember that muscle weighs more than fat.
You won’t see a dramatic change on the scale. What you will see instead is a dramatic change in your shape and a more sculpted look.
What Parts of the Body Can It Be Used On?
This treatment is best used on areas of the body that have large muscles, like the buttocks, sides, and abdomen. It is not the best choice for contouring areas of the body where you’re only concern is excess fat.
Learn If It’s Right for You
If your fitness routine and diet aren’t delivering the results you want, and you are generally healthy and otherwise fairly close to your body goals, this treatment could give you the boost you need to clear the final hurdle. It only takes about four treatments at most to get rid of fat and build muscle. Contact us at Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL today to get started!