Emsculpt treatment for Muscle Toning and Fat Burning

BTL Emsculpt is a breakthrough device, offering non-invasive body contouring which eliminates fat and builds muscle. Emsculpt has been making massive waves in the States and globally over the last few months and is now available in South Africa. In a 30 minute session, Emsculpt treatment induces a whopping 20,000 muscle contractions in the area of treatment, the equivalent of doing the same number of crunches or squats. Emsculpt treatment is performed in our practice by a trained therapist. Current non-invasive body shaping therapies address fat and skin. But what happens when one has less than an inch of pinchable fat or wants to improve the tone and shape of one’s stomach or buttocks? After all, more than a third of one’s body is composed of muscles.

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What is Emsculpt?

EMSCULPT treatment is the ONLY procedure to help both women and men build muscle and burn fat. In addition, the BTL EMSCULPT creates the world’s FIRST non-invasive buttock lifting device. Using the new high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM), the Emsculpt device delivers electromagnetic pulses to the muscles and creates supramaximal muscle contractions, activating more muscle fibers than any exercise, and also stimulates the body to create new muscle fibers which is not possible to achieve through normal exercise.

Nearly 20,000 muscle contractions…

…are produced in one 30-minute session. Contracting repeatedly without rest stresses the muscles, triggers rapid changes at the cellular level that make the muscles grow bigger and stronger. The high supply of energy produced by the many muscle contractions, neighbouring fat cells break down and release fatty acids. Fat cells are damaged to the point where they die, and the body naturally eliminates them. The result of the combined action of muscle tightening and fat-cell destruction, is stronger, more defined muscles.


Define Abs

HIFEM induces ‘supramaximal’ contractions that put your muscles into full use. During a typical workout, your muscles can only reach approximately 40% of their maximum capacity, whereas EMSCULPT allows them to reach 100% capacity. Strengthening your core muscles can in turn strengthen the lower back and pelvic muscles. One 30 minute session is equivalent to nearly 20,000 perfect sit-ups.

Sculpt Arms

EMSCULPT pulses encourage your body to build muscle in areas that typically won’t respond to regular exercise such as the biceps and triceps. When your arm is exposed to the targeted HIFEM pulses, it will react through small contractions that ripple throughout your arm. EMSCULPT actually lets you grow your own muscle and gives a natural muscle tone. The device is now FDA approved for building muscle in the arms as well as the buttocks and abs.

Tone Butt & Legs

Whenever we work out, we are damaging our muscles and wearing them down. As our body recovers, it reverses that damage, rebuilding and repairing our muscle tissues. When it does, it rebuilds them stronger and firmer than before in an effort to protect them from further damage. The supramaximal contractions provided by EMSCULPT essentially provide a supercharged version of this process, which rebuilds he inner structure of the targeted muscles.

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    EMSCULPT treatment is the ONLY procedure to help both women and men build muscle and burn fat by delivering electromagnetic pulses to the muscles and creating supramaximal muscle contractions, activating more muscle fibers than any exercise. Emsculpt also stimulates the body to create new muscle fibers which is not possible to achieve through normal exercise.

    Emsculpt works best for people who are already relatively fit and want to firm up. The ideal candidate is really anyone who’s looking to get stronger muscles and a stronger core, who wants to be tighter and burn fat. Because it addresses only muscle tone and overlying fat, it’s ideal for people with inches of stubborn fat and patients recovering from sports injuries.

    We do not recommend receiving Emsculpt if you want to lose a significant amount of weight or have metal or electronic implants like a pacemaker or if you have a history of muscle issues such as complicated hernias.

    Four Emsculpt sessions are recommended, typically spaced two to five days apart, over a two-week period. Follow-up sessions every six months, paired with regular exercise, can help to maintain results.

    The Emsculpt procedure may cause discomfort but it is not painful. However, due to the technology specifically targeting the muscles within the treatment area, the procedure will feel like an intense workout

    EMSCULPT is a non-invasive treatment, and most people experience minimal side effects. Some common side effects may include:

    • Soreness or discomfort in the treated area
    • Bruising or redness in the treated area
    • Swelling in the treated area

    These side effects are usually mild and temporary, and typically resolve on their own within a few days.

    The treatment is designed to build muscle mass and improve muscle tone, definition, and strength in the abdominal and gluteal muscles.

    The muscle contractions caused by the HIFEM energy can help to flatten the stomach by building and toning the abdominal muscles. However, It’s worth noting that building muscle tone and definition in the abdominal area alone will not necessarily result in a flatter stomach. Achieving a flat stomach also requires reducing overall body fat, which can be achieved through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

    Following the treatment, your muscles may be sore for the first few days, similar to the soreness you experience after your workout. There are no known side effects, aside from that.

    Emsculpt is a non-invasive treatment and can be combined with other non-invasive treatments. For specific treatments consult with your doctor.

    High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) field technology is a technology with the ability to induce supramaximal muscle contractions. HIFEM creates a rapidly changing magnetic field that can penetrate through the skin to impact fat and muscle tissues, creating electric currents in them. It essentially depolarizes neural membranes and governs motor units in the target muscles, causing concentric contractions.

    • People who are relatively fit may see improvements after just one Emsculpt session. After the recommended four sessions over a two-week period, good candidates for the procedure should see an increase in muscle tone and a reduction in fat in the treated areas.
    • Final results may take longer to appear, especially in areas with more fat. The muscle will continue to build over the next couple of months.

    The results of EMSCULPT treatment can vary from person to person, and the duration of the results can depend on a number of factors, such as the number of treatments received, the individual’s overall health, and their commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

    Typically, people who undergo a series of EMSCULPT treatments may see an improvement in muscle tone, definition, and strength in the treated area. These results can last for several months after the last treatment session. However, muscle mass, once built, can be maintained with regular exercise.

    There are more than 15 peer-reviewed studies for Emsculpt.

    One study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal in 2018 found that people who received four EMSCULPT treatments over a two-week period experienced an average reduction in abdominal fat of 19% and an average increase in muscle mass of 16%. Another study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, found that people who received four EMSCULPT treatments over a two-week period experienced an average improvement in abdominal muscle tone of 16%.

    Another study published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine found that people who received four EMSCULPT treatments over a two-week period experienced an average improvement of 16% in abdominal muscle tone and a 19% reduction in subcutaneous abdominal fat.

    It’s always recommended to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any type of treatment.

    BodyTec, Body20 (EMS) and real gym real physical activity are cardio activities and Emsculpt does not claim to replace heathy cardio exercise.

    However EMS cannot compete with Emsculpt on the amount of muscle mass that is activated, and the amount of new muscle fibre that is generated.

    Emsculpt is great for those who gym regularly but want to progress, to reduce visceral fat, strengthen their core, improve their body posture or reduce muscle pain.

    US studies prove visible results in 4 treatments with Emsculpt. 40 therapies of EMS would be needed to generate results as it is comparable to light physical exercise. It does not compare to the intense supramaximal muscle contractions of Emsculpt.

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