How EMSculpt Works
The EMSculpt machine uses highly-focused Electro Magnetic Energy. The energy is the same as in MRI machines but rather that creating images of the body (like an MRI), EMSculpt focuses the energy towards our core muscles.
Core muscles include the rectus abdominus, the external and internal oblique muscle and the serratus anterior. When focused on the buttock the energy is focused on the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus.
Currently, the EMSculpt machine is used to treat the core, which helps not just in the gym and at the beach but in all facets of your life. A strong core improves posture which reduces neck, back, and shoulder pain and will reduce total body aches and pains as well. These positive effects will help you live your best life both in and out of the gym.
The technology also has buttock shaping applications. EMSculpt is not used to achieve large buttocks (such as with surgery like the Brazilian butt lift), but rather to truly sculpt beautiful strong buttocks. We find this approach to buttock shaping is the simplest, safest, non-surgical tool in aesthetic medicine. The thirty minute EMSculpt session is the equivalent of doing 20,000 squats with body weight. That is probably the equivalent of 100 workouts.
It is important to remember that EMSculpt technology also reduces fat. As energy is moves into the muscle it passes through the skin and fat and fat is reduce by about 20% in the area.
To start, we place the device on the treatment area, abdomen, buttocks, arms, or thighs, for 30 minutes. From there, the technology uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy to flex your muscles 300 times their inherent capacity. Imagine doing a sit up with 300 pound weights on your abdomen – you would not be able to do it. But what if your muscles are forced to do it? That is what EMSculpt does.
When the first contraction starts you feel a very intense jolt, almost like you are retching. There is no pain, just the feeling of doing the most intense sit up of your life. While initially you may be startled, you will quickly come to love the sensation.
As the thirty minute EMSculpt session continues, you will feel a rush of endorphins as the muscles rhythmically contract. At the end of a session you have a very natural high. You will feel like you just completed 100 high intensity workouts.
Even better, you are not very sore and can even work out the same day. The reason for this is that you do not have the same total body dehydration and lactic acid production with EMSculpt as you do with traditional workouts.
Even with all of EMSculpt’s benefits, it is still very important that the device does not replace traditional exercise. We want everyone to have cardiovascular training and its health benefits. However, EMSculpt will even help your cardio training, as it improves your cardio exercises due to the ways in which it increases your functional ability.
For ideal results, we recommend 4,30-minute EMSculpt sessions, spaced 7 days apart.
There is no downtime with EMSculpt. Since the treatment is targeted, patients do not have the full body lactic acid production associated with a full body workout, so same-day exercise can occur as well.
Results at the gym will be enhanced and you will notice your motivation increase with the complimentary results from EMSculpt.
You begin to feel tangible results in your abdomen and buttocks immediately after your first treatment. Peak results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the complete treatment plan.
Results can be maintained by continuing a regular workout routine and completing additional sessions every 1-2 months.
EMSculpt’s electromagnetic energy is completely safe and it is painless. As the machine engages with your muscles you feel intense rhythmic muscle contractions, as you would when working out. You can even lay down and relax during the treatment.