What is EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is the world’s only non-invasive body shaping procedure to simultaneously build muscle and burn fat. In addition, the EMSCULPT creates a world´s first non-invasive butt lift procedure.
How does this treatment actually works?
The non-invasive HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology induces supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions. When exposed to supramaximal contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme condition. It responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning
What will be the equivalent of one session of EMSCULPT abdomen to an exercise routine?
20,000 sit ups equals to 30 minutes sessions with EMSCULPT.
What does it feel like?
The EMSCULPT procedure feels like an intensive workout. You can lay down and relax during the treatment.
How Fast will I see results and how many treatments I need ?
You begin to feel tangible results right after the treatment. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatment. 30 minute treatment with minimum of 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart..
The role of fat and muscles in aesthetic appearance The majority of human body composition comprises of fat (approx. 25%)1 and muscle (42% male/36% female)2 tissues. Many procedures address subcutaneous fat which correlates with the overall body shape, and its reduction can deliver a slimmer look. The underlying muscles are however equally important as an increased muscle tone better defines the body contour by reducing the localized prolapse/laxity and adds to a healthier aesthetic appearance.
HIFEM® technology EMSCULPT is based on High-Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic (HIFEM) field technology which has the ability to induce supramaximal muscle contractions. The rapidly changing magnetic field induces electric currents in the tissue where it depolarizes neural membranes and governs motor units in the target muscles, causing concentric contractions.3,4 The effects are highly selective; due to its physiological characteristics only motor neurons are activated, while other neurons or tissues are not responsive to the current, and therefore stay unaffected. Nerve depolarization for induction of supramaximal contractions During normal voluntary muscle contractions, the muscle fibers relax between each nervous stimulus due to the central nervous system’s inability to signal another impulse while the previous one is still in action.
EMSCULPT generates impulses that are independent of brain function, and at such a rapid frequency that doesn’t allow such a relaxation phase. Under normal conditions, the highest amount of tension that could be developed and held physiologically is called maximal voluntary contraction (MVC). Usually, it lasts only for a split second. Contractions with a tension higher than MVC are defined as supramaximal. EMSCULPT has the ability to generate supramaximal contractions and hold them for multiple seconds, which significantly increases the physiologic stress/workload needed to allow muscles to adapt. The effects on muscle tissue When exposed to supramaximal contractions, the muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions and responds with a deep remodeling of its inner structure, i.e., the growth of myofibrils (muscle hypertrophy) and creation of new protein strands and muscle fibers (muscle hyperplasia).5–7 Increased muscle density and volume lead to a better definition and muscle tone.
BEFORE AFTER The effects on fat tissue During physical activity, muscles need energy to produce contractions. The energy is derived primarily from adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and secondarily from creatine phosphate and glycogen to fuel the muscles. When these are depleted, the body’s catabolic processes take place in the form of lipolysis - i.e. the breakdown of lipids (triglycerides) into free fatty acids (FFA) and glycerol.8–11
These EMSCULPT® technologies FOR NON-THERMAL INDUCTION OF MUSCLE GROWTH AND FAT APOPTOSIS MECHANISM OF ACTION Voluntary Contractions EMSCULPT Time (msec) Action potential Force of Contraction Figure 1: Muscle response to EMSCULPT treatment compared to common exercise. Figure 2: Illustration of muscle structure changes after exposure to extreme load. EMSCULPT.COM | INFO@BTLNET.COM EMSCULPT.COM | INFO@BTLNET.COM released molecules usually act as an energy source for the needed muscle activity and body metabolism. During an EMSCULPT treatment, the muscles are contracted to supramaximal levels. Signals are sent to the brain that an extreme amount of energy is going to be needed to supply these contractions and the release of epinephrine is acutely increased. This results in an extreme catabolic reaction, and supramaximal lipolysis, which in turn brings about a dramatic release of FFA.