Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered if there was some way to burn more fat? Perhaps you want a flatter stomach or a trimmer figure but without the gym membership. Perhaps you’ve even been doing everything you can think of, like diet, cardio, and lifting weights, but you haven’t quite been able to reach your ideal shape. It might seem impossible, but now you can do just that with Emsculpt, a new treatment available from the experts at Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista, CA.
What Is Emsculpt?
This is a game-changing new treatment that’s designed to reduce fat and build muscle at the same time. Although it was originally designed to target just the abs and buttocks, a few recent upgrades have added arms and calves among the potential treatment areas as well. This form of body contouring produces results similar to many demanding workouts, but without the actual “working out” part. Potential results include a flatter stomach, a lifted posterior, improved muscle tone, and a lower amount of fat.
Why Do People Get This Treatment?
Many of us dream of a flat stomach with tight abs and ideal contours, but achieving this in the gym can be extremely difficult. In addition, aging increases the difficulty of eliminating “stubborn” fat around the stomach or thighs. Even with great diet and exercise, the flat stomach we desire can so often seem just out of reach.
Fortunately, Emsculpt is able to get you great results that may have eluded you in the past, no matter what type of diet or exercise you’ve been using. It is an efficient system that won’t take a lot of your time and doesn’t require a lengthy recovery period.
How Does It Work So Effectively?
The vast majority of current body contouring treatments are only designed to target undesired fat lying just under the skin. Not everyone has the same body type, however, and these other treatment options may not work for everyone. For instance, if you already have low body fat, then a fat transfer may not be an option for you. Freezing or heating fat away might also not be ideal for every patient.
This treatment works differently. It’s non-invasive and relies on electromagnetic energy to achieve its results.
How the Electromagnetic Energy Works
This treatment works by combining fat reduction and muscle growth. You may already know that in the gym it can be very difficult to accomplish both of these at once, since they are often contradictory approaches to fitness. Here, we use a technology called “high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy,” or “HIFEM energy” for short.
Energy Causes Muscle Contractions
When this energy is directed at your treatment area, it can induce powerful contractions in your muscles. These contractions are an unusually intense variety called “supramaximal contractions,” and they are more powerful than what people are able to do on their own, even with exercise. Many people have estimated that a single stomach treatment is worth about 20,000 sit-ups. Similarly, a butt lift treatment is about the same as doing 20,000 squats.
Contractions Change Muscles
As a response to the contractions, the muscles are forced to adapt to strenuous conditions that they normally don’t encounter. This in turn leads to heightened muscle growth. The muscles begin to restructure their composition, adding mass and volume in response to the new stimuli. In addition, fat cells begin to melt away as the treatment can trigger the process of lipolysis, where the fat cells are destroyed and eventually flushed from the body.
Despite the strength of the contractions, patients report that they are not painful to experience. The feeling will be more like an intense workout. Most people will need at least four sessions to achieve their ideal results, but you will still start to see a change quickly. Best of all, you can achieve all of this without extensive downtime and without endless hours in the gym.
Is This Treatment Safe?
This treatment is completely safe. Highly focused electromagnetic energy is considered safe for use on the body, and more specifically, the FDA has approved Emsculpt for use on the abdomen and buttocks areas. It has been clinically tested by several independent studies, as well as by the company that created it.
In addition, the treatment process received a second round of FDA approval in 2019. This came as the result of a new device that was designed for the arms and calves. This new piece of equipment is called the Small Contour Applicator, and it works according to the same principals as the original treatment but can target the smaller muscles of the arms and calves.
What to Expect From Treatment
Many people want to know how long it will take, and what their expectations should be. Most also are concerned about whether or not there will be a lot of recovery time necessary, if the process will be uncomfortable, and how long they have to wait before they start seeing results. Typically, a treatment schedule will adhere to the following pattern:
The first thing you will do as a patient is have a one-on-one consultation with our staff. Here, we will get to know you better and learn about what your aesthetic goals are. Are you looking to eliminate fat? Are you hoping to increase muscle tone? Do you want to focus more on your abdomen or your butt? We will cover these sorts of questions, as well as your medical history and any questions or concerns you might have.
Several Sessions of Electromagnetic Energy Treatment
Once you begin treatment, the process will consist of several short visits on a few different days. Each session takes about 30 minutes to complete. Typically, a patient will get at least four treatments spaced several days apart. There is some flexibility as far as this schedule, but the best results are usually achieved with four 30-minute sessions in a two-week period.
No Downtime Required
After the treatment is over, that’s all you need to do. One of the most amazing pieces of this treatment is that you won’t need a long recovery to get back to your normal life. No spending days in a special recovery center, no need to restrict your activities to the bare minimum, and no having to lie for days in bed (unless you want to). The treatment is designed for maximum convenience so you can get on with your life while enjoying your body’s slim new contours.
What Will My Results Be Like?
During clinical trials, tests were made on patients’ various levels of response to treatment. BTL conducted studies that showed the effectiveness of the process in all areas, from muscle growth to fat loss. Of course, not everyone gets the exact same results, but the data suggested a very high success rate. Although some patients were focused on their stomachs and others on their buttocks, BTL discovered an astonishing 96% patient satisfaction rate.
You Will Feel Results Right Away
You will feel a change immediately after your treatment. The contractions of your muscles will start to adapt very rapidly. You will require a few weeks to see the best results, as your fat is broken down and leaves your body. It usually takes between two to four weeks from your final session to see your final results, although many patients report continued improvement after that.
Your Fat Could Drop by 19%
When BTL conducted its study, they found that, on average, patients lost a fifth of their fat from their desired treatment area. In terms of appearance, this showed up as a 4cm (1.5 inches) decrease in the patient’s waist.
Your Muscles Could Increase by 16%
In addition, studies showed that average muscle increase was 16%, all as a consequence of the deep contractions that were triggered by the treatment. While it is unlikely that these positive results can be replicated for months on end, this degree of change will certainly be noticeable.
Can I Combine Treatments?
In short, yes, you can certainly combine Emsculpt with other body contouring options. Many patients opt for a second non-invasive body sculpting treatment that will enhance their results, whether it is freezing fat off the abs or a treatment that adds volume to the buttocks.
How Do I Need to Prepare for Treatment?
There is nothing drastic that needs to be done prior to a treatment session. You will be able to come into the office and make yourself comfortable as our staff administers the HIFEM energy to your desired area. Because of the duration of the treatment, it’s a good idea to avoid heavy meals immediately before treatment.
If you have a particular question or medical concern about preparing for your treatment, be sure to bring this up with our staff during your in-person consultation. We take the safety of our patients very seriously, and this will always be our top priority. If there are any further ways you need to prepare, we will make sure to let you know well in advance of the start of your treatment.
How Will I Feel After Treatment?
As previously stated, there is no downtime necessary for any of these sessions. Most patients will feel like they just had an intense workout at the gym, and this feeling can last for the rest of the day or the next day.
Patients who have smaller amounts of body fat may be given a slightly smaller setting to make sure that the energy levels are not uncomfortable. Often, weightlifters will need to rest their muscles after they have worked them on a particular day and return to exercising them after two or three days. In the same way, our treatments are best when they are scheduled 2-3 days apart.
Does It Really Work?
It’s difficult to believe that something would work this well, especially when it doesn’t require long hours at the gym or intense dieting. However, Emsculpt has been tested not only for safety but also for effectiveness. This treatment left 96% of patients happy with their results.
What Areas of the Body Benefit the Most?
As previously mentioned, the most common areas are buttocks and the abdomen, but these aren’t the only places where patients can firm and tone their bodies. In fact, there are several areas that can benefit from treatment.
Stomach fat is some of the most “stubborn” fat on our bodies. Many patients, both men and women alike, find that getting rid of that last bit of fat around the abdomen can be a near-impossible task. With targeted HIFEM energy, the result was not only that the fat percentage was lowered, but that there was an 11% decrease in the separation of the abdominal muscles, leading to a stronger core and a tighter look.
Many patients want to achieve more volume and more lift in the butt. In fact, this is one of the leading aesthetic goals in the country right now. When BTL did its research, they found that the vast majority of patients had a noticeable, visible change in their buttocks after treatment. The butt retained a firmer tone, leading it to become measurably lifted in 80% of cases.
Upper Legs and Thighs
For many people, it is not the area around abs that stores the most fat, but the region around thighs. Our treatment can be particularly effective in simultaneously slimming and toning the thighs. After your four sessions, you’ll love the way your new thighs look and feel.
Upper Arms and Triceps
Do you have unwanted fat deposits in your upper arms? Could your triceps use a little extra volume or tone? As we age, these can become problem areas for many people. But these can also be addressed, leaving your arms both slimmer and stronger than ever before.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Treatment?
The good news is that almost everyone makes a good candidate for this treatment. The treatment process will work well for people who already don’t have much body fat and who don’t want to undergo a more invasive surgery like a fat transfer or liposuction. Many of the best results come from adults who already are physically active or have had a history of exercising in the recent past but have not quite been able to get the look of their dreams.
How Much Does It Cost?
Because the treatment is customizable, it is not possible to give exact pricing information right away. The details will depend on the areas treated and the number of sessions, which can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
During your in-person consultation, you will talk to our doctor about your candidacy for treatment, as well as your personal goals and what you aim to achieve with treatment. During this time, we will determine if treatment is right for you, and come up with a schedule and a pricing plan.
Are you ready to get the lean, toned, athletic body you’ve always wanted? Don’t wait any longer. Amazing results can be yours after just a few short weeks of this incredible treatment. Join the thousands of satisfied customers who call Emsculpt a revolutionary treatment.
Call Nowak Aesthetics in Chula Vista, CA today. We are here for our patients every step of the way, from your first consultation all the way through treatment. Your safety and happiness are our top priorities, and there’s nothing we love more than making sure you’re satisfied.