EMSCULPT – Body Sculpting
Forever Young MedSpa is among the First Centers in Florida and 1st in Broward County to provide the revolutionary EMSCULPT that actually strengthens stomach muscles and lifts the buttocks (with treatment on the Glutes) all without any pain, no recovery, no surgery, no fear of anesthesia, no post-surgical garments, no post procedure pain pills & best of all, just (4) 30 minute treatments over a two week period.
What is EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is a completely new revolutionary device that is in a body-contouring/fat destroying class of its own. EMSCULPT is first FDA device ever approved to burn fat and build muscle mass. No other device builds muscle mass while at the same time destroying fat cells. It’s a no-downtime, pain-free, non-surgical way to define the abs and lift the buttocks.
EMSCULPT contracts muscles beyond what is possible through physical training, yielding better muscle tone and enhanced fat metabolism. These results are backed by 7 separate clinical studies, showing fat loss as well as defined and sculpted muscles to the abdomen and buttocks following a series of 4 treatments.
How Does EMSCULPT Work?
EmSculpt uses High Intensity, Focused Electro Magnetic energy (HIFEM), that creates “supramaximal” muscle contractions in the abdominal & gluteal muscles. The HIFEM energy produces a series of different patterns of muscle contractions during treatment to stimulate muscle work beyond what you can get through a personal trainer with strength training alone.
In fact, a single EMSCULPT treatment is the equivalent of doing approximately 20,000 sit ups or squats or 80,000 over the (4) treatments. This muscle contraction leads to building of new muscle mass (increased tone and muscle definition) as well as enhanced fat metabolism through lipolysis, or destruction of fat cells.
EMSCULPT burns fat and tones muscle in the abdominal and buttocks region without pain, downtime or sweating it out at the gym. You can of course continue a fit lifestyle at the gym which we encourage as there is no downtime. You might be a little sore in the treated area similar to working out. To give you an idea of how effective Sculpsure is, if you were able to properly perform 500 sit ups or squats every single day (how many do even 50 per day?) it would take you 160 days in a row to achieve when EmSculpt does for your body with just (4) 30 minute treatments.
What Results are Typical Following EMSCULPT?
BTL, the manufacturer of EMSCULPT, conducted 7 studies at different locations with over 200 patients on the abdomen and buttocks. The studies show how effective EMSCULPT is at burning fat and increasing muscle mass. They measured fat and muscle with imaging (CT scans and MRI studies), comparing photos before and after treatment, and measured physical changes in waistline measurements.
On average, the following were achieved in clinical studies on healthy patients:
- 19% reduction of fat at 3 months and 23% fat reduction at 6 months
- 4 cm (1.5 inches) loss in waistline circumference
- 16% increase in muscle mass at 1 month/19% at 3 months/18% at 6 months
- 11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (called diastasis recti)
- 5x increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after treatment)
- 80% patients treated in their Glutes had a visible lifting effect of buttocks after (4) treatments
- 96% patient satisfaction
How Many EMSCULPT Treatments are Needed?
Clinical studies with EMSCULPT for the abdomen and buttocks treated patients for 30 minutes, twice a week for 2 weeks, a total of 4 treatments. Typically, one treatment every 3-6 months for maintenance is required to maintain results and after your initial EmSculpt treatments we have both quarterly and monthly programs for maintenance, so you can actually improve your results.
Who is a Good Candidate for EMSCULPT?
Adults in good shape who desire more definition of their abs or lifting of the buttocks are ideal candidates for EMSCULPT.
EMSCULPT is well-suited for those who work out but just can’t seem to get a six-pack or a perky derriere. Good candidates are already physically active and adhere to a healthy diet and lifestyle. Larger patients looking to achieve the best results can combine EMSCULPT with SculpSure or Vanquish ME to maximize results.
What Areas of the Body Can be Treated with EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is FDA-cleared for the abdomen and buttocks. However, other areas of the body may benefit from increased muscle tone and fat metabolism.
Areas well-suited for treatment may include:
- Buttocks (Glutes)
- Thighs (Quadriceps)
EMSCULPT Treatment FAQ
What does EMSCULPT feel like? Does EMSCULPT hurt?
EMSCULPT is not painful, it simply feels like a series of strong muscle contractions. Thinner patients may feel EMSCULPT more, and decreased energies may be used during treatment. Many patients tend to instinctively smile or laugh during the first few minutes, then the body adapts to the rhythm of muscle contractions and patients describe the procedure as painless.
How much fat will I lose with a series of EMSCULPT treatments?
According to 7 separate clinical studies which were also verified with MRI & Ultrasound measurements, patients had an average of a 23% reduction in fat and a 1.5 inch average loss in waistline measurements following a series of 4 EMSCULPT treatments.
How much muscle mass will I tone with a series of EMSCULPT?
In the clinical studies, patients gained 16% muscle mass after a series of 4 treatments with EMSCULPT.
How should I prepare for an EMSCULPT treatment?
No preparation is required. Simply empty your bladder and avoid a full meal immediately prior to treatment.
How long is an EMSCULPT treatment session? How many treatments will I need?
An EMSCULPT treatment session lasts 30 minutes. Clinical studies on EMSCULPT were done as a series of 4 treatments total – twice weekly treatments for 2 weeks. All patients must complete (4) treatments.
What should I expect immediately after EMSCULPT treatment?
The area of treatment may be mildly sore, similar to a strength training workout. This may persist for a day or two following treatment.
Is there any downtime following EMSCULPT treatment?
No, the majority of patients resume normal activities immediately following treatment.
How long does it take to see results following EMSCULPT?
Some patients notice increased muscle tone of the abs one day following treatment. The aveage16% increase in muscle mass and 20% reduction in fat were measured 3 months after the 4th treatment however individual results will vary.
Does EMSCULPT help diastasis recti (abdominal muscle separation after pregnancy or weight gain)?
Yes, clinical studies at all six centers demonstrated an average 11% reduction in diastasis recti following 4 treatments with EMSCULPT. Diastasis recti is a medical term describing separation of the abdominal muscles that occurs during both pregnancy and weight gain. EMSCULPT offers the first non-surgical means of improving diastasis recti.
Who is a poor candidate for EMSCULPT? Are there contraindications?
Patients with high BMI’s may not be ideal candidates for EMSCULPT. The HIFEM (High Intensity Focused Electro Magnetic) energy used to power EMSCULPT penetrates to about 2.7 inches. Those with very thick fat stores may not get as significant of muscle contraction, which may limit results. However, those patients can combine EMSCULPT with SculpSure or Vanquish ME to maximize their results.
Pregnant and nursing females should not undergo treatment with EMSCULPT.
Women who are close to menstruation may find that it comes sooner or cramping is increased/intensified with EMSCULPT treatments, therefore we recommend not undergoing treatment during this time of the month.
Possible contraindications to treatment include the following:
- Metal or electronic implants in the treatment area
- Hernia’s in the area of treatment
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Implanted defibrillators
- Implanted neurostimulators
- Drug pumps
- Malignant tumor
- Hemorrhagic conditions
- Recent surgical procedures
Is EMSCULPT a TENS device?
No… TENS, (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) devices, produce small very amounts of battery-powered electrical energy to stimulate minor muscle contraction. TENS devices are used to treat pain disorders although some home systems, never subject to FDA testing or approval claim they can improve muscle tone.
EMSCULPT, on the other hand, is an extremely powerful device measured in Tesla, a measurement of magnetic induction often used to describe MRI imaging. EMSCULPT produces supra contraction of entire muscle groups and there is no comparison to a TENS device. The EMSCUPT over a 5 year period of time costs over $400,000 while a TENS unit including battery replacement may cost a few hundred dollars.
Is EMSCULPT safe? Are there any side effects from EMSCULPT treatment?
Yes, used as directed focused electromagnetic energy from EMSCULPT is considered safe. As mentioned previously, mild soreness similar to that after a muscle workout is a normal and expected side effect from EMSCULPT treatment.
How does EMSCULPT compare to other methods of fat reduction such as liposuction, CoolSculpting, SculpSure or Vanquish?
EMSCULPT is a non-surgical approach to high-definition abs, and butt lifting. It has no downtime or pain,but requires a series of treatments and periodic maintenance.
Liposuction (liposculpture) is still the gold standard of fat removal however it does carry risks of injury, death, internal scaring, post surgical pain & recovery.
Cryolipolysis,often termed “CoolSculpting” by Zeltiq, is a method of non-invasive fat removal that freezes fat, causing fat cell death and elimination. Both SculpSure which uses a true Laser & Vanquish ME which uses RF energy induce heat to the fat layer that leads to the permanent removal of unwanted fat. Patients who are not in shape with excess pinchable fat will achieve the best results possible by using our Debulk & Sculpt Protocol that combines EmSculpt with either SculpSure or Vanquish ME.
Is fat loss and increased muscle mass permanent following EMSCULPT treatment?
Fat cells destroyed by increased fat metabolism with EMSCULPT is permanent. However, weight gain causes remaining fat cells to grow, leading to possible loss of effect. Muscle mass is not permanent, but likely lasts 6 months or longer. Periodic EMSCULPT maintenance treatments can maintain & even further improve the muscle tone achieved from an initial series of EMSCULPT treatments. Forever Young MedSpa offers both monthly and quarterly maintenance programs.
What happens if I gain weight following EMSCULPT treatment?
A healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise maintenance, is encouraged following your series of EMSCULPT, SculpSure, Vanquish ME treatments. An increase in weight will allow fat stores to accumulate.
How Much Does EMSCULPT Cost?
EMSCULPT is sold as a package of four treatments. Periodic maintenance treatments are encouraged. A single treatment of EMSCULPT ranges nationally from $750-$1200 per treatment. Maintenance sessions are lower in cost.
Actual Before & After Pictures
All Patients Received (4) 30 Minute Treatments