At New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA, we closely monitor advances in technology to identify tools that can help our clients improve their self-esteem. We understand that people are sometimes too busy to get enough exercise to burn excess fat and achieve their desired muscle tone. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Emsculpt, a cutting-edge tool that addresses both a lack of muscle tone and pockets of excess fat.
What Emsculpt Is
Emsculpt is a machine designed to improve muscle tone and burn fat simultaneously by stimulating the targeted muscles. Currently, this device is FDA-approved to improve muscle tone significantly in the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and calves. However, it can also be used to target the flanks.
According to the most reputable scientific methods, including MRIs and histology, on average, muscle mass in the targeted area increases by 16%, and 96% of people who receive this treatment are satisfied with the results. What’s really exciting about this is it can be used to increase the muscle mass and improve the tone of two of the hardest muscle groups to train, the upper arms, and the calves.
Where This Device Can Improve Muscle Tone
One of the most exciting things about this device is, as stated previously, that it can safely and effectively be used to improve muscle tone just about everywhere. It is most commonly used to target the buttocks and abdomen. However, it can also be used to stimulate the calves, biceps, and sides.
If you have other areas of concern, such as your back or chest, you may be a better candidate for Ultrashape® Power, a device designed to use focused low-frequency ultrasound waves to break down the walls of white fat cells so they can be removed by the liver efficiently. This device can safely and effectively target areas that the Emsculpt device has not yet been approved by the FDA to target effectively.
How This Device Works
The Emsculpt device works by stimulating the targeted muscles with extremely intense, focused electromagnetic energy. This energy causes the targeted muscles to contract powerfully 20,000 times per 30-minute session.
This results in incredible efficiency. In a mere 30 minutes, your glutes can contract just like they performed 20,000 squats. Your abdomen contracts powerfully like it was performing 20,000 sit-ups. Your biceps get the same workout as if you did 20,000 bicep curls.
Benefits of Treatment With This Device
There are several benefits of treatment with this device. The first benefit is safety. Any medical device or machine used to improve aesthetics is reviewed thoroughly by unbiased, third-party clinical researchers. The results of this testing are then reviewed thoroughly by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Again, the FDA has approved treatment with this device in the regions of the legs, abdomen, buttocks, and upper arms. Another benefit of this treatment is its incredible efficiency. Remember, the electromagnetic energy emitted from the device triggers muscle contractions equivalent to 20,000 repetitions of an exercise.
For example, when you are targeting your abs, you get the benefits of 20,000 situps in 30 minutes. To put this into perspective, the average young adult can perform between 35 and 38 situps per minute, or 20,000 situps in over 9.5 hours.
Yet another benefit of treatment with this machine is its versatility. For the sake of efficiency, we offer large and small applicators. We can efficiently and effectively target your larger muscles with the large applicators and target your smaller muscles with small applicators.
Targeting your abdomen with a large applicator is important in rehabilitation after sports injuries or motor vehicle accidents to minimize the risk of future injuries or pain. Targeting your biceps trains your neurons to contract your biceps in such a way that when you exercise after treatment, your form will be safe and appropriate, mitigating the risk of injury caused by poor form.
How Many Sessions Are Necessary
The number of treatment sessions you will require to achieve your desired results depends on several factors, including how much excess fat you have in the targeted area and the tone of the muscles that already exist beneath those fat deposits.
Most people need four sessions to achieve the aesthetic that they desire. We recommend two sessions per week spaced two or three days apart for two weeks. This gives your muscles plenty of time to recover and grow.
How Long the Results of Treatment Will Last
The results of treatment with this machine will last as long as you want them to. When you receive treatment, your muscles contract enough for the existing targeted muscles to grow and new muscle growth to occur. However, to ensure that the results of treatment are permanent, you have to drink enough water and eat enough protein that your muscles have the tools they need to grow.
To grow muscles, you need one gram of protein per pound of your body weight. In other words, to get enough amino acids from the protein in your diet for muscle growth, you would need to eat 135 grams of protein if you weighed 135 pounds, or 225 grams of protein per day if you weighed 225 pounds. You should also aim to drink between two and four quarts of water to ensure you are adequately hydrated.
Discover Your Improved Aesthetic Today
The Emsculpt device is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in body contouring. In fact, it is the only FDA-approved device to improve muscle tone by both growing new muscle fibers and enlarging existing muscle fibers. Due to the energy exerted during the intense periods of muscle contractions and the energy required to grow new muscle fibers, fat in the local area is burned for fuel, further improving contours.
To find out if this treatment is appropriate for you, contact us now at New England Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center in Boston, MA. Dr. John B. Lazor, MD, MBA, FACS is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon has been an instructor at Harvard Medical School since 1991. If you have cosmetic concerns, you could not be in better hands than Dr. Lazor’s.