Emsculpt: Northern Virginia Body Contouring at It’s Best
Body contouring treatments that reduce fat and sculpt the abdomen have been in high-demand for the past several years, and their popularity continues to skyrocket.
In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, non-invasive body contouring treatments have increased 25 percent just in the last year.
That being said, patients have a number of options for body contouring in Northern Virginia, and it’s important to understand which technology best meets their needs.
While almost all of these modalities promise to blast stubborn abdominal bulges, only Emsculpt is able to burn fat and build muscle.
So, which treatment is right for you? Keep reading to learn all about body contouring in Northern Virginia and what patients can expect should they decide to undergo Emsculpt.
What Are the Options For Body Contouring in Northern Virginia?
There’s a wide variety of treatments for body contouring in Northern Virginia, including CoolSculpting.
CoolSculpting targets unwanted fat cells by freezing them.
However, while this option can provide patients with circumferential reduction of the abdomen, it does not have an effect on muscle – a key component of body structure and overall well-being.
For this reason, many providers are recommending Emsculpt as a way to add definition and tone to the abdomen and lift the buttocks.
How Is Emsculpt Different Than Other Treatments?
Emsculpt’s duality is what separates it from other treatments, as it’s the world’s first and only FDA-approved device that can burn fat and build muscle.
Plus, it has the distinction of being the world’s first and only non-invasive butt lift.
If that’s not enough, in seven independent clinical studies, Emsculpt demonstrated an 11 percent improvement in diastasis recti, which is a separation of abdominal muscles that commonly occurs with pregnancy.
What Can Patients Expect During an Emsculpt Procedure?
To start, a paddle-shaped applicator is attached to the abdomen or buttocks. The provider will then gradually increase the intensity until it reaches 100 percent several minutes into the session.
During this time, fat cells are being attacked by Emsculpt’s high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) energy that induces supramaximal muscle contractions.
This then causes an extreme release of free fatty acids, which overwhelm fat cells and cause them to malfunction and die.
Simultaneously, muscle tissue is undergoing remodeling that results in thickening and strengthening of the entire abdominal area from ribcage to groin.
It’s also important to note that there are three phases of a 30 minute Emsculpt session. The first two feel fairly similar, as muscles are contracting so quickly and powerfully that it’s actually visible patients.
However, the final portion is more of a gentle and slower tapping to flush out any toxins or lactic acid.
When the treatment session is complete, patients are able to resume normal activities immediately, as Emsculpt has zero downtime.
For additional information about Emsculpt and body contouring in Northern Virginia, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.