We’re here to answer your EMSCULPT frequently asked questions. Have other questions? Contact us and we’ll be happy to answer.
- What is EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT® is a revolutionary technology that builds muscle and reduces fat. It’s an innovative way to contour your body by stimulating muscle contractions with no surgery or downtime. EMSCULPT is FDA-cleared to safely and effectively build muscle, improve muscle tone and increase strength. Treatment areas currently include the abdomen and buttocks.(arms, thighs and calves soon to come)
- Who can benefit from EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT is the ideal treatment for anyone looking to build muscle and reduce fat to help get defined abs or a non-invasive booty lift. If you are frustrated by fad exercises or long hours in the gym and feel like you could use some help achieving your desired results, EMSCULPT is the right solution for you. Our EMSCULPT Specialists will work with you on the best treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Treatment plans are customized to achieve the look and results you desire.
- What Does EMSCULPT Treatment FEEL like?
The EMSCULPT procedure feels like an intensive workout of muscles in the target area being treated. The variable level is increased by the EMSCULPT Specialist during the course of the treatment based on your feedback. The level is gradually increased over the series of treatments. You can lay down, relax, watch TV and talk during the treatment. Use of portable electronic devices is not recommended since proximity to the EMSCULPT applicator may cause damage to delicate electronics.
- How Fast Will I See Results?
Tangible results are felt right after the treatment, similar to an intensive workout of the target area muscles. Positive visible results are usually seen two to four weeks after the last session in the series of treatments. The underlying muscles require time to adapt and strengthen. Fat cells that are destroyed through apoptosis during the series of treatments are gradually and naturally eliminated by the body. Visible results continue to improve for weeks to months after the treatment series.
- How many EMSCULPT treatments are needed to see results?
The number of treatments required is dependent on your desired results and where you are starting in terms of muscle tone and undesirable fat. One series of EMSCULPT treatment can increase lean muscle up to 16% and reduce fat by up to 19% in the treated area. Many people are pleased with the results of just one series of EMSCULPT treatment. Some people feel that they need more than one series of treatment to achieve their desired results. During your free consultation, one of our EMSCULPT specialists will provide answers regarding how many treatments you may need to achieve your goals in the treated area. Dr. Sarraga and his team are committed to help guide you choosing the right amount and types of treatments to help reach your goal.
- How long does the EMSCULPT treatment take?
Prior to your treatment, you will come into Storch Sarraga Plastic Surgery Facility for a free consultation for your abdomen with one of our EMSCULPT Specialists. Depending on what questions you may have, your consultation will take between 15 and 30 minutes.The EMSCULPT treatment will take about 30 minutes. Some people may elect to have additional treatments performed. Since EMSCULPT is non-surgical and non-invasive, there is no downtime. You could schedule a treatment for your lunch break and return to work immediately after. Normal physical activities can be resumed immediately and encouraged after your EMSCULPT.
- Is Any Pre/Post Treatment Preparation Required?
No. EMSCULPT is non-invasive and requires no pre or post treatment preparation.
- Can EMSCULPT tighten loose skin?
EMSCULPT is highly effective for building muscle and reducing fat – up to 19% per series of treatments – on the abdomen. EMSCULPT may result in some skin tightening in the treated area. However, EMSCULPT is not a skin tightening treatment.
- Is there any pain or discomfort?
While pain and discomfort are relative and experiences will vary, EMSCULPT involves minimal discomfort, if any. During the procedure, you will feel muscles contract with the treatment level gradually increased by the EMSCULPT Specialist. After treatment, you will feel like your muscles have been worked out. Any such feelings will be short-lived.
- Can I Undergo an EMSCULPT Treatment While Pregnant?
EMSCULPT is FDA-cleared and has helped many people build muscle and reduce excess fat. However, the procedure is not recommended for everyone. Prior to or after a pregnancy, EMSCULPT has no negative impact on women. However, pregnant women are advised not to undergo a EMSCULPT treatment on any part of their body.
- Are There Other Contraindicated Medical Conditions for EMSCULPT?
EMSCULPT treatment is not recommended in some circumstances due to the electromagnetic effects of the treatment. EMSCULPT isn’t an appropriate choice if you:
- Have implanted metal, a pacemaker or cardiac defibrillator near the treatment site.
- Have cardiac issues or a history of seizures.
- Have a hernia or have had recent surgery near the treatment site.
An EMSCULPT Specialist will evaluate these considerations during your free consultationContact.