A tight, toned tummy requires two things, minimal fat and strong, developed muscles. To help our patients build muscle more effectively, we offer EMSCULPT, a powerful muscle stimulating treatment that can be used on the arms, legs, abdomen, and buttocks. Tighten, tone, and sculpt your way to a better body with EMSCULPT in Charlotte, NC. H/K/B is proud to be one of the first providers offering this treatment in the area.
What Is EMSCULPT?
Approximately 35% of the body is comprised of muscle. Muscles that are used frequently are strong and sculpted. Muscles that are used less often may have an undefined look. Exercise is an effective option for some patients, but we find that many of our patients simply cannot devote the time necessary to achieve the levels of muscle definition they desire.
That’s where EMSCULPT comes into play. This treatment uses non-invasive HIFEM (high intensity focused electromagnetic) technology to induce muscle contraction. These contactions are stronger and more frequent that those achieved naturally. The intensity and frequency of these muscle contractions force the muscle tissues to adapt rapidly. The muscle tissues become more abundant and develop a more sculpted appearance. The average patient experiences a 16% increase in muscle mass after EMSCULPT.
EMSCULPT offers other benefits too. As the muscles are stimulated, metabolism is boosted. This reduces the fat layer while the muscle layer increases. EMSCULPT is used on both men and women, and is effective on many areas of the body including the abdomen and buttocks. It is the world’s first non-invasive buttock toning procedure.
What to Expect from an EMSCULPT Treatment
EMSCULPT treatments are performed in a treatment room at our Charlotte, NC plastic surgery office. A typical treatment takes 30 minutes, and most patients will require 4 or more treatment sessions. We space each treatment a few days apart, giving the muscle time to heal before the next treatment session.
During treatment, the EMSCULPT device is placed on the treatment area and activated. HIFEM energy is applied to contract the desired muscle areas. This device creates involuntary contractions, up to 20,000 muscle contractions in just 30 minutes. EMSCULPT works the muscles without damaging the skin. No cuts or incisions are needed.
Patients tell us that EMSCULPT feels like a strenuous workout. The device does all the work, but you’ll feel the process working. The device cycles through several different protocols and you’ll feel several changing sensations as the muscles contract. EMSCULPT is adjustable, so the treatment intensity can be tailored to your comfort levels. Most patients do not describe EMSCULPT as painful, more like a heavy day at the gym.
After EMSCULPT, patients return to their regular activities with no restrictions. The treatment is completely non-invasive and requires no pre or post-treatment care. The treated muscle areas may feel a bit tender for a few days, similar to how they may feel after an intensive workout.
Most Popular Body Areas to Treat with EMSCULPT in Charlotte, NC
EMSCULPT is a versatile treatment that can be used on many areas of the body. We typically use it to tighten and tone the arms, to lift and shape the buttocks, to create a flatter, tighter tummy, and to tone the legs. Men and women love this treatment and the results it can achieve.
Seeing Results After Your EMSCULPT Treatment
Results appear quickly after EMSCULPT. Many of our patients report initial improvement in the treatment area after the very first treatment. Results continue to improve with each subsequent treatment. Patients typically notice marked improvement in the treated areas within 2-4 weeks of the final session. EMSCULPT results will continue to improve for several weeks after treatment.
Although you’ll need at least 4 treatments for optimal results, these treatments are spaced closely together, allowing full results in a short period of time. Many patients finish the entire treatment course in just 2-3 weeks, and enjoy results from EMSCULPT in about a month from the first treatment. This treatment is ideal for last minute summer body prep. Our patients jokingly say that EMSCULPT provides months of workout results in just a few weeks.
EMSCULPT- Alone or Paired with Other Treatments
EMSCULPT is non-surgical and non-invasive. It is a popular option on its own for patients that want to tone up the arms or tighten the abs without surgery or downtime. EMSCULPT stands on its own merits and is a valuable treatment when performed solo.
Is EMSCULPT Safe?
At H/K/B safety is our primary concern. EMSCULPT is non-surgical and non-invasive, which means that it doesn’t carry the risks of a surgical procedure. We carefully evaluate all treatments that come to our practice for safety and effectiveness. EMSCULPT has met our exacting standards and we are excited to bring this innovating muscle building and fat fighting treatment to our patients in Charlotte, NC.
Call H/K/B to learn more about EMSCULPT for body sculpting today.