Have your workout results reached a plateau? Would you like to achieve a muscular, toned body through a series of easy, 30-minute treatments that involve no sweat? A body-contouring treatment offered by Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York, NY can quickly add muscle definition and whittle away unwanted fat. Best of all, Emsculpt treatment system offers long-lasting results: particularly if you can commit to healthy lifestyle and workout habits.
Many of us have stubborn spots on the body that just won’t respond to diet and exercise. It’s also easy to hit a plateau when it comes to our fitness levels. This body contouring system works quickly to tone and lift the buttocks and strengthen the core, giving patients a leaner physique and noticeably stronger muscles. Sometimes, we all need a little help in reaching our cosmetic and fitness goals, and this treatment system offers just that.
How Does Emsculpt Work?
This non-invasive body sculpting system builds muscle by simulating the effect of a high-intensity workout. High-intensity electromagnetic energy is delivered through paddles placed against the skin, causing the muscles to contract as they do during exercise. This process releases fatty acids that build muscle strength and break down fat. In essence, this treatment system tricks your body into thinking that it’s done 20,000 sit-ups or squats during a single 30-minute treatment, even though you will really have spent that treatment reclining and relaxing.
This treatment is a great way to refine areas of your body that you’ve struggled to get in shape. The muscles in the treatment area will become stronger and more defined, and unwanted fat will be reduced. Patients who undergo this treatment experience an average fat loss of 19 percent and see muscle mass increase by an average of 16 percent. The presence of that added muscle will also boost your metabolism, which will help your body burn fat and calories more efficiently going forward.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most patients undergo at least four 30-minute treatment sessions that are scheduled two or three days apart. Patients often see some improvement after their first treatment, with the best results developing two to four weeks after the fourth session. The length of the results varies with each patient. Patients who exercise regularly and eat right enjoy long-lasting results. Some other patients find it helpful to schedule a maintenance treatment every six months or so to keep up their results.
What Should I Expect From Treatment?
These are easy appointments that don’t require anything in the way of pre- or post-treatment care or preparation. During your session, we’ll place a paddle against the area you want to be treated and loosely strap it into place so that it stays put. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable, loose clothes for easy positioning of the paddle.
As the treatment progresses, you’ll feel the deep muscle contractions. The paddle will also make intermittent tapping motions to break up lactic acid in the body. Although you’ll feel the contractions taking place, you won’t experience any pain during the treatment. In fact, you’ll be able to relax and you won’t even work up a sweat. You’ll be able to get right back to your schedule afterward. Your muscles may feel a little tender over the next day or so, much as they’d feel after a rigorous workout. That’s a sign that the treatment was effective.
Can I Combine This With Other Body Contouring Treatments?
Our practice offers a full slate of body contouring treatment systems, and we often involve a couple of different treatments to give patients the best possible results. Coolsculpting, Sculpsure, and truSculpt iD are among the treatments that are sometimes combined with this system. If you’re considering combining treatments, it helps to understand how each system works. Here’s how three other popular body contouring options we offer work to improve the body:
Coolsculpting, as its name implies, chills fat cells to the point that they begin to break down. The body’s lymphatic system then flushes those destroyed fat cells out over a period of weeks. This non-invasive treatment is administered through an external applicator that is placed against the treatment area. For some patients, a single Coolsculpting treatment is all they need. For others, a series of Coolsculpting sessions may be recommended.
Sculpsure treatments work in a similar way to break down targeted fat cells that are then escorted naturally from the body by the lymphatic system. But instead of cool temperatures, Sculpsure uses heat from laser energy to break down the fat cells. The heat is administered through a collection of applicators that rest against the skin. For some patients, a series of Sculpsure appointments may be recommended.
TruSculpt iD is yet another non-invasive contouring system that is typically administered through a series of in-office treatments. This system relies on the gentle heating associated with radiofrequency to disrupt fat cells that eventually pass from the body on their own.
How Emsculpt Is Different
Many of the body contouring systems out there focus first and foremost on slimming down areas where unwanted fat has accumulated on the body. Emsculpt is different because it focuses on strengthening and building muscles, making it a great complement to contouring treatments that focus more heavily on fat removal. Patients often start with a treatment that focuses on breaking down fat cells and then follow up with this treatment for heightened muscular toning.
Why Should I Choose This Treatment?
There are a lot of reasons to choose this approach to body contouring. This treatment system helps you look great, but it also leaves your body stronger, which can boost your workouts and your overall health.
Many of our patients are already in pretty good shape overall. They work out regularly and pay attention to what they eat, but they want a little help toning and building muscle definition in the buttocks, flanks, or abdominal area. For many of these patients, those areas of the body have resisted shaping up. This treatment can help patients break through to a firmer, more muscular physique. Some are even able to develop a six-pack for the first time in their life.
Regain Strength After Injury
This treatment can also help athletes who are recovering from injury and need help in strengthening muscles. If you’ve been sidelined by an injury, your muscles may have weakened. As you look to resume your activity levels, this treatment system can help you regain muscle strength.
Take Workouts to the Next Level
Although many patients seek this treatment out for cosmetic reasons, it really does significantly increase muscle strength. If you feel like your workouts and fitness level have plateaued, this treatment can help you push through that. Once you’ve undergone this treatment, planks, challenging yoga poses, and high-impact fitness classes will feel more doable.
This body sculpting treatment should not be viewed as a replacement for a regular exercise program and a healthy diet. But this treatment can supplement those habits and do it in a convenient way. Treatments are short enough that they can be easily worked into a busy schedule or even a lunch hour. And because there’s no advance preparation or recovery time necessary, there is very little required of patients’ time.
Because the full results of this treatment develop gradually after the patient has completed his or her treatment series, the improvement in the body will look completely natural. That means you’ll never suddenly look like you went and had something done. Rather, you’ll gradually appear to be more trim and fit, as though you’ve been working out successfully the last couple of months. Your figure will naturally start to look more youthful and contoured.
The metabolism boost your body will enjoy as a result of the new muscle being developed will also help your future weight control efforts. With a higher metabolism, your body will burn calories at a faster rate, making it easier to lose or manage your weight.
Safe and Effective
Another reason to choose this treatment system is that it is safe and effective. This treatment was approved by the FDA and has been used safely and effectively on men and women all over the country.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re curious about this treatment and want to find out if you’re a candidate, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Adebola Dele-Michael. A leading authority in the field of dermatology, Dr. Dele-Michael is board-certified in General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Cosmetic Dermatology. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her doctorate of medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY.
During your consultation, Dr. Dele-Michael will review your medical history, your area of concern, and talk with you about your cosmetic goals. She’ll help you decide if this treatment system is right for you, but there are several signs that you may be a good candidate:
You’re in Good Health Overall
The best patients for this treatment system are generally healthy and do not have metal implants or a pacemaker. This treatment is generally not recommended for patients who are pregnant or who have a history of muscular problems.
Weight Loss Is Not Your Goal
Patients who have undergone this treatment look great and appear slimmer and more fit. This body contouring treatment will not, however, help you shed a significant amount of weight.
You Can Stick With Healthy Habits
It’s easy to think of this as a wonder treatment that easily transforms bodies by adding muscle and definition, and that’s a pretty fair assessment. But the patients who get the best results also play a role in their success. Eating healthfully, exercising regularly, and not smoking or drinking too much alcohol during your treatment series can enhance your results. Sticking to these habits will also help you maintain your results.
You Can Commit to the Treatment Schedule
For a successful outcome, patients typically need four sessions over a period of two weeks. It’s best to plan on pursuing this treatment at a time when you can commit to two 30-minute appointments each of the two weeks.
Take Body Contouring Treatments to a New Level
Exercise, eating right, and other healthy habits are important, but sometimes they just aren’t enough. There are a number of body contouring treatments on the market that can help you whittle away the fat that you don’t want, but there’s only one treatment that also improves muscle tone for a firm, defined, long-lasting physique. Call Radiant Skin Dermatology and Laser in New York, NY, and ask about Emsculpt today.