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What is Emsculpt

Do you wish you could replace your fat with muscle? Are you working to become more toned, but aren’t seeing the results you want? You’re not alone. While traditional diet and exercise can help you improve your body, not everyone will see the results they are looking for. This is where Emsculpt comes in. This device builds muscle and sculpts your body, creating the defined shape that you crave. Learn more about this FDA-approved treatment and what you can expect from the Emsculpting process.

What is Emsculpt?

Emsculpting is a cosmetic procedure that enhances your muscles and tones your body by reducing the appearance of fat and increasing your muscle fibers. Emsculpting is completed with the help of paddles that rest on your body and cause muscle contractions. The Emsculpt machines cause targeted areas of your body to contract more than 20,000 times over the course of a 30-minute session!

If you’re interested in learning whether Emsculpt therapy may be right for you,  reach out to Dr. Praveen Buddiga, a Fresno-based immunologist who is an expert in skin health conditions and care. Patients who visit Dr. Buddiga can relax for 30 minutes while the Emsculpt paddles work their muscles to create a more pronounced muscle tone.

How Does Emsculpt Work?

Emsculpt uses a high-intensity electromagnetic therapy procedure to stimulate current muscles. This process helps your body grow new muscle fibers, giving key areas the tone you desire.

Here’s how it works: a single Emsculpt session causes thousands of powerful muscle contractions, which tone your muscles. No matter how hard you work, it’s not possible to achieve that many muscle contractions through standard workouts or exercises. The muscle tissue responds to the contractions by building additional fibers and remodeling itself to meet these needs. As a result, Emsculpt patients report a 16 percent increase in muscle mass after the procedure.

The Emsculpt treatment is completed with the use of various applicators (also called paddles). Large applicators can rest on your abdomen as you lay back and relax. Small applicators can tone your arms and calves. There is also a chair applicator that can sculpt your glutes and posterior chain while improving posture and balance.

Most patients report that the Emsculpt experience is comfortable and even relaxing. While the sensation of your contractions will be new at first, most people quickly get used to the sensation and even enjoy the experience.

Areas That Can Be Treated with Emsculpt

Emsculpt is FDA-approved to treat five body parts. You can work with Dr. Buddiga on a specific area that you would like to improve or target multiple areas to reduce fat and improve muscle tone. The five key areas are:

  • Abdominals
  • Buttocks
  • Arms
  • Calves
  • Thighs

You can only work on one area of the body at a time. This means you can’t have small Emsculpt paddles on your calves while also receiving sculpting on your abs. You will need to return to BUDDIGA Skin Aesthetics Med Spa to target another area of the body once your current Emsculpt sessions are complete.

Recovery After Emsculpt Treatments

One Emsculpt session lasts 30 minutes and targets one area of the body. A full Emsculpt treatment program consists of four Emsculpt sessions over a two-week period (which means each session will be two or three days apart).

If you would like to target multiple areas, you will need to attend additional 30-minute sessions. For example, if you would like to target your arms and your abdomen, you will need eight total Emsculpt sessions – four sessions per target area.

Emsculpt Side Effects

Emsculpt is a safe, FDA-approved treatment, which means the risks for most people who try it out are low. However, any procedure comes with potential side effects.

After your Emsculpt treatment, you may experience soreness in the target area. Some people feel fatigued after their 30-minute sessions.

You don’t need to build any downtime into your Emsculpt treatment. You can resume daily activities as soon as your session is over. However, you may want to keep a light schedule after your first session until you know how much the treatment will affect you.

Emsculpt Neo Before And After

The makers of Emsculpt have recently released the next generation in muscle sculpting and fiber growth. Emsculpt Neo uses both radio frequency and high-intensity electromagnetic energies for additional fat reduction and muscle growth. Emsculpt Neo is able to treat patients up to BMI 35. This increases the number of people who could benefit from Emsculpting and who will see results with this option.

Through seven different clinical studies, Emsculpt proved that it can reduce fat while making muscles more pronounced. On average, patients noticed 25 percent more muscle in the targeted areas and 30 percent less fat.

Emsculpt Neo can target the same areas as the legacy Emsculpt model.

Dr. Buddiga is committed to offering the best possible treatment options to his patients. This is why he has invested in the Emsculpt Neo. This is a top-of-the-line system to enhance muscles while removing fat.

Is Emsculpt for Me?

Emsculpt is considered a fat removal treatment because it helps people grow their muscle fibers instead, so it’s not considered a weight-loss procedure. This treatment works best for individuals who are already in good shape, providing a final push to help someone who already has worked to reduce fat and build muscle. Emsculpt can highlight all of the work you did by giving you a little extra muscle in a way that makes your efforts more noticeable.

Each body is unique. No matter how much you watch your weight or tone your body, you may have pockets of fat that keep you from getting the definition you want. Some people have more noticeable muscles than others, which can be frustrating for people who work out regularly. Emsculpt can help you target a small stubborn area so you see the definition you deserve.

Emsculpt is popular for both men and women. Both genders can appreciate the extra tone that comes with this treatment option. Athletes also use Emsculpt if they are working through physical therapy and need to strengthen key muscle groups that are weakened due to an injury.

Emsculpt FAQs

Does Emsculpt Work?

Emsculpt works for people who already have a foundation of toned muscles in their body. It isn’t a weight-loss treatment option, for those who do not already follow an exercise regimen, or for those looking for immediate results. Emsculpt has been described as the “icing on the cake” for those who have worked toward their physical goals but still can’t get rid of stubborn fat and or make their muscles stand out.

Emsculpt works to highlight your existing muscles while building new fibers. It can last if you keep those muscles engaged and maintain a healthy diet and workout routine.

How much is Emsculpt?

The price of Emsculpt will vary depending on your goals. If you want to target multiple body parts, you will need separate sessions for each target area. After your sessions are complete, you may need to return for maintenance appointments occasionally to maintain your results. Your doctor should be able to provide a price estimate based on your goals.

Does Emsculpt hurt?

Emsculpt is a new sensation for many people who try it. There’s no way to contract your muscles so many times over the course of 30 minutes on your own. Most people do not describe the experience as painful, but they may experience soreness and fatigue after the session.

Think of Emsculpt as the most intense workout to a single targeted area that you could possibly do. If you experience pain during the treatment process, let Dr. Buddiga know. He will make sure that you are comfortable and safe throughout the session.

Is Emsculpt permanent?

Emsculpt results will last as long as your lifestyle allows. Some people complete their Emsculpt sessions and maintain their newly-toned body with regular exercise and a healthy diet. If you continue to use your new muscles, they can keep their shape.

Other patients schedule regular maintenance visits to re-tone and resculpt their muscles. Some people return annually for treatment while others seek out Emsculpting a few times each year. The maintenance sessions require fewer appointments than the initial Emsculpt process.

Request a Consultation with Dr. Buddiga

If you are interested in learning more about Emsculpting and the use of Emsculpt Neo, request a consultation with Dr. Buddiga. He is happy to discuss the goal you have for your body and will answer any questions you have. Make an appointment for your consultation with Dr. Buddiga today, and take the first steps to a more toned you.

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