EMSCULPT® Is Trending, and Here’s Why

As with many med spas throughout the U.S, our medical spa in Baton Rouge sees new nonsurgical cosmetic treatment devices introduced year after year. Some live up their promises, while others are less impressive. Few have made the impact in so short a time as EMSCULPT, a breakthrough body contouring procedure that came on the market last year.

A man's abdominal muscles following EMSCULPT treatments.

If EMSCULPT is not a household word yet, it may become one in the near future. RealSelf.com, the popular and influential website where patients seek reliable information from board-certified specialists, says EMSCULPT was 1 of the top 2 emerging treatments searched on its site in 2018.

What separates EMSCULPT from the slew of other nonsurgical body contouring treatments now available? For starters, it’s the only treatment cleared by the FDA that both reduces fat and builds muscle. That’s right, builds muscle. EMSCULPT not only helps slim stubborn fat areas, but it also creates more defined abs and lifts and firms your butt—all without surgery, injections, or invasive techniques.

How Does EMSCULPT Work?

When EMSCULPT delivers electromagnetic energy to the target area, it stimulates powerful muscle contractions similar to what occurs during sit-ups or crunches. The computer-controlled system adjusts the speed and strength of the contractions during the 30-minute treatment. Sometimes they’re rapid, other times they’re slower, but more powerful. The intensity can take some getting used to, but most patients become accustomed to the sensation within a few minutes.

The force of the contractions is stronger than what you could achieve through sit-ups. By the time the treatment ends, you’ll have completed the equivalent of 20,000 crunches or squats, without the sweat. There’s no downtime, but you’ll feel like you’ve completed a tough workout.

Usually we schedule 4 treatment sessions over a 2-week period, with each session lasting about 30 minutes. As you become accustomed to the treatment’s intensity, we’ll increase the settings.

Who Can Benefit From EMSCULPT?

If you’re in good shape already and exercise regularly, EMSCULPT can tone areas of stubborn fat and create more muscular definition in the abs and buttocks. This isn’t a weight-loss treatment nor is it designed to tighten loose skin. The ideal candidate for EMSCULPT wants to tone the stomach and gluteal muscles and also get rid of stubborn fat pockets that can persist in the abdominal area.

Because of the technology it uses, EMSCULPT is different from CoolSculpting®, another popular nonsurgical fat reduction treatment. CoolSculpting uses a process to “freeze” fat cells, which the body then removes through its natural metabolic process. EMSCULPT, on the other hand, burns fat while it tones muscle using electromagnetic energy.

You can see the types of results produced by EMSCULPT in our gallery of before-and-after photos. If EMSCULPT sounds like a treatment that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, contact us using the online form to request a consultation. You can also call us at 1 of our 3 locations. Call (225) 399-0001 (Baton Rouge), (985) 902-7770 (Hammond), or (225) 900-7002 (Denham Springs) to schedule an appointment.

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