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What Is Emsculpt?

EMSculpt® is a Muscle building and Fat Reduction treatment that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to improve, strengthen, and tone muscles in the abdomen, arms, legs, and buttocks.

This EmSculpt procedure is known to help individuals build muscle and burn fat simultaneously. The non-invasive body-shaping procedure provides simultaneous fat-reduction, skin tightening, and muscle building in a 30-minute session.

The recently released EMSculpt NEO delivers radiofrequency to destroy the fat and tighten the skin while the HIFEM® stimulates muscle contractions in the targeted treatment area. As a result, you can acquire both fat reduction and muscle strengthening in a short period by providing optimal energy from this procedure.

EmSculpt treatment provides you with an average fat loss of about 19% and an average muscle increase of about 16% in the treatment area.

What Does Emsculpt Treat?

EmSculpt treats stubborn fat around the abdomen, arms and thighs. It is also used for the toning of muscles. It is suitable for application in the following areas:

    • Arms

    • Abdomen

    • Buttocks

    • Legs


     Benefits & Risks


    1. Muscle toning and building: Emsculpt can help strengthen, tone, and build muscles in the treated area. It induces powerful muscle contractions that are difficult to achieve through regular exercise alone. It is particularly popular for enhancing abdominal muscles and sculpting the buttocks.
    2. Fat reduction: In addition to building muscles, Emsculpt can also contribute to fat reduction. The intense muscle contractions created by the treatment can lead to metabolic changes in fat cells, resulting in fat loss and a more defined appearance.
    3. Non-invasive and no downtime: Emsculpt is a non-surgical procedure, meaning it does not require incisions or anaesthesia. The treatment is generally painless, and there is no downtime associated with it. Most individuals can resume their daily activities immediately after the session.
    4. Quick and convenient: Each Emsculpt session typically takes around 30 minutes, making it a relatively quick and convenient treatment option for those with a busy lifestyle.

    5. Natural-looking results: Emsculpt provides gradual and natural-looking results. Over time, as the muscles grow stronger and more defined, the body’s overall shape and contour improve.

    Risks & Considerations:

    1. Temporary side effects: Some individuals may experience temporary side effects such as muscle soreness, redness, or mild swelling in the treated area. These effects are generally mild and resolve on their own within a few days.

    2. Not suitable for everyone: Emsculpt is not recommended for individuals who are significantly overweight or have a high body mass index (BMI). It is more suitable for those who are already close to their desired weight and have specific areas they want to target for muscle toning and fat reduction.

    3. Limited target areas: Emsculpt is primarily designed for specific areas such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms. It may not be suitable for targeting other areas of the body.

    4. Cost: Emsculpt is a specialized treatment and can be more expensive compared to some other non-invasive body contouring options.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Things you should know before going for EmSculpt

    It is essential to understand that it is not a weight-loss treatment. Instead, EmSculpt uses focused and intense electromagnetic energy to trigger supramaximal muscle contractions.

    How Does Emsculpt Work?

    EmSculpt device uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic energy (HIFEM) to reduce fat. This procedure not only reduces the fat layer on your body but also builds muscle underneath. The electromagnetic pulses generated from the device will stimulate muscle contractions equivalent to 20,000 sit-ups in a single treatment.

    Who Is Suitable For Emsculpt?

    This FDA-cleared device is suitable for men and women of all ages to strengthen, tone, and firm the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms. The ideal candidate for EmSculpt® is fit or reasonably healthy and wants to tone trouble areas.

    This EmSculpt treatment is not for people who are overweight and seeking extreme weight loss results.

    This treatment works best for mild to moderately overweight individuals looking to simultaneously remove stubborn fats and tone muscles. A consultation with your doctor is compulsory to determine if you are a qualified candidate for EmSculpt.

    How long does it take to see results?

    Tangible results can be seen 2-4 weeks after your first session and some may see continued improvements months after treatment. Many people who have undergone the treatment gave Emsculpt reviews that they see a significant difference after their treatment sessions.

    Is the EmSculpt treatment painful?

    Initially, there may be some discomfort due to the unfamiliar sensation. There is no pain, the sensation is comparable to a strong muscle contraction with warmth at the treatment site. We provide safe, effective and affordable treatments to our clients without compromising on the quality of our work.

    Is there any downtime associated with EmSculpt?

    EmSculpt is an entirely non-invasive treatment and, as such, poses minimal risk of side effects. A common side effect is muscle soreness which feels similar to one after a vigorous workout.

    What are the benefits of EmSculpt?

    The result of EmSculpt treatments varies by individual. Some of the expected benefits include the following:

      • Firm and toned abdomen
      • Shaped and lifted buttocks
      • Toned arms and legs
      • Non-invasive
      • Minimal Downtime

      What is HIFEM®?

      EmSculpting® is based on HIFEM® (High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic) technology which induces supramaximal muscle contractions not achievable through voluntary contractions.

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      When exposed to these supramaximal contractions, the underlying muscle tissue is forced to adapt to such extreme conditions. In return, it responds with a deep remodelling of its inner structure that results in muscle building and fat burning.

      What are the typical results following EmSculpt®?

      On average, clinical studies (with over 200 participants) showed these results after 4 sessions. Fat and muscle are measured with imaging- CT scans and MRI studies.

      • 19% fat reduction
      • 4cm loss in waist circumference
      • 16% increase in muscle mass
      • 11% reduction in abdominal muscle separation (also known as diastasis recti)
      • increase in fat metabolism (apoptotic index increased from 19% to 92% after consistent treatments)
      • 80% patients with visible lifting effect of buttocks
      • 96% patient satisfaction rates
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      How many EmSculpt® treatments are needed?

      Clinical studies with EmSculpt® for the abdomen and buttocks treated patients for 30 minutes, twice a week for 2 weeks, a total of 4 treatments. Typically, one treatment every 3-6 months for maintenance is required to maintain results.

      Who is a good candidate for EmSculpt®?

      Adults in good shape who desire more definition of their abs or lifting of the buttocks are ideal candidates for this treatment. It is well-suited for those who workout but just can’t seem to get a six-pack or a perky buttock. Good candidates are those already physically active and adhere to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

      What areas of the body can be treated with EmSculpt®?

      It is FDA-cleared only for the abdomen and buttocks, however, you can consult with our doctors at The Chelsea Clinic for fat metabolism in other areas.

      Does it works?

      Yes, the EmSculpt® has been clinically tested for safety and efficacy through seven independent US-based clinical studies. Its reviews have shown a positive patient satisfaction rate.

      How fast will one see results?

      One should begin to feel tangible results right after the treatment. Positive results are usually reported two to four weeks after the last session and continue to improve for several weeks following the treatments.

      Does EmSculpt® hurt?

      It is painless and there is no downtime. To date, there have been no adverse reactions to the treatment. Most reviews mentioned that patients feel muscle soreness the next day, similar to how it feels the day after a good gym workout.

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      For more questions, send us a message. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to publish before and after pictures of the treatment. But before and after photos are available upon consultation.