At Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo in Waltham, MA, we are dedicated to helping you sculpt the body of your dreams. We understand that no amount of diet and exercise will remove excess fat from a targeted region of your body. We also understand that you may feel self-conscious due to your body fat percentage or distribution. Today, we’d like to discuss who is a good candidate for EmSculpt, a revolutionary treatment designed to build muscle and burn fat simultaneously.
Signs You May Be a Good Candidate for EmSculpt
You’re Seeking a Non-Invasive Butt Lift
One sign that this revolutionary, non-invasive treatment is right for you is that you are looking for a non-surgical butt lift. When you undergo an invasive procedure, you have to prepare for several weeks in advance of the procedure and spend several weeks in recovery. This is in stark contrast to this treatment. With this non-invasive treatment, your muscles will be contracted at peak power 20,000 times in just a 30-minute session.
To get the same effect without treatment, you would have to do 20,000 squats. To put that into perspective, the average female between the ages of 26 and 35 can do between 19 and 29 squats in a minute. Assuming you can do 24 squats per minute, you would have to do 1,000 squats a day for 20 days and it would take you a total of 13 hours and 48 minutes.
You Want to Tone Your Stomach
Another sign that this revolutionary body sculpting treatment is right for you is that you are looking to tone your abdomen and reveal the sleek, strong abdominal muscles hidden beneath a little excess fat. Much like the treatment provides the equivalent muscle contractions of 20,000 squats when it is used to target the buttocks, it offers the equivalent muscle contractions of 20,000 situps.
The most exciting thing about this treatment for abdominal toning is its dual function. You could do 100,000 situps or crunches and never see your lower abs. This is because there are deposits of excess fat covering your tight, toned abs. With this treatment, you can expect to lose 19% of localized fat cells which is enough of a loss to reveal your strong, sleek, svelte muscles if you are around your ideal weight. Liposuction only removes 20% of fat cells.
You Want to Sculpt the Body of Your Dreams Without Expensive, Extensive Surgery
If you’re wary of scalpels, sutures, and being drugged to the point of unconsciousness with general anesthesia, then surgery is not right for you. This treatment does not require any needles, incisions, or anesthesia whatsoever. You will be awake and alert throughout the entire treatment, and it will be safe for you to drive home afterward. Since there is no anesthesia and treatment is straightforward, it is far more affordable than any form of liposuction.
You’re Looking for the Safest Body Contouring Treatment There Is
Another sign that you may be a good candidate for EmSculpt is seeking the safest body contouring treatment there is. One of the most exciting things about this life-changing treatment is that we are extremely familiar with how safe this treatment is.
In fact, the FDA tested the safety and efficacy of this treatment with seven teams across the country, and Dr. Kruy and Finesse were chosen by BTL Aesthetics, the maker of the device, to test it. Other providers come to us to learn how to use the device most effectively. Believe us when we say that there is no safer body sculpting treatment. We participated in the tests that prove it.
You Are No More Than 30 Pounds From Your Ideal Weight
Another factor we consider when determining who is a good candidate for treatment is BMI, or body mass index. This index indicates whether an individual is underweight, normal, overweight, or at some level of obesity. If you fall into a normal or overweight category on the body mass index, there is a good chance that you are within 30 pounds of an ideal height for your weight.
It is important to be no more than 30 pounds from your ideal weight because the results of the treatment will be the most dramatic if you are within 30 pounds of your ideal weight. If you are over 30 pounds from a healthy weight for your height, then you will notice a reduction in fat in the targeted area. However, the difference made will not be dramatic enough for you to be completely satisfied with the results.
You Don’t Plan on Getting Pregnant
Another sign that you are the ideal candidate for this treatment is that you have no plans to become pregnant in the future. While this treatment poses no health risk to you or your future fetus, you may experience fat gain if you become pregnant in the future. When you consume more calories than your body needs for fuel, the fat cells in your body expand. Since you can’t tell your body where to gain fat, the fat cells in your treated region or regions may expand.
If you’re not sure if you want to become pregnant in the future, we recommend that you strongly consider this treatment. You can always receive a 30-minute maintenance session or two if you need it once you’re done breastfeeding. However, if you are planning to become pregnant in the future, you will have to weigh the 30-minute time investment for months or years of self-confidence with possibly needing a follow-up treatment later.
You Aren’t Pregnant or Nursing
Unfortunately, there is not currently a body contouring treatment or procedure approved by the FDA for use on a woman who is pregnant or nursing. If you are pregnant or nursing, you must wait until after you have stopped breastfeeding to consider this treatment. If you’re not sure if you’re pregnant, see an OBGYN or take an at-home pregnancy test to ensure that you are not pregnant before you consider this treatment.
You Feel Confident That You Can Maintain Your New Level of Body Fat
While this treatment burns fat more efficiently than any diet or workout routine ever could, once you lose weight, your body needs even fewer calories to maintain its weight. If you have maintained your weight for months or years, you must increase your daily caloric expenditure or decrease your daily caloric intake to maintain your new weight.
You Feel Confident That You Can Maintain Your Muscle Mass
You must also be confident that you can maintain your newly formed muscle mass to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. If you don’t exercise the newly developed muscles, they will atrophy and you will need a follow-up treatment. To maintain your muscle mass, it is important to work the targeted muscles, such as your buttocks or abdomen, at least twice weekly.
You Have Realistic Expectations About the Results
To be a good candidate for any aesthetic treatment or procedure, it is crucial that you have realistic expectations about the results. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that this treatment is effective, if it won’t produce the right results for you, you are not a good candidate. While results vary from person to person, you can expect to see a 16% increase in the thickness of the targeted muscle within nine months of your final treatment.
Regarding how many treatments you can expect to need, 50% of people who receive this treatment are satisfied with their results after one 30-minute session. An astonishing 84% of people who receive this treatment are satisfied one month after their final treatment and 90% of people see desirable results after three months. After four sessions, 96% of recipients are satisfied with the results of the treatment.
You’re Looking for a Convenient Way to Sculpt Your Body
We’ve already mentioned that you’d have to do squats for over 10 hours to get the same results provided by treatment. To achieve your desired aesthetic, you may only need four 30-minute treatments spaced two to three days apart. This two-hour investment in your future will save you over 57 hours of exercise. There is truly no more convenient way to tone your muscles and burn excess body fat.
You Want to Run or Row Faster or Farther
If you have achieved a personal best in athletic competition and none of the diet and exercise you do can cross you over that line, this treatment can help. For the best athletic performance, we recommend that you receive treatment on your abdomen. Without a solid core, the strength of your other muscles is meaningless.
This is particularly true regarding rowing where your power starts in your calves, quads, and glutes, travels up through your core, and ends in your lats. If your core is weak, you lose most of the energy that came from your legs and butt and are essentially rowing with your lats (or biceps if you’re a bodybuilder). A stronger core is also the secret to faster, farther running and mitigates the risk of injury.
You Want a Treatment With No Recovery
One of the biggest downsides to liposuction, the “gold standard” in body sculpting, is that the recovery process is extensive. In fact, it would be six weeks before you could start strength training to build muscle once the fat was removed. With this body sculpting treatment, there is no recovery period in the sense that there are no restrictions on your daily routine after treatment.
However, we strongly encourage you to not schedule this treatment shortly before an athletic competition. It will take your muscles some time to recover from essentially doing 20,000 squats in 30 minutes. To ensure that your muscles recover quickly, take half of a magnesium supplement every 12 hours for the first three days after treatment or drink plenty of milk. Your muscles will thank you.
You Are Recovering From an Injury
Another sign that you may be a good candidate for treatment is that you are recovering from an injury. If your physical therapy is not helping you heal as quickly as you would like it to, this treatment is an incredibly safe, effective way to rebuild your muscles after certain types of injuries.
Learn More About This Treatment Today
Do you wish you could receive the muscle-toning benefits of 20,000 repetitions of exercise without spending hours in the gym? Do you wish you could burn fat from targeted areas? If so, you may be a good candidate for EmSculpt. To determine if this is the appropriate cosmetic treatment for you, contact our experts now at Finesse Cosmetic Laser and Lipo in Waltham, MA to book an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you and help you sculpt the body of your dreams.